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Put a Smile on Your Plate: Tomorrow is Eggs Benedict Day

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Who knew there could be so much historical confusion, class tension, and staggering indecision surrounding a made up day honoring a decadent breakfast dish. Angelenos, welcome to Saturday April 16th, 2011: National Eggs Benedict Day.

Why the confusion, tension, and indecision? First, there's that nagging issue of origin: Who invented the dish of English muffin halves graced with Canadian Bacon (or ham or bacon) topped with poached eggs and smothered in Hollandaise sauce? The best compromise is to say that the dish goes back to the 1890s in New York City.

Then there's the matter of the dish appealing to the snootier ranks. Holiday Insights, who break down silly observances like this one points out the great divide:

A lot of people have never had Eggs Benedict. If you're upper crust, you most likely have enjoyed Eggs Benedict a number of times, and perhaps, on a regular basis. However, many people (regular folk) have never tried Eggs Benedict. Go ahead and do a survey. See how many of your friends can even tell you how its made, or what's in it. Or, ask them what hollandaise sauce is.
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But the most pressing issue upon us is where you will go to get some Eggs Benedict this weekend. Ah, indecision. To help you, we've got the Huffington Post's list of the best places in LA to go, including some places for which we echo the endorsement, like Square One and Tavern. Other spots we love for the egg dish: La Grande Orange in Pasadena, a crab version at Foxy's in Glendale, or a "low end" version at Du-Par's.

Throwdown time: Where do you go for the best Eggs Benedict in Los Angeles?