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:



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


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.


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


Despite the crowds, this is my kinda place!




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


…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!


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


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


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


The food arrives pretty quickly, though!


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:


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


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.



Abe got some runny-yolk action too.


Traded bites for bites. And bites.




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!!!


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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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.

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

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

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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