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03.12.15

LA / OSTRICH FARM

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i am so excited when a new restaurant opens in my neighborhood. i’m often very lazy when it comes to venturing out of my hood (traffic avoidance and i’m a convenience addict) so i usually end up eating at the same 5 or 6 restaurants on a regular basis. lately i’ve been pretty tired of the same old same old, so when ostrich farm opened down the street from me in echo park it was a happy day.

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so first of all, the decor is STUNNING. every little detail was thought out. it’s such a romantic little spot. 4 of my girlfriends and i went there the other night for dinner and we couldn’t get over how great everything was!

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the crab citrus and avocado salad is seriously amazing. the pork ossobuco with roasted fennel and polenta was next level good. i loved the roasted chicken over mashed potatoes, the brussels sprouts with pancetta and egg, and the flatbread appetizers…there wasn’t anything that was just ok on the menu.

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delicious and beautifully plated!

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i love the brass lights, white brick, and woven elements. and how about those gorgeous bar stools?!

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i went in with jesse to shoot these photos for the blog and chatted with brooke, the owner, for a while. she told me they are opening late hours (1am) on thursday-sundays. very excited about some wine nights there. and brunch! they are opening on march 21st for brunch on the weekends, and i’ll be first in line for that.

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if you want to follow some of my other favorite food spots you can check my instagram hashtag #dlffavefoodspot. and definitely stop by ostrich farm if you haven’t already.

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Ostrich Farm
1525 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

photos by: jesse chamberlin for designlovefest

03.08.16

ABOUT TOWN / FAVORITE LA BRUNCH

favorite LA brunches | designlovefest

i am definitely known among my friends as the brunch gal. my favorite weekend activity. it’s a time to unwind with people you love, have a mimosa or bloody mary (or both), order a bunch of food and share it, sit there too long, and just chiiiiiiillllllll. here’s a list of a bunch of our favorites! check it on the weekends and try somewhere new until you’ve been through the list. and if you are visiting, go to as many as you can! ok, let’s BRUNCH…

Ostrich Farm – i was so happy when this spot opened up in echo park. such a lovely environment (see my whole post here about it) i love the fingerling potatoes, the lentil bowl, and the avocado toast!

favorite LA brunches | designlovefest

Sqirl man, this place is just so good. quuite possibly my favorite food on the east side. it also gets crazy crowded, so the best time to go is early on a weekday or right when they open. everything is good but the pesto rice bowl and the sunchoke hash are my favorites. and the almond milk cappuccino and the brioche toast with jam! also, visit twig and twine down the street for fresh flowers! 

Animal just went for the first time the other day for brunch and wow!! we ordered a whole bunch of items and just had a feast. VERY good. maybe make a reservation.

favorite LA brunches | designlovefest

Trois familia – the new silver lake joint in town. expect a wait but it’s worth it. churro french toast, coffee, chilaquiles and the double decker tacos are the way to go. portions are small so order liberally and there is parking out front, you might be lucky enough to get a spot.

Tasting kitchen – i like that this venice menu pushes the boundaries while still remaining classic, short rib hash and croque madame would be on our plates.

favorite LA brunches | designlovefest

Hart and the Hunter – biscuits and jam forever!!! they are just the best here, not to be missed. the menu changes often and the mismatched china is charming. a westside gem, for sure! oh, and the fried chicken!

Cafe Stella – i might be biased because i’ve been here like 600 times. it’s just nostalgic for me. cocktails in the bar open at 11am. my favorite bloody mary, baked eggs, potatoes, bacon, side of avocado. YUM. and such a pretty spot to just sit all day.

favorite LA brunches | designlovefest

Kitchen Mouse – vegans and vegetarians delight! this place is for you. a well rounded menu of fresh and balanced brunch and lunch items. breakfast tacos, moros cakes, and the buffalo bowl are our recommendations!

Cacao Mexicatessen – a very relaxed, non-trendy spot in highland park with some seriously delicious mexican cuisine. chilaquiles, huevos rancheros, and add a beer if you’re feeling the vacation vibes. they also have some of my favorite fish tacos in the city for lunch.

favorite LA brunches | designlovefest

Cliff’s edge – the atmosphere is the real win here. the food can be slightly over-priced and probably won’t knock your socks off but it’s incredibly charming and peaceful in here. a little piece of nature in the city. order a mimosa and sit on their colorful pillows with a fruit and granola bowl. it feels like a treehouse!

Little Doms – if you’re looking for a laid back los feliz sunday brunch this place is it – blueberry ricotta pancakes, charming decor, and outdoor seating.

favorite LA brunches | designlovefest

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