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Hunter Hall is head of the Santa Monica Neighborhood Restaurant  Coalition.

News, City Council, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Minimum Wage

VIDEO: Restaurant Leader Addresses Needs Of Santa Monica Businesses

Posted Sep. 22, 2015, 9:17 am

Hunter Hall, head of the Santa Monica Neighborhood Restaurant Coalition, states his concerns about issues concerning smaller restaurants in the local area.

Chefs Dave Lentz, Giada De Laurentiis, Suzanne Goin, and Caroline Styne attend as the hosts for L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade  at the UCLA campus on Saturday, Sept. 12.

News, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Foodies

L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade: Celebrity-Chef Event of the Year Raises $1Mil for Childhood Cancer

Posted Sep. 21, 2015, 6:00 am

Celebrities, chefs, and celebrity-chefs came together Saturday, Sept. 12 at a humid Royce Quad on the campus of UCLA to eat and drink their way to over $1 million raised toward childhood cancer research.

Hunter Hall is head of the Santa Monica Neighborhood Restaurant Coalition.

News, Restaurant, Santa Monica

Voicing His Concerns For the Santa Monica Restaurant Industry

Posted Sep. 20, 2015, 9:56 am

As the head of the Santa Monica Neighborhood Restaurant Coalition, Hunter Hall is deeply concerned about issues affecting local businesses.

Santa Monica sushi chef sentenced for serving whale meat.

News, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Whale Meat, Sushi

Five-Year-Old Santa Monica Whale Meat Case Ends With Final Prosecution

Posted Sep. 20, 2015, 9:54 am

A seafood dealer was sentenced Friday to two years of probation for importing and selling endangered whale meat from Tokyo to a now-shuttered Santa Monica restaurant.

A federal court ruling has overturned California's ban on the delicacy known as foie gras.

News, Dining, Restaurant, California, Courts

California Ban On Foie Gras Overturned; Chefs Rejoice While Activists Are Livid

Posted Jan. 8, 2015, 7:58 am

Chefs at French restaurants in the Southland and around the state today celebrated a federal court ruling that overturned California's ban on the delicacy known as foie gras, but animal rights activists were livid.

Enjoy BBQ at Holy Cow that’s served in a comfortable, neighborhood environment.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica

Holy Cow! New BBQ Joint Opens In Santa Monica

Posted Sep. 22, 2014, 5:18 am

For Holy Cow founder Rob Serritella, the opening earlier this month of his new BBQ restaurant opposite the Brentwood Country Mart is the result of a love affair with slow cooked meats that dates back to his teenage years.

Hermosa Beach Fish Shop opened in April. It offers more than 2,000 combinations of dishes to choose from, including the traditional Fish ‘n Chips.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Food, Hermosa Beach

Get Hooked At Hermosa Beach Fish Shop

Posted Jul. 10, 2014, 8:26 am

Just a stone’s throw away from Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Fish Shop at the corner of Pier Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway is one of the best places in the South Bay to experience fresh seafood.

Werner Estill (left), executive director of domestic and international markets for South Coast Plaza, presents JiRaffe owner/chef Raphael Lunetta with the 2014 Chef of the Year award.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Tourism

JiRaffe Owner Raphael Lunetta Named California Chef Of The Year

Posted Jul. 4, 2014, 6:00 am

JiRaffe Restaurant chef/owner Raphael Lunetta was recognized for his significant contributions to the California culinary scene at California Travel Association’s (CalTravel) 32nd annual California Travel Summit last week.

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.

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