Most Loved: Santa Monica recognized its best businesses on June 1 with the annual unveiling of the Most Loved contest winners.

More than 60,000 votes were cast in this year’s contest and finalists were invited to the annual award show at City Hall.

The contest is a partnership between the Santa Monica Daily Press, the City of Santa Monica and the local business community. The magazine highlighting this year’s winners is available now and can also be found online at

Awards Ceremony Images

Matthew Hall has a Masters Degree in International Journalism from City University in London and has been Editor-in-Chief of SMDP since 2014. Prior to working at SMDP he managed a chain of weekly papers...