Carrot Ginger Soup

Tuesday,April 8, 2014 Comments Off

carrot soup

The weather is warming up and some spicy carrot soup is a great way to eat your veggies and keep healthy while the season shifts into spring! Carrots, onions, ginger and a little orange zest – simple but packed with flavor..

Carolina Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich!

Sunday,March 16, 2014 Comments Off


This is the real deal. (Family recipe from my mother in law. She grew up in rural NC and comes from a big family of talented, amazing cooks who, to my knowledge, do not use written recipes – all the knowledge is in their heads and hands. The only way to really learn is to get in that hot kitchen, roll up your sleeves, and try to keep up!)

Slow roasted pork butt cooked with Secret Apple Cider Vinegar sauce. Shredded and served hot on a toasted bun with spicy, vinegary cole slaw (no mayo in this cole slaw. If you are ever served a Carolina BBQ sandwich that has mayo in the cole slaw you need to ask for your money back ) The pickles usually go on the sandwich but I’m putting them on the side to make the plate look pretty. Hush puppies are the traditional gut buster side to this sandwich, but I think they are too sweet and cornmeal-y and heavy so French fries are my only break from tradition with this dish.

It’s delicious with a cold glass of Sweet Mint Earl Grey Iced tea. A taste of North Carolina without the humidity or the mosquitoes!

Fall Is Here!

Saturday,October 12, 2013 Comments Off

Time for all things pumpkin!!

Your favorites are back:
Pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin oatmeal and who can resist a warm pumpkin latte on a cool LA morning?

We also have banana & caramelized walnut pancakes AND ricotta lemon pancakes. It’s that time of year to start pulling out the sweaters – what a nice treat after all that hot weather last month!

See you soon!

Back to School weekend specials!

Sunday,August 18, 2013 Comments Off


Crab Cake Eggs Benedict (with apologies to Mr. krabs :)
On tomato slices with poached eggs and hollandaise / Salad and fruit on the side

Steak Salad
Flat Iron Steak grilled and served on mixed greens and spinach with balsamic dressing, basil, cherry tomatoes, feta, avocado and red onion

Strawberry Granola
Fresh strawberries and Greek yogurt with our homemade granola – simple but perfect for a light breakfast on a hot day!

And our always popular flavored lemonades: strawberry mint or ginger basil

See you soon!!

H O T much?

Monday,July 1, 2013 Comments Off

One of these will make it all better…


4th of July

Friday,June 28, 2013 Comments Off


We’ll be open on 4th of July – 8:30am to 2:00pm. Come by and grab breakfast and pick up some salads to go for your BBQ.

Oroblanco Grapefruit from Mud Creek Ranch!

Tuesday,March 5, 2013 Comments Off


Oroblanco grapefruit will blow your mind. They are sweet, juicy and not nearly as acidic as most ‘ruby’ grapefruits you see at the grocery store. We’re running them under the broiler with a little brown sugar and candied ginger to give them a bit of a brulee’d top. The heat brings out the juice in the fruit and it’s like spooning into the best grapefruit you’ve ever wished for! Add some homemade granola and Greek yogurt to make the perfect spring breakfast!

We also are bringing back the always popular Strawberry Mint Lemonade with strawberries from Valdivia Farms and mint from Jaime Farms.

Some other updates from our old friends…
Our blood oranges went to Laura Ann’s Jams – She’s gonna bust out a custom batch for us! Will keep you posted when it comes in.

Enough of you have asked if we sell our coffee and guess what? Now we do! 12 oz bags of whole bean Blue Bottle Blend coffee roasted fresh for us by City Bean coffee are now ready for you to take home and enjoy!


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