My cheap bastard-ness knows no boundaries… but I will admit something to you, provided you never mention it again. Once, I had lunch at Gjelina. *Cue shriek, followed by breaking glass.* It was my cousin’s birthday, and you can’t get all cheap with birthdays, lord knows I’ve tried. (“Hey sweetheart… what do you say we go to In N Out for your birthday! There’s a free hat and stickers in it for you…”) Plus, as much as I love Poke Poke and Lemonade, sometimes you want a nice sit down lunch in Venice. So where else are you going to go? Cha Cha Chicken? Uh… thanks, but no thanks.
Long story short, the lunch was great. So when I heard they were opening Gjelina Take Away, a breakfast and lunchtime annex, I got pretty excited. Surely the prices would come down a little. After all there’s no seating, unless you count milk crates in the alley alongside the restaurant. That’s got to be worth a small discount, right!?