As far as easy brunch spots go, MessHall Kitchen on Los Feliz Blvd. is one of my favorite bustling joints to hit mid-morning on weekends. Originally built in 1928 as filmmaker Cecil B. Demille’s restaurant Willard’s Chicken Inn, this Eastside locale and its plaid shirt-clad wait staff fall under restaurateur Bill Chait’s culinary umbrella, and exudes a decidedly American nod towards its menu’s organic, local, seasonal offerings. Brunch at MessHall is hearty – buttermilk biscuits with sausage gravy, house made griddlecakes, and shrimp and grits top the menu, as does their Breakfast “Sando,” with pork belly, red chili aioli, cilantro slaw, and a fried egg, served on a brioche bun. The restaurant’s enormous dining room has an almost cabin-like feel, and its outdoor patio instills the notion of urban-camping, complete with glassed-enclosed fire pits and surrounding forest-like greenery. Sitting outside in this semi-wooded enclosure with a MessHall mimosa in hand and corned beef hash on its way feels like the epitome of Los Feliz, and exemplifies the best kind of no-frills, good-food brunch.
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