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A Simple New Sandwich and Wine Stop Debuts Soon to Hungry Downtowners

E Stretto will focus on sandwiches from chef Joel David Miller and lots of wine

An Italian style sub sandwich cut in half and sitting on a metal tray.
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Who doesn’t love a simple sandwich? That’s the question being asked by the folks at E Stretto, a small upcoming shop landing in the front of Bar Clacson and the Slipper Clutch on Broadway in Downtown.

E Stretto is the work of Dave Fernie of 213 Hospitality and chef Joel David Miller, who has spent the past few years running the kitchen at The Wallace neighborhood restaurant in Culver City. Miller made the announcement about the new venture on his food and comedy podcast Yelling About Pâté, noting that the place would focus on a small menu with a backbone of high-end, local meats, cheeses, and breads. There’s no official full menu just yet, as the opening is still a couple of months away.

As for the space, E Stretto will set up shop right at the front of Bar Clacson, the laid-back Broadway bar near Grand Central Market in Downtown. The space already does beer, wine, and weekend games for the evening set, but will now focus on fast daytime service for the lunch crowds. They’ll still serve wine alongside espresso, sandwiches, and a few sides, and the patio out front is permitted for daytime dining and drinking.

Inside Bar Clacson
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Don’t expect Fernie and Miller to launch E Stretto right away. Both remain busy with other projects as well as this one, though they tell Eater that the plan is to open just after New Years. When the small restaurant comes online, expect hours from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. or later daily, depending on the weekend nightlife in the area.

E Stretto. 351 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA.