I have been picking up delicious sandwiches and salads from the Natural Gourmet (Van Nuys Blvd in SO) for years. Upon returning from an extended business trip I found, to my utter dismay, it had not only closed but has been completely gutted and replaced by an Argentine steak joint called Pampas (There is also a location in Granada Hills). With the hope of finding a silver lining, my wife and I decided to try it out. We thought the appetizers were good, the spinach empanadas were nice and the chorizo tasty. But that was where it ended. I had the Lomo and my wife had the Entrana. The meat was ok, nothing special, the accompanying salad was nothing more than chopped up iceberg and a couple of tomato wedges. I will probably give it one more try, but I will sorely miss The Natural Gourmet.