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Skratch in Culver City | Photo by Jacy Young/LAist

Skratch is a new entry in that great thing that's happening in the middle of Culver City these days, with fresh, original food served up fast. Though a lot of restaurants LA are jumping on the organic bandwagon with mixed results. Culver City has a number of the better places on its roster.

Skratch has a menu of eight or ten items that it serves as both sandwiches and salads, as well as soups and cookies. The turkey three mustard and roasted chicken are both solid (moist, well-made), if not exciting entries. This might be helped by using full-sized tomatoes instead of the little grape ones. The soups tend toward that common LA mistake of being spicy, instead of putting in the work to come up with a more subtle and nuanced flavoring. That being said, the mushroom brie soup is good, and some people even consider it a show stopper.