August 11, 2011 |
Beneath an old diving helmet straight out of Jules Verne, a couple seated at a corner of the raw bar feed each other oysters, clams, bites of lobster. They eat slowly, luxuriously, between sips of wine. He whispers in her ear. She laughs and pops a shrimp in her mouth. Behind the bar, a cook deftly shucks oysters, tucks a little more ice around a lipstick-red lobster and slides a plate of peel 'n' eat shrimp over to a guy at the other end of the bar. This is Hungry Cat Santa Monica Canyon, the third iteration of David Lentz's wildly popular Hollywood seafood restaurant (the second is in Santa Barbara)
August 11, 2011
Rating: three stars Location: 100 W. Channel Road (at Pacific Coast Highway), Santa Monica, (310) 459-3337, http://www.thehungrycat.com. Price: Seafood platters, $50 to $155; caviar, $50 to $120; appetizers, $12 to $15; salads, $10 to $13; main courses, $14 to $32; cheeses, $12 to $20; desserts, $6. Corkage fee, $15. Brunch items, $10 to $25. Details: Open for dinner 5 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday; 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 5...
HOME & GARDEN
August 2, 2010 |
"Doctor Who" producer Julie Gardner has purchased a Santa Monica Canyon-area house for $1.95 million. Photographer Charles Brittin, a documentarian known for his coverage of the avant-garde and beat scenes of Los Angeles in the 1950s and '60s, was the seller. The two-story home, built in 1978, is three blocks from the beach. It includes high ceilings, 3,500 square feet of living space, three fireplaces, four bedrooms and three bathrooms. French doors off the living and dining rooms lead to the backyard.
April 25, 2010 |
A blend of steel, copper and glass frames a Santa Monica Canyon contemporary built by Los Angeles architects Mark Cigolle and Kim Coleman originally as a live-work space for their young family. Constructed in 1992, the house features a top-level atelier that can be used as an office, a gym or an art gallery. A sliding glass door leads to a deck with an outdoor shower, and across to a guest suite with a bathroom. Below are family living spaces and bedrooms. The neighborhood, known as an artists' and entertainment-industry enclave, offers direct access to the beach and the canyon forests nearby.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2010 |
Gerald McCabe, a furniture designer whose passion for woodworking and love of music led to the creation of the Santa Monica folk music institution McCabe's Guitar Shop, died Sunday in Eugene, Ore., two days after suffering a heart attack. He was 82. McCabe left his namesake operation before it became celebrated for the intimate concerts that have been held there for decades, but in its earliest days the store, on Pico Boulevard a block west of its current location, played a crucial role in the evolution of the Southern California folk music community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2009 |
Long before Santa Monica Canyon became prime real estate for successful Angelenos, it served as a serene resting place for some of the area's early and prominent landowners. In the late 1840s, Francisco Marquez, the Mexican co-holder of the Rancho Boca de Santa Monica land grant given by his government, established a burial ground on the canyon's wide-open upper mesa.