A few weekends ago, the line out the door at RUSTIC CANYON sent me packing to Anisette, which was good. I thought we'd try it again in a few weeks, when we could get the timing right.
Yesterday, I pulled up to RC at a few minutes before their posted 9AM opening to find the front of house deserted. I wandered around back to the bustling kitchen where I learned (from Zoe, the pastry wizard) that they recently canceled RC breakfast, though not for lack of ratings.
The good news, however, is that their breakfast was so successful that they've signed a lease on the former PICKUP STIX a few blocks west of RC, where they're starting construction shortly on HUCKLEBERRY CAFE (or maybe BAKERY). "I'll make you all the breakfast you want," promised Zoe, "if you can wait until February."
What choice do I have. I'll wait.
On the bright side, the RC squad are systematically cleansing that stretch of Wilshire of mediocre to poor Chinese restaurants. Like a fire triggering the regrowth of forestland, perhaps they'll unintentionally trigger an elevation of the standard of Chinese food west of San Gabriel. We can hope, can't we?