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Beach Plum Kitchen in Carlsbad

My fiancé and I were in Carlsbad a few months ago, and we had a very enjoyable breakfast at Beach Plum Kitchen. I had the NY steak & eggs, and he had the pork belly hash pictured above (with jalapeños added). Both were great. Had their pancakes as well, and they were nice and fluffy. They also have seasonal house made jams, and we tried their lemon-blueberry one which was delicious! I've never seen the place talked about here and was wondering what others thought about it. Is it as good as I thought it was, or do I just have low standards? :) Anyway, I figured it was worth a mention in case anyone needed a breakfast spot in the Carlsbad area.

http://beachplumkitchen.com/

about 14 hours ago
thechez5 in San Diego

Your favorite grocery store ice cream

+1 on Steve's. Especially the Small Batch Bourbon Vanilla and the Burnt Sugar Vanilla and the Strawberry Ricotta.

1 day ago
thechez5 in Los Angeles Area

Recs in the San Fernando valley

Apey Kade in Tarzana for great Sri Lankan food. Excellent lamprais, gothamba roti, hoppers, etc. Reminds me of home.

Jul 26, 2015
thechez5 in Los Angeles Area

Looking for some good restaurant mushroom dishes

I used to love the Mushroom Brioche Box at Black Hogg, but they changed their menu and that was taken off. Our server did say that the chef brings it back from time to time, though.

Jul 24, 2015
thechez5 in Los Angeles Area

farm to table restaurant in los angeles

Cooks County

Jul 15, 2015
thechez5 in Los Angeles Area

Mammoth?

Any new breakfast recommendations in Mammoth? Didn't want to start a new thread. Thanks in advance!

Jul 13, 2015
thechez5 in California

Best Desserts in LA?

Will do! Thanks for the tip.

Jul 12, 2015
thechez5 in Los Angeles Area

Best Desserts in LA?

I love the Italian Hamburger at Son of a Gun.

Jul 08, 2015
thechez5 in Los Angeles Area

Subway made 2 mistakes that are destroying its business

When I was in high school (early 2000's), we had Domino's Pizza and Chic Fil A. They were little stands that would be brought to the school during lunch time. They had a limited amount of mini pizzas and chicken sandwiches, so they'd leave once they sold out. Also a public school, in the Los Angeles area. And yes, strictly for students/staff.

Jul 06, 2015
thechez5 in Chains

The best thing I ate on the 4th was.....

The juicy pork and crab XLB at Mama's Lu.

L.A. Dish of the Month, July 2015 -- SKEWERS

Torrance doesn't exactly have the best Persian food, but I find the koobideh at Fanoos Grill to be pretty tasty and juicy. $12 for the koobideh plate, which comes with 2 skewers, chelow rice, salad, and a roasted tomato.

Jul 02, 2015
thechez5 in Los Angeles Area

Biling Fruit

I will try those. Thanks a lot!

Jun 30, 2015
thechez5 in Los Angeles Area

Biling Fruit

Thank you! I wasn't aware of that name for it, and that it's used in Filipino cooking.

Jun 30, 2015
thechez5 in Los Angeles Area

Biling Fruit

Growing up in Sri Lanka, the Biling fruit was my favorite. It is a sour fruit that is eaten with salt. I can't think of anything that it is comparable to, sorry. Has anyone seen this particular fruit available anywhere in LA? I attached a picture in case you're not familiar with it. TIA!

Jun 28, 2015
thechez5 in Los Angeles Area

Most underrated LA restaurants

Well, at least I don't feel so bad for having a big mouth anymore... Haha.

Most underrated LA restaurants

Oh yes. I'm not the biggest fan of shawarma, but I really like theirs.

Jun 28, 2015
thechez5 in Los Angeles Area

Pimento Cheese 911

The Torrance and El Segundo ones. Granted, this was a couple of months ago. Have you tried Bristol Farms?

Jun 28, 2015
thechez5 in Los Angeles Area

Most underrated LA restaurants

Yes! I really like their fried chicken on Mondays.

Jun 28, 2015
thechez5 in Los Angeles Area

Pimento Cheese 911

I've seen pimento cheese at Whole Foods.

Jun 28, 2015
thechez5 in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, July 2015 -- Voting

SKEWERS

Jun 27, 2015
thechez5 in Los Angeles Area

Most underrated LA restaurants

Sorry... :p

Jun 26, 2015
thechez5 in Los Angeles Area

Most underrated LA restaurants

Black Hogg.

Suggestions for food mag.

I really enjoy Life & Thyme.

www.lifeandthyme.com

Jun 24, 2015
thechez5 in Food Media & News
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L.A. Dish of the Month, July 2015 -- Nominations

RAW FISH DISHES (Poke, ceviche, etc.)

Best Cambodian restaurant(s) in Long Beach

+1 on Siem Reap

Jun 20, 2015
thechez5 in Los Angeles Area

French speaking restaurant in LA or OC

The last time I was at Chez Melange in Redondo Beach, our waiter was French. This was about 2 or 3 years ago, though.

Jun 16, 2015
thechez5 in Los Angeles Area

Isaan Station in K-Town should be on people's radars.

Finally made my way to Isaan Station and just want to say thanks to everyone on this thread who mentioned the Kai Yang and the Tom Saab. They were excellent. I ordered the Tom Saab extra, extra, extra spicy and it was perfect. Also got the Nahm Dtok Nue, which was really good as well. I know Pad Kee Mao isn't Isaan, but it's just something I always get at Thai places because it's a personal favorite, but that was also very tasty.

Best Steakhouse in L.A.? Comparable to Porter House or Peter Luger?

I haven't been yet, but I've been hearing really good things abut The Arthur J.

Caramelized Spam Biscuit (or why Found Coffee is a true gem)

I think I need this. Thank you.

Jun 07, 2015
thechez5 in Los Angeles Area

Chow worthy food in the most unexpected places

Is The Standing Room considered chow worthy? It's located inside a liquor store.