Happy New Year! Now that the holiday’s over, we can finally catch up with our old entries.
When I enjoyed a place, I tend to say “I can’t wait to go back to try the other stuffs on the menu,” I do mean them even though I might not blog it again. I went back to Mar Vista’s gourmet sandwich joint Earl’s Gourmet Grub numerous times since then and it just gets better. I tried their lunch menu (hot sandwich) and I’ve found that one STAR item that you’d go back for again and again.
This is it, the Choppy Joe! Rice-Cooker Ginger Chicken, Bean Sprouts, Celery, Peanut & Black Strap Molasses Gravy, Wun Tun Chips on Sesame Burger Bun $9.25 This is simply DELICIOUS! The bean sprout and peanut sauce gave an asian flavor that taste unpredictable with the brioche-ish burger bun. The whole plate is well balanced and interesting, it’s amazing!
HEARTICHOKE: Marinated Artichoke, Hearts of Palm-Pickled Red Onion Hash, Artichoke-Jalapeno Spread, Chevre, Mache on Pain de Mie $8.7 One of the vegetarian choice on the menu. I’m not too crazy about it but it’s a good light, veggie sandwich for those who feel like it.
PIG-N-FIG: Prosciutto di Parma, Verde Capra Blue Cheese, Fig Hash, Arugula, Aioli on 3 Season Bread $9.25 A bold flavor one obviously that is so satisfying.
They also have various daily specials, baked goods, and even Sunday omelette Jazz brunch (with live Jazz band)! It’s such a great neighborhood gem.
Earl’s Gourmet Grub
12226 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066