Amanda Williamson

Amanda Williamson

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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.

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LA Review

Cha Cha Chicken

An outdoor, island-like Caribbean BYOB that’s a great time. In Santa Monica, no less.

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LA Review

French Market Café

French Market Cafe is a low-key brunch spot in Venice, with a great patio and a crowd of locals.

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LA Guide

Where To Eat In Marina Del Rey

From waterfront dining to semi-secret sushi spots (and just about everything else), these are the best restaurants in Marina del Rey.

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LA Review

Sweetfin Poke

The poke bowl revolution continues afoot at Sweetfin Poke in Santa Monica.

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LA Review

Father’s Office

The Father’s Office burger (in Santa Monica and Culver City) is amazing. If you don’t know that, you don’t get it.

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LA Review


FIG is an all-around solid restaurant but that Happy Hour of theirs is the best on the Westside.

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LA Review

Gilbert’s El Indio

A classic spot that’s perfect for giving out of towners an LA Mexican food experience.