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Feb 25, 2013 07:05 PM

Brunch on a Saturday and Sunday

Three choices are on the maybe list.
One must be cut.
Open to thoughts/opinions.

Tasting Kitchen
Manhattan Beach Post

My preference largely leans sweet > savory, but for the right savory I'm happy to do either (the perfect monte cristo, or killer chicken n' waffles for instance.)

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  1. Why not Scarpetta and/or Saddle Peak Lodge?

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      Been to Scarpetta in NY when Conant was still a chef cooking in his own kitchen - and I don't fancy buffet dining.

      Saddle Peak seems a much better dinner than brunch, for a future visit.

      1. re: uhockey

        Saddle Peak's Sunday Bruch is my favorite in LA. Wonderful homemade baked good. Wild game sausages on a tasty breakfast pizza and don't miss the rabbit confit pot pie all in their rustic Malibu Canyon setting.

        My favorite brunch dish is the made to order slow poached eggs with creamy polenta at Scarpetta's sunday brunch. So good.

        1. re: wienermobile

          That sounds good, on Malibu Canyon. I seriously don't know why I just don't get out there more often.

          1. re: kevin

            I seriously don't know why I just don't get out there more often.

            Because it's a bitch of a drive from LA.

            And now it's like a bitch that likes diamond earrings with gas hovering around ~$5/gallon.

              1. re: uhockey

                The complaint by kevin was he doesn't get there "often enough".

                You're here for one visit. For one visit while in town, it's worth the drive. Heck, it might even be worth the bike ride (no kidding).

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  "Heck, it might even be worth the bike ride (no kidding)."

                  I could get there, but they better be offering a truck ride back to home after eating (unless you are talking about Ducati bike that case no worries)

                  1. re: Servorg

                    I'm more worried about feeling self-conscious dining in my bib and Sidis.

                      1. re: Servorg

                        No. Road bikes.

                        I don't do mountain bikes (plus, can't really "mountain bike" from LA/SGV to Saddle Peak)

    2. I would cut MB Post; never understood the praise for this place and I've been multiple times both brunch and dinner.

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        1. re: baloney

          agree completely. It's good if you happen to be in the south bay but not worth going out of the way for. There's plenty in LA proper that does similar food for less money & equal to better execution.

        2. You might give consideration to the Sunday brunch at the Brentwood Getty. Food is quite good and the setting cannot be beat.

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          1. re: Servorg

            One other place you ought to have on your radar:

            1. re: Servorg

              That is a breakfast, not brunch. ;-) They are open Monday, and on the list already, along with Milo&Olive


              1. re: uhockey

                Hard to get traction when I've got a wheel in the ditch
                and a wheel on the track...but glad you came along and towed me out...

          2. canele on your list would be my pick.

            salts cure is my fav brunch spot at the moment though.

            1. Consider Joes Bar in Venice. Tremendous variety and bottomless Mimosas and Hibiscus (Prosecco and cranberry juice) for $10. The menu changes so much from week to week that it is hard to recommend a particular dish but the cinn bun is very scrummy. (down under expression combining scrumptious and yummy)

              Also the Hungry Cat in SM. The Hangtown Fry is my fave dish. Also mixed drinks are very cheap at Brunch. Once they were $8 each and last time they were 1/2 price. But ask the server because I find the policy confusing.

              Joes will probably require a reservation but I have never seen HC crowded for Brunch.