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If you think the folks in Los Angeles eat only health food, think again. Especially when it comes to breakfast! We visit some L.A. Hotspots that are the sweetest places to start the day. From artisanal doughnuts fried fresh all day long, to the most decadent stuffed French toast, to the best buns in Koreatown — these are breakfasts worth setting your alarm for.
TUNE IN-November 14, 2014 4:30 PM, December 28, 2014 7:00 AM
Jessica Koslow of SQIRL has a way with berries. She captures the best in lesser-known varieties, teasing the winey flavors of ollalieberries into a jam that’s deep and rich and bringing out a surprisingly bright and herbal side of boysenberries sourced from a one-acre plot in Redlands, CA. The vibrant boysenberry jam was our all-time favorite…perhaps our favorite berry jam ever…until we tasted the rare Youngberry version, which tastes like a dream where blackberries and blueberries merge into one incredible fruit. -Serious Eats
The rice bowl has come a long way. Once relegated to health food restaurants and natural food shops, it was a humble, healthful, often vegetarian one-dish meal reminiscent of Japanese donburi and Korean bibimbap, rice bowls topped with meat or fish, vegetables and pickles. NYTIMES
Los Angeles is a town known for its health-conscious population—after all, it is the land of Big Salads and endless green-juice cleanses. So when chef Jessica Koslow opened SQIRL, her two year-old daytime cafe located in LA’s hip Silverlake neighborhood, the opening menu might have seemed like a bit of a head-scratcher.
Come mid-November, a Barbara Bestor-designed annex space will carry grab-and-go items such as coffee, pastries, salads, natural wines and specialty beers. Koslow says, “It’s like Sqirl to go: You can get your baguette, bottle of wine or beer—everything you’d want on a picnic.” Translation: brioche toast and blondies, minus the weekend lines.
UK’s rising star, Ella Henderson, sits down to chat with Chef Jessica Koslow at the LA studio where she recorded parts of her debut album, Chapter One. Jessica returns the favor at her Echo Park hotspot, Sqirl, where they enjoy a fresh and locally sourced meal.