June 27, 2008 4

Larkin’s (Eagle Rock)

By in 03: Eagle Rock

I tried to look for the modern soul food joint Larkin’s one hungry night without the exact address on me (only knew that it’s somewhere on Colorado Blvd.) I didn’t find it, but I did spot and drove past a lovely craftsman house. Turned out that house was the restaurant. I absolutely loved the restored craftsman house and the porch was charming.
The interior was very nice, there’s also a nice patio for outdoor dining. Since it was a Sunday morning so they only had the brunch menu. For $15 you can choose 3 out of the 10 items. Orange juice and Southern sweet tea (yummy!).

I was a little disappointed that most of item on the brunch menu were just standard breakfast fare (like pancake, oatmeal, bacon…), especially since their lunch and dinner menu sound so much more interesting. I picked the most “soul” items: Savory Grits, Biscuits with Gravy and Hot Link. The Biscuits with gravy was delicious. I like grits but not so crazy about the cheese, I wish it was just the grits alone.

Jon had Two eggs, Aunt Pookies Pancakes and Bacon. The Pancakes were completely soaked with maple syrup so they were a bit too sweet. I wish they had the syrup on the side. The bacons were good.

We were fulled and couldn’t finish everything. It’s too since I wish there were room in my stomach for the velvet cake. In the end I thought the brunch was just ok and didn’t feel like I need to go back a 2nd time. However I do need to go back to try their lunch or dinner to truly experience what Larkin’s contemporary soul food is like as there seems to be many interesting dishes on the regular menu.

1496 Colorado Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA 90041
(323) 254-0934

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4 Responses to “Larkin’s (Eagle Rock)”

  1. matt says:

    i’ve found that their food is subpar after going on many occasions. the execution just isn’t there, which is a shame since the location and decor are excellent.

  2. seat says:

    What is soul food?? What Americans call “comfort food”?

  3. valentine says:

    To me, what symbolizes Soul Food the most is drinking out of a jar…^-^

  4. Joan says:

    Seat, soul food is the traditional food of African Americans from the Southern part of the country. It’s heavy and greasy food, like fried chicken.

    Yeah those jars are so cute, I love it.