Get directions | 5583 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019
Hours | Mon | CLOSED
Tue | 11AM–6PM
Wed | 11AM–6PM
Thu | 11AM–6PM
Fri | 11AM–6PM
Sat | 11AM–7PM
Sun | 11AM–4PM
My Two Cents is a Southern spot, and, as Southern spots sometimes do, they take hospitality really seriously. The people behind the counter shout a welcome to you when you walk in the door, and before you even order, they’ll tell you about the massive case of cakes, pies, and cobblers, or describe the specials written on a chalkboard by the register.
But feel free to (politely) ignore those very nice people. Your first priority here isn’t dessert or a daily special – it’s the best shrimp and grits in Los Angeles.
They arrive in a steaming bowl of salty, acidic, and sweet tomato broth, filled with massive hunks of shrimp. They’re barely cooked through, and finished in the beurre monte, leaving them tender and without the fishy taste you sometimes get with stewed seafood. The parmesan-corn grits are cheesy and creamy, but still hold together and won’t dissolve in the broth. And unlike other shrimp and grits in town, they’re not topped with three barely-there, over-cooked shrimp, or so buttery that you need a three-hour nap afterward. My Two Cents’ version is a hearty, but surprisingly light, bowl of comfort that we could eat multiple times per week, and still have room left over for something else on the menu.