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Jin Patisserie
1202 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
at Aragon Ct

$$$$$

3.2

12

I just got back from my company's Xmas vacation at Ensenada Mexico (Joan is still out on vacation up at SF), food report coming soon... >

Musha
424 Wilshire Blvd.
b/w 4th St. & 5th St.

$$$$$

3

11

After the bartender at Musha told me that the lady polished off her fourth decanter of sake, I finally understood why she fell of the chair with a resounding thud. Okay, so falling.. >

Joe's
1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
b/w Broadway & Westminster Ave.

$$$$$

3.2

8

Joe’s has a bit of a special place in my heart stomach. Joe’s was actually one of the first meals I ever blogged, back when I had a purely personal blog (now defunct). Joe’s was on.. >

Counter
2901 Ocean Park Blvd. #102
at 29th St.

$$$$$

3

7

I went to The Counter in Santa Monice and really enjoyed their burgers. So when I heard they opened up a location in Irvine, I figured why not try it again. At The Counter you pic.. >

Father's Office
1018 Montana Ave.
b/w 10th St. & 11th St.

$$$$$

7

Whenever I hear the claim "best burger" uttered, it is almost always a hyperbole that is bound to disappoint, to the point where the concept of the "best burger" has become almost .. >

Real Food Daily
514 Santa Monica Blvd.
b/w 5th & 6th St.

$$$$$

5

7

Photograph.. >

Cora's Coffee Shop
1802 Ocean Ave.
b/w Seaview Ter & Vicente Ter

$$$$$

6

Though we've been having some wind lately and even a touch of rain every once in a great while, for the most part, winter is already gone and has been for a little bit. This is par.. >

Border Grill
1445 4th St.
at Broadway

$$$$$

3

5

Border Grill is an overpriced, upscale Mexican place in Santa Monica. I looked over their menu and most are over $20 but nothing seemed that good. There wasn't anything on the m.. >

Violet
3221 Pico Blvd.
at Warwick Ave.

$$$$$

3.1

5

This past weekend we celebrated my friend's birthday by going to Violet, a neat little spot on east end of Santa Monica that I've been to before and have been jones-ing to return e.. >

Bay Cities Italian Deli
1517 Lincoln Blvd.
b/w Broadway & Colorado Ave.

$$$$$

4

I believe in America. I also believe in America's Italian delis, more specifically one found in the unlikeliest of places: Santa Monica. This being America, however, you do have to.. >

Bistro du Soleil
6805 Vista Del Mar
at Culver Blvd.

$$$$$

4

Deadline's finally here~ Busy times made me appreciate the French bistro next door more. This is today's special: Salmon Cakes $10 Surprisingly good! The salmon are very moist and .. >

La Cabana
738 Rose Ave.
b/w 7th Ave. & Lincoln Blvd.

$$$$$

5

4

Margarita~ There're actually 3 different levels of Margaritas in these pictures, the standard, the gold, and the special best. One really outshine the other in that order (from goo.. >

Le Marmiton
1327 Montana Ave.
b/w Euclid St. & 14th St.

$$$$$

4

The owner of the charming neighborhood French bistro Le Marmiton (see old entries) opened a sister restaurant in the slick renew mall of Marina del Rey. Even though they share the .. >

Maos Kitchen
1512 Pacific Ave.
b/w Zephyr CT & Windward Ave.

$$$$$

4

Taking a break from all the strike news, looking for something on the way back to the office -- and have been meaning to try Mao's Kitchen for a while. They stipulated: Parking --.. >

Warszawa Restaurant
1414 Lincoln Blvd.
at Santa Monica Blvd.

$$$$$

3

4

After driving by this restaurant for years, I finally checked it out. We had planned on dining in the back patio, but it was closed! So we settled for a table inside. I started off.. >

Three Square Bakery
1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd

$$$$$

3.5

4

3 Square, five nights ago, Hans Rockenwagner brought forth on the plates in front of me, a new dining experience, conceived in his newest kitchen, and dedicated to the proposition .. >

Abbot's Pizza Co
1407 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
at California Ave.

$$$$$

3

When you crave something and you can't have it, you want it even more (but you can't). This is what happened when we forgot Bay Cities doesn't open on Mondays T__T and have to turn.. >

Axe
1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
b/w Broadway Ct & Brooks Ave.

$$$$$

3

3

I passed by this minimalistic place hidden behind shrubbery on Abbot Kinney many times without ever noticing it. It's a Californian cuisine, the place is crowded with hip westside .. >

Figtree's Cafe
429 Ocean Front Walk
b/w Dudley & Paloma Ave.

$$$$$

3

I met my friend, whose office locates at the Venice beachfront, for lunch. She recommended Figtree's Cafe. The menu offers organic and wholegrain food. Only a few of the breakfast .. >

French Market Cafe
2321 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
at Marr St.

$$$$$

3

Okay, so what if the French don't eat this kinda stuff for breakfast? At the French Market Cafe you get the best of both worlds. That is, French flavor with big American portions. .. >

Irori
4371 Glencoe Ave.
b/w Mindanao Way & Maxella Ave.

$$$$$

3

I like taking my shoes off while eating.Is that weird? I only do this at home, then again we have a "no shoes in the apartment" rule. (Don't disrespect the dojo, man!). It just fee.. >

Lilly's French Cafe & Bar
1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
b/w Broadway Ct & Westminster Ave.

$$$$$

3

3

Even though it's right next to one of my favorite restaurants Joe's on Abbot Kinney, I've never been to this French restaurant. It also has business lunch course, for only $10. The.. >

Primitivo Wine Bistro
1025 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
b/w Broadway & Westminster Ave.

$$$$$

3

My parents were up last weekend for some hang out and dining. Since my mom’s last post went over pretty well, thought we could do a Mom and Me post for our dinner. Mom: After a bit.. >

Rustic Canyon
1119 Wilshire Blvd.
at 11th St.

$$$$$

2

3

The reasons to haul out to Rustic Canyon on Wilshire and 12th Street are plenty: this chic yet cozy restaurant is named for the ONLY Westside neighborhood I'd move to, our friend J.. >

Typhoon
3221 Donald Douglas Loop S
at Airport Ave.

$$$$$

3

Don't be fooled by this restaurant's location at the Santa Monica Airport. The interior is sleek and the food high quality. Nor does the clientele consist primarily of pilots and o.. >

17th St Cafe
1610 Montana Ave.
b/w 16th & 17th St.

$$$$$

2

They temporarily tabled the argument. She was still seething internally with the angry emotions that had gotten them to that point in the first place. He was tired and wanted to l.. >

Amelia's
2645 Main St.
b/w Ocean Park Blvd. & Hill St.

$$$$$

5

2

Amelia has became one of my staple lunch spot during weekday (see my old entry). I manage to try their soup (always JUST arrive on time to get the last couple scoops from the pot f.. >

Bergamot Cafe
2525 Michigan Ave.
at 24th St.

$$$$$

2

I started a new job on Monday. While this is exciting for me in many respects, perhaps one of the best parts of changing jobs is…new restaurants to go to for lunch! Luckily for m.. >

Bread & Porridge
2315 Wilshire Blvd.
at 23rd St.

$$$$$

2

On a typical morning, I dash out the door and I'm lucky if I have a slice of toast or a piece of bagel in my mouth. But then again, I don't have my breakfast time factored in when .. >

C & O Cucina
3016 Washington Blvd.
at Thatcher Ave.

$$$$$

2

Italian restaurants have a feel of their own, with loads of family photos adorning the walls, the wift of garlic and herbs trickling through the air while the soft romantic music p.. >

C & O Trattoria
31 Washington Blvd.
at Pacific Ave.

$$$$$

2

Say what? C&O's for breakfast?! Yes! It's true! They serve breakfast! I found out about half a year ago myself...I couldn't believe it when the words "breakfast" and "C&O's" were p.. >

Canal Club
2025 Pacific Ave.
at 20th Pl

$$$$$

2

Growing younger not older. That should be on my mind. It seems as though that over the years, birthdays get less happy and more depressing. I don't get to celebrate them the way I .. >

Comfort Cafe
420 Broadway
b/w 4th St. & 5th St.

$$$$$

2

Comfort cafe is comfy indeed. A cute cafe in Silver lake recently started to offer brunch. Perhaps that's why it's still rather unknown and not flooded with the weekend brunch crow.. >

Drago
2628 Wilshire Blvd.
b/w 26th St. & Princeton St.

$$$$$

2

*! New Restaurant Alert!* Add another restaurant to the Sicilian Drago empire. Downtown's Drago Centro officially opens on Saturday, November 29th. The food as described on the.. >

Hal's Bar & Grill
1349 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
b/w California & Andalusia Ave.

$$$$$

1

2

A cappuccino is an espresso coffee that's topped with a combination of foamed and steamed milk. I don't drink cappuccinos, but I sure do like the way they look... >

Josie
2424 Pico Blvd.
b/w 24th & 25th St.

$$$$$

2

I rarely go out to nice restaurants, the kind of places where they pull out your chair for you and have sommeliers, but every once in a while, I get lucky. Last time it was Melisse.. >

La Botte Ristorante
620 Santa Monica Blvd.
b/w 6th St. & 7th St.

$$$$$

4

2

Maybe Michelin is relevant in Los Angeles. Maybe. Truth be told, we probably wouldn’t have tried La Botte in Santa Monica if it hadn’t received a Michelin star. It’s not that we tr.. >

La Serenata de Garibaldi
1416 4th St.
at 5th St.

$$$$$

3

2

I love Mexican food, and really who doesn’t? I’ve met few people who don’t love the flavors of our neighbors to the South. That being said, not everyone likes the same types of Mex.. >

Library Alehouse
2911 Main St.
b/w Ashland Ave. & Marine St.

$$$$$

2

Eating at the bar was my first challenge in my first food blog community activity. And a challenge it was, given that I don't like to sit at the sushi bar and I don't like to eat a.. >

Malibu Fish & Seafood
25653 Pacific Coast Hwy
b/w Malibu Rd. & Corral Canyon Rd.

$$$$$

5

2

Sometimes, simple is best -- especially so for L.A., where food is often gussied up with sauces, foams, gelees and mousses (which is at least one restaurant's downfall.) Oh yea, pl.. >

Markie D's Taste of Philly
1301 Ocean Front Walk
at Washington Blvd.

$$$$$

2

Markie D's Taste of Philly is a fun little chill place to come and grab some tasty cheese steak sandwiches. I will admit that they have there own take on it but maybe I grew up tas.. >

Nobu
3835 Cross Creek Rd. #18A
at Pacific Coast Hwy

$$$$$

2

NOBU MALIBU, PUT TO GOOD USE The fires have kept Nobu Malibu closed since Sunday, but starting yesterday afternoon Nobu Matsuhisa opened his doors for the firefighters. Yay, Nobu! .. >

Ocean Avenue Seafood
1401 Ocean Ave.
at Santa Monica Blvd.

$$$$$

2

Okay so I don't have any pictures for you this time around...I know...sometimes I'm just lazy. But what I'm doing right now is a 3 day countdown to Valentine's Day featuring much n.. >

Pacific Dining Car
2700 Wilshire Blvd.
at Princeton St.

$$$$$

3

2

sometimes we are just carnivores... Well, actually we didn't have dinner with James Ellroy, he was sitting across the room, wearing a faded pink polo shirt and dining with a well-h.. >

Tacos Por Favor
1406 Olympic Blvd.
at 14th St.

$$$$$

2

You plunge your hand into the paper bag and fumble amidst the tortilla chips for your foil packet prize. The metal scorches your fingertips, and you know it will be worse on the in.. >

Tudor House
1403 2nd St.
at Santa Monica Blvd.

$$$$$

2

So I went back to try the scone. I love the dried blueberries and nut combine. The raspberry sauce is not quite enough for two pieces. Enjoyed it but still not craving it. ^^;; (I'.. >

Uncle Darrow's
2560 S Lincoln Blvd.
at Harrison Ave.

$$$$$

1.5

2

Cajun cooking. I haven't hadCanjun food much, I think the only time I've had Canjun food is at the Gumbo Pot. I've heard good things about Uncle Darrow's, so I figured why not try .. >

Valentino
3115 Pico Blvd.
b/w 31st & 32nd St.

$$$$$

2

After being turned away from Hidden — apparently they were having a private grand opening…after being open for nearly two months now, go figure — Nancy and I decided to fall back o.. >

Wahoo's Fish Taco
418 Wilshire Blvd.
b/w 4th & 5th St.

$$$$$

2

It was time to hit the corporate taco again. I drive past Wahoo's fish taco from time to time and I had yet to try their fish tacos.Wahoo's is a west coast chain that originated in.. >

Stroh's Gourmet Deli
1239 Abbot Kinney Blvd

$$$$$

4

2

How did I discover Stroh's Gourmet? Well, it's funny you should ask. I was waiting at the bus stop on Abbot Kinney to catch the bus home from my first day of work in LA when a home.. >

Angelato Cafe
301 Arizona Ave

$$$$$

4

2

Who Else Collided into Gelato? ~ The Guide calls it futuristic ~ 20 reviews at Citysearch average to 4½ stars ~ 3½ stars from 43 Yelpers tags :: food : and drink : italian : gelat.. >

26 Beach
3100 Washington Blvd.
at Yale Ave.

$$$$$

1

Okay, yeah, so this might not seem like the best follow-up to a public vow toward healthier eating. But I at least deserve Brownie points for choosing salmon over beef, right?.. >

Abuelita's Mexican Restaurant
137 S Topanga Canyon Blvd.
b/w Cuesta Cala Rd. & Riding Ln

$$$$$

1

In an effort to rediscover my Shakespeare roots, I made the trek out to Topanga Canyon for a production of Twelfth Night at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum. Of course, Twelfth N.. >

Akbar Cuisine of India
3115 Washington Blvd.
at Yale Ave.

$$$$$

2.9

1

Lured here by the recommendation of a very delicious Okra dish, turns out that was for dinner only. Nonetheless the lunch specials are awesome too! There are two other chains in Sa.. >

Akwa
1413 5th St.
b/w Santa Monica Blvd. & Broadway

$$$$$

1

1

I went to Akwa late on a weeknight. There was only one other couple in the restaurant, and the kitchen was about to close when we hadn't even ordered yet. I almost wished they hadn.. >

Antica Pizzeria
13455 Maxella Ave. #201
b/w Del Rey Ave. & Glencoe Ave.

$$$$$

1

1

I'm doing some pizza research at the moment, and having recently had pizza from La Buca and Damiano's, we decided to go further afield. I heard that Antica Pizzeria in Marina del R.. >

Aunt Kizzy's Backporch
4325 Glencoe Ave.
at Maxella Ave.

$$$$$

1

When you think of Soul Food, you probably think of Leimert Park in the Crenshaw district. You probably wouldn’t consider Marina Del Ray a place you’d find fried chicken, collared g.. >

Baby Blues Bar-B-Que
444 Lincoln Blvd.
b/w Marguerita Ave. & 7th St.

$$$$$

1

Do you want bad BBQ at high prices? Go to Baby Blues BBQ and that's exactly what you'll get. I have no idea how this place has stayed in business for over four years. Actually y.. >

Baja Bud's
1315 3rd St. Promenade
b/w Santa Monica Blvd. & Arizona Ave.

$$$$$

4.9

1

So I noticed that 8% of my readers favorite taco is chicken and that I’ve dedicated exactly 0% of reviews to chicken. So I headed to my favorite tacos de pollo establishment, Baja .. >

Berri's Cafe
8415 Pershing Dr.
b/w Campdell St. & W Manchester Ave.

$$$$$

1

I went out to lunch for my birthday today with two friends I hadn't seen in a long time. It's fun catching up with friends. They took me to Berri's in Playa Del Rey, CA. It's a pre.. >

Bodega Wine Bar
814 Broadway
at Lincoln Blvd.

$$$$$

3

1

Last Sunday, my husband and I were invited to celebrate a co-worker’s birthday at Bodega Wine Bar in Santa Monica. I had never heard of this place before, but I was excited to dis.. >

Broadway Deli
1457 3rd St. Promenade
b/w Santa Monica Blvd. & Broadway

$$$$$

1

Broadway Deli is very popular, with waits easily 30 minutes for weekend breakfast. They offer something for everyone--a deli, a cheese counter, an extensive wine list, a full bar, .. >

Busby's
3110 Santa Monica Blvd.
at Berkeley St.

$$$$$

1

Busbys on Wilshire I needed a place to watch football last week thanks to Time Warner not carrying the NFL network. So I settled on Busbys (east). I had never been there before and.. >

Cantalini's Salerno Beach
193 Culver Blvd.
at Vista Del Mar

$$$$$

1

This beach side italian restaurant was right across the street from my office and for almost a year I've never considered setting foot in there...I have no idea why either. Finally.. >

Casa Escobar
14160 Palawan Way
at Admiralty Way

$$$$$

1

In just a mere second, it was all over. Ring in the new year. It's 2006. But 2005 was a good year full of fun memories, and I've got this Best of LA blog to help me remember the go.. >

Casablanca
220 Lincoln Blvd.
b/w Warren & Rose Ave.

$$$$$

1

I must have passed by this place a million times and never went in. This was my chance! We went to Casablanca as a big group, because we were celebrating Owen and Owen's grandma's .. >

Cha Cha Chicken
1906 Ocean Ave.
at Pico Blvd.

$$$$$

1

Normally I don't like chicken enchiladas (the chicken takes up space where there could be cheese, after all) but I like enchiladas, and wanted to try some kind of jerk chicken with.. >

Chaya Venice
110 Navy St.
at Neilson Way

$$$$$

1

We were supposed to go to a deli but it was closed on Monday, so my boss suggested the nearby "Chaya", at first I didn't registered it is THAT Chaya. O,o It is just as I expected: .. >

Chez Mimi
246 26th St.
at San Vincente Blvd.

$$$$$

1

I suddenly craved French and found one I haven't been to. Posh neighborhood shops around, pretty courtyard with rich old ladies dining in... The menu is predictable & traditional (.. >

Chinois
2709 Main St.
at Hill St.

$$$$$

1

I had a lovely, leisurely lunch today at Wolfgang Puck's Chinois on Main in Santa Monica. This place has been here since 1983, and today was my first visit (a testament to the suc.. >

Cholada
18763 Pacific Coast Hwy
at Old Malibu Rd.

$$$$$

1

I have been to Natalee Thai, Pam's Place, Thai Dishes, Bangkok West Thai, Toi, Yangtze, and T's Thai, and none of them come even close to Cholada... >

Duke's Malibu
21150 Pacific Coast Hwy
at Las Flores Canyon Rd.

$$$$$

3

1

Two drinks & a hula pie makes for very happy Huntington Beach goers . . ... >

El Cholo Cafe
1025 Wilshire Blvd.
b/w 10th St. & 11th St.

$$$$$

3

1

In 1922, my grandmother was just a thought in my great grandparents' minds as they lived life together in San Pedro, California. In that same year, Alejandro Borquez pushed back fr.. >

Finn McCool's
2700 Main St.
at Hill St.

$$$$$

1

Every time I told someone in our group that my food wasn't that great, their response was a shrug and "bar food." Is there a reason why food at bars can't be good? True, if patrons.. >

Fritto Misto
601 Colorado Ave.
at 6th St.

$$$$$

1

Hidden across the street from the Big Blue Bus barn at the busy but unnoticeable corner of 6th and Colorado lies Fritto Misto, a highly rated but somewhat unknown Italian cafe that.. >

Gaucho Grill
1251 3rd St. Promenade
at Wilshire Blvd.

$$$$$

1

Since we were in the Santa Monica/promenade area getting my LAPTOP (oh yeah). I was already salivating over the thought of stuffing my face in the “Burger with the works” at one of.. >

i Cugini
1501 Ocean Ave.
at Broadway

$$$$$

1

I am always amused when people are “embarrassed to admit…” to something, particularly when it comes to food and restaurants. “I’m embarrassed to admit…I like McDonald’s.” “I have.. >

Il Forno
2901 Ocean Park Blvd. #109
at 29th St.

$$$$$

1

Il Forno is a large open restaurant with a large bar at one side, beer and wine only. There is also a lovely patio that has a fountain. I have been here several times as I work a b.. >

Jack n' Jill's
510 Santa Monica Blvd.
b/w 5th St. & 6th St.

$$$$$

1

Brief lessons spent on golf last year, and most of what I remember is to hold the 7-iron as if I'm holding a wet sponge. Trying not to grip it too hard, I relax, breathe and focus .. >

James' Beach
60 N Venice Blvd.
b/w Pacific Ave. & Speedway

$$$$$

1

I've been making quite a few runs to LAX, and Venice area is always a nice place to stop for dinner, so I've been trying different places. This is a backpost from a few weeks ago, .. >

Jinky's Cafe
1447 2nd St.
b/w Witmer St. & Lucas Ave.

$$$$$

4

1

At 7:15 in the morning, there aren't a lot of breakfast options around downtown Santa Monica, it seems. The crepe place on Arizona isn't open yet. Panera doesn't count, because I u.. >

JiRaffe
502 Santa Monica Blvd.
at 5th St.

$$$$$

1

Forgive me, I ate chicken today. Met my friend Christian at JiRaffe, a French-ish restaurant in Santa Monica that boasts, on its menu, that “all poultry products are antibiotic and.. >

Juliano's Raw
609 Broadway
b/w 6th St. & 7th St.

$$$$$

5

1

The first thing you'll notice when you walk into Juliano's, as I like to call it, is the low lighting, the sleek gray interior, and the potent aroma of a couple hundred fresh hibis.. >

Kaya Sushi
13400 Washington Blvd. #102
at Glencoe Ave.

$$$$$

1

I am a no-holdsbar, unabashed lover of all kinds of sushi...especially the wasabi that goes with it (hooray for spicy!) So when someone mentions sushi for lunch...I am all ears. An.. >

La Vecchia Cucina
2654 Main St.
b/w Ocean Park Blvd. & Hill St.

$$$$$

4

1

My time is coming, sooner than i think. Pretty soon i'm going to have to decide what it is that i am going to do with my life. Will it be something along this newly found passion t.. >

Lares Restaurant
2909 Pico Blvd.
b/w Yorkshire & Dorchester Ave.

$$$$$

1

First off, I would like to start this post by apologizing: No pictures!!! When the waiter brought out my giant-sized margarita on the rocks, I whipped out my camera, turned it on.. >

Lazy Daisy Cafe
2300 Pico Blvd.
at 23rd St.

$$$$$

1

I'll make this one short and sweet. The service was slow (only one woman to both wait tables and man the to-go counter--maybe it was an off day). The cappucino was good. The omelet.. >

Malibu Kitchen
3900 Cross Creek Rd. #3
b/w Civic Center Way & Pacific Coast Hwy

$$$$$

1

Malibu Kitchen is kind of a mini gourmet grocery store, sandwich shop, and bakery all rolled into one. It's located in Malibu Country Mart, because, well, everything in Malibu is l.. >

Melisse
1104 Wilshire Blvd.
at 11th St.

$$$$$

1

Some meals are just too good to photograph, and this was one of them. When you're eating food that's so good you occasionally start tearing up, you don't want to interrupt the mood.. >

Mercede's Grille
14 Washington Blvd.
at Speedway

$$$$$

2.3

1

Discovered a new area right by the Marina del Rey beach (see previous entry) where there're many restaurants, horrible surfer beach clothes and bike rental. We chose this Cuban & C.. >

Monsoon Cafe
1212 3rd St. Promenade
at Wilshire Blvd.

$$$$$

1

I think I was a tree hugging hippie in a previous life. I absolutely love things that are all-natural, organic, environment friendly, recyclable, and nonconformist, and truly ~ I t.. >

Nawab of India
1621 Wilshire Blvd.
b/w 16th St. & 17th St.

$$$$$

1

Last night I realized that I have really been missing out. I prematurely judged Nawab of India on my first and second visits based on what now appear to be small flaws. On the firs.. >

Noma
2031 Wilshire Blvd.
at 21st St.

$$$$$

1

Noma is a friendly neighborhood sushi place without any Los Angeles pretentiousness. It is clearly popular without being crowded. The sushi menu is pretty basic, and they have quit.. >

Outlaws Bar & Grill
230 Culver Blvd.
at Pershing Dr.

$$$$$

1

Super old entry. I debated myself should I post this or not. ^^;;; Hey what the heck, just treat this as a freekshow. I got dragged here by my collegues, it's a restaurant right ne.. >

Panini Coffee & Cafe
4325 Glencoe Ave.
at Maxella Ave.

$$$$$

4.1

1

It's no secret that the best places always tend to be hidden. Either in a little strip mall or under-noticed next to a more known establishment, these are the real deal. This is th.. >

Panini Garden
2715 Main St.
at Hill St.

$$$$$

1

Lunch here with Yan. Simple and nice. Brie, Caramelized Onion and Black Forest Ham and Pesto Grilled Chicken. Both good!.. >

Pinocchio
970 Monument St., Suite #110
at Bashford St.

$$$$$

4

1

Can you tell which is which? Read on… Because I have watched too much TV and read way too much fiction in my lifetime, I have entered my sick world of make-believe once again. What.. >

Punch Grill
3001 Wilshire Blvd.
at Stanford St.

$$$$$

1

This review is a little different from my others in that I was invited to try Punch Grill by their PR firm and they paid for my meal. Despite this, you can still count on Foodie Un.. >

Rose Cafe
220 Rose Ave.
at Main St.

$$$$$

1

I'd love to live or work nearby Rose Cafe in Venice! Another motion graphics place, Motion Theory, locates right next to them (instead we have this. -__-;;;) . Though they have lim.. >

Sham
716 Santa Monica Blvd.
at 7th St.

$$$$$

1

The muhummura was unsatisfying, too many walnuts, not enough sweet sweet red pepper and pomegranate molasses. They wouldn't bring me extra pickled turnips, they are slow. Like a d.. >