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Earl's Gets Major Refresh in Mar Vista With Whole New Menu by Waterloo Alums

Chefs Matthew Walker & Daniel Williams, ex-Waterloo cooks, have helped revamp the menu.

Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Earl'sformerly known as Earl's Gourmet Grub, has undergone the knife to reveal a brand new look inside, plus a spiffy new menu that gets a nice upgrade in the culinary department from two qualified chefs. Owner Dean Harada quietly closed the place for a week, with the grand re-opening scheduled for today.

Matthew Walker and Daniel Williams, both of whom departed the soon-to-close Waterloo & City just a few miles down, have revamped the menu to include breakfast items like duck hash and classic American breakfast, as well as a house burger, seared ahi tuna sandwich, and french onion soup. Though Earl's Gourmet Grub was still a local's friendly place, it's just a little more grown up, with full dinner service on the way.

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As for the interior, think new highchair tables, a geometric tile configuration on the wall, and a full open kitchen, which makes it a little easier to interact with cooks. The everyday vibe remains, where customers can step up to the counter and take a number after placing an order. Rumor is that Earl's is currently working on a second location somewhere on the Eastside.

Earl's is currently open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, and until 3 p.m. on weekends.

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Earl's Gourmet Grub

12226 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066 (310) 313-1717