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Fave omelets in LA and why?

cinefoodie Feb 21, 2014 12:33 PM

Mine are at Joan's on Third (http://www.joansonthird.com/), because they're tender and rich, but never overcooked, and the fillings are simple, elegant and very tasty. Also, according to Alex Guarnaschelli, they add water instead of milk or cream to achieve the delightful fluffy texture (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/al...).

I write more about them here (http://cinefoodie.com/ratatouille/). What are your favorites?

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    latindancer RE: cinefoodie Feb 21, 2014 02:23 PM

    Without a doubt, Joan's on 3rd.

    I eat one of their egg white omelets at least once a week.

    1. TheOffalo RE: cinefoodie Feb 21, 2014 03:13 PM

      I don't know if it's my favorite, not sure I have a favorite, but Jitlada's Kua Kling omelet with choice of meat is fantastic, packed with flavor and extra spicy!

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        cinefoodie RE: TheOffalo Feb 21, 2014 05:15 PM

        Whoa, that sounds great. Forget they even had a savory omelet variation. Terrific.

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        happybaker RE: cinefoodie Feb 21, 2014 03:40 PM

        It's been a while but Le Petit Beaujolais in Eagle Rock. Their omelets are never overcooked, always tender and fluffy.

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          flowergirl RE: cinefoodie Feb 21, 2014 04:13 PM

          Fluffy & thin at Uncle Bill's in Manhattan Beach.
          The ingredients are not mixed into the egg - they are separate inside. Everything is melted well also.

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            Dogbite Williams RE: cinefoodie Feb 21, 2014 05:13 PM

            I salute Market City Caffe in Burbank because they always get my "Egg Yolks Only" request right.

            The ONE (and definitely last) time I ate at Wild Carvery, they screwed it up. I said, "Egg yolks only," and they repeated it back to me as "Egg whites only." I lost my temper and said, "No, it's the egg whites that I'm allergic to."

            They still brought me an egg white omelet. I will NEVER return.

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              maudies5 RE: cinefoodie Feb 21, 2014 07:53 PM

              Spanish omelet at Nate 'n Al's. The sauce is great.

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                cinefoodie RE: maudies5 Feb 21, 2014 09:07 PM

                Intriguing. What's in the sauce?

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                  maudies5 RE: cinefoodie Feb 21, 2014 09:14 PM

                  I don't know what is in the sauce. It just tastes great.

              2. wienermobile RE: cinefoodie Feb 21, 2014 09:01 PM

                The omelets at The Original Pancake House are oven baked so the rise around 3 inches. Gigantic and they come with pancakes too.

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                  cinefoodie RE: wienermobile Feb 21, 2014 09:08 PM

                  Baked, huh? Man, they sound pretty great.

                2. ipsedixit RE: cinefoodie Feb 21, 2014 09:15 PM

                  Oyster omelet at BeBe Fusion.

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                    cinefoodie RE: ipsedixit Feb 21, 2014 10:38 PM

                    Great suggestion. I enjoyed it, but for whatever reason it was a tad watery and underseasoned.

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                      ipsedixit RE: cinefoodie Feb 22, 2014 08:54 AM

                      Probably got it made from a bad can of oysters.

                  2. wienermobile RE: cinefoodie Feb 22, 2014 09:24 AM

                    Brent's Deli Omelet: Pastrami+Corned Beef+Salami

                    Brent's Monte Cristo Omelet: Ham+Turkey+Swiss+Strawberry Preserves.

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                      brandygirl RE: wienermobile Feb 22, 2014 10:55 AM

                      Yup, Brent's omelets are my favorite also. Why? First, they're not overcooked. Second, I can create my own with up to 4 different fillings. Third, they put lots of cheese in them--not so healthy, but mighty tasty. Fourth, they come with the best hash browns--again, not very healthy, but too good. I like my omelet with muenster cheese, mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes (at least I'm getting some veggies!).

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