My Two Cents: Soul Food with Double Side of Smile

Shrimp Creole over Cheese Grits

I once posted a question on my Facebook feed: Have you ever tasted food that makes you want to cry? Most of the answers were home-cooked family dishes and I understood immediately. But when one Los Angeles DJ friend named MonaLisa avidly answered "Shrimp Creole on cheese grits," I knew I had to try it.

My Two Cents is a little restaurant located in the PicFair area on Pico. On Sundays, the place gets crowded and you may have to get super cozy to the table next to you. They blast dancehall in the speakers and the walls are filled with pieces by local artists.

The shrimp cheese grits is everything people say it to be: homecooked (meaning made with love and care and yes you can taste it) made with quality ingredients. The shrimp was tender and the cheese grits accompanied it beautifully.

The Breakfast Salad

The whole time I was eating this breakfast salad, I was thinking “why didn’t I think of this?” This is perfect for those mornings where you want something that will stick to your stomach just right but nothing too heavy. The mixed greens and eggs and bacon held each other up really well.

Peach Cobbler
I couldn't leave the place without trying their peach cobbler. Heavenly!

Gluten Free Fried Chicken with cheese girts and baked eggs

Next to the shrimp and cheese grits is this signature dish- a gluten-free fried chicken with baked eggs and cheese grits. Fried crisp but not greasy with  a drizzle of their signature BBQ Sauce.

What keeps me coming back to My Two Cents is not only is the food top notch in preparation as well comforting as a home cooked meal, the staff who works there are friendly, efficient and makes you feel like home. Whether it is your first time or your 10th time, there is something that makes you want to be part of their community. The beautiful thing I see? That when Chef Alisa, owner of My Two Cents, hears that it is your first time, she will come by your table to greet and welcome you.

My Two Cents is located at:
5583 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019 Mid-Wilshire


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