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Monday, August 10, 2009

Tally Rand

You want to go where everybody knows your name..

Consistency is under-rated and under-valued in our “I want it now” society. Everyone wants the newest, hippest thing regardless if it’s any good. I have been going to Tallyrand for the past 10 years on a weekly or at times daily basis. In talking with Mark, one of the owners, it’s nice to hear that he does not compromise on his ingredients. He knows what works and is consistent. He once told me that he can not change his turkey recipe because he has it down to a science and couldn’t make it any better and he is right. When you do something well, why change? Sometimes the hard part is to not tinker with success.
I look forward every year on Saint Patrick’s Day for their corned beef and cabbage. They offer a hearty portion of corned beef over cabbage with boiled potatoes and carrots. I try to get there early because sometimes there is a wait. The corned beef is cooked to perfection and is lean.
For breakfast, this place has the best oatmeal hands down. It’s thick and creamy and you can have fresh fruit or raisins as it comes with a side of brown sugar, butter and milk. I always eat mine with just butter and Equal. For about a year I ate this everyday and I never got tired of it


The chili hash and eggs are to die for as the hash browns are nice and carmelized and add a perfect crunch.


The King burrito is satisfying and filling. Sunday’s features eggs benedict with a Hollandaise sauce made fresh that morning. That sauce is straight out of a Le Cordon Bleu textbook for quality and taste. Once you have eaten here for breakfast it’s kind of hard to go to one of those chains places. Tallyrand offers fresh ingredients at an affordable price. Sure you can find a cheaper breakfast place but the food simply will not be as good and satisfying.

Other highlights include their hamburger steak (meat grinded fresh daily),


Cobb salad and the appetizer platter which really puts a smile on your face.This is my "big salad as in the Seinfield episode.


They don't have grill cheese sandwich on the menu but they will make it for you.


1700 W Olive Ave
Burbank, CA 91506

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