Pancakes…who doesn’t love pancakes!!! I’m no pancake fanatic but when I see an interesting combination, I’m all about it! Lately I’ve been enthralled with all things involving ricotta cheese and when I saw that bld restaurant on Beverly had Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes I HAD to go get them the next morning! (Plain old blueberry pancakes I probably would have passed on…but adding ricotta just made it so gourmet!!)
Yum Yum YUM! I couldn’t wait to dig into the two enormous, fluffy hotcakes overloaded w/ fresh blueberries and ricotta (I know, I know…cheese in pancakes (what!??) well if you’ve had ricotta cheese before, you know that it doesn’t have a very pronounced flavor…but it really adds a bit of moist creaminess to the dish, and hey…if Italians are using it for Cannoli’s and Cheesecake, it’s A-Ok with me!)
The pancakes really were amazing (I nearly cleared my plate and those things were huge!)…but I think the fact that bld serves this with 100% pure Berkshire Maple Syrup (the one in the cute little log cabin tin!) THAT’S what really brought this whole dish together!! The syrup wasn't overpowering so you can still taste all of the amazing flavors in the pancakes...it was just perfect!
The greatest thing (so far!) about bld is they have real, no joke, “I can’t believe this tastes so frickin’ amazing” thick cut bacon. This is thick cut bacon at its finest!…I’ve tried many before but NEVER like this! This was like Christmas ham w/ all of the salty, breakfast-y goodness of cured bacon (w o w!).
Well people, the word is out…bld is on point and all of LA knows it. So if you plan to go on a weekend…prepare for a 20-30 min wait…(but at least now you’ll know it’s well worth it!!)
7450 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036