Tag Archive: Santa Monica

A Rundown of the Dining Deck at the New Santa Monica Place

Earlier this week I was invited to check out the restaurants on the Dining Deck of the new, improved and now outdoor Santa Monica Place mall that opens today at 10am. When I arrived the security detail led me to the elevator that took me upstairs to one of the most beautiful mall food courts…

Red Hot Rover at Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica on July 12

Roving bar night Red Rover which had debuted this past March at First & Hope Supper Club will now be popping up on the Westsiide! Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica on Monday, July 12 to be exact. Yes, Marcos Tello and Aidan Demarest, aka cocktail consultation firm, Tello/Demarest Liquid Assets, will not only be bringing…

Belgian Beer Fest Kicks Off Tonight at Library Alehouse

If you’re a fan of good beer, you know and respect what the Belgians have done with it. And you won’t want to miss the Belgian Beer Fest which starts today and runs til May 25 at the Library Alehouse in Santa Monica today. Yes! Two weeks of delicious Belgian brew, revelry and then a…

This Weekend: Pourtal's $4.29 BBQ, Derby Day Beachside, French Wine Tasting

Here I am trying to lose weight and everything and a majority of the events going on this weekend have to do with food and drinking. Ah well. Enjoy! Thursday, April 29 Pourtal’s One-Year Anniversary Wine & BBQ Can’t believe that it’s already been a year since Santa Monica?s Pourtal Wine Tasting Bar first opened….

10 Things I Learned From the Beer Chicks at Beer School

This past Saturday, I was fortunate enough to attend Beer School hosted by Beer Chicks Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune at Rustic Canyon Wine Bar in Santa Monica. We went through 13 beers learning about the variety of flavors, distinguishing characteristics, what hops and barley look like, etc. But here are some things I took…

World Fare: Fancy Dining To Go

“You fools are missing out,” I wanted to say to my co-workers who basically ignored me when I excitedly emailed them about the World Fare bus restaurant docking in Food Truck Alley in Santa Monica for the first time. Later I stood atop the bus all alone waiting for my food order to be called…

Huckleberry Cafe's Salted Caramel Bar

Dropped by Huckleberry Cafe in Santa Monica after being inspired to do so from my Tweeps @dianatakesabite and @laocfoodie who had been discussing the cafe’s pizza of the day — purple sprouting broccoli, roasted potatoes, caramelized onions & goat cheese. So I was in line about to close out my bill when I spotted a…

Blog Bite: New Breakfast Items at La Grande Orange

I haven’t been to La Grande Orange in Santa Monica for ages so was really happy to revisit it for brunch this weekend. And it was a good thing I did cuz they added a bunch of new items to their breakfast/brunch menu. I don’t know how new they are but the server seemed very…

Trip 'Round the World for $35: Copa d'Oro's Whiskey Flight

The other night as my bf and I were enjoying his birthday dinner at JiRaffe in Santa Monica, he mentioned how he really wanted a bottle of really good whiskey to keep at his own place. You know, since I insisted that the bottle of Macallan 12 that I gave him for Christmas stay at…

Fig's New Taco Bar Brunch + Lots of Bacon

Tacos for brunch, the perfect hangover cure, I say. Fig in Santa Monica gets that and has just added a brand-new taco bar to its Sunday brunch. It officially debuts this Sunday the 13th but I got a chance to check it out last week courtesy of the restaurant. The taco menu features a wide…