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Takeout Before 10am or Lunch for 12 People around Culver City on a Saturday

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Kind of random (and don't laugh), but my fantasy football league is having our annual live draft party next month. Due to accommodating everyone's schedules, we were forced to do it at 10am on a Saturday. Usually we have it catered or have everyone bring something a la potluck. Would there be a good place to pick up food before 10am for a dozen or so people? The other option would be lunch afterwards around Culver City. Any suggestions for a big group?

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  1. You can order off of either the breakfast or lunch menu at places like John O'Groats http://www.ogroatsrestaurant.com/# in West LA or Clementine http://clementineonline.com/ from 7 AM in the case of O'Groats or 8 AM in the case of Clementine on Saturday or places like Milo & Olive http://www.miloandolive.com/ from 7 AM (double check first for menu availability if you are arriving early at ANY of the places listed here just to make sure you aren't disappointed) or Huckleberry http://www.huckleberrycafe.com/ from 8 AM or Amandine http://www.amandinecafe.com/ from 8 AM

    1. Green Peas can hook you guys up since they are open for breakfast...

      http://www.greenpeascasualfood.com/

      --Dommy!

      1. Short drive to Bay Cities Italian Deli in Santa Monica, They open at 9am on Saturdays and you can order on line starting at 8:30am.
        http://www.baycitiesitaliandeli.com

        1. We had a group of 14 last Sunday for a delicious meal at Libra Brazilian Restaurant (obviously this would be for lunch afterwards). Have fun and happy picking! Go Vikings! ;-)
          http://www.librabrazilianbbq.com/

          1. I really like the sandwiches at Victor Jr.'s, which is on the north side of Washington across from the studio. My favorite is the Italian beef, but the au jus essential fro dipping would need to be heated. Their cold sandwiches are good, as are their salads. I'm not sure -- I think they open at 10 -- but for a party of a dozen they may prepare and let you pick up a bit early and they may very well have delivery.

            Another thought is to pick up a bunch of fried chicken and maybe some deli cole slaw or potato salad at Albertson's (there is one on Sepulveda near Palms). A good, convenient and very inexpensive way to feed a crowd. I'm sure if you called the night or a couple hours before they would freshly fry as much as you needed for pick-up before 10.

            You can start a fantasy football draft for a dozen teams at 10 and finish in time for lunch? You must have very strict time limits. Wonder if Peyton Manning goes before Brady?

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            1. re: nosh

              It's actually 14 teams, so might take a while. We have Brady projected at late 1st in our league, so way before Peyton.

            2. The aptly named "Lunch" on Main Street in downtown Culver City is a good option. They'll do breakfast or lunch orders on Saturdays. They've got a lot of experience (I can attest) to handling big orders. Order here 2-3x/week

              http://eatatlunch.com/

              Lunch
              3829 Main Street
              Culver City, CA 90232

              1. Grand Casino on Main in DTCC has covered me often for impromptu AM gatherings. Facturas for sweet pastries (anything filled with dulce de lache is great), alfajores are perfect with coffee, empanadas come in six varieties, and sandwiches de miga are standard Argentinian party food.

                1. Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I'll have to make a decision soon, or else the league is going to opt for McDonald's breakfast...

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                  1. re: chrishei

                    We do take our party platters from Rutt's Cafe all the time. It's Hawaiian food and it's cheap and it's good and it's greasy and goes well with beer (even though Rutt's doesn't have beer on the menu).

                    Here is there takeout menu. I wouldn't recommend it for every occasion but it's perfect for a fantasy football draft.

                    http://www.ruttscafe.com/catering.html

                    They'll work with you on portion size.

                    1. re: PaulF

                      I hate to sound like a shill, but if your friends are into Mexican food I think you should check out Taqueria Los Anaya on Adams (east of Culver City but not too far). I've eaten there a number of times and the food is always fresh and tasty. http://taquerialosanaya.com/ They're open at 7am on Saturdays and have done catering. One night a few of the crew were absent and when I asked the young lady serving us said some of the crew were in Montana doing a catering job for 200 at a wedding. The restaurant itself is too small for a large group although I'm sure they'd try to arrange it. The 3 Anaya brothers are super nice as are their staff who seem to be family members.