June 7, 2006

Laurelwood Public House

The original Laurelwood, in Hollywood, is a popular brewpub, but strangely enough, it's not that popular for breakfast. I don't understand it, but I embrace it!

Breakfast is served from 10-3 on the weekends. The menu is pretty straightforward: a handful of omelettes like the Super Protein (stuffed with bacon, ham, sausage and cheese), the Ham and Cheese (which is big chunks of ham in a cheese omelette) and the Green Eggs and Ham (a pesto version of the Ham and Cheese); a handful of scrambles; a breakfast burrito; egg, meat and carb combos; and a couple kid's options (leggo my Eggo!).

We've been there several times now, and it's a good honest, tasty breakfast. Two omelettes and a coffee rang in at $16. While the roasted potatoes aren't quite as good as Genie's, they're still pretty darn good, topped with raw garlic, parsley and parmesan. If you're familiar with Laurelwood's garlic fries, it's not quite that garlicky, but if you don't like (raw) garlicky potatoes, you probably won't like these.

Toast products come with little commercial jam tubs, but it's actually good.

It's a good, satisfying breakfast with the option of letting your children run free, or having a bit of the hair of the dog. Of course, if you're allergic to children, sit in the bar—or go somewhere else.


Angelhair said:

Are there more kids at b'fast then at other times?

Any news on their pub up the street?

vj said:

We got there at 10 last weekend and had the place to ourselves for the first half hour. Then, in came the kids. The problem is, there's enough echo in the empty restaurant that if just one kid is screaming, it's like they're screaming right next to you. It's almost _more_ tolerable when they're busy, because it's just a dull roar.

On the Sylvias front, dunno. The best source of info appears to be the Laurelwood Live blog, http://laurelwood.typepad.com/laurelwood_live/

Chris said:

God I hate the kids. Actually, I hate the parents who think that letting their kids run and scream in a restaurant is somehow appropriate. Seriously, WTF? If I had done that as a child I would have been taken outside (so as not to make a scene) and threatened with all manner of punishment if I didn't shape up.

The biggest shame of it all is that they have such killer beer, but I can hardly bring myself to go because I just can't stand obnoxious, uncontrolled, screaming kids.

I think we should start a petition for an "adults-only night" so that grown-ups could go there once a week and enjoy a beer in peace.

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