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oatmeal worth going out for

Lazy Daisy Cafe on Wilshire has the best oatmeal I've encountered so far. Thick soft whole grains suspended in a a rich velvety liquid. Worth every penny even if it was expensive.

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  1. Have you tried the oatmeal at Square One?

    www.squareonedining.com

    1. I'm a fan of the oatmeal at BreadBar. However, I don't think there's any oatmeal out there that I couldn't make at home because everybody is using pretty widely available grains (given the internet) and good oatmeal doesn't require much more than a "low and slow" cooking approach.

      1. John O'Groats

        Doughboys

        Griddle Cafe

        Hugo's

        Eat Well

        Toast

        Firehouse in Venice

        Snug Harbor

        Literati

        The Farm of BH

        Gardens of Four Seasons

        Coral Tree Cafe

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        1. re: Emme

          I wholeheartedly second O Groats and Hugo's!

          I also like it at Marmalade in Encino, if they remember to do it without nuts!

          Anyone remember the brulee'd oatmeal at Granita's Easter Brunches? God, they topped it with brown sugar and torched it. It was huge and great!

        2. Has anyone encountered places that served good oatmeal and then switched to the evil Irish Cut? I know the Belvedere at the Peninsula Beverly Hills did this as did the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Why do chefs insist on Irish Cut for oatmeal?

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          1. re: overresearched

            I dunno, I kind of like the irish steel cut. I prefer it, really. Why do you find it evil?

            1. re: Lipps

              I second Le Pain Quotidien, I really enjoy the flax seed, Berry, steel cut oatmeal.