For probaby our final time, we went to Border Grill Santa Monica. No more day drinking scratch margaritas after a stroll down the farmers market since rhis location is closing after 26 years.
Greeted by the tortilla station:
Having had dinner and apps and drinks before, we made the brunch plunge:
We sampled mimosa and margarita and the great salsa and chips that greet you:
pictured is the cadillac, the blood orange, and a mimosa
And our dishes were:
Jalapeno Home Fries
Chorizo and Egg Tacos
Yucatan Eggs Benedict Sliders
Peruvian Shrimp and Grits
Waffle with Pork Belly
Steak and Eggs
We admired the design of the space
And we ate and had good company:
On the plus side…i have a cookbook from Mary Sue and Susan that has several of the recipes from the restaurant…and we can still haul ourselves to the downtown or vegas locations….
Love these margaritas though! Right at the bar in santa monica…the following are from our stop there two weeks ago
Green Corn Tamale
Thats the end. 🙂
So ive been craving kimchee fried rice…and made that plan..as the rice was chilling after its 10 minute ride theough the multicooker, i changed my mind…and rice bowl we became after axing the idea of bimbimbop and kimchee chigae (spelling?)…and i had this lovely kale, cabbage, beet, carrot mix already prepped so away i went
In the pan went garlic oil and chili oil (cant ise sesame in myhousehold whoch im sure is another reason i have had kimchee on the mind)
It just got a light saute and wilting
Meanwhile, i drained and rinsed some french lentils for the protein..
Using the same pan with some wxtra garlic and vegetable oil, i started to fru the dry jntil the pan was hot and in went the two eggs
Right here..you have to move your spoon or whisk or whatever fast and kinda whip the eggs and rice so its not egg clumped in rice like regular fried rice…its egg coated fluffy rice…and its creamy! I love it
Here is a dressing of toasted garlic, red pepper flakes, ginger, tamari, rice vinegar and a little vegetable oil
Here it is all composed with the dressing over it..i ate mine warm but jims is sitting at room temp until he returns from (surprise!) doll club meeting…i had the oven warmed but that will kill the greens.
I really did enjoy this meal as i often do when solo….it eveolved to such a degree that i have a peeled reed avocado that didnt get used…