Brunch at The Tasting Kitchen [Los Angeles]
I have a deep and abiding love for brunch. I know from reading Anthony Bourdain that cooks hate working weekend brunch, and that most of it is derivative, overpriced slop, often cobbled together from whatever’s left over from the week’s dinners. I know all that, and yet, I can’t get enough of the soft light and copious coffee and bloody marys. And hopefully, if I’ve done my research, I find a place like The Tasting Kitchen that takes brunch as seriously as I do.
Three different kinds of bloody marys, people. You have the option of having your waffles (which are paired with ridiculously most, flavorful, crunchy fried chicken) stuffed with bacon.
I went with my buddy A of party bus fame and ordered enough food for four people. And then he ordered half a grapefruit. Unironically.
The other great thing about The Tasting Kitchen? It’s right on Venice’s Abbot Kinney Boulevard, so after stuffing yourself silly you can walk it off by strolling through all of the hipstery shops, trying on overpriced leather jackets and free trade cotton scarves.
The Tasting Kitchen
1633 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291