Combine all of the biggest dining trends including food trucks, locally-sourced fare and pop-up restaurants and you might end up with an experience that looks and tastes something like the “Downtown Brunch Up” happening at Daily Dose this Sunday. Nomadic chef Dante Gonzales will leave his namesake food truck behind at this stationary pop-up, where he'll serve his Sock-It-To-Me fried chicken and coconut honey biscuits in the ivy-covered, brick-lined alley of Daily Dose Cafe.
Daily Dose, which exists in a narrow courtyard off appropriately-named Industrial Street in the downtown arts district, will balance out Gonzales' chicken-and-biscuits menu with their own locally-farmed scrambled eggs and fried heirloom fingerling potatoes. The Sunday feast, which runs from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., is RSVP only and BYOB.
If you're not in the habit of doing either of those things, try these three other arts district brunch spots where you can get a beer on draft, a table without a reservation and ample free street parking on the weekends.
3. Little Bear:
Served on weekends from 10:00 a.m. until 3 p.m., brunch options like the waffle burger, short rib benedict and waffle with cajun fried chicken and gravy are among the most hearty and strictly non-vegetarian. Pair with one of the nearly 20 rotating Belgian beers on tap. 1855 Industrial St. Los Angeles; 213-622-8100.
Better known for its weekday happy hour and Tuesday trivia nights, Pour Haus (located above Daily Dose) caters to the hungover brunch crowd on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. With more emphasis on lunch than breakfast, only the goat cheese frittata, baked french toast and “Heleo's Hangover Cure” — a fruit medley drizzled with lime, chili and salt — qualify as breakfast staples alongside heavier options like mac-n-cheese, tacos and enchiladas. 1820 Industrial St. Los Angeles; 213-327-0304.
This place isn't exactly known for its brunch offerings, and let's face it, the menu stays the same no matter what time of day you visit. But with its doors open and grill fired up as early as 11:00 a.m., why not start your Sunday morning with the duck & bacon jalapeno pepper sausage or the vegetarian smoked apple sage sausage? Enjoy with sun-dried tomato mayo and any of the 25 Belgian, German, Austrian and American beers on tap. Guten Morgen. 800 E. Third St. Los Angeles; 213-687-4444.
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