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Savory Sqirl

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I finally got Abe and Julius to try Sqirl!  We can never go on the weekends, when it’s too crazy, so we took advantage of some vacation days.

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Usually I go for something sweet there, but my podcast with Sandra Oh convinced me I needed to try something savory…

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…the Brown Rice Pesto with a Poached Egg for me…

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…plus several bites of Abe’s Brioche Toast…

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…topped with Kale and a Fried Egg.

IMG_2308 IMG_2311 Oh man.  They do it all so well.  I wish I lived within walking distance!

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Recipe: The Best Bacon and Eggs Ever

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The best?  YES, the best.  After eating this bacon…

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…and these eggs at Project Breakfast LA, I had to know HOW.

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Sarah was kind enough to share!  First, the bacon:

  • Source the best quality bacon you can find. (This was Peads and Barnetts Heritage Pork Bacon.)
  • Melt down the Maple + Black Pepper Caramels from Quin Candy in a small pot on the stovetop.  Once you have the caramel in liquid form, set aside.
  • Lay the bacon on a lined sheet tray in a single layer.  Place in a preheated 400 degree oven.
  • Cook the bacon about halfway through, then pull it out and add some of the now rendered hot bacon fat into the pan, with the caramel.
  • Brush the bacon with the bacon fat / caramel mixture (just like you are basting it), then finish cooking in the oven.
  • Let cool for a few minutes before enjoying.

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Next up, the Baked Eggs, which can be done with any vegetable combo you like.

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  • Caramelize leeks and shallots as the base, then added them to Kale, Mushrooms, Delicata Squash and Cherry Tomatoes.
  • Roast the vegetables (tossed in olive oil and salt and pepper) about 80% of the way to finished.
  • Crack eggs over them and add cheese of your choice (this was Drake Family Farms Chèvre).
  • Finish baking in oven at 400 for 10-12 min (for softer set eggs). Enjoy!

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Thank you Sarah, not only for feeding me one of the best brunches ever, but sharing your talents.  Check out more food and fun on her blog, La Femme Epicure (or just hire her to cook for you).

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CoFax Coffee

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McKenna recently revealed her obsession with the breakfast burritos at CoFax Coffee.

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Since then, I’ve heard about this place almost every day – it became our quest to try one.

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We stopped by the small (crowded!) spot and ordered one to go…

Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 preset …a vegetarian version (the regular comes with chorizo) so Abe and I could split it.
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We agree – it’s one of the best in the city.  The smokiness of the potatoes and depth of flavor in their homemade salsas bring this to another level.

Also love that it’s not monster huge.  I usually finish breakfast burritos in a food coma.

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I’m a fan of the owners’ other restaurants, too – Golden State (next door) and Bludso’s.

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