Amanda WilliamsonLA Writer & Reviewer
Originally from Virginia, Amanda spent 8 years in NYC and relocated to Santa Monica in 2013. A self described pop culture fanatic and pimento cheese connoisseur, she also won best dressed cowgirl in the 1987 “little buckaroo rodeo” in Clovis, New Mexico.
From waterfront dining to semi-secret sushi spots (and just about everything else), these are the best restaurants in Marina del Rey.
Where to have brunch in Venice, Santa Monica, and beyond.
French Market Cafe is a low-key brunch spot in Venice, with a great patio and a crowd of locals.
Avoid the tourist traps and have lunch at one of these great Santa Monica spots.
India’s Oven isn’t the best Indian food in LA, but if you’re in Brentwood, it’s an extremely serviceable option.
Esters in Santa Monica might be known as that place you drink at before eating at Cassia, but this wine bar very much stands on its own.
Art's Table is like a best friend in a time of need. A dependable neighborhood spot where you always know what you're going to get.
Naming anything "tasty" is a bold move. Particularly when it's not.
The arrival of Sidecar means Santa Monica's donut game just became legitimate.
It might not be anything special, but Freddy Smalls is a solid “in the middle” spot for those crucial after-work drinks.
The Tasting Kitchen might forever reside in Gjelina’s shadow, but that doesn’t mean we won’t give it some well-earned time in the sun.