Breakfast burritos are glorious – and LA has almost too many of them. Someone has to sacrifice their health for the incredibly important Breakfast Burrito Quest, so once again, I’ve sorted the great ones from not-as-great ones (because, let’s be honest, all breakfast burritos are pretty good). You’re welcome.
Here are my obvious and inarguable criteria for the perfect breakfast burrito:
It needs to taste breakfast-y, which means eggs. A top tier breakfast burrito can’t taste like lunch – that would be anarchy.
It needs proper ingredient distribution. The first bite is crucial – don’t give me a mouthful of just beans or guac.
The corollary to this rule is that the flavors need to work in harmony. Seventeen separate tastes is equally disqualifying.
The texture should have a little variation. Hashbrowns, bacon, something to give it a little crunch. Which leads to…
The tortilla shouldn’t be an afterthought. My favorites have usually taken a trip back to the griddle for crunch and heat. Ideally, I’m losing my fingerprints trying to hold it. And unlike most breakfast options, a breakfast burrito gets better with a slight delay (looking at you, breakfast sandwich)
It shouldn’t cost too much. I have loved breakfast burritos that are over ten bucks – but deep down, I judge them for not being egalitarian. Breakfast burritos should be for everyone.
Finally, it needs to be a guilty pleasure. You can’t eat an entire breakfast burrito and feel like you made a good decision for your body. (Although one time, a trainer told me that the best time to eat something unhealthy is early in the morning, so #healthychoices. Enjoy one of these carb/calorie bombs for breakfast and sacrifice on later meals. It’s worth it!)
I’ve really tried to find my favorite in the city, or at least a top three, but it’s too hard… there are too many good choices.
Brunch is A THING in Atlanta, y’all. Like, we think it’s awesome in LA, and we definitely devote entire daylight hours to it. But brunch in Atlanta is a whole different experience… It’s starts later, people dress up for it, and have full-on debates about where to get the best brunch in Atlanta.
You know that I’m all about waffles. But sometimes I get a massive craving for pancakes. But not just any pancakes — life-changing pancakes. Pancakes that you can’t get anywhere else but at certain restaurants.
We spent a lot of time in Vancouver when Mike was producing a TV show. Every night and every weekend (when he wasn’t working) we’d scour the city for the best places to eat in Vancouver, and found a little over twenty places we loved.
Northern California’s Anderson Valley is a very special place for us — it’s where Mike’s ancestral home is, it’s where we got married, and it’s where we go when we have time for a weekend getaway. As we’re prepping for an upcoming visit, we thought we’d share our best Anderson Valley travel tips. Because who doesn’t love awesome wines that’ll give you some major sommelier cred, popular local beers, and staggeringly giant trees!?
For our first “married Christmas” we decided to fly to Peru and take a group trek to Machu Picchu. In doing so, we ended up spending a lot of time in Cusco, Peru — 3 nights to let our bodies adjust to the altitude, and then back again for 2 extra nights after the trek. We absolutely fell in love with the town, and along the way, we found some of our favorite restaurants in Cusco… Continue reading “The Dash and Dine’s guide to the best restaurants in Cusco, Peru”
Hola from Peru! We’re deep in the Sacred Valley on our trek towards Machu Picchu. But we’ve found strong enough wifi + just enough time to post something we learned that involves alcohol!
If you’re looking for something fun to serve at your New Years Eve party, or just looking for a quick way to get your friends tipsy (Peruvian pisco can range from 60-80 proof!) we learned this recipe in Peru for their national cocktail — the Pisco Sour.
We’ve been drinking and enjoying them all through our time in Peru, but we haven’t been able to drink as many as we’d like because alcohol and altitude don’t mix very well. But, thanks to some friendly locals in the Huacahuasi Valley, we learned how to make them for ourselves once we get home/back to sea level!
We’re lucky enough to be close friends with one of the best chefs to come to LA from South Carolina. (Avid readers may remember him as Ari, my chef friend at Red Medicine.) So when Mike and I decided to head to South Carolina for a weekend, we immediately emailed Ari to ask about the restaurants in Charleston that we HAD to try.
Here are the places he recommended, plus some others we discovered during our glutinous and amazing foodie weekend trip to Charleston.