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Alexander's Brite Spot in Echo Park late nite dining

annalulu | Jan 29, 200605:18 PM

Long a standby for their cheap breakfast specials (5 or so combos for under $6.00) I have never had a real meal there. Due to some recent late night activity, I've found myself heading there more often. The menu has been evolving and the dessert case in particular is extremely well stocked. Since they are open until 4AM, I thought it would be good to mention.

Their regular meatloaf is one of the best I've ever tasted. Their veggie meatloaf is delicious and moist, and hand made on the premises. I don't know what's in it but I believe it has a nut base. It's covered in a tasty mushroom gravy. They offer a lot of veggie options, which fits the crowd there I think.

The spaghetti and meatballs were also really good, the meatballs in particular were some of the best I've had in a restaurant in a long time. The dish was maybe a little bland, but it was great comfort food.

They do a decent burger and the side salad comes in a really good sized bowl. Their Thousand Island dressing is, I believe, house made, and it's delicious. I dream about it sometimes! Their red velvet cake is pretty good and I just had the chocolate pudding, obviously made from scratch and very high quality.

I know some people have knocked the place, and I will admit that for "diner food" some of the prices approach the high end (dinners run about $9-$14) but I've been happy with my meals lately so that's made up for it.

Service can be hurried and spotty, but the personality of the place is part of the charm for me. I find sitting at the counter to be most entertaining.


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