March 31, 2013

in brunch, restaurant, vegetarian

Instead of the usual Sunday Farmer’s Market Sampling, Abe and I checked out MessHall for Easter Brunch.



There’s a real summer camp feel to the place…


…we opted to sit in “the lodge.”



First nibble – a little treat, on the house!


Hold onto your Coonskin Caps – it’s a S’mores Scone!!!



For the main event, I got the Buttermilk Griddle Cakes…


…asked for strawberry preserves, too.


Side plate of mmmmeeeeat, all for mmmmeeee!


The pulled pork was from Abe’s Breakfast Burrito order, vegetarianized to contain only eggs, black eyed peas, salsa verde, and queso seco.


Stole some of his fruit…


…and traded a little pancake for burrito.



Savory + Sweet combo = my favorite…


….even better with maple syrup!


You won’t get homesick eating here…


…despite some mixed Yelps, I found the food to be quite delicious/reasonable – and the service was not only super friendly, but extra speedy! We were done with our meal within an hour. A movie, melon, and miso followed, plus another food-less date at Cafe Gratitude – this time with Janet. (I wasn’t hungry during dinner, but snacked on a few frozen grapes/blueberries before bed.)


Speaking of reviews (and Janet) – the JV Club Podcast interview we did just got a sweet writeup in The Onion’s AV Club – they’ve been giving my films horrible reviews for years, so it was such a nice surprise to read.

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1 Shell Lewis March 31, 2013 at 10:45 pm

Well I’m glad the The Onions AV Club finally got it right cause I dig your films and the interview was great too! Never tried Mess Hall. I can’t quite picture where it’s located but I will put it on my list of places to try…thanks!

2 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet March 31, 2013 at 11:34 pm

Thanks Shell! FYI it’s where the old Louise’s was on Los Feliz – where people sometimes valet/shuttle for the Greek theater.

3 Shell Lewis March 31, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Ah thanks! I know where it is now!

4 Ellen April 1, 2013 at 1:16 am

I’ve been wanting to try Mess Hall!
Congrats on the good review, I’ll need to take a listen to the podcast!

5 Sabrina @ Living, Learning, Eating April 1, 2013 at 5:04 am

That’s a great idea for a scone – LA eateries are so creative!

6 EmmaW April 1, 2013 at 7:54 am

What a refreshing blog to come across. :)

7 Sues April 1, 2013 at 11:55 am

A s’more scone??? Totally reinventing that at home. Thanks for the best idea EVER!!

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