Amanda Williamson

LA 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.

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Where To Eat Lunch In Santa Monica

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Where To Eat Lunch In Santa Monica

Avoid the tourist traps and have lunch at one of these great Santa Monica spots.

7.3
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India’s Oven

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India’s Oven

India’s Oven isn’t the best Indian food in LA, but if you’re in Brentwood, it’s an extremely serviceable option.

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The Best Places To Eat In Santa Monica

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The Best Places To Eat In Santa Monica

Santa Monica, the polarizing little beach town, is home to a restaurant scene that is completely off the charts.

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Guide:

Where To Have Brunch On The Westside

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Where To Have Brunch On The Westside

Where to have brunch in Venice, Santa Monica, and beyond.

8.0
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Esters Wine Shop & Bar

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Esters Wine Shop & Bar

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.

7.7
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Art's Table

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Art's Table

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.

6.8
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Ingo's Tasty Diner

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Ingo's Tasty Diner

Naming anything "tasty" is a bold move. Particularly when it's not.

8.3
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Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee

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Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee

The arrival of Sidecar means Santa Monica's donut game just became legitimate.

7.0
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Freddy Smalls

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Freddy Smalls

It might not be anything special, but Freddy Smalls is a solid "in the middle" spot for those crucial after-work drinks.

8.2
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Scopa Italian Roots

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Scopa Italian Roots

Despite its raucous bar scene, Scopa Italian Roots is serving up authentic Italian food that pays serious homage to its Italian heritage.

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Guide:

Where To Eat In Marina Del Rey

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Where To Eat In Marina Del Rey

The kitschy, man-made harbor called Marina Del Rey finally has a legitimate restaurant scene. Here is our guide to knowing exactly where to eat.

7.7
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The Tasting Kitchen

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The Tasting Kitchen

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.

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