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SouthernFoodie08 Apr 10, 2008 11:04 AM

I am going to this cafe for a friend's birthday lunch on Saturday. As I am a foodie and indecisive (bad combo, trust me!!) I started researching the place already. I noticed that some Hounds like the place (mentions of salads and burgers) but no specific things that you like the best. I only wonder because some of the choices (esp burger choices) are very interesting (burger w/ ceasar dressing, goat cheese & sun dried tomatoes, and even curry!) and could be very wrong. . .

Any recs for specific items on their menu?

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    PayOrPlay Apr 10, 2008 11:48 AM

    It's a very big and diverse menu, which invites the diner to order whatever they like. This approach works fine for the most part--I've never been displeased with any salad or burger I've ordered there. I tend to go for burgers or salads because they do a really top job with these, whereas the entrees have been more hit and miss (plenty of hits, more than a few misses) and I'm not sure I could name anything on the entree menu that I'd hold up as "best in the city" whereas the burgers and salads are top-notch.

    My favorite burgers are the Bombay (yes, the curry works), the Hickory, and the patty melt, but I think that's a function of what I like on a burger, and if you happen to like chili burgers or green-chile or pizza-sauce burgers more, you'll be perfectly happy at 26 Beach. Favorite salads include ginger salmon and caesar chicken: their caesar salad dressing is good but it is pretty strong, and they tend to use a lot of it on both salads and the Caesar Burger, so be advised. Also don't forget to check the interesting beverage selection, alcoholic and non.

    http://www.26beach.com/

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    26 Beach
    3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292

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      Burger Boy Apr 10, 2008 02:10 PM

      If you love french toasts, the brunch menu is outrageous! I love the peaches and cream french toast or the go bananas, the portugese royal is an island treat. The breakfast sandwich is really good.

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        la tache burger Apr 10, 2008 03:05 PM

        French burger really good. All burgers really good. Salads good. And last weekend I was spontaneously moved to order the seafood pasta and it was surprisingly good.

        1. westsidegal Apr 10, 2008 09:19 PM

          i love many of their salads, and am especially fond of their tuscan salad.

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            Bite Me Apr 10, 2008 09:46 PM

            I like the ribs and french fries, but that may be too heavy for lunch. I like the salads!

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              noshie Apr 11, 2008 09:05 AM

              I used to like this salad that was sort of like a Chinese chicken salad with asparagus. It had a sesame dressing that was tasty.

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