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Mar 12, 2010 05:34 PM

The Chocolate Brownie Search (Photo)

We've spoken numerous times on this board who in Los Angeles makes the best brownie. I've tried Farm Boy, just average, tried the mail order brownies.com-did nothing for me.

Until I stopped at Dupar's Restaurant in the Bakery up front as you walk in.

This Studio City spot on Ventura Blvd is best known for their pancakes, trust me and try this brownie, it weighs near a pound.

I took a photo finally for people to see.



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  1. Do you prefer these to the ones at Big Sugar (just a short walk away)? I haven't tried Du Pars's brownie, but if you've tried both and like Du Pars's better, then I'll suspend my disbelief and try it!

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    1. re: Peripatetic

      Never heard of Big Sugar, please tell me the cross streets and we'll both do a taste test-thank you

      1. re: Hypnotic23

        Big Sugar Bakeshop
        12182 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
        (south side of Ventura just west of Vantage Ave)

        Here are the driving directions from Du Pars :)


        1. re: Peripatetic

          Big Sugar has a great brownie, but she puts coffee in them. Sometimes they taste more like mocha brownies than chocolate brownies.

          1. re: jackattack

            Really? Even in their plain brownies? I go there only occasionally so I guess I haven't run into one with noticeable coffee flavor. Not that I'd mind -- mocha brownies sound great!

    2. My grandma used to get me a chocolate cake type donut at DuPars that was very tall, covered with chocolate frosting, kinda of 'brownie like' and oh so good! Haven't been to DuPars since the Naylors bought it cause I don't want to find that they changed the great pancake of my youth! Maybe it's time?!!!

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      1. re: sel

        The Farm of Beverly Hills does a great brownie. Rich and perfect!!