The Morning After - Los Angeles Times Magazine

Latimes morning afterThe latest, possibly most fashionable place to jump-start your day is the new $25-million Sports Club L.A. in Beverly Hills, followed by breakfast or lunch at the adjacent Oliver Café & Lounge. Owned by Mario Oliver of Linq, this sleek white and chrome restaurant, squeezed into a former bank vault, has something for everyone. Those looking to shed a few pounds can head to the spa menu, where many dishes have fewer than 400 calories. But you can also find panini and wraps, an old-fashioned quiche Lorraine, a New York pepper steak, miso cold-poached Norwegian salmon—and low-carb bagels. And hey, there's the Low-Carb Power-C Martini made with wheat grass or, for reprobates, the real thing straight up with a twist.

Los Angeles Times Magazine – 2003