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M.B. Post

brunch - restaurant - salads - vegetarian

For the last few years, every time I’ve met somebody from Manhattan Beach, I’ll pick their brain about M.B. Post

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…known as one of the best vegetarian-friendly restaurants – but since it’s not exactly around the corner from me, I couldn’t bring myself to drive down “just to see” – until they lured me with an invitation.

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I met David LeFevre at The Taste last summer, and knew the chef-driven/seasonal menu would be something special…

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…we were seriously blown away!

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Sticky Buns with Pecan and Brown Sugar…

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…a Seasonal Medley of Fitzgerald Farm Stone Fruits/Mint/Honey…

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…and a Breakfast Sandwich (sans Sausage) – English Muffin, Calabrian Peppers, Fontina, Tomato + a brilliant yellow egg scramble.

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We came during Sunday brunch, so there weren’t too many “lunch” options – Chopped Salad of Baby Artichokes, Chickpeas, Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Parmesan…

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(Salami on the Side for me)

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…and a Burrata/Roasted Pepper Sandwich with Green Olive Pesto on a Pretzel Roll…

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…side of perfect house-made potato chips.

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Not normally served til dinner, the kitchen hooked us up with their infamous Brussels Sprouts – which I’ve seen featured on Cooking Channel’s Unique Eats…

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…roasted to perfection with emmental, hazelnuts, and fried sage.

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The only thing Abe couldn’t eat is the one that’s been haunting my dreams…

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…Bacon and Cheddar Biscuits with Maple Butter. I wondered if it would be overkill, but it’s not. It’s everything a biscuit should be.

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Almost everything above was boxed/taken home but we couldn’t stop our spoons once they dug into dessert…

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…”The Elvis” – Chocolate Pudding, Peanut Butter Mousse, Bruleed Bananas…

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…and Bacon Brittle.

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Absolutely worth the drive. Even the traffic.  Not one thing was less than extraordinary, and the service couldn’t have been friendlier/on point, despite a crazy brunch crowd. We’ll definitely be back!

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Radical Candy

dessert - snacks - soup/stew

CoolHaus sent me some chocolate samples

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…I couldn’t wait to dig in! Scarfed down dinner first – Carrot Soup + Pretzel Crisps

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…then dove into my dessert plate of frozen mango, Milk Chocolate Fried Chicken Caramel + Dark Chocolate Peppermint Paddy.

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Mmmmm! You can order both online, or at the stores (<—where you can also try their new Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Bars and Seasonal Ice Cream Pies).

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I had another cup of soup (my usual nightly miso) and an apple before bed.

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Speaking of CoolHaus, a reminder that the Pasadena store will host a Charity Bake Sale on Saturday. Here’s the full list of goodies you can buy for Typhoon Relief in the Philippines.

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