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Grover Beach's retro cool lunch munchin'



What red-blooded American kid doesn't have a soft spot in their heart reserved for fried bologna sandwiches? At Spoon Trade, that kid is invited to come out and play, while growing up just a little. The Grover Beach American farm-to-table restaurant's new lunch menu is chock-full of playful bygone goodies made from scratch.

That bologna sandwich? Expect house-made meat topped with (yes—believe it) house-made American cheese! You can also dig into a crispy chicken sausage patty sandwiched between your choice of two freshly made buns or decadent waffles. A true classic is still kicking thanks to Chef Jacob Town's stuffed tuna melt made with wild-caught premium tuna caught off the Pacific coast. Try all of Spoon Trade's beloved dinner-approved tartars, soups, and salads in mini form now during lunch, served Friday, Saturday, and Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. That said, you'll want to check out their Sunday brunch (also from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.), which flows with local spirits, craft beer, and regional wines. Yes, it's a lot like mom used to make, only way, way better. Sorry, mom, but you never made me a tri-tip sandwich with octopus aioli on house-made "Grover Beach" sourdough.

The restaurant is located at 295 West Grand Ave. in Grover Beach; Δ

Hayley Thomas Cain prefers the crusts on. She can be reached at

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