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Breakfast in Los Angeles?

I can't recommend Doughboys. I stopped there early on a Saturday morning a few weeks ago, and ordered Almond Peach Pancakes with "homemade raspberry syrup". They seemed rather dry, when I noticed I hadn't gotten my raspberry syrup. I asked my waiter, and he said they didn't have any. There was no indication that it might be available later.

C'mon guys, if a dish is missing an ingredient, let the customer know before he has to ask half way through his meal. There are lots of other items on the menu, probably some of which have all their ingredients available.

Unexpectedly, he did bring out some raspberry syrup just as I was finishing up my meal. The few morsels of remaining pancake were very tasty.

Apr 23, 2008
PPosey in Los Angeles Area

At what LA restaurant do you overlook horrible Food/Decor/Service for something great of theirs that you have to have?

I stopped at Hugo's (West Hollywood) on a weekday morning last week, and ordered Strawberry Chai Spice pancakes. There wasn't a grain of spice in the pancakes, and the six little shards of strawberry on the side might have added up to one medium sized strawberry. I suspect I got an order of conventional pancakes with a garnish of strawberries, so checked and double checked with my waitress, who swore it was Strawberry Chai Spice panckaes.

While my waitress was attentive, fast, and friendly, the fact that I got stuck with (and paid for) something other than I ordered doesn't speak well for the wait staff or the management. I can't recommend Hugo's.

By the way, as far as conventional pancakes go, theirs were rather dry. They could have been greatly helped by a little butter on the side, or something more than the tiny squirt of whipped cream used as a garnish. But butter isn't available at the tables. I guess you have to ask.

Apr 23, 2008
PPosey in Los Angeles Area

Bagels in MD

Ize's is alive and well. Its hard to find on the web because of its spelling. Its named after the owner's three children, Isabel, Zach, and Emily.
http://www.izesdeliandbagelry.com/
Hours are Mon-Fri 6am-4pm, Sat 7am-4pm, Sun 7am-3pm, so you probably wouldn't have seen them open in the evening.