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Where would you break a fast?

Spent the last 2 wks on a mini-fast, limiting intake to juices and fruit to get closer to my boxing weight. Worked wonders and am ready to go out to dinner tonight with the SO. While I'd like to treat myself to a great meal, I don't want to go crazy (not a steakhouse) lest I shock the system. Somewhere within a 5-mile radius of Silver Lake, with extra points for a full bar (not necessary, but always appreciated on a Friday).

I'm uninspired due to lack of sustenance. Any suggestions? Where would you go to break a fast?

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  1. I'd get a break-fast burrito.

    Har har har.

    1. I just had a great dinner at Puran's on Hillhurst. Lots of fresh ingredients. Here's a link to their menu.


      It's a casual, neighborhood spot -- I'm sure they'd be able to adjust any dishes if you wanted to omit/add things. I think the 'fresh' factor would be my main reason for going there. (only beer/wine though -- and not very good wine selections at that).

      1. After two weeks of fasting, your taste buds are probably completely out of whack. I wouldn't go anywhere great or expensive.

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        1. re: Bostonbob3

          Interesting but incorrect assumption. From prior experience I know that my tasting ability is actually heightened. I agree I don't want to at this time go anywhere expensive, but I'm always looking for something great.

          1. re: Silver Lake Guy

            Interesting. I once fasted (nothing but water) for 17 days, and when I broke the fast, I had fried chicken. Tasted like fish.

            Of course, it could have been fishy-tasting fried chicken. :)

        2. I'd do breakfast for dinner....Brent's or Panns might be two good places.

          1. How about The Hungry Cat in Hollywood? Swell cocktails to awaken the palate, then some inventive forays into fish as a lighter way to re-introduce chow back into the mix...

            1. Well, this may be a perfect excuse for smaller portions since your stomach has contracted and you won't be eating that much. Protein wins out over carbs and starches, since they'll fill you up quicker.
              Perhaps a tasting menu at Hatfields? Perhaps one of the other great tasting menus in town to just tease your palate and allow your stomach to not want to rebel against you.
              As someone who has cleansed (technically what you did was a cleanse and not a fast) and also been a professional athlete, doing too much to your stomach in terms of sauces, weight of dishes, etc. can be harmful...that being said, you know your body and have done this before, so have at it....enjoy yourself with someone great...

              1. i would want the food that i enjoyed the most when growing up, and go to a place that serves a good one without a ridiculous wait. that's how i would reward myself for all the effort put into the fast. (although that's obviously counterproductive.) for me, it's easy - pizza.

                1. I think I would pig out, er, I mean "indulge" as follows:

                  1. Breakfast at ONE PICO. Brioche French Toast with fresh squeezed guava/strawberry shake.

                  2. Lunch at PIE N BURGER. Burger with fries (and a side of ranch dressing for the fries), topped off with a nice slice of blueberry pie.

                  3. Dinner at SIN BA LA. Sausage and rice, side of daikon cakes and fishball soup, finished off with shaved ice topped with tarot, grassjelly, mung beans, and pineapple and a nice dusting of powdered sugar.

                  1. It's kind of later but you might also try Jade Cafe. It's a raw, fusion restaurant. Don't let that scare you. The food is very tasty and the "pizza" is fantastic.

                    Jade Cafe
                    1521 Griffith Park Blvd
                    Silver Lake, 90026

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                    1. re: TechGirl

                      i second jade...you don't want to be too aggressive breaking a fast and raw foods is the best way to do that.