Tourism Talks

Tourism Talks Iconic Coastline Inspires Visitors to Make Santa Monica Home By Misti Kerns With our world-famous attractions such as the Santa Monica Pier, welcoming people and atmosphere, first-rate dining and shopping scene, there’s no shortage of reasons why visitors from across the globe choose our beachside city as their... Read more →


Hunger walk returning this weekend

Hunger walk returning this weekend It’s not too late to register for the Westside Food Bank’s 27th Annual 5k Hunger Walk. Participation in the event is free – although, walkers are encouraged to form a team or create a fundraising page for the food bank. The dog-friendly event will begin at noon Sunday, Oct. 15 and features... Read more →



FILM REVIEW VICTORIA AND ABDUL Rated PG-13 112 Minutes Released September 22 The movie is a story of a unique friendship on an intimate level rather than a panoramic epic in style. It would have made a good mini-series. However director Stephen Frears’ efforts to create a realistic background give this film a valuable historical... Read more →



DAVID DINES BY DAVID PISARRA Society Kitchen 2901 Ocean Park Blvd #123, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 452-4400 SOCIETY KITCHEN IS COMFORT FOOD WITH A TWIST The restaurant world is one of constant change – there’s new dishes out each season with the variety of new vegetables or ‘artisanal’ salts,... Read more →


WASTED! The Story Of Food Waste

Downtown WASTED! The Story Of Food Waste WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of... Read more →


Lions Roar

Lions Roar Community Thanks Thank you to the Santa Monica community for their support on September 16 when the Santa Monica Lions served pancakes to almost 400 people at our 62nd Annual Pancake Breakfast. We would like to thank our sponsors, LA Car Guy and the Pacific Youth Foundation, helping to make this one of our most successful... Read more →


Bite of the Beast and Bastianich Wines

Bite of the Beast and Bastianich Wines By Talia Tinari On the last Thursday of every month Locanda Del Lago serves a four-course communal dinner featuring whole animal roasts and traditional rustic dishes with an optional wine pairing. August’s Morso della Bestia, or Bite of the Beast, featured sustainably caught New Zealand tuna... Read more →

Play Time

About Survival in the Lower Ninth Ward

About Survival in the Lower Ninth Ward   By Cynthia Citron If you are an American, you are aware that there are a number of traumatic dates that have become an indelible part of our collective memory: December 7, 1941, the day we were bombed into the Second World War; November 22, 1963, the day we lost a president; and 9/11, the... Read more →


Tourism Talks

Tourism Talks Residents and Visitors Explore Santa Monica Car-Free with Santa Monica Free Ride Between pedestrian-friendly streets and transportation options such as the Big Blue Bus and Metro Expo Line, it’s easier than ever for both visitors and residents to go car-free while enjoying all that Santa Monica hotels have to... Read more →


The New Look of Breeze

The New Look of Breeze Have you noticed something different about our Breeze bikes? A bit more color rolling around the city? Santa Monica’s Breeze Bike Share is proud to be presented by local business and employer Hulu, which is home to the top TV shows, hit movies and critically acclaimed original content. By supporting Breeze since... Read more →


Locanda Del Lago On The Promenade

  Do you think that we have enough Italian restaurants in Santa Monica? Of course there's some reason to have some variety, since there are a number of regional Italian cuisines. But very few of the Italian restaurants really prepare the regional dishes. One distinguishing characteristic of Italian restaurants is whether they are... Read more →


Grainiacs Gather In Santa Monica

Grainiacs Gather In Santa Monica by Sarah A. Spitz Special to Santa Monica Daily Press Southern California farmers, millers, chefs, pastry makers, brewers, distillers and home bakers are cheering for and building a new movement around locally grown heritage varieties of grain: Red Fife, Sonora, Glenn, Emmer, Spelt, Khorasan, buckwheat,... Read more →