Margo’s is an all-day restaurant on Montana Ave. in Santa Monica that does a low-key brunch involving $18 bottomless mimosas and dishes like breakfast burritos and eggs Benedict, best eaten at one of their sidewalk tables. Dinner is a mix of things including fried chicken, jumbo prawns, and pesto bucatini.
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The Win-Dow At American Beauty
The Win-Dow at American Beauty is a takeout window in Venice serving quick, filling, and cheap burgers and sandwiches.
Mustard Seed Cafe
Mustard Seed is the less crowded (and much tastier) version of the hyper-popular Alcove next door.
The Oinkster Hollywood
The Eagle Rock transplant brings quality burgers and pastrami to Hollywood.
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FIG is an all-around solid restaurant but that Happy Hour of theirs is the best on the Westside.
Maple Block Meat Co.
LA might never be known as a BBQ town, but the addition of Maple Block in Culver City shows we’re making our way up the ranks.
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