Neighborhood Eats: Commerson

Right before we started this whole healthy eating thing, Magneto and I took a walk down the block to a new restaurant that I’d been dying to try. After reading great writeups and seeing what appeared to be a packed soft opening, I had confidence that Commerson would be a new favorite neighborhood hang, despite its relatively high prices.

Housed on the ground floor of one of the nicer complexes along this stretch of Wilshire, the space is modern – stark, really. But the chairs outside are comfortable, and I’m not too bothered by the flow of traffic coursing up La Brea, especially on a Sunday morning. The service is friendly, knowledgeable, and timely. I’m a little bit in love with this place.

Knowing that this was to be one of my last indulgent meals, I started with a full-fat, full-caffeine cappuccino with a packet of raw sugar. Yup. Sugar. And fat. So delicious.

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Magneto and I decided to split two entrees, since neither of us could decide what we wanted. The Roadie, a traditional breakfast plate of sausage, bacon, potatoes, eggs, tomatoes, and toast, felt very much like the kind of breakfast your mom would make, only prettier.

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The House Made Sopes with Mole Hollandaise, on the other hand, was the kind of breakfast only a chef would make – so pretty, so perfectly composed, so imaginative that I still can’t figure out how to make that creamy but punchy sauce.

We’ll come back one day, Commerson. I swear. But we might have to run between our house and your door 100 times before and after to make up for it.

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