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.
India’s Oven isn’t the best Indian food in LA, but if you’re in Brentwood, it’s an extremely serviceable option.
Santa Monica, the polarizing little beach town, is home to a restaurant scene that is completely off the charts.
Avoid the tourist traps and have lunch at one of these great Santa Monica spots.
Where to have brunch in Venice, Santa Monica, and beyond.
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.
Despite its raucous bar scene, Scopa Italian Roots is serving up authentic Italian food that pays serious homage to its Italian heritage.
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.