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good ol M Street Kitchen

M Street Kitchen in Santa Monica never disappoints.. it is one of my favorite brunch spots. the food is always delicious & satisfying. from the brunch menu, I have eaten the crispy hash browns benedict, the toasted egg white sandwich, the breakfast tacos & the huevos rancheros.. all yummy. I wanted to try something new this time so I got the Croque Madame: ham, sunny-side up egg, tomato, gruyere, spicy mustard. it was good but believe it or not, I think it had too much meat and I like my meat. I recommend that everyone try my go-to dish: the crispy hash browns benedict (pictured below). anyways, just go here & you won’t be disappointed… good food, good drinks, there is a bakery next door, it’s near the beach & you can walk down Main St for some shopping afterwards 🙂

new favorite place: blue plate

if you haven’t gone to Blue Plate in Santa Monica, you need to go immediately. I went for lunch and already want to go back soon. the restaurant is small but it is cute and located in a nice neighborhood where you can walk around and shop.. it is perfect for a weekend brunch/lunch. I couldn’t decide what to order because everything sounded so good but I finally narrowed it down to the breakfast quesadilla or the brown rice bowl. I asked the waitress for her input and she said the rice bowl is delicious and she was right! it’s simple, healthy and satisfying: brown rice mixed with wild mushrooms, tomatoes, arugula, spinach, zucchini in a mojo de ajo sauce. my friend ordered the grilled fish tacos which was also delicious: fresh tilapia, cabbage, corn tortilla & spicy cilantro aioli. can’t wait to go back and try the other entrees! 🙂