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Sep 11, 2012 06:29 PM

Fast-Casual Restaurant Concepts in Los Angeles or San Diego Area..

Hi all,

I am visiting LA and San Diego in a week and my purpose of the trip is to go restaurant hopping and check out different restaurant concepts, mainly pizza / italian, sandwich and fast-casual ones.

Anyone have any suggestions for me? Places I must visit? Thank you

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  1. caveat:
    personally, i don't eat at many fast casual restaurants.

    that said, everyone i know that does frequent that genre seems to love menodcino farms.

    2 Replies
    1. re: westsidegal

      I'm not sure what fast casual means exactly.

      I really love Mendocino Farms, if it wasn't always so crowded I'd go more often.

      Would 800 Degrees be considered a "fast casual concept?" If yes, than MF and 800 would satisfy the sandwich and pizza requirements of the OP.

      1. re: PaulF

        I agree with PaulF on 800 Degrees and Mendocino Farms Plus I'd add Veggie Grill and Lemonade.

          1. re: arb

            They said "fast". LOL.

            Papa Cristo's Greek restaurant and market.

          2. Lunch
            3829 Main St
            Culver City, CA


            good for salads and sandwiches. definitely fast casual.