Thursday, April 09, 2009

Mini Foodventure #115: Brunching at Auntie Em's (Eagle Rock)

Despite having gone to Auntie Em's for two special occasion farmer's market dinners, it wasn't until this past weekend that I finally stopped by for their well-known brunch. I know, a little late to the party, but from the looks of the crowd and the food, it's still going strong - and for good reason!

(Sorry for lack of gastroerotica this time, came here on a spur of spontaneity w/o my camera)

I got their special of the week potato-broccoli-cheddar-gruyere "pie" that was all sorts of sinful deliciousness. Tender broccoli florets, hearty skin-on potato slices were binded together in a moist, eggy souffle with generous amounts of gooey cheeses. Thankfully, it came with a large bowl of seasonal fruits (berries, apples and oranges -- really nice from the usual melons & pineapples mix most other places offer) to offset some of that guilt.

My dining companion got their honey-orange French toast, one of the more memorable ones I've had recently. Airy-light slices of sourdough were dipped in just enough batter to give it substance without sogging up the bread or making it too heavy, and the tartness of the orange and the bread were a wonderful counterpoint to the maple syrup. And like my eggy "pie", this was served with oodles of ripe berries.

With such a nice first impression, an ever-changing brunch menu to reflect seasonal ingredients and $1 all-you-care-to-drink self-serve Intelligentsia house blend coffee, this is definitely going to be one of my regular brunch spots to hit up on the weekends!

Auntie Em's Kitchen
4616 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

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A year ago, I reflected upon lessons learned from my Lenten vegetarianism

Two years ago, I lost my XXX-berry froyo virginity


Diana said...

That potato broccoli cheddar gruyere pie sounds amaaazing. Worth every minute on the treadmill! :) Too bad it's just a special!

Kirby! said...

I've got to check this place out... I've hear nothing but good things!

H. C. said...

@Diana, maybe they'll keep it on for a while ;) I certainly hope so

@Kirby, can't wait to hear your report on it!


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