Thursday, March 15, 2012

Doughboys

Over the weekend I took my parents to Doughboys in Los Angeles for my mom's birthday. After hearing that Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres are big fan's of the eatery's red velvet cake and seeing the extensive menu, I knew that I had to try it out.


I ordered the vegetarian benedict and it was a big plate piled with eggs, potatoes, sliced tomatoes, salad and fruit. It was pretty good but nothing amazing. My mom and dad ordered a huge bowl of French onion soup and a large club sandwich to share. Unfortunately they weren't fans of the soup. It was too thick and reminded them of gravy.


For dessert we ordered that famous red velvet I mentioned. The cream cheese frosting is amazing! It makes the cake. The thick layers of the goodness were the perfect ending to our lunch.



Overall, I wasn't amazed with the experience but I probably would go back to give Doughboys a second shot.

11 comments:

Alyson said...

YUM! Ok, your pictures clearly make this place look amazing. Sorry to hear it didn't live up to the hype.

this free bird said...

The cake. Oh the cake!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I heard of it...and I may stop by if I feel like it and give it a shot. However, I know the feeling. Some places get "amazing reviews" from people we see on TV, and then we think "wow, this has to be an awesome spot" but end up disappointed. I hear ya. Let's hope the second time around it's going to be a lot better!

Sandy a la Mode said...

wow, that place sure does look yummy!

Josie said...

I feel like I'm always disappointed by overhyped bakeries (Georgetown Cupcake, etc), but that red velvet cake does look yummy.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Kate said...

Never tried this place. I don't like red velvet that much but I love the name Doughboys so I would try it

bananas. said...

ohhhhmmmm miam miam...the veggie benedict is so up my food alley! i want it NOW as a late dinner.

Christina said...

That cake looks awesome! Yum!

Erica [pocket full of chuckles] said...

now THAT is red velvet cake! Delish!

Amy Powell said...

I hate going to a place you want to love, but not really enjoying it. but the pics look great! and that cake is beautiful :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Oh my gosh, all of that looks amazing!