MessHall

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.

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

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…we opted to sit in “the lodge.”

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First nibble – a little treat, on the house!

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

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

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…asked for strawberry preserves, too.

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Side plate of mmmmeeeeat, all for mmmmeeee!

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

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Stole some of his fruit…

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…and traded a little pancake for burrito.

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Savory + Sweet combo = my favorite…

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….even better with maple syrup!

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You won’t get homesick eating here…

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…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.)

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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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{ 7 comments }

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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