I’ll Be Your Huckleberry

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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  • http://anecdotesandapples.weebly.com Monet

    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!

  • http://dailyveggie.blogspot.com/ Laurie

    I am following on twitter :)

  • http://keepitsweet.wordpress.com KeepItSweet

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

  • http://www.weeklybite.com Estela @ Weekly Bite

    Both of your breakfasts look amazing!!!

  • http://fitinthemidwest.wordpress.com/ Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest

    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/

  • Sam Bangs

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

  • Victoria

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

  • claudia

    following on twitter

  • claudia

    liked on fb

  • claudia

    subscribed to the newsletter

  • claudia

    tweeted about the giveaway

  • http://www.simplylifeblog.com Simply Life

    Looks like a great brunch!

  • Rachel Anne

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

  • http://www.supersana.com Sana

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

  • Heidi

    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

  • runRedrun

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

  • http://www.andreaswellnessnotes.com Andrea@WellnessNotes

    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!

  • http://www.andreaswellnessnotes.com Andrea@WellnessNotes

    And I like TofuXpress on FB! :)

  • carmen

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

  • http://edenseats.wordpress.com edenseats

    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)

  • http://www.cksmetalart.blogspot.com Cindy

    Liked on FB!

    That’s what I call breakfast!!! Yum.

  • http://thoughtfulplate.wordpress.com gargupie

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

    I liked them on FB!

  • Nicole

    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.

  • http://lowandbhold.wordpress.com lowandbhold

    Those dishes both look so unique and delicious!!

  • greensandjeans

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

  • greensandjeans

    I like them on Facebook!

  • Tamara Christie

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

    I did all three entry methods!

  • http://acharismaticloss.tumblr.com Jessie

    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!

  • JANET

    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

  • http://www.ajoyinclass.wordpress.com Katie

    I subscribed to the newsletter!

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

  • http://thenondairyqueen.blogspot.com/ Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen)

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

  • http://www.veganbyvalerie.com MarathonVal

    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 ;)

  • Yin

    The breakfast looks so good!

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

  • http://fancythatfancythis.wordpress.com Ameena

    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?

  • http://afreshdille.wordpress.com clairedille

    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!

  • http://une-vie-saine.com Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine

    I followed them on Twitter!

  • http://coffeeandthepaper.wordpress.com susan

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

  • Donca

    I liked on facebook!!!

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

  • sara

    I follow tofuexpress on twitter!!!

  • http://dougak23.wordpress.com/ Kathleen

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

  • http://foodinreallife.wordpress.com Jamie @ Food in Real Life

    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!

  • http://foodinreallife.wordpress.com Jamie @ Food in Real Life

    Following on Twitta!

  • http://foodinreallife.wordpress.com Jamie @ Food in Real Life

    And subscribed to the newsletter!

  • elaine

    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.

  • http://jessohbee.blogspot.com jessica o’brien

    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.

  • http://delightfultastebuds.wordpress.com Jos

    I followed TofuXpress on Twitter

  • http://delightfultastebuds.wordpress.com Jos

    I’m liking TofuXpress on fB :)

  • http://delightfultastebuds.wordpress.com Jos

    subscribed to newsletter

  • http://delightfultastebuds.wordpress.com Jos

    Did all those 3.. done!

  • http://delightfultastebuds.wordpress.com Jos

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

  • elise

    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!

  • Kati

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

  • Valerie C.

    I liked tofuxpress on facebook!!! :)

  • Valerie C.

    followed them on twitter!! :P

  • http://www.eboostconsulting.com Johnny Chan

    Did all three! =)

  • Elise

    Oh I need one of these!

  • http://rainforestgurl.blogspot.com/ Melissa @ TryingToHeal

    i liked them on facebook!

  • Samantha

    I subscribed to the newsletter!

  • http://jessohbee.blogspot.com jessica o’brien

    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.

  • Walking E

    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. ;)

  • http://none Eileen

    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!

  • http://none Eileen

    Oh…and I “liked” it on Fbook :)

  • Erin Walkowiak

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

  • rebecca

    i subscribed to the newsletter!