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pberger Oct 9, 2004 10:16 PM

Looking for a last minute place to eat (no fish) in the el segundo, manhattan beach area. Don't want to wait in a line or need reservations. casual is fine

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    Larry II Oct 10, 2004 01:18 PM

    the wife and I frequent Chef Hannes on Main st in ES. Way good...way cool.

    1. w
      weezfreek Jun 6, 2007 01:53 PM

      I second Chef Hannes. It isn't the greatest, but the ambience is nice and the dishes I did have (the sausage and white beans casserole, and the grilled porkchops) were amazing. My friends were disappointed with the spaghetti, however.

      Also try El Tarasco, Second City, Havana Sandwich Co., Rinaldi's. These are regular lunch outings for me.

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      1. re: weezfreek
        westsidegal Jun 6, 2007 08:12 PM

        gotta agree with your friends about the spaghetti.
        the overwhelming tarragon flavor was off-putting.
        never went back.

      2. SauceSupreme Jun 7, 2007 12:14 AM

        There's Big Mikes for a pretty good Philly cheesesteak. Havana Sandwich Co for a nice selection of Cuban sandwiches, and my favorite there is Richmond Bar and Grill, particularly when I have a schooner of Firestone in front of me.

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          MahiMahiFish Jun 7, 2007 05:28 PM

          Try the Farm Stand
          http://www.farmstand.us/
          Chef Hannes is also excellent
          http://www.chefhannes.com/

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            cyberroo Jun 7, 2007 06:42 PM

            I'm a fan of Farmstand in El Segundo. Stick with the more MIddle-Eastern inspired dishes - the Pomegranate Walnut Chicken Stew is out of this world, but the more basic dishes (pasta) are mediocre. The sour cherry lemonade is out of this world.

            1. kealoha Jun 7, 2007 08:19 PM

              Mama D's in Manhattan Beach (local favorite);
              Fusion Sushi in Manhattan Beach (we never had to make reservations or had to wait);
              L.A. Food Show in Manhattan Beach (eat at the bar, you won't have to wait);
              Lido in MB (great seabass!);
              Il Fornio in MB;
              Daily Grill in El Segundo (eat at bar if there's a wait, but there usually isn't).

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