Exploring the LAPL menu collection is an ongoing project in which we'll take a close look at the menus owned by the Los Angeles Public Library. Read about the project here. In the 1920's, the Santa Monica beachfront looked very different than it does today. For one, there were multiple piers in the ... More >>
Christie Bishop Always dreamed of being a sushi chef? Or, at the very least, do you think you have a recipe for a killer sushi roll? If so, get out your at-home sushi kits, wasabi powder, ginger root, nori and whatever else you put into your sushi masterpiece and get to work, because you've ... More >>
Loews Santa MonicaNot a bad place to drink half priced wines.Like drinking wine by the beach? How about when the bottles are half price? September is California Wine Month, and to celebrate, the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is offering "Uncorked for Half Price." All month, guests eating at ... More >>
A filmmakers life, as a beautiful waking dream
With the St. Regis Monarch Beach hotel facing foreclosure, we thought we'd check in with chef-restauranteur Michael Mina, whose OC restaurant Stonehill Tavern is owned by the hotel.