Sometimes, I’m too lazy to cook dinner. Okay, all the time I’m too lazy to cook dinner. I don’t mind throwing together a pasta salad or utilizing my crock pot, but when it comes to good old fashioned home cooking, I simply don’t have the patience. I mean, how could someone cook meat, assemble cheese, and boil pasta just to put it all in the oven for a lasagna? Superheroes, I tell ya!
So when I stumbled upon a hole in the wall restaurant on busy Pico Boulevard in West Los Angeles on Restaurant.com, I had to try it. The Main Course is only open for 8 hours a day, but also offers delivery for orders over $20. With Thanksgiving coming up, I need to save my culinary strength, so I went to The Main Course for dinner on a weekday evening.
It was a little odd parking behind the restaurant, and helping an elderly man through the kitchen to get to a table easily. But once I got a seat, I could understand why he was a determined customer. The menu contains an A-Z assortment of comfort classics, like meatloaf, split pea soup, and salisbury steaks – all made fresh and not found in your grocer’s freezer aisle. It didn’t take me long to settle on a turkey pot pie, but I was definitely tempted by European traditional dishes such as Hungarian chicken paprikash, Bavarian lamb shank, and Romanian stuffed eggplant.
I opted to upgrade to a garden salad, and my goodness, I really did get the whole garden! Tomatoes always make or break a salad for me, and these tomatoes were perfectly ripe and juicy. The house dressing was a tangy vinaigrette with herbs including dill. I munched on a fluffy dinner roll before the beauty arrived: my turkey pot pie.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m obsessed with pie crusts. It’s a strange obsession, I know, but a golden, flaky crust cannot be replaced. Just look at that pot pie smiling back at me. Pristine. Breaking it open was just as much fun, as the inside was stuffed with large bites of turkey, potatoes, carrots, corn, and green beans. I gave myself pot pie burns (if you’ve ever gotten one, you know exactly what I mean), because I couldn’t wait to keep eating.
Similarly to the salad, the pot pie was huge, and I could have easily shared it or taken half home. If leftovers aren’t your style, or it’s simply too tedious to be dining out constantly, fear not: The Main Course offers their most popular dishes, frozen to-go. To help meet my Restaurant.com dining minimum, I opted to get another pot pie to go, so I can enjoy an authentic home cooked meal in the comfort of my own home, but without having to prepare anything. See you later, microwave pot pies; there’s a new sheriff in town!
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