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Oct 29, 2005 09:59 AM

Pepe's Galley - Mar Vista Bowling Alley

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Just back from my normal Sat. morning breakfast at Pepe's. Arrive slightly before they open at 6 a.m. and get waived around to the back door by Wendy, (the only waitress) to come in and sit down and have coffee until they get the front doors open.

I am stuck on their fried polish sausage and eggs. Nicely blackened sausage with plenty of garlicy goodness along with perfectly done over medium eggs and breakfast potatoes that have a wonderful browned crust. The cherry on top of this sundae is the absolutely addictive chunky salsa they have which has strong garlic overtones with a nice heat and a perfect blend of chunked tomatoes, jalapeno's, onion and finely minced cilantro.

My only complaint is that somewhere along the way they changed their sourdough bread from this enormous sized one, more sour tasting one to a smaller and not as good brand. But for the rest of the package I can overlook this one small blemish on their record.

This is a funky - dive(y) - comfortable - where everybody knows your name - kind of place (after you have been there often enough).

I look forward to Saturday morning's.

Pepe's Galley in the Mar Vista Bowling Alley
NE corner of Grandview and Venice Blvd.
(just one short block east of Centinela (Bundy).

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  1. Miss the one in Westchester.

    I like their Machaca and Eggs.

    1. I love this place! The Machaca and Eggs. and Chilaquiles are yum-o! Oooh! and the salsa that comes with. Bring your appetite and your greenbacks this place is cash only though!

      1. I love the atmosphere, but the food is nothing special. In this economy, i'd rather put my money somewhere else.

        Above average bacon though for this type of restaurant.

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        1. re: upstarter

          I have the opposite impression. The chilaquiles and salsa are truly special, but the atmosphere is cramped and shabby, imo.

          PS: I think it's Pepy's with a "y".

        2. Does anyone remember when this was Peter B's Galley?

          I feel like I basically grew up there was good friends to Pete, Peter and Roberta.

          If so, I'd love to hear from you.

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          1. re: TLDMAT

            Yes, Peter B's was great! I used to live down the street in an apartment on Venice Blvd. Used to go every Friday night for steak and shrimp, and their wonderful clam chowder. My favorite breakfast item was huevos rancheros. The way they made it was like eggs Benedict but with a wonderful, chunky Spanish sauce over the top, and their fried taters were the best! I moved away but my parents still live in the area. It seems to me that Peter B's moved down the street and opened as a dine in a strip mall, but last time I was in the area, I didn't see it.