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Your best, most recent breakfast...

orythedog Feb 21, 2014 11:14 AM

Please list your best, most recent breakfast.

I'll start:

Eggs Benedict with marchand de vin and hollandaise @ Pacific Dining Car downtown. The coffee is superb too!

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  1. wienermobile RE: orythedog Feb 21, 2014 11:21 AM

    Brent's Deli Northridge--Smoked BBQ Cod on a bagel with cream cheese. The best.

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      SIMIHOUND RE: wienermobile Feb 21, 2014 02:24 PM

      WM-you are right. You had the best breakfast. Taking a close second is mine at Country Deli-large marinated skirt steak, crispy home fries, eggs over easy and a very fresh sesame seed bagel with cream cheese.

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        brandygirl RE: wienermobile Feb 21, 2014 06:52 PM

        Yup, that's one of my favorites, but my most recent best was Brent's lox benedict, perfectly cooked, with great hash browns that were nice and crispy on the outside.

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          brandygirl RE: brandygirl Feb 22, 2014 11:03 AM

          Just got back from breakfast at Brent's. So now my most recent best was the Ron's Special Brunch with BBQ cod, scrambled eggs perfectly cooked, and crispy hash browns that were so good I couldn't stop eating them.

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        Juji RE: orythedog Feb 21, 2014 11:28 AM

        I tried the biscuits and gravy at Kitchen 24 and was quite impressed! Not a substitute for Pann's but pretty darn good.

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          schrutefarms RE: Juji Feb 21, 2014 01:38 PM

          I recently tried the Garden Benedict at Kitchen24 (NOT vegetarian as one would guess, it had ham or something in it) and it was one of the best benedicts I have ever gotten!!

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          moreplease RE: orythedog Feb 21, 2014 11:36 AM

          The John Wayne at Eat at Rudy's in Old Torrance. Better than the version at Eat at Joe's IMHO.

          1. TheOffalo RE: orythedog Feb 21, 2014 12:17 PM

            The pork belly hash with a side of roasted Brussels sprouts at Sycamore Kitchen.

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              dbchun RE: TheOffalo Feb 21, 2014 12:36 PM

              ^ this! or the jerusalem bowl from sycamore kitchen

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              OCSteve RE: orythedog Feb 21, 2014 12:52 PM

              It's been a little while, but Carnitas Chilaquiles with poached eggs at Early Bird in Fullerton. Damn!

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                Dirtywextraolives RE: OCSteve Feb 21, 2014 03:41 PM

                That sounds awesome!

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                  A5 KOBE RE: Dirtywextraolives Feb 21, 2014 04:39 PM

                  The wait sucks though!

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                    OCSteve RE: A5 KOBE Feb 24, 2014 09:17 AM

                    Maybe I've been lucky, but in the half dozen times I've been there, I haven't waited more than 5-10 minutes. Usually Sunday mornings around 9:00. I will say that there is usually a pretty big crowd waiting when we're done.

              2. Novelli RE: orythedog Feb 21, 2014 01:14 PM

                slow roasted pork belly, an assortment of cheeses, fruits, and vegetables and 2 bottles of champagne at Catalina Kitchen, Terranea Resort.

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                  paprkutr RE: orythedog Feb 21, 2014 02:04 PM

                  Nicks Cafe on Spring Street

                  Had been wanting to go for years, finally made it because of a groupon. Beautiful omelet stuffed with bacon, mushroom, spinach, onions and cheese. Huge and perfectly made. I don't like mine well done. Hubby had sliced brisket and eggs. They make a great blueberry apple sauce. Won't wait to go back. Prices about $11

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                    happybaker RE: orythedog Feb 21, 2014 02:06 PM

                    The smoked scottish salmon with dill cream cheese sandwich at Bon Vivant Cafe in Atwater. So fresh and good!

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                      Silverlaker RE: happybaker Feb 23, 2014 12:49 PM

                      Really, that place is pretty terrible. I've tried it 2xs for dinner.

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                      TailbackU RE: orythedog Feb 21, 2014 02:55 PM

                      Had an oxtail ragu omelette at Comme Ca recently that blew me away. Best omelette i've ever had. I believe they rotate their omelette choices each day (brunch served weekends only) so it's not available all the time.

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                        Dirtywextraolives RE: TailbackU Feb 21, 2014 03:43 PM

                        That sounds great too. I'm sure it has to do with whatever they have a lot of leftover.....

                      2. J.L. RE: orythedog Feb 21, 2014 02:58 PM

                        A croissant & a cortado at Proof Bakery in Atwater Village.

                        1. girloftheworld RE: orythedog Feb 21, 2014 03:47 PM

                          this morning..chiriozo over a perfect poached egg with sliced alvacdo on a homemade slice of wheat toast,, made by me

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                            flowergirl RE: orythedog Feb 21, 2014 04:12 PM

                            Manhattan Omelet at Uncle Bill's in Manhattan Beach.
                            Best Breakfast!

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                              wienermobile RE: flowergirl Feb 23, 2014 03:22 PM

                              What's in the Manhattan Omelet?

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                                flowergirl RE: wienermobile Feb 25, 2014 08:37 AM

                                It's just cheese, onions, peppers and tomatoes with avocado on top. What makes it so delicious is that the egg is crepe-like thin and the ingredients are properly cooked and seasoned. Everything there is fresh and delicious. We drive regularly from West L A and then wait in line and it's worth it!

                            2. cookie monster RE: orythedog Feb 21, 2014 04:30 PM

                              Sauteed Brussels sprouts with red onion, Fresno chili, crispy eggs & charmoula and a side of Niman ranch bacon - Gjelina.

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                                westsidegal RE: cookie monster Feb 22, 2014 02:12 PM

                                the brussels sprout dish was not on menu as of this morning, but this delicious dish was:

                                beet greens, mataki mushrooms, breadcrumbs, poached eggs

                                not nearly as good as the above, but still worth mentioning was: ricotta buckwheat pancakes with blueberry maple syrup.

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                                  cookie monster RE: westsidegal Feb 22, 2014 05:15 PM

                                  Ooh ... I had the beet greens one a month or so ago it was also delicious. I'm generally not a sweet breakfast foods person, but I have friends who love the frequently-changing pancakes at Gjelina.

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                                    westsidegal RE: cookie monster Feb 23, 2014 12:14 PM

                                    i was underwhelmed by the pancakes, my recommendation at the moment would be to stick to the savory dishes.

                                    (i had not expected buckwheat pancakes to be so soft.
                                    portion size small
                                    the amount of blueberries in the sauce was inadequate--in order to get even one blueberry per bite, you had to parse out the portion. . . .
                                    butter would have been better than the creme fraiche.
                                    all in all, i ate it all without complaint, but it was not nearly as good as the beet greens)

                              2. orythedog RE: orythedog Feb 23, 2014 02:06 PM

                                Shirred eggs @ Farmshop...mmmmm.

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                                  BacoMan RE: orythedog Feb 24, 2014 10:52 AM

                                  Didn't feel they did those that well when I had then like 2 years ago. However, the breakfast pastrami was incredible.

                                  Did you get that by chance?

                                  Are they no longer burning the shirred eggs (they were pretty new 2 years ago after all)?

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                                    orythedog RE: BacoMan Feb 24, 2014 10:58 AM

                                    I have had the breakfast pastrami in the past and thought it was very good.

                                    The shirred eggs dish has crispy bread crumbs, chorizo, some bitter greens, and the tastiest feta ever. Well conceived!

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                                  ozhead RE: orythedog Feb 23, 2014 04:41 PM

                                  The early bird special at Nat's West Cafe in Canoga Park: 2 eggs over easy (always exactly right), 2 meaty strips of bacon, crisp hash browns (their home fries are equally good), a house-made cinnamon roll, coffee: $7.95. I add a side of sausage-filled country gravy for 95 cents more, and apply a liberal dose of the excellent -- and spicy -- house-made salsa. You will not need lunch.

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                                    Thor123 RE: orythedog Feb 24, 2014 09:17 AM

                                    sturgeon, eggs and onions scrambled well done with well done fries and a scooped onion bagel and cream cheese at Barney Greengrass.

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                                      JudiAU RE: orythedog Feb 24, 2014 08:59 PM

                                      Brisket hash, smoked fish and rye bread, and chorizo breakfast sandwich all excellent at Larder.

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