Let me warn you. Walking into Urban Eats can be a bit of a shock. If you are expecting carpeted floors, upholstered booths and a hostess standing by, take a deep breath and just keep walking across the concrete floor right to the order counter.
This is urban, downtown sophistication, the modern, sterile atmosphere one expects to find in the trendier Santa Monica or Manhattan. There is no one here to seat you, no leather-bound menus. The specials are written on a giant chalkboard next to the counter. Order your food and seat yourself wherever you like. Or ask for take-out. And after a hectic day, who needs vinyl seats and pushy waitresses?
Urban Eats offers a high-quality, fresh and healthy alternative to fast food. It was designed for those of us who panic when our BlackBerrys suddenly do not send e-mails or who dream of being the next Rachel Ray if we just had those 30 minutes at the end of the day. And they have discovered a way to take the guilt out of fast food. These chefs simply take what you wish you had time to cook and make it fast, healthy and better.