The end of the Aughts brings a clean slate, countless resolutions and the opportunity to work off that layer of excess marshmallow fluff and sugar cookies. Whether you've made the promise to live macrobiotically for the next year or are just looking to clean up your act after all of the holiday bingeing, these detox dining options will get you and your body off to a fresh start in the new year.
(Brunch served 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. New Year's Day)
Your resolutions may tend to be fruitless, but your morning-after drinks don't have to be. RH is making the first day easy with a Detox Brunch, featuring purifying nonalcoholic cocktails like the Green Smoothie (avocado, pear, arugula, lemon and ginger), the Mint Berry (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, wild mint and club soda) and the Organic Multivitamin Juice (blood orange, pomegranate and grapefruit juices). There's also the regular brunch menu for those with less austere dietary goals. 8401 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; (323) 785-6090; www.westhollywood.hyatt.com.
(Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. New Year's Day)
Ann Gentry's cuisine at Real Food Daily has been a staple of healthy living in Los Angeles since the first location opened in 1993, and the Real Food Meal, based on the principles of macrobiotics, is the perfect way to kick-start any detox. It contains key elements of the Eastern dietary philosophy for longevity: brown rice, beans, greens, land and sea veggies, pressed salad, miso and soy sauce. Real Food Daily also serves other detox-conscious brunch dishes like the no-huevos rancheros or the gluten-and-wheat-free pancakes served with bananas and blueberries. 514 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 451-7544, and 414 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 289-9910; www.realfood.com.