Restaurants & Bars Los Angeles Area

L.A. Egg Salad

smith11 | | Mar 29, 2007 01:20 PM

I was wondering where Angelenos eat their egg salad. True egg salad appreciators know the fine and subtle differences between what they do and don't like in what seems like a simple, but remains a somewhat complicated dish. I personally have had many of the egg salads in the Hollywood-to-the-beach corridor and there are some good ones and some terribly unimpressive ones. My personal type of egg salad strikes a balance of mayonnaise where it is not runny at all, but dry from yolk either. If it almost "fake"looking when scooped it is fine by me. Additionally the egg needs to be well chopped, but not finely chopped. Long strands of yolk are unacceptable. My winners thus far are The Brighton Grill (well chopped and consistent (also important)), Greenblatts (Good but always towing the too-much-mayo line), Broadway Deli (even chop, good mayo dispersal), Bud's Deli (though the chicken salad is better, I do like their take on the egg despite the fact that it could use one more round of chopping) ...I don't care for Clementine's too-homemade-y style, nor the dry crumble at Coral Tree Cafe. This only touches on the subject at hand, but I'm interested in hearing more...

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