Such a stunning presentation on this delicious “Hotel California Cobb” at Rock & Brews in El Segundo, CA!
In the world of pizza, Grimaldi’s is an institution! The family business began with the opening of their first location under the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. They are now a small chain, dotted sporadically throughout the United States. I was fortunate enough recently to try California’s only location, in El Segundo. What sets this place apart are their coal-fired brick ovens. It produces a unique aroma, flavor and crisp crust that is just second to none. Definitely one of the best pies I’ve had in SoCal!
My new favorite Italian restaurant in SoCal is North Italia! This place really specializes in a hand crafted experience in all they do. The kitchen is open and everything, including their pasta, is handmade from scratch daily. Here’s their house specialty, Bolognese. Traditional meat sauce with tagliatelle and grana padano cheese. Simply outstanding!
Probably one of the best hotel restaurants I’ve eaten at across the nation! 1440 Bistro inside Embassy Suites LAX South in El Segundo is a remarkable standout. Menu is fairly short but what they make is just excellent. Quality and attention to detail like few places I’ve experienced. Here’s an outstanding Smoked Turkey Club. Made with bacon, gruyere cheese, avocado, mayo, little gem lettuce, and mater on ciabatta.
One of my new favorite Mexican restaurants in the Inglewood/El Segundo, CA area is Frijoles! Anyone that knows me can see the irony here! Anyway the place looks like a dump from the outside, but that’s usually a good sign. Just down the street from LAX on Aviation Blvd. The patio is terrific with just the right amount of tacky Mexican decor that I appreciate. Here’s an outstanding tamale and enchilada combination plate.