Come Saturday Morning...
“I am going away with my friend...” It was that special. My love and I were foot-loose and driving down the road . We were heading East at about 9:30 last Saturday Morning. Then she said, “Lets find a sandwich for later on.” So I made a turn and we were going West. Maybe 45 minutes later we were standing at a curb surrounded by a warm smell of fresh baked bread. We went inside and began selecting several items. Victoria Greek Pepperoncini, Margherita Pepperoni, Fresh baked Italian rolls – this is how a Saturday should begin. Then I noticed something was missing – pizza bread. I asked and they said it will be ready at 11:30. Then I remembered two breakfast I had around the corner once before and asked the counter person to hold our stuff until we returned. They agreed.
Five minutes later we parked at another curb and went inside. A small line of people were at the counter placing their orders. That gave us just enough time to read the hand written menus on the wall.The words, “WHOOPIE PIE” seem to slap my face. Then I noticed, “Meatloaf and Eggs.” That is something I dreamed about just last week. My lover noticed a Mini Chocolate Cup Cake and then ordered the Portobello Mushrooms and Peppers with eggs. We shared the Whoopie pie and cup cake as we waited for the breakfast. I had two cups of that excellent coffee as I ate that Whoopie pie. I could have gone home right there-and-then and have felt I had a special chowhound weekend. The chocolate cake of the whoopie was so good and so moist that it seem to melt in my mouth. Two different groups of people walked past me and stopped and looked at that whoopie pie. I jokingly put my arm around it and growled. I will order a box of them ahead-of-time to take home next time we go. Both of our breakfast were open face sandwich style served in a stack of eggs on top of two slices of fresh baked bread (check the link for pics). My two thick slices of meatloaf were delicious. Not a traditional firm meatloaf but a tender, juicy and seasoned meat. The salsa they add on the side was very tasty and reminded me of my favorite salsa at the Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch. Lover loved her mushrooms and peppers and finished before I did. Maybe I was slowed by going to refill my coffee cup four times. First time ever that I drank that much coffee at breakfast – so good!
Next we were back at the first curb (smelling that bread again). They just put the first four pizza bread on the counter as the counter person was slicing our capacola, mortadella, salumi, and provolone. Another customer ordered five pizza bread and they were all gone. Then another order of three. This pizza bread is so simple, a thick round bread baked with a special olive oil that creates a eye-closing, tongue - nose - teeth sensation as you bite into the sun-dried tomatoes on top and into that crust around the edge. Add a Pepperoni stick and that is what life is about. Four more went out the door as our counter person continued with our deli order. Then two people came from the back room and there was more than enough. We also ordered a few of the sandwich rolls and that was the rest of the weekend in a bag – OK, two bags.
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Auntie Em’s Kitchen (Breakfast, Soups, Sandwiches, Cup-Cakes, and So much more....)
4616 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
mon-fri 8am to 7pm & sat-sun 8am to 4pm
Eagle Rock Bakery (fresh baked Italian sandwich bread and top quality Italian meats and cheese
)1726 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Mon-Sat - 8:00am-6:00pm, Sun - 9:30am-1:00pm