Finding LA's Best Eggs Benedict: The Low-End Edition
So, I've becomed obsessed with Eggs Benedict. Yes, it may be a heart attack on a plate. Or what one friend called a 'glorified Egg McMuffin' but there's something about the concept of a poached egg atop Canadian bacon and a toasted English muffin with Hollandaise sauce smothering the whole concoction that gets this foodie excited. The tricky part was finding the best Eggs Benedict in LA.
Unlike omelettes, Eggs Benedict does not seem to be a standard breakfast item. Like mimosas, it seems to be a staple of the Sunday morning brunch. Since most of my dining adventures occur on Fridays or Saturdays I looked for a restaurant that serves Eggs Benedict more than just one day out of the week (ruling out Clementine).
I decided to go low-end and sample the Eggs Benedict at two greasy spoons/diners: the newly re-opened Du-Par's at The Farmer's Market, and House of Pies. While Du-Pars is better known for its pancakes, it offers several versions of Eggs Benedict including Florentine (with fresh spinach instead of the Canadian bacon), crabcakes (they replace the muffins), and Avocado and Turkey (am I the only one disgusted by the thought of fresh turkey and eggs?).
Photo by Leilani A. Wertens for LAist