Chef Anne Conness has been kicking around the L.A. restaurant scene for quite some time. With a work history that includes the Water Grill and Campanile, and more recently Tin Roof Bistro and Simmzy’s, Conness has seen an evolution in the city's dining scene. After opening Sausal a few months back in El Segundo, Conness has been checking out the dining options in that up-and-coming beachside community and has these five favorites to share with us.
5. BREADBAR (Bake Studio)
“This is technically their bake studio, where they prep everything for wholesale, but you can still go in and get a lot of options to-go. My favorite is their walnut raisin bread; it’s great with a cheese plate or for breakfast.” 701 E. El Segundo Blvd., El Segundo; breadbar.net.
4. Superba Food + Bread
“It’s been great to see new restaurants like Superba, which recently opened at The Point, putting El Segundo on the culinary map. And the avocado tartine is excellent!” 830 S. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo; superbafoodandbread.com.
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3. El Segundo Brewing
“Being a beer geek, I love walking over to talk to Greg and Pete about El Segundo Brewing’s latest IPA. Hoppy beers taste even better fresh, so being able to drink them straight from the tank is an amazing experience. Their IPAs are world-class.” 140 Main St., El Segundo; elsegundobrewing.com.
“I love Persian food, so it was a great surprise to find Persian-inspired dishes here, like the walnut pomegranate stew. It’s sweet and sour, with a wonderfully spiced basmati rice. So good.” 422 Main St., El Segundo; farmstand.us.
1. Chef Hannes
“Such a fun restaurant with so much spirit. Chef Hannes cooks, waits tables, buses tables — he does everything. Between Louis Prima playing in the background and the amazing European hospitality, you feel like you’re being taken back in time.” 411 Main St., El Segundo; chefhannes.com.