Not too many restaurants make you feel like you’re in Mom’s kitchen. That is exactly what Grub in Hollywood sets out to do and it accomplishes it’s goal. Grub claims to be “The Happiest Place on Earth”. I don’t know about that, but when you start a meal by putting a little bowl of delicious sweet mixed cereal on the table for diners to snack on, it does provide for an ever so pleasant dining experience.
I went for breakfast and after putting down what felt like was fifty-three bowls of cereal, maybe it was only three bowls, our food came out. It wasn’t that the food took a long time, it was just that the cereal was so good we just kept digging in.
The first thing we tried was the Sweet and Sassy Bacon, which used to be called Crack Bacon. I liked it better with the original name, but the recipe seems to be the same. This is hands down the best bacon I’ve ever had! Period! It’s the Miss Piggy of Pork! The MJ of basketball, The Tom Brady of football and the Al Roker of News…hummm. Just thinking about this bacon brings joy to a sad face. The way I see it, it’s bacon caramelized in maple syrup or brown sugar and cayenne pepper. It’s not too sweet and it’s not too spicy, but the blend of sweet, spice and the salt from the bacon is freakin’ unreal!
Then we dug into the “Friggin’ Amazin’ French Toast”. It was good, but it wasn’t “Friggin’ Amazin”, like the bacon. It was a little soggy and soft for my taste. I like a French Toast that is strong, powerful and can stand up proud like the French that apparently invented it… Maybe that’s why it was soggy and weak, that’s kinda more how I think of the French.
We also ordered Mamacita’s Breakfast Burrito. Pretty standard, eggs, chorizo, cheddar cheese, potatoes and topped with salsa and sour cream. I’m a big fan of the idea of the breakfast burrito. To me a breakfast burrito is like the perfect hot girl, it’s great to look at and inside there is solid substance and flavors that keep you coming back for more. This burrito was no hot model, well maybe a Target Model, decent looking but if truly spectacular they’d be modeling for Victoria Secret.
I won’t say with full certainty and I don’t even like doing this cause I normally don’t trust other people’s taste buds, but I hear that the “Hot Chicks! Salad” is fantastic. It’s basically Hot Wing flavors in a salad. Romaine lettuce, skinless chicken breasts covered in Frank’s spicy hot sauce, red onions, carrots, celery, crumbled bleu cheese and tossed in their buttermilk ranch dressing. If it sucks, which it sounds like it doesn’t let me know and I’ll never trust my Parrott again!
If you don’t like breakfast and you don’t like Mom’s kitchens and you hate Hollywood, just make the trip for the Sweet and Sassy Bacon. Grub could probably get rid of everything else on the menu and just serve the Bacon, formerly known as Crack Bacon, and they would still probably be busy.