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Aeirloom Bakery Serves Fantastic, Fresh Plates Daily

Aeirloom Bakery serves colorful, flavorful breakfasts and lunches seven days a week, from a cute corner spot on Riverside Drive. Fresh and tasty pastries and a wide range of coffees, teas and juices round out the large menu.

Aeirloom Bakery has been open for about four years in Toluca Lake, and there’s been some talk of the restaurant opening in the evening for dinner service. The cafe has become very popular for breakfast and brunch, particularly on the weekends.

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Aeirloom Bakery’s Waffleena, seved with chantilly cream and fresh berries. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

We’ve enjoyed their French bistro approach to breakfast in particular, opting for salads tossed with light dressing on the side with our egg and sweet breads mains.

A particular favorite is Le Chocolate – french toast infused with orange zest and spices, in a light egg batter and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Fresh berries, banana and the most amazing organic chocolate hazelnut spread provides dimension.

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Le Chocolat, divine french toast, at Aeirloom Bakery.(Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Other favorites include the poached Eggs Benedict special of the day and the omelets. Paired with salad or perfectly made rosemary potatoes, Aeirloom makes egg dishes light, fluffy and absolutely scrumptious.

One thing we really like about Aeirloom – the french toasts and waffles and chocolate spreads are mildly sweet, not overly sweet, or overly buttery, which is often the case at many other breakfast spots around town.

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Aeirloom Bakery’s Country Style omelet. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

There’s a large seating area inside and some tables outside but the restaurant can get pretty packed on the weekend. Bathrooms are clean. There is a small parking area in the back and street parking is fairly easy in this part of Toluca Lake. The servers are friendly, knowledgeable and attentive.

For delectable dishes, quality ingredients and a huge menu, Aeirloom Bakery receives a Tops In Town.

Restaurant Info: Aeirloom Bakery is located at 10550 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake, CA 91602.
(818) 754-1955. Aeirloom Bakery is open Sunday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

myBurbank Ratings:
Tops In Town (Outstanding)
On The Marquee (Really Good)
Could Use A Rewrite (Average or Slightly Below)
Don’t Quit Your Day Job (Poor)

Get Out Of Town!: Republic of Pie

While some Burbankers malign North Hollywood, we enjoy our funky, chill neighbor to the west. And Republic of Pie on Magnolia Boulevard, near Lankershim, is just one reason.

The laid-back cafe boasts delicious food, hot and cold drinks and, of course, pies and pastries. Open from 8:00 a.m. every day of the week, Republic of Pie also has a thriving evening cafe scene with live music just about every night of the week.

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Croissant Sandwich. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

We mostly enjoy breakfast or brunch at Republic of Pie. From egg dishes to specialty french toast and pancakes, quiche and vegan options, the cafe’s extensive menu has something for most everyone.

Fruity Pebbles French Toast is very sweet, of course, and nice to share with a friend. Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, Berry Berry Pancakes and Banana Cream Pancakes are other popular sugary items.

The Republic of Pie Omelet – ROP Omelet – is a tasty vegetarian omelet filled with mushrooms, spinach and cheese. The Vegan Hash, tofu, soy chorizo and home fries topped with spinach is a healthy way to start the day.

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Vegan Hash. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The Croque Madame – a sunny side egg topped fried ham and cheese sandwich glistening with bechamel sauce – is a delicious indulgence.

A variety of quiches, a hearty ham and cheese croissant and several different breakfast wraps are available every day of the week. Sandwiches and quesadillas are also available on the regular menu.

With high ceilings and light and bright daytime vibe, Republic of Pie’s eclectic bistro atmosphere turns cool coffee house hang as evening falls. Decorated with mismatched chairs, tables, comfy couches and a beautiful living ficus tree, the cafe is fun and relaxing.

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Republic of Pie. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Bathrooms are clean and staff are friendly. Parking is available on the street or in several nearby lots off of Magnolia. Republic of Pie is open until 10:00 or 11:00 p.m. every night of the week.

The cafe’s dessert cases are filled with pies of every flavor, from berry and cream pies to cheesecakes, decadent breads and pastries and more. Their lattes, teas and coffees are the perfect accompaniment to these sweet treats. Republic of Pie is a favorite stop no matter the time of day.

Editor’s Note: While there’s always a lot going on in Burbank, myBurbank’s “Get Out Of Town!” highlights some of our favorite activities and events outside the town borders.

Hungry Crowd’s Creative, Fresh Plates Please All Palates

Recently open in Toluca Lake, Hungry Crowd is a stylish, relaxed restaurant serving brunch, lunch and dinner. With a fusion approach, the chef has added a twist to some dishes, while also focusing on tried and true comfort food.

The brunch menu offers some delicious choices, including the French Toast, Steak and Egg, Burrito, Yogurt Parfait and Ranch Egg. The lunch and dinner menus include small plates like Mac and Cheese, main entrees of steak, chicken and pasta, hearty salads, mouth-watering tacos and a nice selection of craft-beer and wine.

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Hungry Crowd’s excellent Ranch Egg (Huevos Rancheros). (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The Ranch Egg is a more refined Huevos Rancheros. Moderately spicy pinto beans are placed on two just-crispy-enough corn tortillas and topped with chorizo, two sunny side up eggs, queso fresco, salsa verde and sour cream. It’s absolute perfection and not too heavy.

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Yogurt Parfait with fresh kitchen made strawberry yogurt and mango. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Perhaps the favorite brunch menu item is the French Toast. Topped with green tea cream and fresh fruit, the toast is eggy and perfectly crispy and airy and makes for one delicious bite.

We’ve also tried out the Kimchi Fried Rice, which is mildly spicy and made with fluffy fried rice. Not greasy at all, the cast iron dish comes out super hot and really is too much for one person.

The kimchi cabbage is moist and bits of beef are flavorful. The sunny side up egg on top adds a creaminess to the dish. It’s a lovely combination of textures and flavors.

While we haven’t had a chance to explore more of their menu, we will be back to delve into the healthy-looking salads, fragrant tacos and appealing entrees and sides.

We like that their plates aren’t huge. Prices are fair, for the obvious care and quality ingredients that go into each dish.

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Kimchi Fried Rice (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Hungry Crowd deserves a Tops In Town, for providing excellent food, friendly service and a really large menu. While it’s more of a lunch and dinner spot, but if you don’t feel like standing in line on a Sunday morning for brunch in Burbank, Hungry Crowd is a great alternative.

Restaurant Info: Hungry Crowd is located at 10140 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 91602. 818-853-7858. Hungry Crowd is open Tuesday through Thursday for lunch 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and dinner 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday for lunch 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and dinner 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hungry Crowd receives: Tops In Town

myBurbank Ratings:
Tops In Town (Outstanding)
On The Marquee (Really Good)
Could Use A Rewrite (Average or Slightly Below)
Don’t Quit Your Day Job (Poor)

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French Toast with green tea whipped cream and fresh fruit at Hungry Crowd. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

 

Get Out Of Town!: Descanso Gardens And Brunch At Maple

A quick drive north on the 2 Freeway through the Verdugo Mountains takes us to perhaps the most easily accessible public gardens near Burbank – Descanso Gardens. No matter the time of year, there is always something blooming.

January and February highlight Descanso Gardens’ thousands of Camellia varieties, bursting in reds, pinks and whites throughout the expansive park. Also in January and February, the cherry trees, magnolias, winter annuals and daffodils are in bloom.

Miles of paved paths and well-maintained dirt paths allow for access throughout the park’s 160 acres.

A black-tailed deer picks its way though brush in Descanso Gardens. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

A black-tailed deer picks its way though brush in Descanso Gardens. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The time capsule of the Boddy House, high on the hill, is a must visit when open, with it’s art and furnishings from the earlier part of the 20th century.

A cup of tea and an almond cookie at the Japanese Pavillion is a refreshing treat on weekend afternoons.

Browse the aged Coast Live Oaks, drooping limbs and leaves. Meander through the rose gardens and look for early flowering bulbs.

Camellia at Descanso Gardens. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Camellia at Descanso Gardens. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

On weekends, Descanso’s attempt at Brunch is popular for good reason – the food is delicious. Reservations tend to book quickly and the place is constantly busy during serving hours. Never fear if you are seated on the patio during a chilly day – heaters and warm blankets are available.

With a menu created by Mark Salazar of The Patina Group, Maple tips its hat to California and American favorites.

The Street Fruit, sliced jicama, mango, cucumber, pineapple and watermelon, with cotija cheese, chile, lime and an out-of-this-world passion fruit curd, is refreshing and sweet.

Street Fruit at Descanso Gardens' Maple. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Street Fruit at Descanso Gardens’ Maple. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Fried Chicken ‘N’ Beignets is another popular item on the menu. The chicken is amazingly crispy and crunchy outside, tender and juicy inside. And the sweet beignets are a perfect complement.

The standard Maple Burger is quite good with cheddar cheese, lettuce, onion, tomato and an interesting maple spread.

Fried Chicken 'N' Beignets at Descanso Gardens' Maple. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Fried Chicken ‘N’ Beignets at Descanso Gardens’ Maple. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The Maple Brunch menu is pretty deep with a lot of egg dishes, toasts and brunchy items. We’ll be visiting for a long time to try all the items that look and sound incredible.

Sweet and cinnamon-y churros with a caramel dipping sauce are a decadent way to finish off your meal.

Service at Maple was attentive although the kitchen was a bit leisurely. The outdoor patio is rustic and small, but fits with the al fresco atmosphere of being in the Gardens.

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Coast Live Oaks (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

In addition to the Boddy House, Descanso Gardens also boasts the Sturt Haaga Gallery and Enchanted Railroad. The Gallery, located in the Boddy House garage, showcases rotating exhibits on the arts and sciences through the lens of gardens and gardening.

The Enchanted Railroad is a 1/8 scale replica of a diesel train that transports riders throughout the Gardens near the main pathway.

Descanso Gardens featured sections include the Rose Garden, Camellia Collection, Oak Forest, Ancient Forest of cycads and ferns, California Natives designed by Theodore Payne, Oak Woodland, Nature’s Table edible garden and the manicured Center Circle.

A large lake populated by a variety of California water birds and giant carp now includes a lakeside drink shack, the Lakeside Lounge. Complete with wine and beer hosted by Golden Road Brewing, special events are held at the Lounge in the summer.

Scenic waterway Descanso Gardens

Scenic waterway (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

In the summer and autumn heat, Descanso Gardens provides a cool and shady respite from the dust and high temps. Whether it’s hot or cool, sunny or rainy, Descanso Gardens is a little slice of gardening heaven in the bustling Los Angeles metropolis.

Admission is $9 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for children ages 5-12, while members and children under 5 are free. Descanso Gardens is open every day of the year except for Christmas Day, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Descanso is located at 1418 Descanso Drive in La Cañada Flintridge, CA. Parking is free year round.

Maple is open Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Cafe Descanso, the Gardens’ longtime eatery also managed by The Patina Group, is open daily 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Editor’s Note: While there’s always a lot going on in Burbank, myBurbank’s “Get Out Of Town!” highlights some of our favorite activities and events outside the town borders.

 

The Canyon Grille Brunch Combines Best Of Both Menus

When we first visited DeBell Golf Club’s The Canyon Grille last year, we enjoyed the fantastic view, relaxing space and the terrific sandwiches, sides and salads. We profiled some of their tasty and creative sandwiches last year in this article highlighting some of the lighter lunches around town.

We’ve continued to visit The Canyon Grille several times since their grand re-opening, nearly one year ago. While the restaurant functions primarily as a breakfast and lunch spot for golfers, weekend brunch and dinner have added to the dining options.

Crabcakes Benedict at The Canyon Grille's Sunday Brunch. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Crabcakes Benedict at The Canyon Grille’s Sunday Brunch. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The beautiful views and relaxed open-air California Art & Crafts-inspired space reinforces The Canyon Grille’s casual pace and slow-paced vibe. It’s perfect for a leisurely meal any day of the week, even if you’re not hitting up the links.

Recently, we stopped in to check out The Canyon Grille’s regular Sunday brunch, which they serve from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The brunch menu combines the restaurant’s more popular breakfast and lunch items. We tried out the Nutella Pancakes, French Toast, the California Omelet and Crab Cakes Benedict.

Nutella Pancakes at The Canyon Grille's Sunday Brunch. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Nutella Pancakes at The Canyon Grille’s Sunday Brunch. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The verdict from all in our party: excellent, all around. Fresh fruit and sliced tomatoes evened out the cheese, sugar, cream, Hollandaise sauce and chocolate components of our meals.

Our waitress was very friendly and capable, and seemed to be the only one taking orders and making drinks for the several already-seated tables. While it did take several minutes for her to bring menus and waters and take our order, once the order was placed, the food was ready fairly quickly.

The Canyon Grille's California Omelet with fresh salsa and a side of sliced tomatoes perks up brunch on a Sunday. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The Canyon Grille’s California Omelet with fresh salsa and a side of sliced tomatoes perks up brunch on a Sunday. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Our coffee and water refills were looked after and overall, service was very good and not intrusive. We enjoyed the view of the canyon and golf course surrounding the clubhouse and the leisurely pace of the meal.

The Canyon Grille continues to be a favorite spot for meals and drinks. We only wish it would be open later for dinner during the week and weekend. Understandably, The Canyon Grille functions primarily for the built-in clientele of the golf club, with hours limited from dawn to dusk. The Canyon Grille receives a Tops In Town; it’s a gorgeous restaurant with terrific dishes and a great retreat from the clatter and noise of the city.

Perfectly made French Toast from The Canyon Grille at DeBell Golf Club. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Perfectly made French Toast from The Canyon Grille at DeBell Golf Club. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Restaurant Info: The Canyon Grille is located at 1500 E. Walnut Avenue, Burbank, CA 91501. 818-736-5530. The Canyon Grille is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the winter and for dinner service on Friday and Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Reservations are required for dinner service. Summer hours will be posted on the restaurant’s website when available.

The Canyon Grille receives: Tops In Town

myBurbank Ratings:
Tops In Town (Outstanding)
On The Marquee (Really Good)
Could Use A Rewrite (Average or Slightly Below)
Don’t Quit Your Day Job (Poor)

California Omelet with green chiles, avocado, sour cream, cheddar cheese and fresh salsa at The Canyon Grille. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

California Omelet with green chiles, avocado, sour cream, cheddar cheese and fresh salsa at The Canyon Grille. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

 

Castaway Named One of the 100 Best Restaurants for Brunch in the U.S.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, OpenTable, a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, is pleased to announce the 2012 Diners’ Choice Award winners for Best 100 Restaurants for Brunch in the United States.  These awards reflect the combined opinions of nearly 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Winning restaurants hail from 23 states and Washington, D.C.  Restaurants in the Northeast and Pacific regions each account for 27 places on the list, including 24 in California and 23 in New York. The Southeast boasts 12 wins, with restaurants in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina earning nods. The Mid-Atlantic region claims 18 spots, with seven wins in Washington, D.C., and six in Pennsylvania. Seven Great Lakes restaurants are among the honorees, with standouts in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Minnesota. Six Southwest restaurants are winners, five of which are in Texas. The Rocky Mountain and Central Plains regions are also represented with 2 and 1 wins, respectively.

“The best brunches in the nation are being served at restaurants that have the ability to turn this meal into a celebration of the most leisurely days of the week,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable’s Chief Dining Officer. “Offering terrific twists on the dishes diners of all ages crave, this year’s honorees have mastered the art of making brunch fun for everyone.”

The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Best 100 Restaurants for Brunch is generated from nearly 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012.  All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which “great for brunch” was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Best 100 Restaurants for Brunch in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners.  The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/bestbrunch.

2012 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Best 100 Restaurants for Brunch in the U.S.

56th Fighter Group – East Farmingdale, New York
94th Aero Squadron – Miami, Florida
94th Aero Squadron – San Diego, California
94th Aero Squadron – Van Nuys, California
100th Bomb Group – Cleveland, Ohio
Allgauer’s – Lisle, Illinois
Ana Beall’s Tea Room – Westfield, New Jersey
B Matthews Eatery – Savannah, Georgia
Back Bay Bistro – Newport Beach, California
Bananas Modern American Diner – Orlando, Florida
Bedford Post-The Barn – Bedford, New York
Belga Cafe – Washington, D.C.
Big Jones – Chicago, Illinois
Biltmore Brunch – Coral Gables, Florida
The Bistro at Childress Vineyards – Lexington, North Carolina
Bixby’s – St. Louis, Missouri
BLD – Los Angeles, California
Brady’s Landing – Houston, Texas
Broadway Cellars – Chicago, Illinois
Brockton Villa – La Jolla, California
Buttons Food and Music – Fort Worth, Texas
Cafe Fleuri – Boston, Massachusetts
Cafe Modern – Fort Worth, Texas
Cafe Monte – Charlotte, North Carolina
Capitol Garage – Sacramento, California
Castaway – Burbank, California
Chez Zee – Austin, Texas
Cookshop – New York, New York
Cooperage Inn Restaurant – Baiting Hollow, New York
Cupping Room Cafe – New York, New York
Deerfield – Newark, Delaware
The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa – Snoqualmie, Washington
Einstein’s – Atlanta, Georgia
Ellyngton’s at the Brown Palace – Denver, Colorado
Essex – New York, New York
FARMiCiA – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Fearrington Granary – Pittsboro, North Carolina
Five Points – New York, New York
Friend of a Farmer – New York, New York
The Front Page – Washington, D.C.
Garden Court – San Francisco, California
Generations Restaurant – Media, Pennsylvania
Gertrude’s – Baltimore, Maryland
Grand Concourse – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Henry’s Restaurant – New York, New York
HS Lordships – Berkeley, California
Humphreys Restaurant – San Diego, California
Hundred Acres – New York, New York
Ironside – San Francisco, California
Jane – New York, New York
Kelties Restaurant and Catering – Westfield, Indiana
La Note Restaurant Provencal – Berkeley, California
Lake Elmo Inn – Lake Elmo, Minnesota
L’Enfant Cafe & Bar – Washington, D.C.
Level One – Washington, D.C.
Lucile’s – Fort Worth, Texas
LuLu’s – Richmond, Virginia
Luminarias – Monterey Park, California
Madhatter – Washington, D.C.
Magic Flute – San Francisco, California
Masa – Boston, Massachusetts
Mountain View Restaurant at Cheyenne Mountain Resort – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mrs. K’s Toll House – Silver Spring, Maryland
Museum Cafe – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien – New York, New York
North End Cafe – Louisville, Kentucky
Odyssey – Granada Hills, California
Paradou – New York, New York
Parks Edge – Atlanta, Georgia
Parrot Cage-Washburne Culinary Institute – Chicago, Illinois
Pastis – New York, New York
Peacock Alley – New York, New York
Peacock Cafe – Washington, D.C.
Plumeria Beach House – Kahala, Hawaii
Poco – New York, New York
Pond House Cafe – West Hartford, Connecticut
Proud Bird – Los Angeles, California
Queen Mary Champagne Sunday Brunch – Los Angeles, California
R Gang Eatery – San Diego, California
The Reef – Long Beach, California
Rosebud – Atlanta, Georgia
The Roycroft Inn – East Aurora, New York
Salty’s on Alki – Seattle, Washington
Sanfords Restaurant – Astoria, New York
Sarabeth’s Central Park South – New York, New York
Sarabeth’s East – New York, New York
Sarabeth’s TriBeCa – New York, New York
Sarabeth’s West – New York, New York
Shanghai Red’s – Marina Del Rey, California
The Smith-East Village – New York, New York
South End Buttery – Boston, Massachusetts
Styer’s Garden Cafe – Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
Sundy House – Delray Beach, Florida
Tap Room-Hotel Bethlehem – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
TART Restaurant @ Farmer’s Daughter Hotel – Los Angeles, California
Ted’s Bulletin – Washington, D.C.
Tom Hams Lighthouse – San Diego, California
Top of the Mark – San Francisco, California
Town’s End Restaurant – San Francisco, California
Valley Green Inn – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

collected from verified OpenTable diners between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012.  All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which “great for brunch” was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Best 100 Restaurants for Brunch in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners.  The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/bestbrunch.

2012 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Best 100 Restaurants for Brunch in the U.S.

56th Fighter Group – East Farmingdale, New York
94th Aero Squadron – Miami, Florida
94th Aero Squadron – San Diego, California
94th Aero Squadron – Van Nuys, California
100th Bomb Group – Cleveland, Ohio
Allgauer’s – Lisle, Illinois
Ana Beall’s Tea Room – Westfield, New Jersey
B Matthews Eatery – Savannah, Georgia
Back Bay Bistro – Newport Beach, California
Bananas Modern American Diner – Orlando, Florida
Bedford Post-The Barn – Bedford, New York
Belga Cafe – Washington, D.C.
Big Jones – Chicago, Illinois
Biltmore Brunch – Coral Gables, Florida
The Bistro at Childress Vineyards – Lexington, North Carolina
Bixby’s – St. Louis, Missouri
BLD – Los Angeles, California
Brady’s Landing – Houston, Texas
Broadway Cellars – Chicago, Illinois
Brockton Villa – La Jolla, California
Buttons Food and Music – Fort Worth, Texas
Cafe Fleuri – Boston, Massachusetts
Cafe Modern – Fort Worth, Texas
Cafe Monte – Charlotte, North Carolina
Capitol Garage – Sacramento, California
Castaway – Burbank, California
Chez Zee – Austin, Texas
Cookshop – New York, New York
Cooperage Inn Restaurant – Baiting Hollow, New York
Cupping Room Cafe – New York, New York
Deerfield – Newark, Delaware
The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa – Snoqualmie, Washington
Einstein’s – Atlanta, Georgia
Ellyngton’s at the Brown Palace – Denver, Colorado
Essex – New York, New York
FARMiCiA – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Fearrington Granary – Pittsboro, North Carolina
Five Points – New York, New York
Friend of a Farmer – New York, New York
The Front Page – Washington, D.C.
Garden Court – San Francisco, California
Generations Restaurant – Media, Pennsylvania
Gertrude’s – Baltimore, Maryland
Grand Concourse – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Henry’s Restaurant – New York, New York
HS Lordships – Berkeley, California
Humphreys Restaurant – San Diego, California
Hundred Acres – New York, New York
Ironside – San Francisco, California
Jane – New York, New York
Kelties Restaurant and Catering – Westfield, Indiana
La Note Restaurant Provencal – Berkeley, California
Lake Elmo Inn – Lake Elmo, Minnesota
L’Enfant Cafe & Bar – Washington, D.C.
Level One – Washington, D.C.
Lucile’s – Fort Worth, Texas
LuLu’s – Richmond, Virginia
Luminarias – Monterey Park, California
Madhatter – Washington, D.C.
Magic Flute – San Francisco, California
Masa – Boston, Massachusetts
Mountain View Restaurant at Cheyenne Mountain Resort – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mrs. K’s Toll House – Silver Spring, Maryland
Museum Cafe – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien – New York, New York
North End Cafe – Louisville, Kentucky
Odyssey – Granada Hills, California
Paradou – New York, New York
Parks Edge – Atlanta, Georgia
Parrot Cage-Washburne Culinary Institute – Chicago, Illinois
Pastis – New York, New York
Peacock Alley – New York, New York
Peacock Cafe – Washington, D.C.
Plumeria Beach House – Kahala, Hawaii
Poco – New York, New York
Pond House Cafe – West Hartford, Connecticut
Proud Bird – Los Angeles, California
Queen Mary Champagne Sunday Brunch – Los Angeles, California
R Gang Eatery – San Diego, California
The Reef – Long Beach, California
Rosebud – Atlanta, Georgia
The Roycroft Inn – East Aurora, New York
Salty’s on Alki – Seattle, Washington
Sanfords Restaurant – Astoria, New York
Sarabeth’s Central Park South – New York, New York
Sarabeth’s East – New York, New York
Sarabeth’s TriBeCa – New York, New York
Sarabeth’s West – New York, New York
Shanghai Red’s – Marina Del Rey, California
The Smith-East Village – New York, New York
South End Buttery – Boston, Massachusetts
Styer’s Garden Cafe – Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
Sundy House – Delray Beach, Florida
Tap Room-Hotel Bethlehem – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
TART Restaurant @ Farmer’s Daughter Hotel – Los Angeles, California
Ted’s Bulletin – Washington, D.C.
Tom Hams Lighthouse – San Diego, California
Top of the Mark – San Francisco, California
Town’s End Restaurant – San Francisco, California
Valley Green Inn – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania