Tag Archive: Santa Monica

New Market Fresh Mixology Program at Casa Del Mar Lobby Lounge

Casa Del Mar Plaid Mazerati by Caroline on Crack

Casa Del Mar Lobby Lounge is a gorgeous place to grab a drink. Beach, sunset, Santa Monica Pier Ferris wheel. All the elements with which to impress your friend from out of town or romance your date. But up until the hotel’s new Market Fresh Mixology cocktail program debuted back in July, just like so…

Favorite Bites and Sips at Angeleno’s Live and Dine LA 2012

Cooks County's huckleberry meringue by Caroline on Crack

Every year Angeleno Magazine celebrates the recipients of its restaurant awards at its Live & Dine LA event at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, and every year it’s one of my most favorite food fests because of the location, the excellent selection of food and drink and its easy breeziness as it’s never…

The Misfit in Santa Monica: Eat Your Vegetables + Giveaway

When I got back from my two-week European cheesefest, I made a vow of (mostly) vegetarianism (with some fish flexibility) in the hopes of losing some of the weight I had gained. Fortunately in LA it’s not too hard to keep that vow but I’m still very appreciative when there’s a restaurant that offers tasty…

Meat Lover Marys: Bacon Mary & Foie Gras Bloody Marys at Fig Santa Monica

Before Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, I wasn’t a big fan of Bloody Marys. I just am not a fan of tomato-ey things in general. But after tasting what was perhaps the best Bloody Mary ever (the Mary fans I was with at Harry’s where the cocktail was invented can back me up), I’ve…

Zengo Santa Monica's $35 All-You-Can-Eat-and-Drink Brunch

Brunch is one of my favorite meals of the weekend. No rushing off to anywhere, you can drink as many brunch cocktails as you want and it’s all very leisurely and lovely. But I have four requirements for what constitutes a good brunch: 1) a wide variety of dishes from savory to sweet to choose…

Artisanal LA Spring Show 2011: Liquor Cakes, Peep Pies, Cracker Brittle

This weekend is Artisanal LA Spring Show 2011 and thanks to an invite to the sneak preview last night I was able to run around from vendor to vendor without having to muscle my way through crowds or fight for samples. It was glorious. The event is spread out in a space at Santa Monica…

Hostaria del Piccolo: White Pizza & The 7 Dwarfs Cocktails

What is the big deal with Chef Roberto “Bobo” Ivan’s Hostaria del Piccolo, the Santa Monica sister to his Piccolo restaurant in Venice? Well, not only does the modern pizza joint offer gluten-free pie — made with naturally leavened dough comprised of kamut, soy and polenta flour — but they have a gorgeously stocked bar…

Westward, Ho! Eastside Eateries Opening up Westside Locations

I’m so happy that more well-renown Eastside establishments are opening up shops on my side of town. First, Intelligentsia made it over to Venice and now the restaurants listed below. At this rate, I won’t have to leave my hood, ever! Eh, a girl can dream… Bulgarini Gelato in Venice ( Summer 2011): This Altadena…

Xino Dim Sum Blogger Cocktail Party

Last Friday, local bloggers, myself included, were invited to check out the cocktails and hand-made dim sum at Xino (Sign-Oh), executive chef Chris Yeo’s Chinese restaurant that debuted last month with the newly renovated Santa Monica Mall and Dining Deck. We started off in the bar/lounge area and then were moved onto the outdoor patio…

Highlights of Angeleno Magazine's Great Chefs Night Out 2010 at the Fairmont

On August 1, food enthusiasts, restaurant critics and of course great chefs converged at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica for Angeleno Magazine‘s Great Chefs Night Out 2010 and 8th Annual Restaurant Awards, which was hosted by Angeleno‘s James Beard award-winning food and travel editor, Brad A. Johnson. We were all there to celebrate his…