Monday, December 7, 2009

Grub'bin in a Hollywood Oasis

After meeting Season 2 Top Chef contestant Betty Fraser at the Food Event, we were convinced we had to have some California comfort at Grub--ASAP. She is doing great PR! At the event, Betty warmly approached us and urged us to try her restaurant, Grub, which she informed us had just been voted #1 brunch and lunch by Citysearch. We exchanged cards and she followed up with an email after. Finally having a free Sunday, the Pandas headed for Hollywood.

Located in the middle of the Hollywood's grimy, old post-production district, Grub is an oasis. The metal fence and garden surrounding the little house on Seward Street. shines with yellow and green accents. The bush archway entrance led us to something like an adult version of Pooh's Hundred Acre Woods. We were having brunch on the patio of the most darling little house in the country.
After we ordered from Grub's extensive brunch menu, some of which includes omelets, sandwiches, scrambles, and pancakes, our waiter brought us a bowl of mixed cereal to munch on. For us, it was all about those little marshmallow Lucky Charms!
San Francisco Roasted Coffee. Nice and dark. We had the "Wicked Weekend Appetizer" for starts. The Spicy Crab and Artichoke Dip ($9.95) had a crusty pepperjack cheese top, which we broke through with the limey, Coriander-dusted tortilla chips. The proportion of crab pieces was very generous and the dip itself was just spicy enough (from the jalapenos) to wake us up that morning.

We each ordered two different Grub Signature Mix-It Up Scrambles. Wes had the Chicken Pesto Sausage, Roasted Onion, Red Pepper and Mozzarella Cheese (13.95).A colorful scramble with a meaty heart of deliciously seasoned chicken. The potatoes were crispy on the outside and so soft and warm on the inside.
Evelina had the Corn, Tomatoes, Fresh Basil and Pepperjack Cheese (10.95). The corn added a sweetness to the runny combination of scramble eggs and pepper jack cheese. The star of this dish was the melted cheese complemented by the basil. Again, potatoes were crispy and well-seasoned.

Comfort food inside a comfortable environment. Grub looks almost to be a mirage amongst the other old, colorless buildings. It's definitely hidden away in Hollywood, but we promise that the search for their brunch is well-worth it.

911 Seward Street
Los Angeles, CA 90038 

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  1. Love the fruit loops photo! So cute!

  2. Having brunch outdoors is one of the best things ever, especially in sunny SoCal!

    Ditto on the fruit loops photo.

  3. I've been wanting to go to Grub for ages. You may have just given me a push.

  4. You had me at spicy crab and artichoke dip! Been so long since I've had brunch, sob! Great post, pandas. :)

  5. Very nice pictures. The parking situation at Grub stinks. But they make up for with their mac'n cheese and patio.

  6. gah; it's been forever since i've been to grub - which was a staple when i first moved to LA 5 years ago. lovely meeting you both - hope you start blogging more often again soon!