Because sometimes all you really need is a comfortable, stylish place that serves good food.
8631 Washington Blvd., Culver City, (310) 838-2281, muddyleek.com.
Small plates $5-$13; entrees $21-$29; desserts $9-$10.
Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; happy hour 4 to 6 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; AE, MC, V Full Bar. Occasionally difficult street parking.
leek and egg; shrimp and grits; diver scallops with fennel.