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This Restaurant Does Cap ‘n Crunch French Toast and a Hangover Burger with Kobe Beef Chili

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Not many milennials out there can haul ass out of bed early enough to make that mysterious thing called brunch. However, if the menu includes something as enticing as Captain Crunch French Toast, exceptions can be made. Planet Dailies in Los Angeles hasn’t been in the brunch game long. Only a few months to be exact.

The Bubbles Brunch menu was created by head chef Joshua Wilson and his team. Located on top of the Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles, Planet Dailies offered a massive selection for their new early morn’ spread. Foodbeast was lucky enough to get an entire menu full of POV shots of food porn.

Hangover Burger

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A 7-oz. Burger with Kobe Chili, bacon, jack and cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and a sunny-side egg. Topped with a habenero pepper.

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Served in a bed of sweet potato fries.

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Southwest Burrito

Burrito

Chorizo, red and green peppers, onions & potatoes topped with avocado drizzled sour cream and pico de gallo. Definitely trumps many of the breakfast burritos I’ve eaten on my way to work.

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Crab and Chorizo Benedict

Crab-Benedict

Sautéed crab, tri-color peppers, onions and chorizo. Topped with a poached egg and a spicy hollandaise sauce. One of my personal favorites of the day. The chorizo bits drenched in the egg yolk… untouchable.

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Captain Crunch French Toast

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French Toast rolled in a special Cap’n Crunch mix and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Hands down the best thing on the menu, which is saying something ’cause everything was pretty on point. Super light, the sticks had an initial crunch to them before biting into the soft, cloudy center. Whether dipped in syrup or eaten dry, definitely worth trying once.

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Italian Frittata

Fritata

A frittata with Roma tomato, feta, drizzled with balsamic and topped fresh basil. Super light and cool, the balsamic was a nice touch.

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Kale Salad

Kale-Salad

Fresh kale with goat cheese, dried cranberries & roasted sunflower seeds, served with agave dressing. The only excuse we had for downing the entire brunch menu was that we killed the salad. Because healthy.

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Sunrise Pizza

Pizza

Mozzarella & cheddar cheese, bacon, yellow and cherry tomatoes, green onion topped with a sunny-side up egg. Had to fight the urge not to gobble half the pizza since I still had tons more to taste. Super savory.

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Chipotle Shrimp Quesadilla

Quesadilla

Grilled shrimp, poblano pepper, jack & cheddar cheese topped with avocado & sour cream. Had some trouble getting everything into my mouth in a single bite. Looking back, I should have used a fork but I was a little too excited to try this.

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Dailies Breakfast Sandwich

Sandwich

Heirloom tomato, baby arugula, fried egg, Swiss Cheese, bacon, avocado, tomato, sautéed onion and goat cheese. It was a nice mix of fresh and heavy. The avocado and arugula was a nice addition and contrast to the hash.

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Short Rib Tater Tots

Tots

Crisp tater tots topped with boneless short ribs, caramelized onions, mushrooms and blue cheese crumbles. The tots were crisp, the short rib fell apart with a fork and the cheese was gooey. Couldn’t ask for more.

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Mimosas

Drinks

We washed everything down with some bubbles. Made with peach, mango, orange and cranberry juices and combined with champagne, it made for a great finale to the whole shebang.

Photo Collaboration: Peter Pham & Claudia Gonzalez

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Dessert First with Iron Skillet Cookie Sundaes at Planet Dailies LA

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Never make friends with people who scoff at the suggestion of ordering dessert first. They’re the sort that hoard paper clips, kick kittens and put too much salt on everything. Hardly the crowd you’d want to spend more than two minutes with. I recommend avoiding them like the plague.

The aforementioned thought occurred to me while grabbing lunch at Planet Dailies in Los Angeles. The restaurant is located on the rooftop of a building overlooking the Grove, which is a mega shopping center known for its frou-frou boutiques and local farmers market. Planet Dailies is sleek, the kind of spot in LA you go to for dainty drinks and to flirt with the aspiring actors/bartenders.

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We sat outside, beneath the shade and settled into the plushy, bright orange seating at our table. Our waitress, a lovely lady named Dalesia, slipped us drink menus. I picked out the Raspberry Collins, while my friend went with the Summer Fling. My Raspberry Collins consisted of fresh mint floating amongst the crushed raspberries in my gin and reminded me of a mojito, rather than a play on a traditional Tom Collins. Can’t say I was complaining. The Summer Fling was a tarty mix of vodka, Prosecco, pomegranate syrup and a squeeze of lemon, a solid summer refreshment.

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I suppose this is the point where I slowly lead into the main course, but f*ck it, ladies and gentlemen. I’m going to save you the trouble of reading through this entire piece and get straight to the good good — the Iron Skillet Cookie Sundae. Yes, the dessert, because that’s all any of us want anyhow.

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Look at that beauty. The hefty triple chocolate chunk cookie arrived baked and served in an iron skillet. The chocolate behemoth was decked out with gobs of vanilla ice cream slathered in an inappropriate amount of chocolate sauce and topped with a mountain of homemade whip cream and a generous amount of white chocolate shaving. There was no skimping here.

Our knives cut through the soft cookie with ease. The ice cream melted into every crevice of the baked treat, making for an especially heavenly bite of cold, sweet cream, crunchy white chocolate flakes, and warm cookie.

Like I said earlier, dessert first.

Planet Dailies Beet Salad

For the rest of you still interested in reading, it’s worth noting that Planet Dailies has an especially divine Roasted Beet Salad on their seasonal summer menu. The dish features delicate slices of roasted beets layered with the most sumptuous of goat cheeses and accompanied with a sweet agave dressing. However, I do wish that it wasn’t so tiny. For roughly $11, something so addicting shouldn’t be so petite.

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Another notable item from lunch was the Chicken Caprese Sandwich, a classic, well-made combination of grilled chicken breast, thick slices of mozzarella and juicy roma tomatoes. Again, the cheese selection at Dailies is en pointe and the mozzarella was noticeably fresh, pairing well with the balsamic dressing.

Kudos to the chef, Joshua, for keeping the menu provocative. It is summer, after all.

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Planet Dailies LA

6333 West 3rd Street

Suite O20 Los Angeles, CA 90036

#323.370.656