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Report: Anniversary at the Grove - a little long

Gary Rolin | Apr 11, 200501:47 PM

Just wanted to keep my word and post a quick word about my dining experiences over my anniversary weekend.

Quick recap: Anniversary night out staying at the Farmer's Daughter next to 3rd and Fairfax Farmer's Market.

Saturday night:
Catching a movie (a rare event when you have a two-year old) forced us to "wing it" in terms of dinner selection. Ended up at La Piazza next to the fountain at the Grove. All in all, not a bad experience, had the Crostini with Procutto and Mozzarella (particually notable) and Skirt Steak marinated with Red Peppers, Onion served with Spinach, not bad, but I'd consider something else next time. My wife had the chicken and broccoli with pasta, she said it was quite tasty Service was better than expected given the location and level of business.

We were also interested in going across the way to Morels for a Wine and Cheese plate afterwards, but it just didn't happen. Would like to know if anyone else has ever been and is it worth a try?

Sunday Brunch:
In researching all the suggestions, i found that Jar on Beverly near Crescent Heights served a Brunch. we'd done the Farmer's Market's suitably yummy fare and decided to try something new.

It was defintely worth it. We go there at 10 A.M. right as they opened. By the amount of staff milling about, I think they get busier as the morning rolls on. The first thing was the generoussslice of coffe cake/sticky but they give you when you first sit down, delightfully yummy even without the coffee (we're not coffee people).

I had the Pot Roast Hash with coffee Gravy, which is more like scrambled eggs with pot roast, peppers and onions than its Corned beef couse I'm more used to. It was not exactly what I was expecting, but tasty nonetheless. My wife had Chilaquiles, a first for her, which she definitely wants to hav again, although I'm sure the more simple versions won't have the Creme Fraiche. All this was served very promptly and glasses were filled quickly.

So thanks to all the hounds who took the time to make the suggestions.

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