Grubbin’

October 7, 2011

in dessert, restaurant, salads

When we first moved to Los Angeles six years ago, we often went to Grub for brunch. Housed in a 1920′s duplex, the vibe is home-y and chill.

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Then co-owner Betty Fraser was a contestant on Top Chef and it became impossible to eat a leisurely meal in the tiny space without a 45-minute wait.

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Took a while, but we finally returned for their nearly 2-year-old dinner service.

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The place is so cozy at night – and reservations for four were a cinch!

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I chose Grub to meet our new friends Johanna and Patrick for LA Restaurant Week, but none of us wound up ordering from the specially-priced menu

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We munched on carrot sticks n cucumber slices with pretzels and ranch dip while waiting for our orders

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I got the “Beet’s the Alternative” Salad – left off the Gorgonzola, added some chicken

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A very generous portion of herb-seasoned beets with fresh basil, spiced pecans…

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…Mixed Greens tossed in Balsamic Molasses Vinaigrette

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Tried a bite of Patrick’s potatoes…

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…and Johanna’s Mac-n-Cheese with Jalapeño-Bacon

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Abe’s burger had to be sent back to the kitchen – a Garbonzo-Bean-Risotto-Garden-Patty with cheddar, BBQ sauce, and caramelized onions that he ordered vegetarian-ized (but came out with bacon)

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I taste-tested it to make sure there was none on the new version…

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…stole some Black Pepper Potato Chips too

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Using my favorite App, I scored us a free dessert!

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(We made sure they remembered to bring the bacon on the side.)

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A Hershey’s bar grilled between bread with whipped cream and chocolate sauce

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The perfect size for 4

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I went back for more “crack bacon” – it’s a secret recipe but I’ve a feeling it’s similar to this one

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Glad we returned – pretty sure it can still be a nightmare during weekend brunch, but at night, it reminded me of places in Austin that we loved – not a hole-in-the-wall, nor a trendy/scene-y restaurant…

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…just good grub.

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{ 6 comments }

1 Becki @ Bites 'n Brews October 7, 2011 at 9:17 am

That mac and cheese looks incredible! I’ll go for anything that includes bacon.

2 Sara K October 7, 2011 at 9:19 am

Now THAT’S what I call mac and cheese! What an adorable little nook

3 Kacy October 7, 2011 at 9:39 am

YUM! Everything sounds great. I’m loving beets these days, so that salad looks terrific!

4 Caitlin C. October 7, 2011 at 10:43 am

Ohmygosh that dessert…I just…ah! I had bacon ice cream once, now that was quite the dessert. It was actually part of an entree!

5 Vegetarian in the City October 7, 2011 at 12:06 pm

wow that restaurant looks adorable! and that dessert wow (minus bacon for me haha) i would definitely order the beet salad too, i LOVE beets!

hope you have a great weekend!!

6 Amanda October 7, 2011 at 6:24 pm

That’s my hood! I actually haven’t eaten at Grub much despite the fact that they are walking distance, but I must admit their BLT may have ruined all others for me forever. Seriously. Crack bacon it IS. Glad you guys enjoyed!

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