Santa Monica’s Tumbi is an epicurean journey across India

Chef Imran Ali Mookhi’s menu offers street food to Indian haute cuisine Forget everything you know about Indian food when you step into Tumbi. On a trendy stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard, where a common Indian restaurant would not survive the what’s-next Westsider crowd, this upscale craft Indian kitchen is bustling, even on a typically... Continue Reading →

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San Diego’s Jsix offers American-Filipino fare at its finest

Chef Anthony Sinsay surprises with authentic recipes from his culinary heritage, and adds a modern twist Named for its location at the corner of J Street and Sixth streets adjacent to the Kimpton Hotel Solamar in the East Village, JSix is known for its California Cuisine with Filipino influences from Executive Chef Anthony Sinsay. The garage-door-sized... Continue Reading →

San Diego’s OB Surf Lodge is the place to be apres beach

Ocean Beach hangout offers more than expected If beach casual is your thing, the OB Surf Lodge, located on the corner of Santa Monica Avenue and Abbott Street in Ocean Beach, offers everything you’d expect from a casual beach bar and restaurant. For starters, there’s the spectacular view from the dining room, which features large... Continue Reading →

A beach for kids and other things to love about Marina del Rey

LA's family friendly waterfront destination is a place where children and parents can kick back Marina del Rey is one of the mellowest beach communities in Los Angeles. With 600 acres of protected natural wetlands on its southern border, making its landscape unique and everlasting, it is quieter and more calm than its neighbors Venice... Continue Reading →

Il Piccolo Verde is small-town Italian served big

Il Picollo Verde is fine Italian dining that is approachable in price and atmosphere. The restaurant is relatively small, occupying a long and narrow storefront on Barrington Place in Brentwood Village. The heated patio overlooks a relatively quiet street, and is almost as large as the cozy restaurant inside. For those opting for the dining room,... Continue Reading →

L’Ami for a family brunch or romantic date night

L'Ami aims to please with Mediterranean hospitality Before I appraise the food at L’Ami in Santa Monica, I would be remiss not to mention another recommendation of this charming restaurant, the atmosphere.  This Mediterranean oasis, in the middle of Los Angeles, adjacent to the popular Brentwood Country Mart, is a heavenly retreat on a summery... Continue Reading →

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