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Café del Rey’s house-cured salmon is one of the restaurant’s creative presentations of the area’s best seafood.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey

Café del Rey Serves Up Fresh Spring Offerings

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.

The Lobster Flatbread is under 475 calories at Seasons 52 at 1501 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Food

Seasons 52 In Santa Monica Serves Up Everything Under 475 Calories

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.

Superba Snack Bar at 533 Rose Avenue in Venice serves up a fresh take on a classic pastaria with locally sourced greens and vegetables and hand made pasta.

Dining, Restaurant, Venice, Santa Monica

Superba Snack Bar Embraces Venice Community's Personality

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.

The tequila-pairing dinner began with the Coconut Poached Pescado Blanco with chipotle carrot puree.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica

Upper West Tempts Taste Buds At Tequila Pairing Dinner

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.

Il Piccolo Verde is located at 140 South Barrington Place in Brentwood. Oscar Morel brings his extensive restaurant experience to keep customers coming back for more.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Food

Il Piccolo Verde Serves Up Slice Of Italy In Brentwood

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.

Wokano Santa Monica will host a Valentine's Day party tonight.

Restaurant, Seven Days, Santa Monica

What's Hot: “I Heart Santa Monica V-Day Party” In Santa Monica Tonight

Posted Feb. 14, 2014, 9:00 am

“I Heart Santa Monica V-Day Party” -- Friday, February 14 -- Wokcano Santa Monica -- 1413 5th Street, Sa...

The Culver Hotel celebrates Valentine’s Day with a gourmet four-course dinner priced at $58 per person.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica

Five Westside Valentine's Day Dining Ideas

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.

Santa Monica chefs will be serving up healthy dishes as part of Santa Monica Eat Well Week.

Dining, Restaurant, Seven Days, Santa Monica

What's Hot: Last Chance To Enjoy Eat Well Week Menu At Santa Monica 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.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica

dineLA Restaurant Week To Feature 45 Santa Monica Eateries Starting Jan. 20

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.

Santa Monica chefs will be serving up healthy dishes as part of Santa Monica Eat Well Week.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Food

Full List Of Santa Monica Eat Well Week Restaurants For January 5-12

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).

The Gilly bursts with flavor with caramelized onions, Applewood smoked bacon, tomato, lettuce,Tillamook cheddar cheese, crispy onions and Spicy 1001 dressing.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica

Truxton's Bistro's Eye-Catching Delights In Santa Monica

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.

Eat Well Week returns in 2014. Pictured at this year's launch at the Santa Monica Farmers Market were Ocean and Vine executive chef Keith Roberts (from left), Popeye, Olive Oyl, The Lobster’s executive chef Collin Crannel and his son Griffin, and Locanda del Lago executive chef Gianfranco Minuz.

News, Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica

Santa Monica's Eat Well Week To Return January 5 With More Than Dozen Restaurants

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.

This year’s SANTA Monica Pub Crawl returns on Saturday, Dec. 14. Last year more than 5,000 crawlers participated.

Dining, Restaurant, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Pub Crawl Returns This Saturday Night

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.

BLVD 16 at The Hotel Palomar functions as an all day dining restaurant for hotel and non-hotel guests alike.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica

Dining News In Santa Monica & The Westside

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.

Library Ale House partner-chef Tom Hugenberger has created a new fish dish cooked inside parchment paper.

Dining, Restaurant, Main Street, Santa Monica, Food

Library Ale House Offers Seasonal Comfort Food

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.

Carol Surface will display a selection of her works at Upper West restaurant in Santa Monica through January 2014.

Dining, Restaurant, Exhibits, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard

Endless Layers Of Life On Display At Upper West Restaurant

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.

Chilled tamarind shrimp served over dry ice is one of the new summer menu items at the Ocean and Vine restaurant inside Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica

Ocean & Vine Summer Menu Available Through November

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.

Clockwise from top left: 1) Braised lamb crepes with madras curry, wilted spinach, Israeli feta, and raisins.  2) Mussels served in a garlic-saffron broth with tasso ham, cilantro, and ciabatta croutons. 3) Braised short ribs with root vegetable pan gravy, fresno chile, and parsnip-fennel puree. 4) Lobster gnocchi with sweet corn, chorizo bolognese, squash, cilantro, and tomato.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard, Food

Upper West Infuses Global Touch On Modern American Cuisine

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.

Architect Stephen Jones designed the newly opened Santa Monica establishments of Redwood Grille and Del Frisco’s Grille.

News, Restaurant, Business, Santa Monica

Attention To Detail The Key To Success For Local Architect

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.

The W Los Angeles - Westwood hosts a free weekly Sunday pool party from 11:30 am to 6 pm.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Food, Westwood

The Backyard Serves Up Fun Fare At WET Weekends

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.

Santa Monica Mayor Pam O’Connor (center) celebrates Izzy’s Deli’s 40th birthday with Marilyn and Izzy Freeman at last Friday’s anniversary party.

News, Restaurant, Business, Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard

Izzy's Deli In Santa Monica Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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.

Real Food Daily in Santa Monica serves up a completely meatless menu.

Restaurant, Santa Monica, Food, Hot Flash

Eating Raw, Live & Organic To Look Younger - But Does It Taste Any Good?

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.

Taberna Arros y Vi serves up an eclectic Spanish menu at 1403 2nd Street in Santa Monica.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Food

Taberna Arros Y Vi Opens With A Spanish Twist In Former Tudor House Spot

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.

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.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Food, Hotel

Viceroy Santa Monica Debuts New Restaurant "CAST"

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.

The Ahi Tuna Tacos are among Del Frisco’s signature dishes.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Pier

Del Frisco’s Grille Opens Opposite The Santa Monica Pier

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.

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