There's something satisfying about diving into a plate of sausage and biscuits — surely an entire day's worth of calories judging by the sheer number of biscuits alone — first thing in the morning. Even more so on a Saturday morning at Snug Harbor when you're surrounded by egg-white-omelet types (still glistening from their 25-mile bike ride), who can't help but stare at that heaping mound of sausage-flecked milk gravy covering your 12-inch plate. Perhaps they simply can't imagine what might rest beneath that fantastically creamy mess (certainly nothing remotely resembling a vegetable from the nearby Santa Monica Farmers Market). Or maybe they're wondering how this hearty Southern truck-stop staple wound up at a 1940s-era diner. (It was added in the past decade by a former manager with a penchant for Southern classics.) Either way, it's one of the best — and perhaps the most classic — items on the menu. 2323 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 828-2991. —Jenn Garbee

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