The Power of Pumpkin

Think it's just for carving? Then you don't know jack about this nutritious, delicious squash. There's more to pumpkin than pie. Canned or fresh, pumpkin is loaded with fiber, immunity-boosting vitamin A, and incredible flavor. Use it to make these awesome seasonal pancakes, courtesy of Jodi Hortze, owner of the Griddle Cafe in Los Angeles. Read more...

   
 
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  Located in the city of angels, one would invariably find a lot of Hollywood hopefuls hanging out at The Griddle Cafe. It offers a scrumptious array of American style breakfast and brunch items, such as Caballero, La Vida Loca burger, blueberry filled flapjacks, Griddlewich, and many more.
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Jessica Alba leaves weekend brunch hot spot The Griddle Cafe in Los Angeles on Saturday morning.

Accompanying the mommy-to-be was entrepreneur fiance Cash Warren, right by her side.
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  Sure, you can get satisfying, unadulterated hotcakes all day at this hip hang. But the myriad variations are tempting. Most popular honors go to "banana nana," which is loaded with brown-sugar-baked bananas.
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  Cute names and huge portions are The Griddle’s defining characteristics. Try the Saturday Night Fever: buttermilk pancakes with Bailey’s mixed into the batter (but only if you’ve got nowhere to be afterward).
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  Located in the city of angels, one would invariably find a lot of Hollywood hopefuls hanging out at The Griddle Cafe. It offers a scrumptious array of American style breakfast and brunch items, such as Caballero, La Vida Loca burger, blueberry filled flapjacks, Griddlewich, and many more.
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Have breakfast at The Griddle Café, where you'll find young trendy patrons enjoying a menu that offers overwhelming portions. 7916 Sunset Boulevard.
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  After a late night at El Floridita, I'll sleep in as late as I can on Saturday and then go to breakfast at the Griddle Cafe in Hollywood. They have great waffles, but I like to order the Incredible Hulk power omelet scramble, which has about 22 eggs,
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  In the shadows of the Director's Guild, the Griddle is filled with young, hungry Hollywood types checking call sheets and scheming about getting backing for the "next major blockbuster." A U-shaped bar is perfect for James Dean-type loners looking to get their big break.
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  When it's time to go Hollywood, begin your day at the Griddle Cafe on Sunset, where the portions are huge and you may well spot a starlet or two.
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  Leonardo DiCaprio and Israeli Model Bar Refaeli, have lunch together at the popular Griddle Cafe along Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, Ca. The actor, who starred in the hit film Titanic, and his 20 year-old girlfriend spent the morning reading newspapers and chatting, before then heading off on Leo's moped which was parked nearby.
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What it does: Breakfast and lunch, attracting a diverse crowd from hipsters to tourists to A-list celebs (think Paris Hilton).

Why it's growing: Caught the attention of the national media, including Rachael Ray and The New York Times.
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  The Griddle Cafe, little place, get up early and bring your appetite, they have some of the best pancakes you will ever experience, the french press coffee is some of the best in town, filled with a lot of pretentious industry types but if you can get past that you will love the food.
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  Giant-size breakfast and lunch offerings make this Hollywood scene seem larger than life.
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9 a.m. Breakfast goes all day at the Griddle Cafe (7916 Sunset Boulevard; 323-874-0377; entrees $7-$11). Start your sugar high early with the Black Magic Oreo-filled flapjacks.
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Chef Ambassadors for the American Egg Board 2009/2010

Jodi is a self-trained chef who is the founder and CEO of one of the top breakfast restaurants in Los Angeles in the Hollywood area, The Griddle Café. Griddle Café serves only breakfast and lunch and is packed from the moment they open for business everyday. Read more...
  A number of local restaurants, from swanky dining rooms like the Restaurant at the Hotel Bel-Air to casual breakfast spots like the Griddle Cafe in Hollywood, offer dishes you won’t find in writing or included in the waiter’s recitation of specials.
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In the shadows of the Director's Guild, the Griddle Café does not play a supporting role when it comes to breakfast.

The restaurant redefines the "diner," blasting rhythmic blues music over patrons seated at tightly packed tables and a stainless steel breakfast bar allowing a view into the kitchen.
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  Just one look at the Griddle Café’s Press Page and it’s obvious that this is no ordinary diner. Their presence spans the continent from the LA Times to the New York Times and back again. They cook up unique meals for hungry hipsters and starving celebrities alike
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Tommy Lee's Favorite L.A. Weekend.

There's always a line to get in. And even though it's not my thing, it's the kind of place where anyone could come walking in -- like, "Look, no way, dude, it's Jay-Z!"
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Wearing her favorite fedora, Megan Fox fills up on a stack of pancakes while brunching with her on-again boyfriend Brian Austin Green and his son Kassius at The Griddle Cafe in Los Angeles
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I'm not normally one for the Brobdingnagian portion-sizing so dear to the traditions ofssssssss Americana, but the Griddle Cafe has my heart.
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I bought a Los Angeles guide book a long long time ago.  One of the highly recommended restaurants in the guide book is Griddle Cafe.  The restaurant is right next to Directors Guild of America.
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The world's best French toast for the world's most popular people.

Los Angeles may be full of shallow sycophants, but a few things make it palatable.
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The Griddle Cafe located on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood is the place for delicious and tantalizing breakfast. The menu is full of tasty specialties full of flavor and interesting combinations. Open seven days a week, the restaurant also serves lunch.
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  With its inventive pancakes the size, and thickness of the plates they are served on; craveably good meaty strips of bacon; and arguably the best French Toast in Los Angeles, the Griddle Café knows how to do breakfast right.
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  A couple of weeks ago, I was treated to breakfast by Lauren's brother while he was out in Los Angeles on business. When he lived in Los Angeles, he had the chance to eat some of the city's best food, so along with a fantastic breakfast, I got a few great recommendations to try out.
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Jessica Alba, Cash Warren and Honor were snapped stopping for food at the Griddle Cafe in Hollywood.
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There are few things better than pumpkin pie the morning after Thanksgiving. Jodi, chef and creator of the Griddle Café, knows this, and that is why she has invented the Griddle Café's 'Tis the Season Pancake, which is mixed with home-made pumpkin pie filling and topped with fresh whipped cream.
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  Located in the city of angels, one would invariably find a lot of Hollywood hopefuls hanging out at The Griddle Cafe. It offers a scrumptious array of American style breakfast.
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On a Sunday morning, the Griddle is really loud: clattering pans, a hundred shouted conversations, amplified rock & roll bouncing off the high ceilings. Actors from what seem like half the shows on Fox and the WB are rubbing sleep out of their eyes.
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Audrina Patridge's favorite L.A. weekend

"On Saturday, I'll go to the Griddle Cafe for breakfast. The best blueberry pancakes, and they're the biggest you'll ever see."
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  Jessica Alba And Family At The Griddle Cafe
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The Griddle Cafe rated #1 - Best brunch
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Open strictly to cater to the breakfast and lunch crowd, people can’t get enough of The Griddle. Although you’ll be waiting in line long enough to appreciate anything that enters your mouth, the menu (filled with smirk-worthy puns) has anything and everything to please your group. Be prepared to share or have a silent eating contest with yourself, these portions are gi-nor-mous.
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  Want to hit a Hollywood hot spot for breakfast? Try the Griddle Café located in the heart of Hollywood. The Griddle Café features an urban environment, hearty portions with a twist on breakfast, and an occasional celebrity sighting.
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  Brunch just doesn't get more decadent than the Griddle Cafe. This place offers everything you could want for breakfast, lunch and more, like the endless celebrity sightings (even Angelina Jolie with Maddox in tow have been spotted noshing here). Sure, you’ll wait an age with a bevy of beautiful and famous-to-somebody faces to secure a table, but when the very cool host finally calls your name, it’s on.
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Breakfast is served all day. They only do breakfast, lunch and private parties. Their menu is incredible:

Bluesberry - blueberry filled flapjacks topped with blueberry sour cream. Wholey Moley - whole wheat, brown sugar batter. Eye's Wide Open - wake up with a shot of expresso and semi-sweet chocolate chips folded into a buttermilk recipe. All American Apple Waffle - covered with cooked cinnamon apples and topped with streusel.
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  IHOP’s got nothing on the Griddle Café. Its generous portions and sugary sweet selection of breakfast goodies make the usually long wait for a table worthwhile. The kitchen should perhaps leave waffles to The Waffle, but the pancakes and the French toast are unsurpassed. Standouts include the “Saturday Morning Fever,” which mixes Bailey’s and Kahlua into the buttermilk pancake batter, and the “Peanut Bubba” crunchy French toast.
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  Late Friday night I was perusing Chowhound ... and Diana posted the menu to the Griddle Cafe, that boasts an amazing array of pancakes and french toasts, including (basically) an oreo pancake, apple streusel pancake, cheesecake pancake/french toast, pumpkin pancake, etc. My fate was sealed. The Griddle Cafe for brunch tomorrow! Luckily an old co-worker of mine that I hadn't seen in 3 years was in town and said she'd go with me!
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Arrive early at this breakfast-and-lunch-only cafe, especially on weekends, when Hollywood types (including heartthrobs like Leo DiCaprio) queue up with their cell phones and cigarettes, drooling for sumptuous pancakes and gargantuan $6.95 omelettes.
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The Griddle Cafe might be located in carb-cutting Hollywood, but its decadent, oversized dishes will make you forget any sort of diet. The ideal breakfast joint, this establishment serves all the favorites with a twist, such as a “Cobb” omelet, which contains all the ingredients from your traditional salad with the same name, minus the greens, and “The Golden Ticket,” pancakes filled with banana, streusel, walnuts and caramel, and topped with whipped cream and more caramel and streusel.
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If the small portions of upscale Los Angeles restaurants annoy you, a trip to the Griddle Cafe is well worth the money. The small cafe, nestled inconspicuously at Sunset and Fairfax, offers some of the largest portions in West Los Angeles and proves a must for any breakfast lover.
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Oh, i don't know what to say about the griddle. come before 8am because it's a zoo otherwise; it'll be you and the cops enjoying lumberjack-sized breakfasts instead of the late-rising neighbourhood folk and curious tourist-types.
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Sometimes with all of the crazy commotion of Tinseltown, a girl just needs time with a good pal.  And earlier today Lauren Conrad and Lauren “Lo” Bosworth took a moment to relax.

The “Hills” ladies were spotted on their way to grab breakfast at The Griddle Café on Sunset Ave in Los Angeles, California.
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