I'm blessed to live about 30 minutes from my Aunt Felicia here in LA. Every few months we make a point of getting together at one of ours or out in the city to eat and catch up on life. The other Saturday, we met up in the middle at Martha's 22nd Street Grill in Hermosa Beach.
Located right off the beach on Hermosa Ave, this diner boasts the perfect proximity for a stroll on the strand. While we waited for a table inside we ventured down the beach path to look at the houses as we caught up. It was such a relaxing afternoon, covered in spring gray and gazing in on the little bungalows that line the coast.
After about 20 minutes, we were seated inside at a large table. We browsed the menu in the mood for brunch and settled on an array of breakfast favorites. French toast, omelets and Martha's "unusual scrambles" filled the table very quickly.
The food was delicious and you get a lot of bang for your buck. The staff were friendly and we were clearly in the company of locals. I love experiencing the different sub cultures in LA. We got to enjoy our meals in the company of the Saturday beach cities folk. Everyone seems to know each other (and the servers) in this part of LA. The beach cities definitely offer more of a traditional community feel as people tend to settle there for decades. It was a deliciously warm way to start a weekend.
If you ever venutre down to Hermosa, I highly suggest Martha's for some local flavor. Be sure to try out a few different dishes and leave time to walk them off along the shore. Until next time!
~ A ~