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Sep 10, 2013 01:55 PM

Lunch spot near Beverly Center area

My mom is coming up from San Diego to help me move into my new apartment this Thursday. We are both are huge foodies, but unfortunately I don't know this area very well. I was thinking of taking her to Son of a Gun, but I've already been there and would like to try something new with her! If any of you have any suggestions of a cool place to take her, it would be much appreciated!!

Thank you!!

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  1. Sotto is not too far, about a 10 minute drive.

    1. Golden State could be fun, though crowded
      Olio for Neapolitan pizza

      of course if you come dressed like that picture, I would opt for AOC or Sotto.

      1. According to their website, Scratch Bar is open for lunch. Very new and creative. I haven't been, but a few others on the board have.

        1. Not open yet but take your Mom on her next visit to Plan Check opening at 351 N FAIRFAX AVE ...they open later this year with a larger menu then the their Sawtelle location.

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          1. re: wienermobile

            That sounds like some competition for Golden State.

            Would that make them less than a block and a half from each other ?

            1. re: kevin

              Just checked by phone to confirm that the website is correct. Scratch Bar is definitely open for lunch, 11:30 to 2:30.

            2. re: wienermobile

              Ahhh, I just realize that your comment "not open yet" pertained to the new Plan Check, not to my statement about Scratch Bar now being open for lunch. Never mind.

            3. "New" AOC -- tons of lunching ladies on the patio. Perfect for whatever occasion this is.