Posted Apr. 3, 2014, 8:06 am
With the changing of the season, Café del Rey executive chef Chuck Abair is in the midst of transitioning his menu at the Marina del Rey waterfront restaurant from winter to spring.
Posted Mar. 27, 2014, 8:30 am
When at least half the world resolves to “eat healthier this year,” it’s great to see that we don’t have to do it at home. Luckily, it appears as though restaurants have taken notice that if they want to see us at their tables, then they’ll have to be able to offer a few items on every menu that won’t sabotage the battle of the bulge.
Posted Mar. 13, 2014, 8:22 am
When Superba Snack Bar opened in Venice in July 2012, it set out to create a fresh take on a classic pastaria.
Posted Feb. 25, 2014, 8:48 am
Upper West Restaurant in Santa Monica held a special five-course dinner with Herradura Tequila pairings earlier this month on Thursday, Feb. 6.
Posted Feb. 20, 2014, 8:19 am
Since Il Piccolo Verde opened its doors in September 2013 on Barrington Place just below Sunset Boulevard in Brentwood, it has been making a name for itself by preparing tasty food that’s healthy all while offering a fine dining atmosphere without breaking the bank.
Posted Feb. 14, 2014, 9:00 am
“I Heart Santa Monica V-Day Party” -- Friday, February 14 -- Wokcano Santa Monica -- 1413 5th Street, Sa...
Posted Feb. 4, 2014, 9:06 am
Making plans for Valentine’s Day can be stressful. It’s one of the busiest nights of the year for restaurants.
Posted Jan. 10, 2014, 9:14 am
Santa Monica’s 2nd annual Eat Well Week will continue today through Sunday, Jan. 12 with more than a dozen of Santa Monica’s top restaurants offering discounted prix-fixe menus and healthy new menu options to kick-off a healthier 2014.
Posted Jan. 9, 2014, 8:18 am
For anyone who made a diet-themed New Year’s resolution on Jan. 1, the dineLA Restaurant Week later this month could potentially force you to take a break from your well-intentioned plans.
Posted Jan. 3, 2014, 8:51 am
Santa Monica’s 2nd annual Eat Well Week will be begin Sunday, Jan. 5 through Jan. 12 in conjunction with California Restaurant Month, thanks to the Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau (SMCVB).
Posted Jan. 2, 2014, 8:09 am
If Truxton’s didn’t stand for “everything and then some,” I’d be amiss. Having opened in July, I’ve eyed the transformation from vacant corner cinder block at Santa Monica Boulevard and 14th Street to a quaint and optimistic second location (the original Truxton’s is in Westchester) and have finally matched my vow to stop in.
Posted Dec. 25, 2013, 9:18 am
Santa Monica's 2nd annual Eat Well Week will be held Jan. 5-12 in conjunction with California Restaurant Month, thanks to the Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Posted Dec. 9, 2013, 9:17 am
This Saturday, more than 30 Santa Monica bars and restaurants will open their doors to thousands of revelers taking part in the 5th Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl.
Posted Nov. 14, 2013, 8:09 am
The Charleston, Santa Monica’s premier 1920’s style gastropub, is serving up some old-time jazz tunes every Thursday night with Big Band Thursdays, the second introduction to their all new fall lineup.
Posted Oct. 29, 2013, 9:32 am
On a recent trip to Catalina Island, Library Ale House partner-chef Tom Hugenberger caught some fresh fish but didn’t have anything to cook with except some foil, a grill, and some charcoal.
Posted Sep. 27, 2013, 9:07 am
Accomplished Los Angeles mixed media artist Carol Surface will display approximately 20 of her multi-layered paintings on the walls of Upper West Restaurant in Santa Monica.
Posted Sep. 18, 2013, 8:49 am
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel switched to its 2013 summer menu at its Ocean & Vine restaurant in the first week of June due to construction on its patio.
Posted Sep. 12, 2013, 8:21 am
For the past two years, Upper West has been creating a name for itself as a hangout for locals seeking fresh, creative cuisine in the City’s southeastern corner at 3321 Pico Boulevard.
Posted Aug. 26, 2013, 8:53 am
As the designer behind two of Santa Monica’s newest dining establishments – Del Frisco’s Grille and Redwood Grille – architect Stephen Jones says attention to detail is the key to creating the perfect restaurant, spa, or hotel.
Posted Aug. 22, 2013, 8:23 am
Fun, casual, California fare – that’s how Executive Chef Dakota Weiss describes her menu at The Backyard, the outdoor poolside dining spot at the W Los Angeles – Westwood.
Posted Aug. 16, 2013, 9:06 am
Izzy Freeman was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. When he was little, he always loved eating at a deli. The big sandwiches, the pickles, the smells, and tastes, they were part of his childhood. He said he dreamed that one day he would own a deli.
Posted Aug. 8, 2013, 8:07 am
A few weeks ago, I met with an interesting potential client, Adam – a chiropractor, healer, and book author. He also did not eat meat, and ate only raw and/or organic food.
Posted Aug. 7, 2013, 8:59 am
Restaurateur Michael Cardenas, one of the partners of Innovative Dining Group behind Sushi Roku, BOA Steakhouse, and Robata Bar in Santa Monica, has launched his solo project Taberna Arros y Vi – a new Spanish concept restaurant on 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica Boulevard.
Posted Jul. 24, 2013, 8:53 am
Viceroy Santa Monica has debuted its new restaurant concept called CAST, in the spot formerly occupied by Whist, which has served the hotel since its opening in July 2002.
Posted Jul. 20, 2013, 9:02 am
Del Frisco’s Grille, which offers an innovative twist on American comfort cuisine along with local fare, opened Friday opposite the Santa Monica Pier on the northeast corner of Ocean Avenue and Colorado.