That’s a Spicy Meatball

Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen Hits the Mark

December 2018

It’s been less than a year since owner and founder Craig Bernstein launched his sixth Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen on Miracle Mile, but already it’s uber popular for everyone from weekday executives to weekend families. 

Partly, it’s the look and feel – the open-space, sleek, wood and fabric modern décor that’s the hallmark of nearby Hillstone and Seasons 52. The other reason is the extensive, eclectic and reasonably priced menu. “We make everything from scratch daily and have such an expansive menu that there really is something for everyone,” founder Craig Bernstein told us. 

As far as the main courses go, the wait staff brags about the angry meatball. Yes, you read that right, it’s not plural. It’s just one giant meatball for $19, made completely of wagyu and topped with spicy tomato sauce and ricotta cheese. Mama mia!  

We, however, were more interested in the dessert menu. Bernstein recommends Rob’s Double Decker Cheesecake, which was the favorite of his late father Dr. Bernstein, for whom the chain is named. But our choice was another variation, the cinnamon toast crunch cheesecake. It will transport you directly back to your childhood, when sugar and cinnamon on toast or in a cereal was considered a healthy breakfast. 

They also bake a fine Key Lime Pie. But no matter which treat you choose, they’re all $10. And fresh. 

– Lizzie Wilcox