Sqirl in East Hollywood

The line outside Sqirl on a Sunday morning reminds me of that episode of Portlandia where they wait in line for brunch for 3 hours. BUT it’s worth the wait. It gives you the right to sit outside and enjoy the people watching. Order their coffee – it is heavenly – I had the Al Pacino which is an Almond Milk Iced Cap. YUM!

I ALWAYS order the Kokuho Rose Brown Rice Bowl: Sorrel Pesto (nut free), Preserved Meyer Lemon, Lacto Fermented Hot Sauce, Black Radish, French Sheep Feta, Poached Egg. To. Die. For. I could eat this everyday for the rest of my life. The Pesto Rice is out of this world, the lemon brings out the freshness of the entire dish, the egg – I mean I can put an egg on a pile of rocks and I’d think it’s delicious but once you pop the yolk open and mix it all together it’s like all is right in the world. Run, don’t walk to Sqirl if you haven’t already.

This little block on Virgil in East Hollywood is really up and coming. There are a few cute little boutiques and vintage shops to pop into as well as Twig & Twine,Β  a lovely little flower and gift shop.

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720 N. Virgil Ave #4
Los Angeles, CA 90029

http://sqirlla.com

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JT Country Kitchen

I found the CUTEST, TINEST little greasy spoon restaurant just outside Joshua Tree. I squealed upon seeing the front of the place.

Anthony Bourdain went here on No Reservations, as can be seen on the wall throughout the restaurant. The cutest owners were incredibly friendly. Biscuits and gravy, eggs, corned beef hash and so much more was ordered.

There’s probably enough seats for 20 people total. The milkshakes are divine. Please stop by if you’re ever in the area!
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The bazaar by Jose Andres Part tres.

I had dinner at The Bazaar by Jose Andres this week. Always a wonder dining experience. I find myself trying to order anything that sounds obscure (or just plain delicious) like Ceviche and avocado roll, Wild mushroom rice, Jamon iberico and fried farm egg with truffle butter and “your life will change” dashi linguini (with Parmesan, quail egg, basil). My life was changed- Jose does not lie.

For dessert I had the hot chocolate mousse, but the best was the Nitro Coconut Floating Island and Dark Chocolate Pop Rocks that my friend ordered.

I’m ready to go back now…who’s with me??

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Handsome Coffee Roasters

I love me a good cup of joe and especially a delicious coffee + milk from Handsome Coffee Roasters. It’s located in DTLA in the Arts District and always has a long line of coffee lovers alike. I need to stop by and get some beans so I can make this stuff at home. I’ve gone back for seconds on coffee…I was wired but happy the rest of the day.

The Eggslut truck was there,Β  as they are every weekend, serving up some deliciously good (and slightly unhealthy) egg dishes. I highly recommend the sandwich I had, which was scrambled eggs with cheese and caramelized onions on a brioche bun.