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El Segundo Eats: Nomad Eatery

Occupying the former home of Jackson’s Food and Drink at 2041 Rosecrans Avenue in El Segundo, the new Nomad Eatery offers an eclectic mix of Mediterranean, Latin American, and Southeast Asian flavors inspired by global exploration.

Photos and tasting notes by Jenifer Antonelli

Top: The mezcal in the “Raised by Wolves” cocktail lends it a smokiness, and the crushed pistachios on top add nuttiness. Overall, the cocktail packs a very refreshing citrus zing. Below: The Southeast Asian-inspired steamed mussels (The Scene editor’s favorite) are served with thick, toasted bread—perfect for dunking into the creamy, sweet coconut broth.

Below left: Nomad’s Lamb Shish-Kebab, served with baba ganoush, cucumber- bulgur salad, tzatziki, and house-made flatbread, is delicious. Like many of Nomad’s dishes, it is full of flavor without feeling heavy. Below right: The Crispy Chili Relleno sits atop a bed of rice and beside three salsas and lime crema. It offers the ideal balance of heat, crunch, and melted cheese and is served in a patera: a wide, shallow bowl popular in Ancient Rome.

Below: Nomad’s fresh, authentic Mediterranean hummus—one of its specialties—is accented with crunchy garbanzos and an herbaceous zhoug drizzle.

Nomad Eatery is located at 2041 Rosecrans Avenue in El Segundo. As of this writing, Nomad Eatery is open for dinner from 4:30-9pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and 4:30-10pm Fridays and Saturdays.

Our monthly El Segundo Eats print column is sponsored by Good Stuff Restaurants.

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