A bar with modernist burgers — as re-imagined by a gearhead working solo, rather than a lab full of technicians.


1800 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 288-6500, plancheckbar.com.


Snacks, $3-$12; burgers, $10-$12; plates, $13-$16; desserts, $6.


Open 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to midnight Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m Friday and Saturday. Credit cards accepted. Full bar. Valet and street parking.