Sunday, December 16, 2012

Coffee + Food

I cannot believe I haven't posted on here since JULY! Life has really gotten in the way, but I'M BACK! A couple months ago I discovered the best breakfast sandwich in the whole world. It's walking distance from my apartment so Andy and I have made a tradition of going every Friday and splitting a sandwich and some fruit. They also have delicious coffee. Sadly I will be moving next week and so our tradition will end but we'll definitely be back as often as possible cause this sandy is to die for!
Here's what's inside: arugula, egg, prosciutto and gruyere cheese  or the veggie version with tomato and egg
The bread is toasty and mouth is watering...

Coffee + Food
5630 Melrose Ave
Los AngelesCA 90038

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Red Hill

I think this is the best breakfast dish I have ever eaten. It's so creative, hearty and delicious I couldn't wait to share it with all of you. It's a spin on the classic eggs benedict. It's a homemade yam biscuit with eggs, thick cut bacon, avocado, tomato, pickled cabbage and chile mole! Paired with a side of potatoes  this dish is perfection. Go eat it and tell me how you like it!
PS- Apparently their omelette of fresh market veggies is fantastic too...but I wanna go back and have their gluten free LEMON RICOTTA PANCAKES! YESSSSS PLEASE!

Red Hill Restaurant
1325 Echo Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Thursday, June 7, 2012


I know Los Olivos is a 2 hour drive from LA but these cupcakes are TOALLY worth the drive. My friend Kate recently moved to NYC but before she left she wanted to check this place off her bucket list. We took a little girls day trip out to eat Enjoy cupcakes and boy were they outstanding! They change the menu weekly but with flavors like Chocolate Blackberry Syrah and Mango Raspberry Chardonnay you can't go wrong! You can also have them cater an event for you and they'll bring their adorable pink vintage airstream! It's all just too cute. Oh, and on our way home we stopped at a lavender farm. What a glorious day.

Enjoy Cupcakes
2971 Grand Avenue 
Los Olivos, Ca 93441   (in the Saarloos & Sons tasting "house"

Thursday, May 3, 2012


In 1975 the genius of chicken and waffles was introduced to Los Angeles and since then this place has been a landmark. People all across the country know about Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles and for good reason. It's delicious and almost more importantly FUN! You can't help but smile eating down-home cooking like this. Some of my fave people from the production of RENT I did last year and I got together for a little fun catch-up lunch and we had a blast. Can't wait for us 4 to do this again! I love my friends. (and waffles)

1518 N Gower St
Los AngelesCA 90028
(323) 466-7453

Square One

A neighborhood fave for brunch is Square One. With an organic and locally grown menu you can't go wrong here. All the food is filling, fresh and delish! I would recommend trying their brioche french toast with a large Intelligentsia coffee and maybe a side of these cheddar bacon grits. It gets pretty busy here on the weekends so be ready to wait for a table. Worth the wait though!
PS- We're dressed up cause we just came from a wedding. We're not always so fancy. 

Square One
4854 Fountain Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Monday, February 27, 2012


delicious bread with strawberry syrup

brie grits
with berry compote topped with apple and bourbon cherry granola

house cured corn beef hash and 2 fried eggs

trout n eggs

bacon sandwich with roasted corn mayo

runny egg ...mmmm
BRUNH CLUB! Andy, Ryan and I try to get brunch together at least once a week and this week Ryan chose the spot, KTCHN105. This is not just a restaurant, it's also a cooking school, can be rented out for private dinner parities, private tastings and even catering. They only serve food to the public for weekend brunch so it's essential to have a reservation. It's in a random downtown location but the food was delicious and worth the drive. You could tell these people really care about their food. The brie grits were TO DIE FOR. I've never had anything like this and I'd eat it regularly if I knew how to make them! And the corn beef hash was incredible. I can't wait to go back here!

1250 Long Beach Ave
Los Angeles CA 90021

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Township Kitchen Americana and Saloon is a rustic-chic watering hole that celebrates all-American food and drinks. With American classics like chili cheese fries, Chicago style hotdogs and fried chicken you're bound to find something comforting and delicious. With a long list of American craft beers, rye whiskeys and bourbon you can also swing by Township for an old-timey beverage. We ate the chicken with creamed corn and the Charleston shrimp and grits.

Township Kitchen Americana and Saloon
6612 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Thursday, January 19, 2012


According to my friend Ryan, Pann's is famous. Now, I've lived in LA my entire life and have never heard of this place but that should be famous, or "more" famous rather. With an old skool vibe and a menu similar to Roscoe's, Pann's is a delight. On our way to the airport we stopped through here to grab some breakfast for dinner. Their fried chicken is awesome and pie is to die for. Check it out!

6710 LaTijera Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045


I'm not sure how often, but every once in a while Culver City has an art walk...and that's what brought us over to the westside this night. It's not often that we venture west of La Cienega but this was worth it! After roaming through galleries we worked up an appetite and stumbled into this adorable spot. This fun and classy restaurant covered in chalkboard walls has two locations, both on the westside of course. We're hoping they'll bring one closer to us eastsiders!
We ate the oysters, clearly...steak frites, mushroom risotto, and I think that first photo is of some papardelle bolognese. We loved it all.
...and no, Vivian and I did not dress alike on purpose.

9411 Culver Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 839-6800


312 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-7482