Chopped Salad, Los Feliz Style


I grew up in Hollywood in a little community called Los Feliz—yes, “the happy” in Spanish. I never recognize all the restaurants and hip new places when I go home. But this time, I noticed a little shop called Stamp that sits under another restaurant that used to be The Los Feliz Inn, an old-school dinner and lounge. I’m not sure why it’s called Stamp but its tag line is “proper foods.”  While the bison meatloaf sandwich is pretty darn good, the chopped salad stands out.  First of all, it is really chopped, I mean like in a Cuisinart: kale, broccoli, cucumbers, cauliflower, carrots, and radishes with a light French dressing. While it looks a bit like horse food (according to my mother), it tastes amazing. It’s fresh, it’s light, and it’s the kind of thing skinny Hollywood stars probably eat. So next time you are reaching for the lettuce, try making a chopped salad like the happy people at Stamp. I’m addicted at this point.