Even though it’s highly frowned upon to set the alarm clock on Saturdays and Sundays at the Astro-Gastro household, certain compromises had to be made this past weekend in order to satisfy my irrepressible craving for The Parish‘s breakfast sandwiches.
Painful as it was to rise to the sound of angry and incessant beeps, one bite of Chef Casey Lane’s “Fried Chicken, Maple & Pickles” ($4) and the sacrifice seemed but a pittance to pay for a reward this delicious. Who needs restful shuteye when there’s crispy fried chicken topped with pitch perfect pickles in between warm, mustard-glazed biscuits to be had?
Quite possibly even better was the “Sage, Eggs & Sausage” ($4), a creation that satisfied my McBreakfast craving in a post-Pollan world. The centerpiece, a plump and beautifully caramelized pork patty, rested on a bed of softly scrambled eggs dotted with sage. Toasty biscuits made for a fitting top and bottom. This one requires an especially ambitious jaw.
The “Trout, Pickle & Jalapeño Slaw” ($4) was made for heat seekers with a penchant for smoked fishes. In other words, it was perfect for me. The crispness of the slaw, coupled with the chili’s slight heat, woke up my palate in the most wonderful way.
I swooned before noon. Now, that’s a first!
840 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
One year ago: Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine – Oxnard
Two years ago: OB Bear – Los Angeles (Koreatown)
Three years ago: M Café de Chaya – Los Angeles (Beverly Hills)
Four years ago: Froot Loop Cupcakes
Five years ago: Chè Nhãn
Six years ago: Fusilli in Cream Sauce with Peas and Bacon