Sometimes at lunch the line at Huckleberry in Santa Monica is out the door, snaking past the tall wooden planters filled with herbs and greens and tomatoes, all the way into the parking lot in back.
From the avid look on people’s faces as they hurry in, intent on that sugar fix, you’d think they’ve never seen a bakery before. And in fact, maybe they haven’t, at least not one quite like this offshoot of Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen, which, despite an occasional rough spot, is already one of the most talked-about new spots in Southern California.
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