It was only Day 8 at Corner Cuisine, an Armenian restaurant from Yerevan native Jack Amirian in the former Glendale home of Red Top Burger, and the owner was already confident. When he handed me a Pork Kebab Plate ($11.95), Amirian said, “Later, let me know how you like it.” I took one bite of the grilled pork chop chunks and said, “I already like it.” He added, “I’m sure that you’ll love it, but let me know, honestly.” Honestly, it was easy to like the juicy, marinated, grilled meat, which arrived on a bed of nutty rice with blistered pepper and tomato, rich hummus finished with red pepper and olive oil, and savory tomato sauce seasoned with minced onion, cilantro and “secrets.” Soft lavash that shed flour on to my pants and shirt completed the hearty picture. As I later learned, Amirian has been operating restaurants in Los Angeles since 1980. No wonder he was so confident.
Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from the previous week.