Category: American

  • The Cannibal Butcher Shop & The Expo Line

    The Cannibal Butcher Shop & The Expo Line

    The Expo Line’s westward expansion to the Pacific Ocean is complete. Starting at noon today, the Expo Line will have seven new stops and a new endpoint at 4th Street in Santa Monica. Another exciting development for the Expo Line is The Cannibal. (How’s that for a segue?) This butcher shop-slash-restaurant, steps from the Culver […]

  • Brunch at Redbird

    Brunch at Redbird

    Redbird started Sunday brunch service on April 24th, just in time for Mother’s Day, if you haven’t made a reservation yet.  Chef Neal Fraser‘s menu consists of such brunch staples as waffles, quiches, and fritattas, with nods to the South like biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits, hoppin’ johns, and some international inspired dishes like […]

  • The Bellwether

    The Bellwether

    In Studio City, a small restaurant is doing big things.  The Bellwether, opened mid-2015, was started by Ted Hopson and Ann-Marie Verdi, both veterans of chef Sang Yoon’s restaurants.  I admit I don’t know much about the Studio City dining scene, besides the fact that veteran Asanebo and well-regarded relative newcomers such as Barrel & […]

  • Beer Belly

    Beer Belly

    There’s something refreshingly contradictory about a restaurant that serves unhealthy food made with care and quality ingredients.  Beer Belly is one such paradox.  The menu is unabashedly heavy on the deep fried, melted cheese, and quack, quack, quack!  My family and I headed down to Koreatown in January to break our healthy eating new year’s […]

  • Local Kitchen and Wine Bar

    Local Kitchen and Wine Bar

    Local Kitchen and Wine Bar in Santa Monica opened late last year, and like its sister establishment Thyme Cafe and Market, is perpetually packed with locals, no pun intended.  Owner Maire Byrne has struck gold twice on Ocean Park Boulevard.  A few weeks ago, on a unusually rainy Sunday morning, my family and I tried […]