by Margarita V. on
I can only review this place based on the events I have been here for but not the nightclub itself. Great lighting, drinks, appetizers and ambiance. I haven't been to the nightclub to review the scene.
by Alex B. on
Trudy's appears to thrive on the theory of social proof, or what might more accurately be called the theory of mob epistemology. To wit, it is perpetually noisy and popular and therefore must be excellent. In actual fact, Trudy's has the merits, roughly, of a half-hearted handjob from a drunken one night stand: vaguely satisfying in the right circumstances, perhaps, though not worth paying for or seeking out intentionally. Its food is feeble and unimaginative, the kind of tex-mex suited for those who deem French fries and Chinese takeout to be first-rate ethnic cuisine and who prefer to be intoxicated at the beginning of most meals. Little surprise then that Trudy's is adored by the canaille, who devour its food with unnerving gusto. As with other pop cultural fetishes, so too with Trudy's: one can't be blamed for trying it, though there's a certain shame in being hoodwinked one too many times.
by Joye Sheck on
This is one of those places that is considered an "institution" and ends up featured on travel and foodie shows, but you're not sure why. A gigantic building dedicated to hot dogs, chili and hamburgers, my husband brought me here on our way to the airport because "I had to try the best chili dogs in the world". Well, this place, although amazing in its size and stature, was pretty underwhelming when it came to the actual food. Let's just say they have nothing on LA's Tommy Burgers. This is run of the mill chili burgers and dogs, with an amazing operations and marketing machine behind it. Hundreds of people waiting in line inside, and dozens more in their cars outside. More of a tourist attraction than an eatery, I gave it 3 stars because the food was okay, but the experience was worth the stop.