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Host With the Most - Interview with Alex Cobo

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If you’ve ever been to The Griddle Café on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, you’ve surely noticed Alex Cobo. Known as the best host in town, Alex is the king of the corner of Fairfax and Sunset, and he runs a tight ship.

The weekend is the craziest time at the restaurant, but it's also Alex’s shift, who makes the wait for a table much more bearable. Maybe its because you know you are getting it fair from this humble, glasses wearing man who is the end all be all authority over the swarms of people waiting for a plate.

Gentle and scrappy at the same time, this New York transplant doesn’t take shit from anyone -- a former bouncer, pre-school gym teacher, stand up comic and one of the countless New York homeless, Alex has seen it all. I myself used to be a terrible hostess at a bar in Westwood and am fascinated by Alex’s attitude. So, after weeks of trying, I finally had that highly anticipated sit down with this host with the most.

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Read on after the jump to find out what makes Alex tick and how he reached the top of the weekend brunch food chain.

Photo by Corey Podell