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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Cha Cha Chicken

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

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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.

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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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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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Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee

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

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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.

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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.