Firstly, I must apologize for the hiatus. We’re drawing close to the end of the school year, and things are beyond hectic. Fortunately though, I was able to spend the weekend in Hollywood with Jessica and enjoy one hell of a Sunday Brunch!
Grub is a small, neighborhood breakfast spot located right below Jessica’s apartment at 911 Seward St. We’d never heard of it before, but decided to give it try on account of their brunch menu listing items like, “The Big Flippin’ Carnival Pancake,” and The “Big Ass Ice Cream Sandwich.” We’re suckers for this kind of stuff.
The wait to be seated was relatively short. We got a small table on the patio, and the waiter presented us with a bowl of dried cereal. Coco Puffs, Captain Crunch, and Fruit Loops. Seriously, why is this not done more often?! It’s the breakfast joint’s equivalent to tortilla chips at a Mexican restaurant.
As a starter, we decided to order the Big Flippin’ Carnival Pancake, an “Appateaser” filled with more of the same breakfast cereal. It was thin, covered in powdered sugar, and the perfect amount of sweet. Did I mention that they stuffed cereal into it? I didn’t know it was possible for someone to cook a breakfast item using my childhood as the key ingredient.
Jessica ordered a scramble that was filled with Grub’s signature “Crack Bacon.” We both generally prefer a more meaty flavor to our bacon, but decided that the sweetness in the “Crack Bacon” was a nice compliment to the cheesy scramble. I had the “Hooked” tuna melt on sourdough. According to their menu, this item was an LA Weekly, “Best Melt” winner. I have to admit, I’ve had better melts, but this one comes in at a close runner-up. They didn’t skimp on the melted cheese, and the tuna didn’t have that overpowering, fishy taste some melts do. I certainly did not have any leftovers to box-up!
As far as Sunday brunch goes, Grub treated us well. No brilliant, absurdist drag performances like the ones featured at Hamburger Mary’s in WeHo, or ridiculously over-sized, rosemary skewered, fried chicken like Hash House A Go Go’s. It’s not mind-blowing–it’s a simple, neighborhood brunch joint, tucked away behind the glamour of Sunset boulevard, sporting wonderfully experimental twists!
As always, keep calm and brunch on!