First up, Bryndee and the gang from NYC were in LA on Monday morning, so we hit an LA classic - The Griddle Cafe in West Hollywood. Even on a rainy Monday morning, the place was packed. Soon, our stomachs would be packed full of dessertish breakfast dishes. Way. Too. Sweet. Says the girl with the sweet tooth.
Order of red velvet pancakes for the table. With cream cheese frosting, it tastes just like a regular dessert. Even 6 of us couldn't make a dent.
Thankfully the waiter told me I could order a single pancake for my own dish - the Bluesberry, topped with blueberry sour cream and powdered sugar. I think Rustin ordered The Golden Ticket - pancakes filled with banana, streusel, walnuts and caramel, and topped with whipped cream and more caramel and streusel. He had three bites and he was done. Ugh, my stomach hurt just looking at it. This place is delicious, but you gotta prep yourself. And order some bacon, to balance all the sugar.
A couple hours later, it was LA rainy day Korean porridge time with Jihan. We've been meaning to get together for weeks, and stars aligned on Monday. Mountain Cafe is tucked away in a little strip mall in Koreatown, open 24 hours, and a gem of a place. Abalone porridge, ginseng chicken, and some stuff to mix in, and we were set for a a health-filled comfort meal. I swear it cured my headache.