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Superba Snack Bar

533 Rose Ave.
Venice, CA 90291
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Photo by Anne Fishbein


  • Mon.-Fri., 4-10 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 6-10 p.m.
While Superba's charm is all about atmosphere on first look, there's some damn good food waiting to back up that atmospheric promise. Pastrami made of porchetta di testa — in other words, pastrami made of rolled-up pig's face — is served on rye bread with slices of dill pickle. The couple of bites this treat provides have so many taste associations that it's hard for your brain to keep up with your tongue: lardo, in the strips of slippery fat; pepper and coriander in the pastrami cure; vinegar and dill and crunch in the pickle; mellow porcine comfort in the piles of pig.

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