Border Grill Santa Monica

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

Carnitas Tacos

Chorizo and Egg Tacos

Yucatan Eggs Benedict Sliders

Peruvian Shrimp and Grits

Waffle with Pork Belly

Oaxacan Pancakes

Chicken Panucho

Steak and Eggs

Churro Tots

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

Peruvian Ceviche

Green Corn Tamale


Thats the end. 🙂
#bordergrillsmmemories

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“Korean rice bowl”

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…