The Mendo Blog

Get Cozy with our Winter Menu!

Get Cozy with our Winter Menu!

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth.” ― Edith Sitwell As the season changes with its shorter days and chilly evenings, it's only natural to crave warm and hearty food bursting with the color we're missing from the rainy grey skies. We're excited...

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Santa Monica is NOW OPEN!

Santa Monica is NOW OPEN!

We couldn't be more excited to open our doors in beautiful downtown Santa Monica today at 11:00 am! Our sincere thanks go out to the many guests who helped our team get ready for service by attending our training events over the past week, and to all the families who...

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November to Remember!

November to Remember!

If it's November, it must mean it's time for gratitude, family, togetherness...and sandwiches. Glorious sandwiches made from the tastiest Thanksgiving leftovers, tenderly yet sleepily assembled, ideally while still wearing pajamas. Somehow, all those comforting...

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Mendo Goes Topless!

Mendo Goes Topless!

No, this isn't an episode of "Cows Gone Wild"--we're just spreading the news about our latest Chef's Pick, the Short Rib Sunday Supper Trencher! So, what is a trencher, and why is it topless? Glad you asked! The trencher was actually one of the earliest ancestors...

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Pork Belly Lovers, Rejoice!

Pork Belly Lovers, Rejoice!

Calling all foodies! The time has come to gather in celebration of that most succulent of sandwich fillings, the stuff of mouthwatering legends, a meat so decadent and flavorful it deserves its own fan club--or better yet, a sandwich club. Mendo fans, we present to...

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We’ve Got a New Home In El Segundo!

We’ve Got a New Home In El Segundo!

We are proud to announce that we have a new home at the Point in El Segundo! We opened the doors to our first guest this morning and we could not be more thrilled. Our new address is 840 South Sepulveda Blvd. at Rosecrans Ave. We are pretty proud of our new digs. As...

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Meet the Heirloom Tomato

Meet the Heirloom Tomato

No longer is the word “heirloom” reserved only for items like grandma’s broach or silver candlesticks. Referring to the original tomato, unadulterated by science and breeding, as an “heirloom” starts to feel authentically sexy, like that really cute girl next door who...

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Our Pastrami Project

Our Pastrami Project

It was more than two years ago when Mendo co-founder Mario had his first bite of the house-cured, house-smoked pastrami at Mile End Delicatessen in Brooklyn. Ever since, he has been obsessed with how we could develop our own hand-crafted, artisan pastrami here at...

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