Hidden within the Arts Institute building in North Hollywood, culinary students and staff manage and run a small restaurant called Fifty 2 Fifty. Small plates of New American cuisine are served in a trendy restaurant setting. They start your dining experience with a sampling of a new dish they are working on, in this case, it was a salmon cake. My main course was tempeh with melted brie, micro greens and a apricot jalepeno relish. The menu changes quite frequently, so you never know what's going to be served.
This meal was amazing; the textures combined with the contrasting tastes have left me dreaming about another bite. It also doesn't hurt that the plates are fairly cheap and tips are not accepted (unfortunate for them, but good for your wallet).