Yes I took you all back to 1999 with the title. I didn’t mean to, it was just the first thing that came to mind when a fellow foodie suggested I should try The Crush Bistro in El Segundo. If you’ve ever been to Main Street in El Segundo, you know how “Mayberry” like it can be. All poised, manicured lawns, walkable streets, the sun shining, the birds practically singing Zip a Dee Doo Dah… get my drift?
Well the interior of Crush is the opposite of all that. Mellow, chic, laid back. It could be downright sexy if it wanted to at night. It’s a small spot. In fact I was the only one there that afternoon. They had a small wine bar, and also a small menu. Despite that, it did take me a few moments to order.
I decided on the pulled pork sandwich that came with a small macaroni salad that was al dente. The bread, crusty and chewy. The meat was tender with a mild heat that lingered with each bite. After I finished my lunch, I felt rather full. I’m glad that the side of macaroni wasn’t that huge because I already had a lot of starch with the bread. With low key service in a laid back atmosphere, Crush has a lot of potential. I hope it does well and adds a nice vibe to sleepy downtown El Segundo!
403 Main St
El Segundo, CA 90245