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{love+cupcakes} Eats!: Brunch at The Churchill

March 22, 2012
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To contrast yesterday’s post, here’s a look at the deliciously indulgent brunch we enjoyed last Sunday at The Churchill in West LA. Aptly named the “St. Patty’s Day Hangover Brunch”, this Thrillist deal that we were fortunate enough to snag, consisted of two courses and a bottomless bloody mary bar which, sadly, I did not take advantage of enough. This was my first time at The Churchill which is odd since it sits nestled amongst many of my favorite LA eateries (namely, Joan’s on Third and Son of a Gun). Walking in, you pass a cozy outdoor seating area filled with young, trendy, Hollywood types donning designer sunglasses and sipping on Mimosas. The staff is incredibly friendly and overwhelmingly good-looking. On this given day, it seemed that black tights, tiny denim cut-offs, off the shoulder blouses and boots was the uniform of choice…a stark contrast to the disheveled ponytail and food stained sweater that I wore (the regalia of anyone truly committed to a “hangover brunch”). The interior of the restaurant boasts a “rustic industrial aesthetic” that is well lit and dynamic.

When our model (I mean) waitress came to take our order, Evan and I strategically requested four different dishes to maximize our tasting experience. Our first courses consisted of a fruit and yogurt smoothie (minus the whipped butter and house jam…that was a typo) that was balanced perfectly by rich country biscuits and gravy.

I like, but don’t love eggs Benedict so I’ve never ordered it myself and it’s very rare that I ever eat a burger (just never been a huge fan), but the combination of a night of St. Patrick’s Day debauchery and the opportunity to cheat a little on our diet, made these two entrees seem pretty obvious. I’ve never been more happy to see hollandaise sauce and bacon in all my life! (Did I mention that they smoke and cure their bacon in-house?!)

And when no crumb had been left unturned and our bellies were ready to burst, we did what any good Churchill brunchee would do… we piled five people into a 2-foot wide box and smiled! All around, it was a wonderful Sunday brunch, can’t wait to do it again!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Carmel permalink
    March 22, 2012 7:30 am

    I love how perfectly those eggs are poached. I’m only a recent convert to eggs benedict, but I’m selective about when I order them. It can’t just be ANY benedict, I have to know it’s going to be good or it’s a huge waste of fat and calories.

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      March 23, 2012 4:06 pm

      I’m with ya, Carmel. Eggs benedict is not a true favorite of mine so selectivity is key. I do love poached eggs though…especially on my salads! (weird, right?)

  2. March 22, 2012 8:15 am

    Look so forward to trying this great spot! Do you have any other LA suggestions? We are new to Southern California.
    Hollye Jacobs
    The Silver Pen

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      March 23, 2012 4:02 pm

      Hollye, The Churchill was wonderful and just a few doors down you’ll find Son of a Gun and Joan’s on Third…and right across the street is a Magnolia Bakery (get the banana pudding!). Where in SoCal are you? I have a lot of favorite restaurants to share with you in the LA area.

  3. March 22, 2012 3:50 pm

    Wow, this looks great – I’ve never been there either, but will definitely check it out now! That burger looks especially juicy & tasty!

  4. April 10, 2012 11:43 pm

    Wow… what a wonderful brunch

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