At the risk of sounding way too much like a millennial LA hipster, I love brunch. It’s probably got to be one of the best perks of being out of college and working. There’s always time and money for brunch. Thank the Lawd.
I had major food envy when a good friend of mine posted her brunch photos from Nighthawk : The Breakfast Bar. So I rolled over in bed and demanded that we go the next morning. So we did.
It was a pretty neat place. The walls were a combination of tiled wallpapers and hand-lettered cocktail names on black chalkboard.
Nighthawk’s whole gimmick is that they’re equal parts bar and brunch. So you could show up at 11AM or 11PM for cocktails and food. I ordered the Vietnamese Iced Coffee, which as a Vietnamese person I can confirm was definitely not Vietnamese. But it was a sugar sweet coconut milk iced coffee spiked with rum and a stick of cinnamon. Pretty damn refreshing.
Alan debated for a while between this Nitro brew coffee mixed with Bailey’s and a Michelada that was spiced with nuoc cham and sriracha. Nuoc cham, if you don’t know, is a tangy, lemon fish sauce blend. It sounded exotic, but we weren’t quite hungover enough for that. So Nitro brew it was.
We do everything family style. Why eat one dish when you can try two? Or three..or four…you get the point. This time around, we got the Drunken French Toast, which was soaked in rum, syrup and caramelized pears, and the Chicken and Biscuits. The french toast was a little on the sweet side for us. Tasty, but not a must-have. The Chicken and Biscuits, on the other hand, were the best biscuits and gravy I’ve ever had. Ugh. Flaky and buttery and smothered in gravy with just a hint of cayenne.
Starting my Sunday off right, I would say so. Now we’re off to the theaters to see Baby Driver! Hope all your weekends are full of brunch and booze. ❤