25 restaurants worth braving the tourists for.
Arden Shore, Brant Cox & Nikko DurenJanuary 4, 2023
Culver CitySanta Monica
The best new spots to check out in Venice, Santa Monica, Malibu, Sawtelle, and more.
Brant Cox, Arden Shore, Sylvio Martins & Nikko DurenJanuary 17, 2023
Santa MonicaMarina Del Rey
Where to have brunch in Venice, Santa Monica, and beyond.
Jess Basser Sanders, Brett Keating & Nikko DurenApril 26, 2022
The best bars to watch a game in LA.
Brant Cox, Brett Keating & Sylvio MartinsFebruary 3, 2023
Avoid the tourist traps and have lunch at one of these great Santa Monica spots.
Jess Basser Sanders & Kat HongOctober 21, 2021
There are a lot of options for Mexican food on the Westside. These are the best of them.
Jess Basser Sanders, Brant Cox, Brett Keating, James Montgomery & Arden ShoreNovember 4, 2019
The 16 best LA bars for your birthday.
Brant Cox & Brett KeatingSeptember 14, 2018
Santa Monica's Layla Bagels is the Courage Bagels rival the Westside needed.
Arden ShoreFebruary 3, 2023
Heavy Handed is one smashburger operation you actually need to know about.
Nikko DurenDecember 21, 2022
Vamos Vamos is a casual nacho and margarita bar in Santa Monica.
Nikko DurenDecember 1, 2022
Uovo in Santa Monica is a great option for a quick, tasty bowl of pasta near the Promenade.
Brant CoxSeptember 22, 2022
Lotus Dim Sum Dumpling House is a sprawling and skippable dim sum spot in Downtown Santa Monica.
Arden ShoreSeptember 22, 2022
Augie’s in Santa Monica will satisfy a chicken craving when it strikes.
Savida is a cute seafood spot in Santa Monica that serves tasty crudos, oysters, tostadas, and salads.
Arden ShoreSeptember 21, 2022
Cobi’s brings a fun, maximalist explosion of florals and Southeast Asian curries to Main Street in Santa Monica.
Arden ShoreAugust 12, 2022
Dono is a Spanish tapas restaurant in Santa Monica.
Kat HongJuly 19, 2022
La Purépecha is where you’ll find the best tacos in Santa Monica.
Arden ShoreJuly 18, 2022
Ghisallo is an excellent pizzeria and bakery in Santa Monica that does Neapolitan and New York-style pies
Sylvio MartinsJuly 18, 2022
A beach-by-beach guide to LA that’ll help you know exactly where to eat after your day in the sand.
Brant Cox & Kat HongJuly 14, 2022
Calabra is the rooftop restaurant at the Santa Monica Proper Hotel.
Arden ShoreJuly 8, 2022
The Brothers Sushi’s second location in Santa Monica is a huge win for Westsiders.
Kat HongJune 23, 2022
Melisse is a legendary fine dining restaurant in Santa Monica that manages to feel entirely approachable.
Jess Basser SandersJune 15, 2022
Margo’s is an all-day, plant-based restaurant on Montana Ave. in Santa Monica that does a low-key brunch with $18 bottomless mimosas.
Nikko DurenApril 14, 2022