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The Westside’s Newest Sandwich Spot Hails From a Former Fine Dining Vet

David Kuo of Mar Vista’s six-year-old Little Fatty Taiwanese restaurant has opened a new spot in Westchester this week

A close-up shot of a horizontal sandwich dripping with cheese and roasted pork.
The cubano from Skinny Dave’s
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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.

The Little Fatty crew has done it again. The Mar Vista-based restaurant team helmed by David Kuo (previously of spots like Jean-Georges in New York City and Craft in Los Angeles) is known for the Taiwanese soul food spot as well as its attached cocktail destination Accomplice Bar, and now it’s branching out into casual Westside sandwiches. Welcome to Skinny Dave’s.

Don’t let the small-ish name fool; Kuo’s new Westchester shop loads up sandwiches with options ranging from turkey meatballs in red sauce to classics like a roasted pork belly version of a cubano with plenty of Swiss cheese and mustard. There’s an Italian sandwich with spicy capicola, prosciutto, and mortadella; an albacore tuna and fennel mustard take; and an all-vegetarian banh mi with roasted sweet potatoes and a pate made out of mushrooms.

The restaurant will also offer grab-and-go selections and sides like potato salad, macaroni and cheese, and more, much of it pulling directly from the group’s own small urban garden in Mid-City, named Little City Farm. Check out the opening menu here. The new Skinny Dave’s is now open in Westchester, keeping daily hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Two hands hold a banh mi sandwich with a bite removed.
The banh mi
A black-painted new sandwich restaurant with no seating inside but a long wall of drinks.
Inside Skinny Dave’s

Skinny Dave's

6208 West 87th Street, , CA 90045 (310) 431-4934 Visit Website