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Posted Jun. 18, 2013, 9:18 am
Also saucily known as “Hot Spot” amongst my friends (for reasons you will have to see for yourself) – Sunny Spot, a Venice-thriving brunch, happy hour, dinner, and bar spot is my newest favorite of the infamous Kogi clan.
Posted Jun. 16, 2013, 9:26 am
Today is Father’s Day -- and The Counter is giving families the chance to show their dads how much they appreciate all the big and little things by hooking him up with a free burger.
Posted Jun. 13, 2013, 8:09 am
New summer food and happy hour menus have arrived at Stefan’s at L.A. Farm at 3000 Olympic Boulevard in Santa Monica.
Posted Jun. 11, 2013, 11:16 am
First it was Catch at Casa del Mar. Now One Pico next door at Shutters on the Beach has received a menu overhaul, thanks to Managing Chef Sven Mede.
Posted May. 31, 2013, 8:53 am
With the arrival of the warmer months, Santa Monica Place will today launch “Good Food Fridays” – a free, family affair event that will be held the last Friday of every month.
Posted May. 29, 2013, 9:16 am
Very few Southern California eateries offer elevated dining rooms. Even fewer feature sweeping views of the ocean, mountains, and city life from almost any seat within the restaurant. Yet that is exactly what diners will find at The Penthouse, which sits 17 floors above ground at the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica.
Posted May. 22, 2013, 10:19 am
Do you like Chego? SugarFish? Don Antonio’s? Bottomless mimosa brunch at Overland Cafe? What if I told you there is a brunch where you had two hours to eat and drink as much as you possibly could from a fusion menu from all of the above?
Posted May. 14, 2013, 9:52 am
When Jerry Baker opened his new modern Mexican restaurant Tinga in the space previously occupied by Renee’s Courtyard Café at 522 Wilshire Boulevard last month, he found most of his customers didn’t come in until after 11 pm. A month later, locals are catching on that the location is no longer a dive bar like it has been the past 30 years.
Posted May. 8, 2013, 9:57 am
Everyone loves a good comeback. Bamboo Izakaya sits across from the pier in Santa Monica, and inhabits its neighbor The Ivy’s old abode.
Posted Apr. 30, 2013, 9:06 am
When the Buffalo Club opened at 1520 Olympic Boulevard in 1994, it endeavored to provide guests with a first class dining experience amidst a lively and relaxed atmosphere.
Posted Apr. 30, 2013, 9:02 am
Tucked inside a courtyard behind the storefronts of bustling Ocean Avenue near Colorado Avenue is 41 Ocean, a hidden oasis of a restaurant and bar that that is like a trip back to the golden era of old Hollywood.
Posted Apr. 25, 2013, 9:01 am
Former “Top Chef” contestant Nyesha Arrington of Wilshire Restaurant will gather a handful of Los Angeles’ “Top Chef,” “Top Chef Masters,” and “Top Chef Just Desserts” contestants for a backyard pig roast at her restaurant in Santa Monica from 1-4 pm this Sunday, April 28.
Posted Apr. 23, 2013, 9:11 am
With many “Top Chef” style programs on TV, Santa Monica restaurant Sushi Roku says ingredients such as octopus are becoming more popular, making many of its dishes more desirable to customers.
Posted Apr. 18, 2013, 8:38 am
While she admits she may be biased, Wilshire restaurant executive chef Nyesha Arrington says her restaurant has the best Sunday brunch on the Westside.
Posted Apr. 11, 2013, 8:11 am
Hot’s Kitchen in Hermosa Beach will host a beer dinner featuring Ballast Point Brewery on Wednesday, April 24 starting at 6 pm. The dinner is part of a series highlighting local craft breweries that will continue throughout the end of the year.
Posted Apr. 4, 2013, 8:52 am
Locanda del Lago in downtown Santa Monica turns 22 years old this month and the restaurant is excited and ready to celebrate.
Posted Apr. 1, 2013, 10:34 am
Since 1993, Le Petit Bistro has been serving up traditional French bistro fare as the last of the European restaurants on La Cienega’s “the row” in West Hollywood.
Posted Mar. 29, 2013, 8:43 am
Seasons 52 Santa Monica, a new fresh grill and bar that touts American fare dishes containing no more than 475 calories, opened Thursday next to the Shore Hotel on Ocean Avenue.
Posted Mar. 29, 2013, 8:40 am
Wilshire Restaurant in Santa Monica launches a new Sunday Brunch this weekend on the restaurant’s acclaimed patio. The brunch will be offered every Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm.
Posted Mar. 28, 2013, 7:52 am
"Top Chef" extraordinaire and L.A. Farm owner Stefan Richter will be celebrating his 15th anniversary in the United States next month at the Santa Monica restaurant. Stefan’s at L.A. Farm
Posted Mar. 24, 2013, 9:27 am
The Charleston in Santa Monica is celebrating its first birthday with new food and cocktail menus. Mixologist Matt Martinez has refined the libations while Mike Garber consulted with Chef Jet Tila and head cook Carlos Arizaga to create the new dishes.
Posted Mar. 23, 2013, 9:12 am
Nightly entertainment at the handsome piano bar at Seasons 52 Santa Monica, located in Palisades Promenade, begins March 28, the opening night for this fresh grill and wine bar restaurant.
Posted Mar. 21, 2013, 8:18 am
Let me start this piece by saying that I have a confession. Last week I was spotted twice leaving two different restaurants clutching a napkin. Literally, I received an email from a reader a few days ago inquiring whether that was me (yes, indeed it was) outside of two of the most long-standing Indian food establishments on the Westside (in my defense, separate days).
Posted Mar. 14, 2013, 8:45 am
Wilshire restaurant at 2454 Wilshire Boulevard will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 17 with the launch of its first Annual “Paddy O’Party” benefiting the Westside Food Bank.
Posted Mar. 10, 2013, 9:22 am
A new burger joint is opening in Santa Monica this Wednesday called Burger Lounge, which markets itself as a eco-conscious fast-casual concept heralded for its 100 percent grass-fed beef burgers and vegetarian options.