Today I celebrated my step-dad's birthday at Hugo's Restaurant in Studio City. What I ordered, The Cuban, was especially noteworthy because it was a rather unique combination of ingredients for a sandwich, and the result being something delicious and worth mentioning. It consisted of grilled chicken breast (or organic tofu) with slightly spicy honey-chipotle sauce, fried plantains, goat cheese, organic mixed lettuce, a splash of balsamic dressing, tomato & grilled red onions. Served on multi-grain wheat bread. Instead of the wheat bread, I substituted it for their gluten free flatbread, which I thought was going to be rather dull, but I ended up being totally surprised. It was made of cornmeal and flattened like a pancake. Not your everyday flatbread. It was a little on the sweet side, what with the honey chipotle and the plantains, but if you are into having sweet and savory, then you will LOVE this. Not to mention, their sandwiches come with sides, and they have so many sides to choose from. Of course, I went with the tomato basil bisque because I love anything soup-ey
My mom, being the absolute most pickiest eater in the world, chose this place. Trust me, that is saying something. Why did the world's most health conscientious person decide to eat here? Because Hugo's is known for being a healthy option, considering that they really cater to people who have certain food intolerances, like gluten free, vegetarian, vegans, nut allergies, etc.
It doesn't happen very often that I eat somewhere that I would go again, but this is one of those places that I would go back to, AND I highly recommend going with The Cuban sandwich.