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Santa Monica

  1. The Name Game
    Stella Rossa Now Also Called Stella BarraJeff Mahin names his old restaurant after his new one.
  2. The Other Critics
    Besha Rodell Catches Up With Jeremy Fox at Rustic CanyonThe former Ubuntu chef gets three stars for his seasonal selections.
  3. Closings
    Norm’s Closing 49-Year Old Santa Monica LocationSurely, there are some seniors out there who are inconsolable over the news.
  4. Seafood
    Sea Salt Fish Grill Opening Monday In Santa MonicaFish tacos and grilled filets will bulk up the city’s growing seafood scene.
  5. Coming Soon
    Michael Cardenas’ Taberna Arros Y Vi Staffing Up In Santa MonicaPerfect Rocher’s involvement is currently unconfirmed.
  6. Mixocalypse
    Moix and Livigni Address The Westside Drinking DeficitThe Harvard & Stone owners have new projects planned in Venice and Santa Monica.
  7. Caffeinated Combat
    Cafe Demitasse Santa Monica Soft Opens TomorrowDemitasse Brings Super Pour-Over Coffee Machine to Santa Monica.
  8. The Name Game
    Interim Cafe Becomes Superfood ExpressOwner-chef Eddie Caraeff has kept most of the menu intact, including his renowned “Purple Erkle” smoothie.
  9. Taco Town
    Sundown in Taco Town: Taqueria Chihuahua Closes in Santa Monica; BandiniL.A.’s original taco blogger is “throwing in the tortilla” to concentrate on burritos.
  10. Openings
    Tinga Tacos Joins Downtown Santa Monica’s Vastly Improving Mexican RestaurantThe opening marks the fifth solid Mexican option to spring up between Ocean Avenue and 26th Street in the last year.
  11. Imports
    Del Frisco’s Grille Opening in Santa Monica This JulyThe creative comfort eats concept won a “Hot New Concept” award from Nation’s Restaurant News in 2012.
  12. Beef
    Santa Monica Neighbor Trying to Kill Palihouse’s Buzz“I’m going to do my best to stop it,” local attorney Laura Wilson says.
  13. Openings
    Seasons 52 Now Serving Santa MonicaThis is L.A.’s second location of the widespread, Darden-owned chain.
  14. Deals
    Stefan Richter Celebrates Himself With a $15 Three-Course Menu, April 9 and 10The Finnish Top Chef reprobate is celebrating his anniversary in this country with his native dishes.
  15. Foodies With Benefits
    Flavors of Los Angeles Coming to Santa Monica on May 5Nine chefs will collaborate in a tableside kitchen to benefit The American Liver Foundation.
  16. Endangered
    Chez Jay Considering A Few (Ugh) Family-Friendly ChangesThe legendary celebrity haunt and character-rich dive may have to accommodate the encroaching public park.
  17. Guest Stars
    Lidia Bastianich Coming to Mozza on Tuesday, Shutters on WednesdayThe New York chef is even cooking a mini menu for kids.
  18. The Happiest Hours on Earth
    Bamboo Izakaya Starts Early Happy HourCocktails are discounted to six-bucks, while nigiri and yakitori are just ten, starting at 2:30 each day.
  19. Juice: How Far Will You Go To Get It?
    Matthew Kenney Opens M.A.K.E. Out Juice BarThe chef is offering a take-out juice bar with hand-made supplements, smoothies, and snacks.
  20. Openings
    Burger Lounge Now Open in Santa MonicaThe chain has conquered its construction issues.
  21. Burger Time
    Burger Lounge Opening Delayed in Santa MonicaStill, there will be a new burger in town tonight, now that this third local link in the San Diego is pushing its debut back.
  22. Truckin’
    Food Truck Bazaar Tuesdays Take Over in Santa MonicaTen trucks and a mix of jewelry, art, and clothes vendors are taking over weekly at The Victorian.
  23. Openings
    The Craftsman Replaces The Yard, Soft-Opening Tomorrow in Santa MonicaThe reopening will put more of a focus on the bar and less on the menu.
  24. Caffeinated Combat
    Citizens of Santa Monica Cry: ‘We Do Not Want Another Starbucks!’Locals are opposing the coffee chain pressuring a 25-year-old flower shop.
  25. Hotel Dining
    Palihouse Opening in Santa Monica This SummerCurrently, there is a cafe concept planned by day, with cocktails at night.
  26. Empire Building
    Water Grill To Replace Ocean Avenue Seafood in Santa MonicaTypical Westsider move here; leaving a 28-year-old for a 24-year-old.
  27. Burger Time
    Burger Lounge Opens Wednesday in Santa MonicaThe third local link in this chain will serve elk burgers, since L.A. has no destination for horse.
  28. Beef
    Raw Deal at The Opening of Raw Star Cafe?The restaurant’s “endless menu” turned out to be a bit of an overstatement.
  29. Empire Building
    800 Degrees Expanding to Santa Monica (And 120 Seats) This FallThe sequel to Umami’s pizza concept will also feature a stand-alone deli with sandwiches on baked pizza dough.
  30. Burger Time
    Evan Funke Brings Rustic Canyon Burger Out of Retirement Today200 will be available at noon for one-day only, as the chef gets ready to close his porchetta truck.
  31. Caffeinated Combat
    Tierra Mia Coffee Heading to Echo Park; Demitasse Moving Next to Michael’sIt’s raining mud, Hallelujah!
  32. Menus
    Josie Taking It Back to 2001The chef will revisit her original opening menu through March.
  33. Empire Building
    Santa Monica Pier Making Room For Berlin Currywurst, Green Truck, and Crepe’nThe new businesses will likely get their own carts for a one-year trial.
  34. Openings
    Supper Liberation Front Chefs Open a Santa Monica TaqueriaTacos Punta Cabra is a straight-forward Baja-style fish and mariscos spot.
  35. The Gold Watch
    Fresh And Easy Is Imploding; Win a Lunch Date With Jonathan GoldSanta Monica may not get a Fresh & Easy after all.
  36. Endangered
    Tinga Reboots Renee’s Sooner Than ExpectedTinga will probably have a working ice machine at the old Renee’s Courtyard Cafe space
  37. Freebies
    Nektar Juice Bar Grand-Opening Friday in Santa Monica With Free SmoothiesOrange County’s popular juice bar is coming a little late to the party and buying its friends.
  38. Endangered
    Renee’s Courtyard Cafe Sold To New Owners. Is Vintage Santa Monica Disappearing?There are still a few classics one should soak in before they too go the way of the dodo.
  39. Chef Shuffles
    Jeremy Fox Joins Rustic CanyonThe chef sounds confident he’s finally found the right place.
  40. Openings
    What to Eat at Bamboo Izakaya, Open Today in Santa MonicaThe menu spans the gamut from sushi and kushiyagi to kitchen-driven dishes with Japanese and European influences.
  41. Truckin’
    Evan Funke’s Porchetta Parks on PennsylvaniaThe six-dollar sandwich may become a permanent item when Bucato starts serving lunch in summer.
  42. Nighttime Is The Right Time
    The Viceroy Now Serving Late-Night Stoner FoodIf you’re really craving nachos, eggs, and bacon at midnight, we’re just impressed you got off the couch.
  43. Oeno-File
    Fig Finally Springs Its New Wine LabelAvailable in both a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the label fittingly sports an adorable cartoon pig.
  44. Closings
    Sake House by Hikari Closes in Santa MonicaThe Japanese restaurant was popular at lunch, bro-tastic at night.
  45. Closings
    The Yard Closes in Santa MonicaThe gastro-pub reached its high mark under Top Chef-vet C.J. Jacobson.
  46. Openings
    What To Eat and Drink at Spazio Caffe, Now Open in Santa MonicaEverything from the beans to the design to the staff’s training can be traced back to The Boot.
  47. Openings
    Check Out Josiah Citrin’s New Menu at Tower 8, Now Open at Santa Monica’s OceanaThe Melisse chef constructed a seafood-heavy menu of small plates, sandwiches, and vegetarian garnishes.
  48. Foodievents
    Seven Noodle-Makers Coming to The Viceroy For First Annual Noodle Bowl Fest,Chefs like David LeFevre and Andre Guerrero will be on hand to make their best dishes.
  49. Next Door by Josie
    Duck Confit Banh Mi Coming Back to Next Door by JosieThe chef will offer her incredible sandwich just once a week on “Banh Mi Sundays.”
  50. Beef
    Santa Monica Gets All Emotional About A Denny’sBlogger Alison Marino catches flack for calling the sale of a longstanding location “tragic.”
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