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GRUB - a report

jaydee | Apr 18, 200505:31 PM

Breakfast on the weekends in LA can be such a melodrama. The parking, the wait, the wait, and the wait and did I mention the wait? - can make a guy like me want to just pop some eggos in the toaster and indulge in some canned corned beef and hash.

Nursing a significant hangover after bouts with Ketel One and cheesy karaoke at the Brass Monkey - my gurlfrend suggested we try a place neither of us had gone to - GRUB. Curious and still a bit cloudy from last night - we went. This place is tucked away in the film vault/edit house district of Hollywood. All by itself, it can be difficult to find and possibly hard to accidently bump into.

It looks like a house from the outside and has a cute patio area and lots of windows in the interior of the restaurant - it looked very promising. We were promptly seated. A look on the walls and accolades helped us to conclude that this was a place known for catering movie sets and photo shoots, and this restaurant became an offshoot to help bring in some extra money.

We took a look at the menu. Two scramble-like dishes (scrambles with fillings), some pancake and french toast offerings and other breakfast staples on one side, and basic lunch fare (tuna sandwich, chicken salad) on the other.

my gurlfrend opted for the egg sandwich and I the chorizo breakfast burrito (hoping it would soak up all the vodka from last night).

service, while friendly............was...........pretty...............slow............once we placed our order. It was a full 35 minutes before our dishes arrived, the waitress claiming the large party seated before us (8 people total) zapped the kitchen. I was too out of it to care, but I did know that the hangover headache was in full effect at that point. GF was not amused with the wait.

food eventually came. egg sandwich was served in a croissant - and was pretty much soaked in buttery goodness. eggs, cheddar, dill butter all came together in a greasy croissant shell that was pretty good. breakfast burrito wasn't as good - being more dry than I would have liked and surprised given the grease factor of chorizo. if you do not like your breakfast burritos greasy, this would have done you well. they put some of their oven roasted potatoes in the burrito too, which really didn't add to the burrito other than make it bulk in size. I am a fan of hashbrown potatoes in my burrito, which was not the type found in the burrito I was devouring this morning. highlight was the side of bacon I ordered - named "Sassy Sweet Bacon", it was simply bacon tossed in their maple syrup - good stuff.

overall - service is slow, but friendly. food is good. no wait for a table, so if they speed up the kitchen, this might be the best kept breakfast secret in Hollywood/LA.

on the way out, I saw a sign indicating new menu items, one of which is a BLT with the sassy bacon I was speaking of might just bring me back.

911 N Seward St
Hollywood, CA 90038
(323) 461-3663

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