Westsiders are finally getting their first taste of Mendocino Farms' ballyhooed pork belly banh mi thanks to a new location in Marina del Rey's Waterside shopping complex that opened last Thursday. So far, at least one Grub Street reader has let us know how much they love it, saying the "only sandwich that rivals it might be the Godmother." Strong words? Will we wake up to find Bay Cities Deli empty sometime soon as the neighborhood catches on to Mendo? Not likely, though given the hassle up the street, Mendocino Farms will probably absorb a small percentage of the frustrated and hungry souls who, like most mortals, only have an hour for lunch. But once they get a bite, they just might be hooked.
Mendocino Farms 4724 Admiralty Way. Marina del Rey. 310-822-2300
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