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...Pann's! Unbelievably good...Out of this world good. Huge chunks of delicious, melt in your mouth corned beef and potatoes fried up with that wonderful crusty char...and all made in house...along with 2 beautifully prepared eggs over easy (yolks done runny and whites set) and fried tomatoes with a Pann's biscuit. Man did I roll out of there a happy man just 25 minutes ago. Plus we had Penny as our waitress and that always makes my day go better.

I can't really defend the fact that I've never tried their corned beef hash before, but now that I have it's going to be a toss up between the patty melt and the CBH. Penny did mention that they didn't always offer it at night, but now they are doing it all the time. She also made my day by bringing some of their "house made" orange marmalade for my biscuit. Nirvana...Bliss...Joy

My wife had her usual 6 wings and waffle combo. All in all, another Pann-tastic dinner experience at the Googie Palace. I love Pann's!

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Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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  1. Agreed! I'm a huge fan of corned beef hash and eggs and Pann's is some of the best. In that same category of breakfast eats, I'm also a fan of scrapple... any luck in finding good scrapple locally?

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    Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
    6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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    1. re: mrshankly

      That scrapple question does get asked once and again over the years here. I don't think we've ever had a real "aha discovery" recommendation for it that I can recall. I've linked some of the old threads in the past, but nothing really jumps out at me in terms of someone saying "this is the place for scrapple."

      Where else do you love the CBH by the way? I hate to think I'm missing out on some nirvanic versions at places that I eat at, or even live close to, but haven't pulled the trigger on it there.

      1. re: Servorg

        I've yet to find a CBH locally that I loved except for Pann's. My criticism is usually like yours about Brent's that they're either too lean or not enough heartiness with potatoes and flavor. I remember Langer's used to make a good CBH but I haven't tried them lately and their flagship offerings (pastrami, etc) have been hit and miss so I don't expect an extraordinary CBH. If you're traveling up north, Bette's Diner in Berkeley has outstanding CBH and scrapple along with some of the best pancakes anywhere... that is, if you have room to eat after indulging in Top Dog and the Cheeseboard.

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        Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
        6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

        1. re: mrshankly

          I'll have to try Langer's CBH one of these days (it's just so difficult going against the pastrami sandwich). Just as a gauge of excellent CBH I agree on Bette's (have had several times when up that way) and my all time favorite is the one that they serve (and hopefully still do) at the Heathman Hotel restaurant in Portland Oregon.

          I've had the SW Diner in Culver City house made version, and while it's not bad it didn't ignite my jets. I liked the one I had recently at the Kettle in Manhattan Beach (again not bad but not scintillating).

          1. re: Servorg

            I just may have to book a trip to Portland:) Thanks!!

            1. re: Servorg

              I think I'd rather get the canned CBH option at S&W. Their homemade is almost as weird as their biscuits. I mean, CARROT??

              1. re: Will Owen

                S&W is idiosyncratic, but I think their "build a breakfast" is the best deal in town. They do eggs as ordered, their pancakes are very good, and I do usually order the CBH. I agree with you, though maybe not for the same reason -- they either won't or can't get the homemade CBH as crispy as I like, but that isn't a problem with the canned. Best is to go with someone so you can split the pancakes and share the hashbrowns and toast.

                1. re: nosh

                  I really love these guys; their food is good, but not as good as they think it is, and that's too bad. I wish to hell I lived close enough to be a regular customer and maybe try to lean on them a bit. I'd also need to team up with someone who eats pancakes, since I pretty much gave those up 40 years ago.

        2. re: mrshankly

          Scrapple is hard to find even outside of certain regions of Pennsylvania.

          I'm from New Jersey and although I remember seeing it occasionally on diner menus, it was not a fixture the way it is in PA. So if it's tricky to find in NJ, I'd wager it's all but impossible in CA.

          Mr Taster

        3. Good to know. I've had some very bad corned beef hash lately (late night/early morning at Izzy's - ugh. Yeah, I know, but they're open late and I was famished and weak) - and this one sounds like it excels where that did not - should have a nice crispy crunch (which was MIA at Izzy's). I had a decent version at a brunch at Kate Mantilini, but still didn't nail the sweet spot (but much better than Izzy's which was kinda gross. Even their home frieds lack any kind of crisp and only browned in a handful of spots. )

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          Kate Mantilini Restaurants
          9101 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

          Izzy's Cafe
          19304 Vanowen St, Reseda, CA 91335

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          1. re: foodiemahoodie

            The very last (hopefully) time I ate at Izzy's some 3 or 4 years ago I had the CBH. Forgettable in a "open up a can and feed it to the dogs" sort of way. I left vowing never to return. So far, so good (and this from someone who cherishes the few 24/7 places that L.A. sports where you can get breakfast any day at anytime).

          2. My two favorites corned beef hash dishes are at Brent's in Northridge, nice and cruchy with just a little bit of potatoes, and The Original Pancake House in Redondo Beach. There is also a nice duck hash at the Zengo weekend brunch in Santa Monica.

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            Brent's Deli
            19565 Parthenia St, Northridge, CA 91324

            Zengo
            395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA 90401

            Original Pancake House
            1756 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

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            1. re: wienermobile

              Brent's seemed great to me as I first started eating it, but two things worked against it finally. Too lean corned beef and too little potatoes to cut some of that leaness, and a bit too finely chopped corned beef (okay - so 3 three things). Even after I mixed up my eggs in it and put on some hot sauce and a bit of ketchup it was just too dry &.too much of a meat thing. I am still planning on getting to Zengo for the brunch.

              Have you tried the CBH at Pann's, wm?

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              Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
              6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

              Zengo
              395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA 90401

              1. re: Servorg

                Have not tried Pann's hash yet but I love their patty melt.

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                Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
                6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

                1. re: wienermobile

                  "...but I love their patty melt."

                  Which is why I paid homage to it in my post that started this thread...I was just excited to find another item that I could love as much as the PM, and now I have.

              2. re: wienermobile

                Oh gosh, that duck hash was wonderful, just great, and I am not a huge fan of homemade types of hash, we actually enjoy the canned stuff, though I do cook it in patties, and brown them really, really well since we enjoy the crispy crunchy bits also. The only homemade version of CBH I really loved was at the Four Seasons in NYC, but I would've loved an old shoe in that suite.

                Anyway, wiener, I know you've talked up that place in Redondo a lot, so next weekend I am determined to try the Original Pancake House. Any tips on fighting the crowds? Can we reserve a table? Do we have to go wicked early? And is it street parking only or is there a lot? TIA!

                1. re: Phurstluv

                  Not long of a wait before 10am and then it starts to grow sometimes as long as an hour, You can not reserve a table, it's first come first serve. They do have a parking lot behind. My favorites are the 49er flapjacks (very thin and chewy and my favorite in all of LA), their giant apple pancake, the hash, the omelets (they bake them so they rise about 2 inches) and the pecan waffle. Enjoy.
                  http://www.originalpancakehouse.com/

                  and if you can't make it they will be part of J. Gold's Pancake Breakfast on Aug 28th.
                  http://www.laweekly.com/microsites/pa...

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                  Original Pancake House
                  1756 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

              3. Thanks for the write up. I've never even noticed the CBH on the menu before. We usually go to Pann's when my wife has the cravings for a fried chicken dinner. I like eating breakfast for dinner sometimes but have a hard time not getting some chicken.

                Maybe next trip, CBH with a side order of four chicken wings.

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                Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
                6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

                1. Yet another reason for me to make a way overdue trip to Pann's. My local CBH standard is the very flavorful version at DuPar's (Take note: At Farmers Market, portions are consistently more generous on the swing shift) and, within the hash family, the killer roast beef cousin at Pacific Dining Car which gets bonus points for doing proper basted eggs.