Food Drink Report

National Breakfast Month

We love breakfast, yes we do! We love breakfast, how about you?!

Yet another national holi-month is upon us and this time we’re chowing down on mountains of breakfast for National Breakfast Month! How can you deny yourself that crispy bacon or the gooey yolk of a fried egg any longer? Well, deny thy self no more, let’s celebrate!

Post & Beam –  Baldwin Hills, CA:  Join Chef Govind Armstrong for their Sunday brunch from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. offering dishes like the Pancetta, Fried Egg, and Arugula Pizza; Smoked Salmon Hash, and the  Soft Shell Crab and Bacon Grits. 3767 Santa Rosalia Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop – Costa Mesa, CA: Greenleaf Costa Mesa serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. serving up healthy and delicious brunch dishes like the Cobb Omelet with egg whites, turkey bacon, tomatoes, basil, blue cheese, and avocado pesto; Eggs Benedict, with poached eggs, turkey, spinach, onions, gruyere and cheddar cheese, and mustard hollandaise on pretzel bread; and the Baked Pancake, made with cinnamon-caramel apples, vanilla-lemon crème fraiche, and agave roasted walnuts. 234 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Casa Vega – Sherman Oaks, CA: Join Casa Vega for late brunch at 11:30 a.m.with Mexican classics like the  Huevos Rancheros, Machca Con Huevo, Chilaquiles, and more. 13301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA 91423

FIG & OLIVE Melrose Place – West Hollywood, CA: Executive Chef Pascal Lorange offers Provençal three-course prix-fixe weekend brunch every weekend from 12 – 3 p.m. The menu includes an olive oil tastingn, the three-course brunch, and a complimentary cocktail (choice of a Bellini, Piscine, Bloody Mary, Sangria, or Vodka Soda). The menu includes dishes such as the Zucchini Carpaccio, South of France Poached Eggs with Salmon, Truffle Mushroom Fontina Scrambled Eggs, the FIG & OLIVE Painted Hills Farm Burger, and more. 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, CA 90069

The Tasting Kitchen – Venice, CA: Executive Chef Casey Lane offers up his weekend brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with dishes like the Roasted Grapefruit, Muscovado (Brown Sugar), and Mint; Squash Blossom, Tomato, and Ricotta Frittata; the Croque Madame; Savory Waffles with Fried Clucks (Chicken); and a Short Rib Hash with Baked Egg and Gremolata. 1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA 90291

Napa Valley Grille – Westwood, CA – Executive Chef Taylor Boudreaux serves up the weekend brunch featuring selections like the Breakfast Flatbread – tomato fondue, smoked mozzarella cheese, and sautéed autumn greens, topped with a poached egg; Vegetable Benedict – Portobello Mushroom, Sautéed Spinach, a Poached Egg, and Roasted Tomato Hollandaise; Crab Cake Benedict – chunks of fresh lump crabmeat, sautéed spinach, a poached egg, micro herbs, hollandaise sauce; Machaca Con Huevos – shredded short rib, crispy tortillas, scrambled eggs, and cheddar; and a Steak Hash – peppers, onions, a poached egg, and hollandaise sauce. 1100 Glendon Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024

Sam Choy’s Pineapple Express – Roaming across Los Angeles, CA:  Enjoy a Hawaiian breakfast with the Loco Moco – Firecracker Rice topped with Ground Beef, a Cage Free Fried Egg, and rich Gravy.

Photo courtesy of Sam Choy’s Pineapple Express.