The a.m. diners at this sunny 1920s bungalow know they’re in on a great secret. Brunch dishes—most under $10—are hearty and entirely house made, from the bowls of French vanilla oatmeal topped with caramelized banana to the giant egg scrambles served with well-seasoned potatoes to the tangy blueberry lemonade. (Even the drinks are turned out on the premises.)
Best Tuna Melt, August 2009
Canned tuna fish, bread, cheese, butter: Fuse with heat to make one of America’s greatest comfort foods. If you must have a classic, Langer’s is your best bet. But the Hooked! sandwich at Hollywood’s Grub
—with high-quality medium-sharp cheddar, red pepper pesto, and a “secret recipe” tuna salad all warmed between two slices of tangy brioche-like sourdough—had us moaning. In a good way.