Huckleberry should’ve gone taken the easy road like Denny’s and simply named the Thursday Night Dinner: Kids Eat Free*. *with a purchase of an entree.
Since it’s almost Thursday morning and everyone’s getting ready to get their weekend started, let’s keep this short: whether you think Huckleberry’s breakfast is rather exorbitant, or you simply loooove the Santa Monica sun while eating a Cali breakfast burrito, consider Huckleberry’s Thursday Night Dinner a game changer. It’s a game changer in the way Papilles is quietly changing Hollywood’s mind about bistronomy, it’s a game changer in the way 800 degrees totally blew LA’s mind when it comes to pizza as fast food.
On Thursdays, Huckleberry opens its door a bit longer than the typical 8:00pm and offers a $30 for family style dinner using luxury farmers market ingredients. On the particular week of this gratis media meal visit, it was all about Weiser Farm — Weiser Farm watermelons and Weiser potatoes (hello!! these organic potatoes run $2-$2.50+/lb at the farmers markets!). I’m no whore for Car Shoes, but if you’re telling me Tutti Frutti and Weiser veggies are in a $30 4-course meal? I’m in. While the Santa Monica Mirror didn’t quite feel indulged after 3 courses, the prodigious fish and chips main course placed me in a glorious place between overindulgence and gluttony. That night, some may have even claimed: “these are the best fish and chips I’ve ever had”.
Apps were a uber-California melon/arugula salad preceded by a cereal bowl stuffed with
“white bean puree” hummus. Dessert, which no one was able to partake in, was a lemon cream with flambéed meringue and two tablespoons of butter short bread cookies. Every course changes weekly. Angelenos are that fickle.
Did I mention toddlers eat free? (If you really can’t stand being in a room full of young families, fear not, there’s sidewalk seating!) And corkage is only $5 per bottle? And Rosemary is awesome?