Neighborhood: Los Angeles
You've got several options when you walk into Gjusta, all of which are ordered like meat in a deli: bakery, breakfast, sandwiches, beverages/coffee. Grab a number, order your jam, lounge outside. The result is an experience that feels casual and chill, and food that is fresh and diverse. There's Official Co-Writer/Wife Texas's typically LA bowl - brown rice, wild mushrooms, greens, fermented chili, and a fried egg, which compares gracefully with the crosstown sqirl's; it's funky and weird and delicious.
There's my typical breakfast sandwich - a sausage, egg, and cheddar on a huge biscuit - one that is only rivaled in my memory by the same at Glen's. When a biscuit is the star, you know you're in for a treat.
And there's Official Friend of DCWD CC's traditional croque madame, oozing and gooey and rich. All three of them would have satisfied any of the three of us; that all three could be found in the same kitchen is nothing short of splendid.
Food Rating: **** (out of 5)