New Year’s Day in L.A. means waking up to a rebroadcast of the Rose Parade and brunch. (You can start that juice cleanse Monday!)
Revere’s picks for top post-NYE brunches are below!
Our new favorite neighborhood, Culver City, has a couple of gems, all serving fab brunches on New Year’s Day.
The Wallace on Main Street will be open for brunch from 11 am till 4 pm with comfort food-inspired classics like praline French toast with vanilla, pecans, and whipped cream; pork belly tartine with poached egg on a housemade English muffin with Hollandaise; biscuits ‘n gravy with house sausage, red eye gravy, and fried eggs; and chicken & waffle with maple butter, red chile syrup, and Old Bay seasoning.
For a bit of the hair that bit ‘ya, The Wallace has $12 breakfast cocktails and bottomless mimosas for $14.
Right in the middle of Culver Boulvard sits a flatiron building that once housed cast members of The Wizard of Oz. For brunch with a sophisticated vibe and a side of nostalgia, check out The Culver Hotel. Stars including Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Buster Keaton, Ronald Reagan, Red Skelton, and others have stayed here but the historic 1924 hotel really had its closeup when MGM Studios set up 124 actors who portrayed the Munchkins here. Legend has it that a secret underground tunnel was constructed to usher the Munchkins to the set as well as ferry alcohol and women during the Prohibition.
Brunch hits all the classics like omelets, a Maryland eggs benedict, and blue cornmeal pancakes, as well as salads and sandwiches. It’s not too early to indulge in one of the Prohibition-era cocktails or classics with a twist. A few have monikers inspired by the Wizard of Oz like Yellow Brick Lemonade and Dorothy’s Daquiri.
Over in WeHo, Bar10 will be open for brunch from noon till 4 pm with breakfast bowls, strawberry/cream cheese stuffed French toast, eggs benedict, breakfast burrito or pasta, steak and eggs, and side like avocado toast. Kick back with a classic Bloody Mary ($8) or bottomless Mimosas ($12/person.)
Happy New Year!