I’ll Be Your Huckleberry

November 27, 2010

in bakeries/cafes/dessert places, brunch, giveaway

Wow – I can’t believe it’s only 1:30pm and so much has happened already! First thing’s first – we dropped off Abe’s parents at LAX:

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To help combat the sadness of saying goodbye, we treated ourselves to a West Side brunch at Huckleberry.

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Woah – apparently we weren’t the only ones with this idea – parking in the back lot wasn’t too bad at 10am, but there was a loooong line.

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I tried to save us seats while Abe ordered, but was informed that was a no-no. Oops!

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Despite the crowds, this is my kinda place!

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The baked goods looked amazing, but I was a bit overwhelmed and decided to just stick to the menu…

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…though I’m kicking myself now for not ordering a piece of this to go – it looks like it could rival Urth Caffe’s version!

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We were able to find seating outside. It was cold, but better than the noisy chaos indoors.

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And this way, our little Huckleberry Hound could join us!

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I bused the table myself; you also are responsible for bringing out your own water/condiments.

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The food arrives pretty quickly, though!

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I ordered the Quinoa, Spinach, and Butternut Squash topped with two Eggs, Sunnyside Up. Abe got the Soft Baked Eggs with Roasted Tomato Sauce, White Beans, and Parmesan Cheese:

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I love eating brunch in my pajamas! Reminds me of college.

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This is the kinda meal I would cook at home – except I never take the time to roast whole cloves of garlic – makes a BIG difference.

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Abe got some runny-yolk action too.

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Traded bites for bites. And bites.

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FABULOUS!

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Breakfast like kings – we had energy to tackle three loads of laundry, clean the entire house, and this is normally when we’d be rolling OUT of bed on a weekend!

Next up on the agenda – put up the X-mas Tree, take Julius for a walk, maybe see a movie, and of course…

Launch my Saturday FAAAAAVORITE THIIIINGS giveaway!!!

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This week’s prize: Tofu XPress, which I reviewed back in April and use all the time – it truly is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets, and you can get one for free by doing one of the following:

Let me know how you entered in the comments section; extra points for doing all three – plus if you tweet/blog/spread the word you’ll increase your odds of winning. One U.S Resident will be chosen at random and contacted next week!

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{ 64 comments }

1 Monet November 27, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Wow! What a day and what a breakfast! I need to find/open a place like Huckleberry in Austin. I just love when you can order breakfast food that isn’t the standard eggs and pancakes. Delicious! Thank you for sharing. I hope you are having a lovely Saturday afternoon!

2 Laurie November 27, 2010 at 2:30 pm

I am following on twitter :)

3 KeepItSweet November 27, 2010 at 2:31 pm

i’d love a tofu press! i am now following them on twitter

4 Estela @ Weekly Bite November 27, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Both of your breakfasts look amazing!!!

5 Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest November 27, 2010 at 2:56 pm

I am following them on twitter @FitintheMidwest.

I am hosting a giveaway too–for three Stonyfield yogurt coupons.
http://fitinthemidwest.wordpress.com/2010/11/27/my-first-giveaway-stonyfield-yogurt-coupons/

6 Sam Bangs November 27, 2010 at 3:01 pm

following on twitter and liked on Facebook.
as a macro-vegan, i’ve been dying for one of these!

7 Victoria November 27, 2010 at 3:07 pm

I did all three…@theairibreathe, Facebook liked, and newsletter…excited! thank you

8 claudia November 27, 2010 at 3:07 pm

following on twitter

9 claudia November 27, 2010 at 3:08 pm

liked on fb

10 claudia November 27, 2010 at 3:10 pm

subscribed to the newsletter

11 claudia November 27, 2010 at 3:10 pm

tweeted about the giveaway

12 Simply Life November 27, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Looks like a great brunch!

13 Rachel Anne November 27, 2010 at 4:07 pm

I am following Tofuexpress on twitter! I would love to win this and give it to my mom :)

14 Sana November 27, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I love that this place had green eggs and ham! Totally cute :)

15 Heidi November 27, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Whaaaaat? $45 for a pie! And it looks like that was the marked DOWN price. Obscene! Stick to the Whole Foods chocolate pecan, I say. :) Glad you enjoyed brunch, and happy tree-decorating! xoxo

16 runRedrun November 27, 2010 at 4:16 pm

i subscribed to their newsletter. i’ve been wanting one of these for awhile!

17 Andrea@WellnessNotes November 27, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Lunch looks amazing! LOVE runny eggs. And I love breakfasts I would make at home, but I don’t have any cleaning up to do afterward… :)

Great giveaway!

I followed TofuXpress on Twitter!

18 Andrea@WellnessNotes November 27, 2010 at 4:28 pm

And I like TofuXpress on FB! :)

19 carmen November 27, 2010 at 4:45 pm

i’ve always wanted a tofu press! i liked them on facebook.

20 edenseats November 27, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Hey lynn,
I love huckleberry! I know the owners and they are so sweet and its a very “mom and pop” type place. Their homemade english muffins are ridiculously delicious.
I “liked” Tofu Express on Bookface (yep I call it that)

21 Cindy November 27, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Liked on FB!

That’s what I call breakfast!!! Yum.

22 gargupie November 27, 2010 at 4:52 pm

That’s an awesome brunch! I’m too lazy to cook quinoa too, hehe.

I liked them on FB!

23 Nicole November 27, 2010 at 5:05 pm

That place looks super sweet! I’m glad you found a place to sit. You picked the same breakfast I would have picked (if I ate eggs). I’m going to try something similar with some tofu tomorrow morning!

I’m now following TofuXpress on Twitter, and I “liked” them on Facebook. I would be over the moon to win this. I mean, it’s really that cat’s pajamas.

24 lowandbhold November 27, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Those dishes both look so unique and delicious!!

25 greensandjeans November 27, 2010 at 5:46 pm

I’ve been dying for one of these! Abe looks SO much like his dad! That picture of the “group hug” is just adorable.

26 greensandjeans November 27, 2010 at 5:46 pm

I like them on Facebook!

27 Tamara Christie November 27, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Oh man, those breakfasts look fantastic. I’m going to try making them.

I did all three entry methods!

28 Jessie November 27, 2010 at 6:05 pm

I am following on twitter and liked them on Facebook.

I’ve been wanting one of these for a while, but can’t justify spending the money :( I eat tofu way too much not to use this all the time!

29 JANET November 27, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Hi
I entered all 3 sites to win the Tofu Express. I just love tofu and know this would be a great addition to my vegetarian dishes.. Also. Love following your blog and all the delicious food you eat.
Hope you had a great Holiday weekend.
Thanks for letting me enter
Janet

30 Katie November 27, 2010 at 6:34 pm

I subscribed to the newsletter!

Also….look at Abe’s dad’s face in pic #1….priceless.

31 Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) November 27, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Roasted whole garlic makes everything better! The egg dishes look so good!

32 MarathonVal November 27, 2010 at 8:11 pm

Wow, this place looks amazing!!! I love the creativity in those dishes. Have fun putting up the Christmas tree…. even though you guys are late by my (weird) standards ;)

33 Yin November 27, 2010 at 8:20 pm

The breakfast looks so good!

I did #3 (subscribe to the TofuXpress Newsletter on their site)!

34 Ameena November 27, 2010 at 9:08 pm

I went to Huckleberry back when it opened last June (I think?). I was NOT impressed! It was crazy busy and the food was just average. Ali and I swore we’d never return, especially because of the crowds but now I am inspired to maybe give it another chance?

35 clairedille November 28, 2010 at 12:55 am

I still need to try huckleberry…I was way too hungry when we attempted so left because of the line! Your food sounds great though!

36 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine November 28, 2010 at 5:24 am

I followed them on Twitter!

37 susan November 28, 2010 at 6:04 am

With all those eggs and DOUGH, Huckleberry looks like my kind of place!

38 Donca November 28, 2010 at 6:50 am

I liked on facebook!!!

Always wanted to get my hands on a tofu press! Fingers crossed!

39 sara November 28, 2010 at 7:37 am

I follow tofuexpress on twitter!!!

40 Kathleen November 28, 2010 at 7:38 am

I have heard such great things about this press! I liked on fbook!

41 Jamie @ Food in Real Life November 28, 2010 at 6:42 pm

I really want one of these gadgets! Currently I just wrap my tofu in a dishtowel and put heavy pans on it.

Liked on FB!

42 Jamie @ Food in Real Life November 28, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Following on Twitta!

43 Jamie @ Food in Real Life November 28, 2010 at 6:43 pm

And subscribed to the newsletter!

44 elaine November 28, 2010 at 7:40 pm

thanks for hosting this amazing giveaway! i heard this press is what allows tofu to really soak up the flavor of its marinade! i signed up for the newsletter.

45 jessica o'brien November 28, 2010 at 7:59 pm

we see abe’s face! i feel like spotting him on your blog could be a drinking game ;) love the family group hug shot.

breakfast looks super yum – never been there! adding it to my ever-growing list.

46 Jos November 28, 2010 at 8:32 pm

I followed TofuXpress on Twitter

47 Jos November 28, 2010 at 8:32 pm

I’m liking TofuXpress on fB :)

48 Jos November 28, 2010 at 8:33 pm

subscribed to newsletter

49 Jos November 28, 2010 at 8:33 pm

Did all those 3.. done!

50 Jos November 28, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Tweeted this giveaway http://twitter.com/hattorizen

51 elise November 28, 2010 at 9:01 pm

good choice! thats definitely one of the best dishes they make…and ive been quite a few times, so im considering myself an expert ;) next time its a date!

52 Kati November 29, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I liked TofuXpress on FaceBook and subscribed to their newsletter. I’d love to win to try this gadget out.

53 Valerie C. November 29, 2010 at 2:54 pm

I liked tofuxpress on facebook!!! :)

54 Valerie C. November 29, 2010 at 2:54 pm

followed them on twitter!! :P

55 Johnny Chan November 29, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Did all three! =)

56 Elise November 29, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Oh I need one of these!

57 Melissa @ TryingToHeal November 29, 2010 at 5:01 pm

i liked them on facebook!

58 Samantha November 29, 2010 at 6:31 pm

I subscribed to the newsletter!

59 jessica o'brien November 29, 2010 at 8:39 pm

i rarely enter blog giveaways, but this is something i could actually use! i did 3: subscribed to their newsletter, followed them on facebook + followed them on twitter! thanks for the chance.

60 Walking E November 29, 2010 at 9:07 pm

I did two – Facebook and the newsletter. This looks like a great product! I could’ve used it when I was pressing some tofu the other day. ;)

61 Eileen November 29, 2010 at 9:41 pm

I am really enjoying your blog. Yay Tofu press! I didn’t even know these existed until you posted it. I am thinking it will finally help me make the stir fry I’ve always wanted. Thanks!

62 Eileen November 29, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Oh…and I “liked” it on Fbook :)

63 Erin Walkowiak November 30, 2010 at 10:06 pm

I liked the Tofu XPress on facebook. This looks so amazing – I really like tofu but getting the water out can be so annoying.

64 rebecca December 2, 2010 at 10:36 am

i subscribed to the newsletter!

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