August 19, 2011

The Kettle

Biking over 40 miles in one afternoon sounds insane... because it is.  So by the time we got to Manhattan Beach, not only were we tired, but we were starving.  As you can imagine, by the time we reached The Kettle, we were ready for some grub.  And grub, we did.

"Our menu is only a guide, please feel free to be creative." - YES.

French Onion Soup - $6.95

The soup is topped with mozzarella and not gruyere - it is a bit unconventional, but it works.

Roasted Garlic Hummus Platter (garlic hummus, warm pita, veggies) - $7.95
Fluffy pita?  Oh yes.

French Quarter (half-pound burger with melted Swiss cheese, smoked bacon, avocado, tomato, onion, protein-style) - $11.50
Even without the sourdough bread, this burger was good!  In many ways, including the 1000 Islands sauce, reminded me of a slightly more upscale, more expensive In n Out burger...

BLT & Avocado (smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado on 9 grain wheat bread) - $10.50
With a diner-type feel, this place is family-friendly.  It doesn't have mind-blowing food, but they have pretty solid burgers and sandwiches.  Plus, they're open 24 hours, 7 days a week so it may be a good place to resort to during those late night/ early morning adventures.

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cuisine: American
location: Manhattan Beach
hours: Open 24/7!
websites: { K | yelp }
attire: Casual
parking: street
notes: Sit out on the patio on a sunny Cali day.  Or a cool Cali night.  At any time, really.