El Segundo

Global street food, the original “fast food”, and graffiti, an original art form, come together under one roof to create an edgy and active cityscape complete with concrete roadway floors and industrial décor. A sister eatery to that of SoNo’s anchor restaurant and gathering spot, The Spread, El Segundo took everyone by surprise, offering a mash-up of cross cultural cuisine and quirky ornamentation.

Executive Chef Carlos Baez, no longer a hidden talent among the city’s culinary artists, is a fearless chef, albeit, a thoughtful one when executing traditional dishes that pay homage to various cultures. The extensive menu is a flavor palette that travels across 7 continents. Lobster rolls and Philly cheesesteaks bring us “home”, while cod croquetas (Spain) and currywurst (Germany) take us “across the pond”, until we ultimately “end in the east” to dive into Banh Mi pork sandwiches [Vietnam] and scallion pancakes (Japan). “Pour Decisions” runs the gamut from sake and Singapore Slings to select wines and a Down Under Foster’s oil can and a shot.