Everybody's favorite little Lithuanian is home for the holidays, so we all made the trek to the LBC for a delightful Sunday brunch overlooking the ocean.
Claire's at the Long Beach Museum of Art is a lovely place for groups. The last time I visited was three years ago when we were hunting for a wedding venue. I loved this place, but it was going through renovations at the time, and it was questionable whether all 5,983,762 guests of Mr. Monkey's father would fit.
cafe au lait ($2). Yay for illy!
fritti, bruschetta, and mini spinach artichoke dip. Pretty standard fare, but enjoyable nonetheless.
One person actually picked up the dip-filled bread bowl and ate it.
Young_Love's crème brûlée French toast ($13) with apples, pecans, golden raisins, and real maple syrup looked scrumptious. I kind of wish I'd sampled some before the server cleared her unfinished dish.
Here's Fitty's shrimp omelet ($13) with avocado, tomato, and sour cream.
ssinca had the spinach scramble ($9) with tomato and feta cheese.
I chose the Eggstravaganza ($12) with ham, bacon, sausage, spinach, onion, tomato, bell pepper, feta cheese, and avocado. Lots of stuff, to say the least.
You'd think that an omelet with all these fresh ingredients would be chock-full of flavor, but no. Bland City. Alas. I doused it with Tabasco. Problem solved.
Everyone else's dishes were too far to photograph, but you get the general idea.
No gathering with these girls is complete without treats!
Dip-Filled-Bread-Bowl-Eater made these beauties.
Wan-nabe made these especially for me. You can see her process here.
I love Wan so much for always remembering. Thank you! Thank you!
Behold the Brunch Bunch.
One last goofy one I took before we left.