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Santa Monica Restaurant

Tar & Roses: Small Plates, Big Flavors

Scott Bridges | Posted 06.01.2013 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

Tar & Roses, whose name comes from the contrasting notes on the nose of Barolo wine, opened its doors roughly about this time last year and is a James Beard nominee for Best New Restaurant of 2012. It's also one of the hottest tickets in town.

Bamboo Izakaya: More Than Sushi

Scott Bridges | Posted 04.23.2013 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

With a comprehensive menu designed for any appetite, if it weren't for the minimalist décor, Bamboo Izakaya would feel as much gastropub as sushi joint.

The Penthouse: Top of the World

Scott Bridges | Posted 04.22.2013 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

Eighteen stories above Second and Wilshire, you'll find one of the best dining experiences in Santa Monica. The Penthouse at The Huntley Hotel not only offers panoramic coastline and city views, but great food and drinks, as well.

Restaurant Opening: The Misfit In Santa Monica

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.27.2011 | Los Angeles

The Misfit opens tomorrow in Santa Monica for lunch and dinner, and we're chomping at the bit to see what's in store. The restaurant’s concept is my...

Chef Garcia On School Garden: 'These Kids Feared Food'

latimes.com | Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Over months of Friday mornings, the teenagers dug holes for kale and eggplant. They staked and tied vines heavy with tomatoes and pulled out the plant...