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Looking for GRITS (in LA)

I've heard a lot about Grits (in movies & such) and I'm curious to try them out.

Any recommendations for places where I can get some good ol grits in LA?

Thanks in advance!

P.S. If this has been covered recently, please point me to that post (yes I searched before I posted :))

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  1. We saw them on the menu at Nat's Early Bite this weekend but I've never tried them there. When I visited New Orleans they were always offered as a side for any egg/breakfast dish just like hash browns are out here.

      1. Uncle Darrow's in Marina del Rey has them. Or you could buy them at any grocery store and make them yourself. They're not hard to make and you can add whatever you like to them -- cheese, hot sauce, etc.

        1. Avoid the cheese grits at Jack n Jills.

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          1. re: Renault78law

            Really? Why? I agree that they could use a better cheese, but I like them just the same. If you order it as a side, I think it's a little too pricey for that tiny little bowl.

          2. Trader Joe's now has packaged grits just like the packaged polenta. Add your own condiments.

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            1. re: fishyak

              I would think most Soul Food restaurants would have grits especially if they serve breakfast. For starters, both Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles www.roscoeschickenandwaffles.com and M & M Soul Food http://www.mandmsoulfoodonline.com have several locations and I know they serve grits. To me, eating grits is an acquired taste. Kind of like eating Cream of Wheat with just butter or gravy. Of course there are places that use them as a base for more complex dishes.