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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


…Mixed Greens tossed in Balsamic Molasses Vinaigrette


Tried a bite of Patrick’s potatoes…


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


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)


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


…stole some Black Pepper Potato Chips too


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


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


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


The perfect size for 4


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


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…


…just good grub.

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  • Becki @ Bites ‘n Brews

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

  • Sara K

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

  • Kacy

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

  • Caitlin C.

    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!

  • Vegetarian in the City

    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!!

  • Amanda

    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!