Friday, April 17, 2015

I Ate Brunch At Republique. It Was Awesome. And Covered.


Recently the peeps behind Cover, a new to LA restaurant bill-paying app, plopped a meal's worth of smackaroos in my Cover account and welcomed me to give the application a whirl at any of their participating restaurants. After reading some literature on Cover, it seemed simple enough to use even for a harebrained iPhone user like myself, so I was like, sure, whatevs. I flipped through the spots and while there were a lot of decent names to choose amongst, the second I saw Republique, I knew I was going to motherfucking Republique.

I've wanted to brunch at Republique for a while now and here was a chance to eat there essentially for free. Furthermore, my wife and I love to go on weekend hikes, followed by a restaurant visit to order literally the least healthy things on the menu. We don't do it on purpose; it just happens. Every time. Maybe due to the mental back-patting from completing a hike? Or maybe we're just goddamn gluttons. Who knows. It's super fun though. And Republique is a PERFECT spot for such an activity. Chef Walter Manzke's food is top notch and his wife, Margarita, is one of the city's finest pastry chefs. The space itself is also beautiful and roomy, thus comfortable for maximum gut-busting.

Brunch at Republique is more of an informal affair than the dinner. You walk up and order. Which, I'm not going to lie (because I was once a Boy Scout) was made even simpler via Cover. I moseyed up to the register, shouted my order, opened the app on my phone, told the employee about it AND WHAM, I WAS DONE. THE BILL WAS PAID FOR (with the remaining balance covered by a credit card I inserted into the app beforehand). MAGIC. I'd also be interested in trying Cover for a sit-down group dinner as it allows you to automatically split a meal amongst friends. Guess now I have to make friends to do that, but I'm up for the challenge.

The app aside, here are items we ordered: Dry-Aged Beef Burger (which comes with some of LA's bestest fries), Brioche French Toast, an Almond Financier Cake, a Brownie and the bakery's signature dessert, Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake. Dang. Thanks, Cover!








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Republique.
624 S. La Brea, LA.
Brunch: 8 am - 4 pm.






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