Scratch Bar – Beverly Hills, CA -Great tasting menu for an affordable price. Scratch Bar is located amongst giants on restaurant row in Beverly Hills. It is an unassuming bar/restaurant located next to the likes of Lawry’s, The Stinking Rose, The Bazaar, Matsuhisa, Fogo De Chao, Spago and Mastros. But this little restaurant can surprisingly hold up it’s own and it’s creative and imaginative menu was not only delicious but inspiring. Chef Phillip Frankland Lee and staff prepare everything from scratch, hence the name Scratch Bar. They offer an affordable tasting menu to let you sample a plethora of dishes from the menu. Some amazing dishes that we tried and keep in mind I give extra points for creativity, were the Puffed Smelt with Bone Marrow Mustard, Blackened Cauliflower, Roasted Bone Marrow and Sourdough and Caramel Apple Panna Cotta. All these dishes were very unique as well as delicious. This was a pleasantly surprisingly good meal. Big props for opening this tiny restaurant on restaurant row that sure packs a punch in flavor and imagination, it is a David among Goliaths. Love, peace and Bone Marrow and Sourdough grease!