Wednesday, August 22

"you wanna go to brunch on sunday?"

This post is [semi] inspired by my favorite comedian, Bill Burr... have you guys heard of him? If not, you should probably click here. He cracks me up... especially his bit on brunch. But no matter what ole Bill has to say about it, I think brunch is pretty fantastic. Any opportunity to eat scrambled eggs piled high with cheesy goodness or fried chicken on a biscuit is a winning occasion in my book.

Recently, I had the pleasure of feasting on two really amazing brunches. If you live in San Diego [or next time you're in town], you gotta check out at least one. 


Starlite, a gorgeous space a little too close to I-5, recently blew my mind. The meal began with two complimentary homemade donut holes [win] and got even better when I ordered one of the specials for the day: brioche toast with a goat cheese spread and topped with equal parts prosciutto, egg and arugula. As a person who likes proportional ingredients [so I can taste each flavor with each bite], this dish made me extremely happy.


Herringbone, a new Brian Malarkey restaurant, is in another almost random part of town in La Jolla. Boasting trendy yet nautical decor and apparent attention to detail, Herringbone is home to one of the best chicken biscuits I've ever had: a buttery bacon and cheddar biscuit with a breast of fried chicken topped with a fried egg, maple syrup, arugula and a side of potatoes. Nom.

{And seriously... watch the Bill Burr skit. I usually skip over videos on blogs too but trust me in this case, you gotta see it.}

25 comments:

Nicole Marie said...

brunch is quite possibly my favorite meal

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

yum! you are making me hungry. It is almost midnight here and you have me craving for brunch already. hehehe

alongobucco said...

Since moving to NYC, brunch has turned into my most favorite of things! Seriously, there's just something about sitting down on a Saturday or Sunday to a yummy, comforting meal (and mimosas!). Your eats look delish!

-Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Tammy @ Lemons, Avocados and the Bay said...

What the what?? Starlite has a brunch?!?! I will most def be checking that ish out =) I love Starlite!

Anna said...

um YUM. Brunch is by far the best meal of the day. These places look scrumptious!!!

Greta said...

Oh, I love Brunch! We always joke on the weekends we are the brunch zombies, dragging our tired selves to the restuarant chanting "bbbrrunccch" in true zombie fashion.

Evani Gatsby said...

I LOVE the fact you mentioned you're all about proportions, I am so WEIRD about having equal proportions of food, I can't explain it! There is definitely something to be said when everything is balanced. I was a fan of Brian's on the show so Herringbone will definitely be on my list! :)

Evani

Treasure Tromp said...

yum yum yum! I can't get enough of brunch. I need to make it to Starlite!

McKenzie said...

Yum. I love brunch. And your pictures made me hungry!

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Kylee Noelle {the blog} said...

brunch is the BEST. those blue glasses are so cute!

Louisa said...

It's been far too long since I had brunch! The donut holes and brioche toast looks amazing. Got to have a mimosa too though :)

Katie said...

Brunch is my favorite meal!

-The Hungry Goat"

Colleen said...

Can we go to brunch this weekend? It can be a good luck brunch to help me get a job next week.

Jenny said...

Wow, the food sounds amazing at both places! x

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Emily said...

OH, YUM. Breakfast food and cactus?! Two of my favorite things!

A Texas Girl in California said...

Love brunch! I am planning a trip to LA for the weekend. Any brunch tips there?

Allie said...

i cant find your email on your blog!! email me: alexandra.safran@gmail.com and we'll DEF chat brunch.

Gina said...

Ohh, I love Starlite! I found your blog via the email Tammy sent out - looking forward to meeting you on Saturday!

his little lady said...

how perfect are these places? both of these places look beautiful! love the setting!
xo TJ

Melissa Blake said...

Everything looks wonderful!! :)

Jess {The In-Between} said...

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Found ya on Along Abbey Road. :)

A and B said...

Umm when did you have this fabulous design change-up! Love the new header it looks amazing, did you make it yourself?

Tamaras Blend said...

I love having brunch, but there aren't a lot of cool brunch places in my area.
LOVE your new design!

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leahlpantea said...

oh my god allie i was JUST thinking about going there. thats just unreal!

Katie said...

I love food and now I am amazingly hungry cause those look delish!