Breakfast burritos are a legend at this Hermosa Beach restaurant – Daily Breeze

Culinary objects of desire are often accompanied by a line. And sometimes the experience of the line transcends the dish itself.

Do you remember – back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth – how crowds would gather at Krispy Kreme branches, waiting for the neon sign that read “HOT NOW!” » so they can buy a box of super-sweet, fatty donuts to take to the wage slaves in their prairie dog cabins? (They sell Krispy Kremes at Mickey D’s these days!)

Austin’s legendary Franklin’s BBQ is famous for its pre-dawn lines for smoked meats sold from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until they sell out). On Tuesdays, Anajak Thai in Sherman Oaks draws a block-long line for its legendary Thai tacos. On a Sunday morning, the line is nearly two blocks long at Courage Bagels in East Hollywood. And the crowds at Villa’s Tacos in Highland Park are immeasurable: they move in all directions through the mini-mall that houses this taco shop, a sine qua non.

And then there’s the breakfast burrito at Baran 2239, served on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. It’s a legendary South Bay creation that has managed to transcend the line. You must reserve your breakfast burrito online on the Baran Instagram page, starting Wednesday. (Apparently you can also call.) Walk-ins are possible, but with a wait of one to two hours. Although a line may exist, it is nominal. And the Burritos are… incredible!

If you go to Baran’s 2239 for dinner, you can enjoy fine plates of kingfish sashimi with crispy potatoes (a perfect combination!), coffee-glazed pork belly, and seared Hokkaido scallops.

Breakfast burritos don’t bear the slightest resemblance to these dishes. They arrive with so many layers of cover that they look like food in slavery. The tortilla wrapper is thick and appears multi-layered. It’s wrapped, jammed, filled with scrambled eggs, various cheeses, bacon, green onions and tater tots. Yes…toddlers.

The meatless burrito is essentially the same, but without the bacon. The chorizo ​​burrito dazzles, filled with a hyper-spicy chorizo ​​sausage that makes the pair of salsas that travel in plastic containers superfluous.

There is also a “Friday Special” which changes from week to week. And I should add, these breakfast burritos are big enough that you can start eating one in the morning, continue until lunch, and finally finish around dinner time. These are Jonathan Swift burritos – pure Brobdingnagian.


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