Mendocino Farms Opens New Location At The Point In El Segundo

Eat Happy _ Ellen Chen & Mario Del PeroMendocino Farms, Southern California’s sandwich destination with a mission of helping guests “Eat Happy,” opened its 11th restaurant, at 840 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 100, El Segundo, Sept. 5. Mendocino Farms features a dynamic chef-driven menu that changes with the seasons and offers guests a high-quality dining option at affordable prices in a warm, kid-friendly environment.

A true neighborhood gathering place, the family-friendly space has a warm, spacious atmosphere with indoor and patio seating available. Unique to this location, Mendocino Farms at The Point features unique, kid-friendly touches like a “Mendo Garden” with an educational wall that informs kids about farming and where food comes from, a whimsical metallic wall with magnetic letters, a chalkboard, a kid-size dining counter, along with a foosball table for kids and adults alike to enjoy.

The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. daily.

Devoted to partnering with local farms and food artisans to create inspired menu offerings, the culinary team approaches the quintessential American favorite—the sandwich—in two ways: by reconstructing fine dining entrees at the sandwich level, and by reinterpreting the classics with a modern twist.

Sandwich favorites and signature menu items include the Pork Belly Banh Mi, a play on the Vietnamese classic made with rich, caramelized Kurobuta Pork Belly, bright pickled daikon and carrots and spicy fresh jalapeño on toasted ciabatta; the Not So Fried Chicken, a lighter version of a cold fried chicken sandwich with shaved free range chicken breast, Mendo’s krispies, herb aioli and mustard pickle slaw served with a side of house made barbeque sauce; and the Kale Caesar, a healthier version of the classic featuring Scarborough Farms butter lettuce and romaine, crispy wheatberries and kale massaged with a light lemon parmesan vinaigrette. Younger Mendo fans choose from kids menu items such as PB&J with house-made peanut butter and Strawberry Rhubarb Jam from Coldwater Canyon Provisions, served with a side of fresh fruit and a drink.

Mendo-LA-1037Mendocino Farms at The Point features a new Late Summer/Early Fall 2015 menu of seasonal sandwich specials including the Local Organic Heirloom TBL with Tutti Frutti Farms’ local organic heirloom tomatoes, Sir Kensington’s famous (non-GMO) mayonnaise, applewood smoked bacon and baby arugula on toasted buckwheat bread; the Smoked Chicken and Street Corn Torta with house smoked free range chicken breast, grilled Brentwood-Delta corn and Cotija cheese spread, grilled poblanos and onions, candied Fresno chilies on a panini-pressed torta bun; and the Enlightened Falafel Wrap with a house made falafel-spiced seven veggie patty, Mendo’s classic hummus, vegan tzatziki, grape tomatoes and pickled red onions on a panini-pressed whole wheat tortilla.

Additional seasonal soup and deli salad specials rotate weekly and include offerings such as a Spicy Dijon Potato Salad, the Drake Farm’s Feta with Basil Pesto Shells, and Curried Couscous with Roasted Life’s A Choke Farm’s Cauliflower & Carrots. The entire menu and seasonal specials can be found online at mendocinofarms.com and through social media channels.

Extensive and flexible catering options are available for pickup and delivery, perfect for office or school functions, picnic and Hollywood Bowl boxes, and upscale social events.  The catering menu includes a diverse list of Mendo’s Favorite Sandwiches arranged in signature blue trays as well as flavorful hors d’oeuvres and sides such as the Chili Rubbed Chicken Skewers, the Charcuterie & Artisan Cheese Platter, mini cocktail sandwiches, a selection of seasonal green salads, and gourmet whole grain and pasta salads. 

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