I've been stuck in an edit bay for the last two months at Santa Monica and 21st. Every day, it's "where should we order from for lunch". So after two months of steady Santa Monica chowing for lunch I wanted to issue a report.
The vast majority of these lunches are from Santa Monica-style "cafes" with salads of various styles and sandwiches. All in my "even when great can't be more than okay" category.
The four places that I have felt have been great -- over and above cuisine which would be great any time of day -- , however, were FIG, LEMONADE, BAY CITIES and BORDER GRILL.
Any suggestions from the team?