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Lunchtime in L.A.

Let’s face it. You can only brown bag leftovers or do a Chipotle burrito bowl so many times! Luckily, L.A. has some great lunch options and we haven’t even gotten to dineLA yet!

Wally's Grain Salad

Wally’s Beverly Hills: If you’re near the Golden Triangle, stop by Canon any day of the week for Chef David Feau’s Grain Salad prepared with Satsuki rice, buckwheat, kuri, & butternut squash, pomegranate seeds, shaved scallion, and parsley, tossed in a sherry-honey vinaigrette. Who says you can’t be virtuous? Pair with a glass of wine from the extensive list or if you’re like us, a glass of  champagne!

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Komodo: If you’re in the Santa Monica/Venice hood, Komodo’s two locations feature Chef Erwin Tjahyadi’s accessible and mod Cali-Asian fusion dishes including the Soi Rice Bowl, sweet and savory Mongolian stir fry with tempeh, fried firm tofu, bell peppers, bean sprouts, green onions, baby corn, jalapeno, red onions, chopped cilantro, and fried shallots.
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Osso: In DTLA’s Osso, Chef Nick Montgomery offers a bowl of Grist and Toll Purple Barley with pickled market vegetables on the weekend brunch menu Saturday and Sunday between 11 am and 2:30 pm.
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ROKU: Up on the Strip, ROKU’s lunchtime menu includes everything from Bento boxes to Poke bowls.  Don’t miss the Express Sushi Bowl with 2 pieces of tuna, salmon, & spicy tuna or California cut roll. The Sushi Six Assortment ($18) includes six pieces of nigiri sushi, tuna, yellowtail, albacore, shrimp, fluke, and spicy tuna or California cut roll. Try a Custom Bento Box ($15) with rice, salad, protein and roll. We can’t get enough of the Poke Bowls ($15) with rice or greens and tuna, salmon, or albacore and the Panko Crusted Seabass ($14) or Crispy Chicken Tatsu Age ($12) Sliders. Rounding out the menu are an assortment of salads featuring tuna tataki, sashimi, kale with salmon, and the slider’s seabass or chicken and Donburi with Miso Soup ($14) or Chirashi with Miso Soup ($18.)
Plan Check Burger  Photo Credit: Dylan & Jeni

Plan Check Burger
Photo Credit: Dylan & Jeni

Plan Check: What’s lunch without a burger? Plan Check’s Dine & Dash Combo ($15) features signature burgers (Plan Check, Bleuprint, or Chef’s Favorite) in a lunch pack that includes fries, kombi pickle spear, and a drink. Happy Meal redefined.
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Sushi Roku: Although the Third Street location is gone, the SM and Pasadena outposts serve Lunch Combinations ($15.95) with choice of two proteins, soup, salad, and rice; Six-Piece Sushi Combinations ($18) and Bento Boxes ($19-26.)
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BOA Steakhouse: Remember when Mom slipped in a couple bucks for hot lunch? BOA takes it a few steps further at the WeHo and SM outposts with Executive Lunch. For a cool $26, you’ll get soup or salad and brick chicken, salmon, or Spaghetti & Kobe American Meatballs. Top it off with ice cream & cookies.
Anyone need a nap before we hit Happy Hour?
 

 

 

 

 

 

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