Daily Slice: Pizza Bread at Little Gourmet, Los Angeles

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[Photographs: Kelly Bone]

Little Gourmet became my go-to lunch spot during a temporary job in El Segundo. After trying every pizza place in the area, the Cheese Pizza Bread ($2.50) won me over despite being the very definition of Sysco pizza.

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The sweet dried herb heavy sauce soaks halfway through the generic branded "French" bread, creating a soft center while retaining the crisp underside of the bread. A heavy handful of aged mozzarella gets broiled into a brown studded layer that stretch into long tendrils as the bread pulls apart. It tastes like something assembled from supermarket ingredients in a college dorm room—it's fast and uncomplicated. This is not a destination pizza by any means; but it's a guilty pleasure that will satiate pizza cravings if you ever find yourself temporarily in El Segundo too.

Little Gourmet

117 Main St El Segundo, CA 90245 (map) 310-322-6285