My hubby and I were recently watching Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives on Food Network and saw a behind the scenes look of Huckleberry Cafe in Santa Monica. They made their Niman Ranch Hash, which looked amazing. We happened to be on that side of town the very next day and stopped in for some Huckleberry Hash – my husband got a cinnamon roll. Let me first say that the place smelled great when we walked in and I loved the fact that the menu wasn’t huge (I believe that places with huge menus just cannot make everything well; small menu means there’s a good chance the food is going to be delicious) and that they use organic, sustainable ingredients. And the food was very good. My hash was full flavored and very meaty, the sunny side up eggs were cooked perfectly, and the arugula added the perfect amount of freshness. That said, you can have too much of a good thing – it was a lot of meat to eat for breakfast, so I’m glad my husband could help me finish it. His cinnamon roll was delicious, but not the typical cinnamon roll. I’m pretty sure it was made with puff pastry and then brushed with butter and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar – which I much prefer to the goopy glaze – but, alas, I do not have a sweet tooth, so perhaps I am not the right person to judge. My husband felt that it was “a fun twist on an old classic.” We would definitely go back to try some other menu items. Bonus: it’s a good place to bring the kids!
Even though I’m reading this during dinner it’s still making me hungry for more! I guess I’m just like you w/the big appetite : )
Glad to see this – looking fwd to more! Can’t wait ’til you write about your food adventures on my island!
Can we say Poke Stop?
As an official “sweet toother”, I think I would have been disappointed by that cinnamon roll.
“When you wake up in the morning,Pooh,” said Piglet at last,”what’s the first thing you say to yourself?’ “What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?” “I say, wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.