Category Archives: Los Angeles

Lazy Ox Canteen, Los Angeles CA

Lazy Ox Canteen Polenta – roasted mushrooms, creamed greens, yellow curry oil Pig Ear Chiccharones – pickles, tomatillo salsa, harissa Croque Madame – ham, gruyere cheese, fried egg Rice Pudding – cinnamon, caramel, crumble Butterscotch Budino – salted caramel, whipped … Continue reading

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eggslut, Los Angeles CA

eggslut g&b coldbrew Bacon, Egg & Cheese – Hardwood Smoked Bacon, Over Medium Egg, Cheddar Cheese, Chipotle Ketchup in a Warm Portuguese Bun Slut – Coddled Egg on Potato Puree with Seasoned Crostini Elevated to foodporn status by bright yellows … Continue reading

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California Donuts, Los Angeles CA

California Donuts Blueberry Cinnamon Toast Crunch Matcha Green Tea Croissant Donut Oreo Panda The Snickers Bar Apple Fritter Buttermilk Bar Located on 3rd, and open 24/7 with a steady trickle of traffic throughout the day for freshly fried treats, California … Continue reading

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Alcove Cafe & Bakery, Los Angeles CA

Alcove Cafe & Bakery Almond Croissant Polenta Raspberry Scone Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding Brioche French Toast – Vanilla, Rum, Crème Fraiche, Berry Reduction, Vermont Maple Syrup Almond Pear Tart Red Velvet Cupcake Carrot Cake Cupcake Located in Los Feliz and … Continue reading

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chi SPACCA, Los Angeles CA

chi SPACCA Affettati Misti – Coppa, Pancetta Rigatino, Speck, Calabrese, Trappist, Trotter Fritti Pickles Lardo Mantecato Pane Bianco Focaccia Di Recco Lamb Neck Stracotto Beef and Bone Marrow Pie, Whipped Potatoes Pancetta Wrapped Sweetbreads Moorish Lamb Shoulder Chop Costata Alla … Continue reading

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Olio Pizzeria, Los Angeles CA

Olio Margherita, Half Prosciutto Always one to value substance over style and having heard excellent things from trusted palates about Olio Pizzeria it was largely a matter of LACMA closing early and dinner reservations for 7:30 that brought me to … Continue reading

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Honey’s Kettle Fried Chicken, Los Angeles CA

Honey’s Kettle Fried Chicken Fried Chicken Breast and a Biscuit Blueberry Pancake Mini Pecan Pie for One Having relocated from Compton to Culver City and thus labeled a “sellout” from those prone to such accusations I’ll personally withhold judgment in … Continue reading

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Groundwork Coffee, Venice CA

Groundwork Coffee Coffee Sampling    Almond Croissant An impromptu stop en route to brunch at Superba Snack Bar with friends both new and old, Los Angeles based Groundwork Coffee Company on Rose Avenue would prove an admirable pick-me-up amidst trendy … Continue reading

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Blu Jam Cafe, Los Angeles CA

Blu Jam Café Blueberry Pancake with $1 Pure Maple Syrup Supplement    Crunchy French Toast – Brioche rolled in corn flakes, topped with fresh fruit, served with vanilla bean sauce Coffee Praised by some as the reference standard for French … Continue reading

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SK’s Donuts & Croissant, Los Angeles CA

SK’s Donuts & Croissant Cruller Apple Fritter Blueberry Cake Buttermilk Bar Cookies and Cream Cronut Nutella Cronut Moving on from a mixed experience at Kettle Glazed to Beverly Hill’s SK’s Donuts & Croissant with hopes of quality similar to that … Continue reading

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Kettle Glazed, Los Angeles CA

Kettle Glazed Raised Glazed Apple Fritter Cruffin Blueberry Maple Bacon Old Fashioned Vanilla Old Fashioned Blueberry Lemon Old Fashioned Recently named to more than a couple “best of” lists and featuring what many claimed to be a particularly impressive collection … Continue reading

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Ramekin, Los Angeles CA

Ramekin Pink Lady Kouign Amann Fresh Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie Bread Pudding with Vanilla Gelato Having foolishly assumed Mother Dough to lack a proper dessert menu I’d admittedly researched “made-from-scratch” dessert shop Ramekin weeks prior to my departure for Los … Continue reading

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Mother Dough, Los Angeles CA

Mother Dough Margherita, Half Prosciutto Oven Roasted Pear, Frangelico, Mascarpone, Shaved Chocolate Located on Hollywood Blvd in Los Feliz and open until 11pm it was to highly regarded pizzeria Mother Dough that I pointed my GPS as I sought solace … Continue reading

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Connie & Ted’s, Los Angeles CA

Connie & Ted’s    Live Uni + Butter Toast Jo’s Wicked Good Chowda – New England, Manhattan, Rhode Island Sampler Lobster Roll with Hot Drawn Butter and Fries Fried Clams with Bellies, Fries Hot Buttered Rolls Macaroni and Cheese Chocolate … Continue reading

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The Tasting Kitchen, Venice CA

The Tasting Kitchen Panier de Patisseries – French Toast, Pane con Carne, Biscuit and Milk Jam, Sticky Bun, Chocolate Brioche, Ricotta Muffin Fried Chicken and Waffle Ricotta/Apple/Farro Crumble Fried Oyster/Spinach/Bacon/Eggs Grilled Gruyere and Figs Duck Confit – Soft Scramble, Spinach … Continue reading

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Natas Pastries, Sherman Oaks CA

Natas Pastries   Pyramid – Dark Chocolate Brownie, Marzipan, Kahlua Nata – Crème Brulee Portuguese Custard in Flaky Shell Pasteis de Feijao – Almonds, White Beans, Fondant, Chocolate Bola de Berlin – Malassadas with Pastry Cream Portuguese Sweet Bread Pudding … Continue reading

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Crave Cafe, Sherman Oaks CA

Crave Café Chocolate Bread Pudding Crunchy French Toast Illy PB&J Cookie Red Velvet Cupcake Staying with a friend in swanky Sherman Oaks, an area of Los Angeles previously unexplored, it was with my standard morning run that the day began … Continue reading

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Rustic Canyon, Santa Monica CA

Rustic Canyon Marcona Almonds – Lavender Sugar and Sea Salt Fried Stone Valley Pork Trotter – Citrus, Yuzu Aioli, Wild Sorrel from Atwater Beets and Berries – Reed Avocado, Rancho Gordo Quinoa, Pistachio Soil Coppa di Testa of Stone Valley … Continue reading

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DK’s Donuts & Bakery, Santa Monica CA

DK’s Donuts & Bakery Apple Fritter Blueberry Fritter Buttermilk Bar Vanilla Glazed Cruller Sourcream Old Fashioned Blueberry Cake Taro O-Nut Red Velvet O-Nut Arriving in Santa Monica nearly two hours prior to dinner reservations with friends it was once more … Continue reading

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Scoops, Los Angeles CA

Scoops Malt Oreo and Caramel Butterfinger Samples of Brown Bread, Rootbeer, Blueberries and Cream, Bourbon Butter Pecan One of many in the ever-growing small-batch artisan ice cream movement it was largely a matter of location that led me to Scoops, … Continue reading

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