On a stretch of Venice populated by a gay bath house, a high school and a lot of stores you have no reason to stop in is this casual sandwich and salad stop featuring high end ingredients at reasonable prices. With a small indoor seating area and a covered outdoor area in the back, this is a quick lunch stop for the area Dilberts who are sick of Subway (and on this day speak in bizarre, cultish language, but more on that later).
Mar Vista isn’t a food haven so Earl’s Gourmet Grub’s opening saw long lines and so-so service. The food has continued to be delicious and the service has improved allowing it to flourish. The Monster returns on this day terribly hungry.