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Photos: This Is What Cereal-Encrusted Breakfast For Dinner At Sqirl Looks Like
Sqirl kicked off a three-night limited-run "breakfast for dinner experience" on Thursday.
The Silver Lake brunch mecca famous for its long lines and eminently Instagrammable avocado toast has never been open for dinner before, so it was quite an event—even if the food wasn't exactly your typical dinner fare. Sqirl owner/chef Jessica Koslow teamed up with Kellogg's cereal for the event, which pairs Sqirl favorites, like their famed ricotta toast, with creative cereal additions. Sqirl is donating all the proceeds from the event to Direct Relief, a non-profit humanitarian organization.
Koslow incorporated a variety of Kellogg's cereals into the dishes. "We used some of it for texture in jam," Koslow said on Thursday night. "We used some of it as sweetness for french toast, and we used some of it as savory in the tonkatsu bowl." The Special K Tonkatsu Breakfast Bowl, one of the highlights of the limited-run menu, features a Special K cereal crusted and fried pork cutlet, tonkatsu sauce, pickles, and a soft egg.
The Snap, Crackle Pop ricotta toast features a slice of Sqirl's extremely fluffy brioche toast with housemade ricotta and plum jam, topped off with Rice Krispies. The Fruit Loops french toast diverges slightly from Sqirl's classic french toast with the inclusion of Fruit Loops-steeped custard. See the full menu here.
Walk-in seatings and reservations (make them here) for Sqirl's limited "breakfast for dinner" run will be available nightly from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23. Sqirl is located at 720 N. Virgil Avenue in Virgil Village.