Although I live on the west side of town, I trek almost every Sunday for a culinary tour de force of the East Side, which has become an emerging hub for incomparable food. My trek begins at the Hollywood Farmers Market, the most comprehensive farmers market in Southern California next to the Santa Monica Farmers Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Then, I drive to my dear friends' McCall's Meat and Fish Market on Hillhurst to purchase the most pristine seafood, ogle over the marbled meats and house-made sausages, and indulge in a baguette from their expanded Bakery space, which equal those of Eric Kayser's baguettes in Paris. Finally, I consummate the experience with my final resting place at SQIRL for truly a ridiculous brunch.
SQIRL is located at 720 North Virgil, #4, Los Angeles, CA 90029, open M-F from 7 am to 4 p.m. and S-S from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., www.sqirlla.com.