Is this breakfast dish available in LA?
- ipsedixit Jan 9, 2010 07:42 PM
Buttermilk biscuits, split, topped with two poached eggs, bacon and smothered in white gravy.
Basically a modified Eggs Benedict with biscuits (instead of english muffins) and gravy (instead of Hollandaise).
Nothing listed exactly that way on Pann's breakfast menu, but all the components are available a la carte, so I'm sure they'd put it together.
BTW, a couple of years ago I complained here about the off flavors of Pann's white gravy and have only recently discovered they have three gravies -- brown, white, and country. I had country gravy last week, and it was delicious. I'm now willing to believe that the bad white gravy in the distant past, with its vague reminder of fried bologna (don't ask me how I recognized it), was anomalous. I almost always like the brown gravy, but I was trying the country version because the brown that night stank -- the first time in my experience -- and it ruined my fantastically juicy and crunchy Southern-fried pork chops. All this is to say: If you assemble your dream breakfast at Pann's, get the gravy on the side for a preliminary taste test.
Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
First time I got biscuits, gravy, grits and eggs at Pann's, I did my usual (to me) number of laying the eggs on the grits and pouring the gravy over. The lovely and (I thought) unflappable Brenda, my waitress, made a horrible face and averted her eyes. Sorry, kid, but this is how I eat'em. I could - please note - just as easily have ordered the eggs poached, put them on the biscuits, and proceeded from there. Look: it's your food, you're paying for it, and you get to arrange it as you desire. Take the initiative, man!