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campanile's brunch & thursday night grilled cheese

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i'm really interested in checking out campanile's brunch on weekends & grilled cheese on thursday nights. can anyone give me some opinions about either of these. suggestions?

i've only been once to the restaurant on a regular weeknight a year or so ago, and liked it, but wasn't overwhelmed.

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  1. Thursday nights is great. Great prices too--fries, a salad, and a sandwich, with a rotating menu. They use great bread from Nancy Silverton's La Brea Bakery. If you eat at the bar, you can see them making the sandwiches, open faced or closed . . .

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    Campanile
    624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    La Brea Bakery
    624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    1. My girlfriend and I were looking at doing a few brunch places in August and September so we have researched a few places. I went into La Brea Bakery over the weekend and saw the brunch dishes on peoples tables and it didn't look so great. We passed. If you are looking for a nice brunch, I would go with Jar. Also, Tres at Bazaar does a creative menu with a molecular influence. We recently did breakfast at 26 Beach and Square One. The latter was easily better with their french toast. I personally also like Comme Ca.

      As far as grilled cheese nights, went a few years ago and it was pretty good. Also, tried Mark Peel's grilled cheese at this year Grilled Cheese Festival and it the best of the 6 or so I tried. Not sure how the quality has changed since he opened The Tar Pit (potentially less attention on Campanile).

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      26 Beach
      3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292

      La Brea Bakery
      624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036