After a long week of working and putting together a new house a home cooked meal can be far from your mind. Searching for clothes still in suit cases , paint cans everywhere and landscapers milling around outside your windows? It’s a must that on your day off you run out the door into your air conditioned car and head out for well deserved brunch. In Hollywood brunch is nothing to joke around about. If by 11 o’clock you haven’t at least started driving towards a restaurant you have just pushed your waiting time from 20 minutes to 45. Who the hell wants to wait 45 minutes for brunch on a Sunday morning? You’re either very hungover or exhausted from a shift that ended at 2 ! Think about these factors around Thursday afternoon and simply call ahead to make a reservations. If your not a reservation person and like to wing it, trying winging it around 10 am before the overly-dressed-for-brunch crowd gets there.
Heading to BLD bright and early on a Sunday is a favorite of mine to do. Sober or hungover I throw on a huge pair of sunglasses, a cute sun dress and make my way to brunch ! Sitting inside is a much better option. It’s clean and crisp looking
and sitting outside means no mimosas! Everyone that comes to BLD for brunch is thinking of one thing. Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes! I know I’ve written about Little Dom’s Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes and while those are delicious, BLD’s pancakes are super delicious and twice the size! As your entree or just another dish on the table to be split by everyone if you have not tried these pancakes yet you have no idea what your missing. Served with Berkshire Maple Syrup , not the sticky-sugary kind, these pancakes come pipping hot with whipped butter ! If you’d rather start your day on the protein side, there are 14 different Egg dishes to choose from – including a Tofu dish. From Frittats or Scrambles to Benedict’s and Florentine’s your eyes will dash from dish to dish. After choosing the perfect egg dish you get the lovely choice of deciding between the Spanish Chorizo Homefries, Olive Oil Fingerling Potatoes accompanied by home made English Muffins (yum!), Cream Cheese and Chive Biscuits, Sourdough, Briouch or Multi Grain breads ! The choices here are endless and it’s easy to stay on the low-cal side. Substituting the potatoes for a side of mixed greens or fruit is always an option, never a small portion and always fresh and tasty.
My two favorite fittata’s are the Summer Vegetable filled with plump yellow tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh herb pesto sauce or the Wild Mushroom packed with creamy goatcheese, pea tendrils and shallots. Both executed perfectly the way a Frittata should be – crispy on top , soft on the bottom with the ingredients splashing around deliciously in the center. After a forkful of exquisite eggs reach across the table for a helping of luscious pancakes and let the blueberries melt on your tongue while maple syrup floats down your throat. An array of organic coffee , tea and several Bloody Mary choices your brunch will leave you thinking about your next trip to BLD.
Offering special promotions like Milk-Shake Madness, pastry chef Mariah Swan gets creative with creamy concoctions , even adding a shot of Jack to spice up your shake ! Heading out for a picnic? No need to cook, just pick up your Picnic Box before your special event for a no fuss lunch ! Call ahead and ask when Chef Diana’s next Barbecue Smoke Night is!
If its breakfast, lunch or dinner your craving is satisfied here at BLD !
7450 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90036 323 930 9744
Sunday – Wednesday: 8 am to 10 pm Thursday – Saturday: 8 am to 11 pm
*always make a reservation or get there an hour before the normal rush
*definitely get the Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes
*if you take a seat at the bar order a Crepe and watch the masters create one right in front of you!
*love the coffee press or honey holder? go ahead and buy one !