Category Archives for Gastropub

The Wallace

Sometimes it takes visiting a new place to discover a, well, still relatively new place, but not as new as the newer new place.  Um, yeah.  Anyway, I “discovered” The Wallace when I went to check out Hanjip, a new … Continue reading

26. April 2016 by The Offalo
Categories: Fusion, Gastropub, Small Plates | Leave a comment

Umami Burger’s Tasting Menu

Last month, I was invited to try Umami Burger‘s 9-Course Tasting Menu challenge!  I gathered up three poker buddies and descended on Umami’s Hollywood location on a cloudy Saturday afternoon.  Two and a half hours later, we had worked our … Continue reading

12. May 2015 by The Offalo
Categories: American, Cocktails, Events and Festivals, Gastropub, Hamburger | Leave a comment

The Independence in Santa Monica

Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade-adjacent Asian-fusion restaurant Buddha’s Belly closed last year and reopened in January of this year as The Independence.  Initially, the kitchen was to be headed up by b.o.s. chef David Bartnes, but those plans fell through.  … Continue reading

16. March 2015 by The Offalo
Categories: American, Gastropub | Leave a comment

Fork in the Road’s Happy Hour

Charcuterie plate?  Check. House-pickled vegetables?  Check. Flat breads from a wood-fired oven, located just outside the kitchen, in view of the dining area?  Check. Main Street Santa Monica’s Fork in the Road opened in late 2013 and had all the … Continue reading

24. October 2014 by The Offalo
Categories: American, Gastropub | Leave a comment

The Misfit’s $5 Bar Fly Lunches in Santa Monica

[Update, January 2015:  The Bar Fly Lunch menu has changed somewhat.  The burger is no longer available as a $5 lunch option, replaced with a chicken salad, and some of the other items moved days of the week.] If someone … Continue reading

06. September 2014 by The Offalo
Categories: American, Fried Chicken, Gastropub, Hamburger, Salads | Leave a comment

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