FREEHAND’S DTLA RESTAURANT THE EXCHANGE SERVES UP A BLOODY MARY WITH CARROT MOLE DURING BRUNCH

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Okay, you had me at Bloody Mary, but then add something to it that I have never tried before… and I’m so in.  That was the case during a recent brunch at The Exchange, the restaurant inside the Freehand Hotel.  The brunch menu offers up The Exchange Bloody Mary ($12) made with their signature Bloody Mary… and wait for it… a side serving of carrot mole that you add at the table.  I loved it and gave the Bloody Mary an earthy flavor.  Okay, I’m getting ahead of myself.

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The Exchange is named after the 12 story vintage blade sign on the side of the building.  The menu at The Exchange explores the multi-cultural flavors of urban L.A. through an Israeli lens. The restaurant has a very relaxed Bohemian vibe.  We started brunch with the Exchange Breakfast Spread ($18) of house-made labneh, hummus, avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta and manoushe flatbread.  It was a nice fresh and clean way to start brunch.

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Then we ordered a Malawach Burrito ($16).  It was Yemeni flatbread (not a traditional tortilla) filled with scrambled eggs, chorizo, crispy potato, queso Oaxaca and tomatillo salsa.  We also got the Exchange Burger ($16) with brown butter, American cheese, lettuce and griddled onion.  The food was good.  It was a nice departure from the traditional brunch of French Toast and mimosas.

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If you are looking for a fresh take on brunch in DTLA, head to The Exchange inside the Freehand Hotel.  The service is friendly.  The restaurant does add a 3% charge to your check to help cover the cost of health care benefits for the full-time employees.

THE EXCHANGE 416 W. 8th Street (inside Freehand Hotel) 213.395.9531  freehandhotels.com/los-angeles/the-exchange

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