Big Ben: Four Eggs Benedicts We Love
Runny yolk meets crispy muffin: it’s wise to dress in layers
Blu Jam Café has the market covered with three versions. Lazy Sundays call for the standard: buttered English muffins cradling Black Forest ham, crisp bacon, and two poached eggs. Hollandaise—with a touch of cayenne—cloaks the pile. » 7371 Melrose Ave., blujamcafe.com.
Only Petrossian tops its gravlax Benny with California white sturgeon caviar (oooooh). Toasted brioche forms a base above a jumble of bitter greens, while salmon and perky poached eggs lie beneath a slick of lemony hollandaise. » 321 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, petrossian.com.
Chef Zoe Nathan channels Dr. Seuss with her Green Eggs & Ham at Huckleberry. Thick-cut ham supports a fried egg with a yolk the color of sunshine; a drizzle of basil pesto provides the signature hue. » 1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, huckleberrycafe.com.
Superba Snack Bar subs out the muffin for buttermilk biscuits and loads them up with braised chard, smoked ham, and two poached eggs. Brown butter hollandaise spiked with dill and tarragon is the crown jewel. » 533 Rose Ave., Santa Monica, superbasnackbar.com.