Midtown Lunch delivers the news that Hummus Bar Express, the faster, more casual version of Tarzana’s Hummus Bar & Grill, is now open and serving Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade with its made-to-order Israeli food. Already, the hard-lunchin’ blog claims this sister site, which lacks a salad bar but retains the freshly baked laffa, beef kebab, falafel, and spit-roasted shawarma, is "one of, if not THE, best lunch option on or around the Promenade." Not that this particular bar was ever set too high, but it certainly beats another Wahoo’s Fish Taco or Baja Fresh. [Midtown Lunch]
Hummus Bar Express, 1333 3rd St. 310-260-1994.