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Brunch Eats: Sungold Tomato Pan Con Tomate

It’s too darn hot! And all we can bear to even think about here at Brown Baddies Brunch is cold foods like this Sungold Tomato Pan Con Tomate. Pan con tomate is a Spanish tapas dish that is super easy to make with spectacular results especially at the height of tomato season. And you need…

Coffee Break: Obet & Del’s

Obet & Del’s in the heart of Thai Town is my retro coffee shop escape these days. Whenever I need to just get away from my environs for a break, I drive across the city to my old neighborhood just get to one of their delicious iced coffees or teas and a Sugarbloom Bakery pastry…

Büna Coffeehouse: A Habesha Brunch

Büna Coffeehouse sits in a pretty quiet part of Georgia Ave in Northwest, DC, just a few blocks north of the Petworth Metro. Formerly the Uneeda convenience store, Büna came to be when Uneeda owners, couple Senaite Abebaw and Mastewal Worku, decided that Petworth needed something more unique. I’ve driven by Büna a thousand times,…

Salaya Plant-Based Kitchen: A Vegan Thai Fusion Brunch

Completely on a whim, I tried Salaya Plant-Based Kitchen, a new-ish vegan Thai and international fusion restaurant in Thai Town. I was walking down Hollywood Boulevard between Saturday errands thinking about brunch after coffee at Obet & Del’s when I saw the restaurant’s “open” sign. Thai Town/East Hollywood was my neighborhood not too long ago,…

Brunch Libations: The Sassy 75

Bubbly is practically a brunch requirement, but it can get dull. One of the easiest ways I’ve learned to add variety to my champagne cocktails (or just seltzer water!) is to whip up a simple syrup. This take on a French 75 — which is usually made with gin, champagne, lemon juice, and sugar —…

Taqueria Habanero: A Brunch From the Streets of Puebla, Mexico

If you’ve read my profile then you know I’m picky about tacos. Great, reasonably-priced tacos are hard to come by in D.C. They’re not bad, they’re just not the kind of tacos this Southern Californian was raised on. And, it’s hard to find tacos reminiscent of those I’ve eaten in Mexico. But, with two locations…

All Day Baby: A Perfect Biscuit Brunch

It’s hard to miss All Day Baby driving down Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake. Its bright red shopfront with aqua lettering and charming take-out window looks like it came out of a Wes Anderson movie. A joyful, modern classic dinette, bakery, and cocktail bar, ADB shines at all things brunch and lunch. Their all-day menu…

Coffee Break: Bohemian House of Espresso & Chai

Bohemian House of Espresso & Chai in downtown LA is my neighborhood coffee shop. The “chai” in the name drew me in on my walk to work one day. I really feel compelled to try them all. Like many Desi chai aficionados who compare to home ritual, I can offer you spirited takes on “chai,”…

Brunch Libations: Orange-flesh Honeydew Lime Agua Fresca with Cardamom and Mint

Hot summer days are here! We’re lucky to have so much beautiful Mexican culture and culinary blessings in Southern California. One of my favorite summertime drinks are the many varieties of agua frescas that folks make year-round here. Agua fresca translates to “cool waters” in Spanish. At its simplest, it is made with seasonal fruit(s),…

Brown Baddies Brunch Bookshelf

In an effort to support amazing authors of culinary books who are people of color, we’ve put together a virtual bookshelf on Bookshop. We prefer Bookshop to Amazon. They’re an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. We can certainly get behind that! We will be updating the bookshelf on an…

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