Where do I get a great sitdown tuna melt in Santa Monica at lunchtime?
I had a craving yesterday and I just drew a total blank on where to go. All I could come up with was Swingers at Lincoln and Broadway - and that wouldn't classify as a great tuna melt.
I always thought of Tuna Melts as sooo pedestrian, you know you can always find a tuna melt at some diner in Laramie or North Platte, until I ran into the sublime sandwich made by the line cooks at Pepy's Galley, 12125 Venice Blvd, Mar Vista. I know, I know, this isn't Santa Monica, but it's kind of next door - worth a trip from SM. Why? Well, they make theirs on sourdough garlic bread. Kind of different and unexpected, but not to be missed, along with their so-so steak fries which truly come alive when dipped into the complimentary house-made salsa.
I once gave Pepy's the credit of having outstanding chilaquiles, but I take it back - they inexplicably changed their recipe some months ago, and they are now only sort of nondescript.