June 2, 2012
First printed July 31, 2011, Updated March 13, 2012. Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave., Venice; (310) 452-1111, www.hotelerwin.com . $$-$$$ Mao's Kitchen, 1512 Pacific Ave., Venice; (310) 581-8305, www.maoskitchen.com . $ Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica; (310) 458-4904, www.annenbergbeachhouse.com . Memorial Park Fitness Room, 1401 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 450-4939, www.smgov.net/comm_progs/community_sports/Gymnasium.htm . Open noon-9 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; noon-7 weekends.
May 12, 2012 |
Dear SOS: I just made the kale gratin from last week's edition, and it was luscious. Thanks. My 6-year-old daughter eats like a bird but absolutely loves the brisket from La Sandia at Santa Monica Place. It is one of the only meals she asks for. We actually splurge on the non-kid menu entree for her whenever we go there. I would like to replicate it as best I can at home. Can you please get the recipe? Thanks very much. Jill Donaty Encino Dear Jill: It's a perfect dish if you're entertaining.
November 20, 2011
Location: 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica. From the 10 Freeway, take the 4th Street exit north and turn left on Colorado Avenue. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri. and Sat.; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. Known for: Santa Monica Place, a $265-million remodel of a Frank Gehry-designed structure, reopened in August 2010. Shoppers waited for hours the first day to find parking spaces, browse luxury stores and give thanks that they no longer had to make the grueling drive to Beverly Hills or Century City to shop Coach or Tiffany or Louis Vuitton.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2011 |
Mace Siegel, a prominent owner of thoroughbred racehorses who was considered a godfather of Southern California horse racing for his role as an advocate for the sport, has died. He was 86. Siegel, who was also a leading developer of regional shopping centers, died Wednesday at his Beverly Hills home of complications related to old age, said his daughter, Samantha. "Mace was a pillar in our industry," George Haines, president of Santa Anita Park said in a statement. "His compassion for the horses, horseman and fans was second to none.
March 25, 2011
FRIDAY OMD Music Box, 6126 Hollywood Blvd. 9 p.m. $32.50 http://www.goldenvoice.com FRI.-SAT. Wine Riot LA Santa Monica Place, 315 Colorado Ave. Fri.-Sat. 7-11 p.m. Also, Sat. 1-5 p.m. $50-$60 secondglass.com/wineriot SATURDAY DJ Shiny Toy Guns and more The Belasco, 1050 S. Hill St. 9 p.m.-3:30 a.m. $20 (213) 746-5670 SATURDAY Men Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd. 8:30 p.m. $12 (213)
February 18, 2011 |
When it comes to bars, Santa Monica is home to one of the best local scenes in Southern California. From the walkable watering holes of Main Street to the destination haunts such as Casa Del Mar's classic Veranda Bar or Santa Monica Place's busy Sonoma Wine Garden, Westside residents are not lacking in options for conversation over drinks. But finding an upscale lounge that has space for conversation, crafted cocktails and a DJ for dancing? There are fewer of those. The new 31Ten, in the space at 3110 Main St. that was previously Cache and before that Hidden, hopes to fill a void not being met by many of the city's 246 licensed venues that serve alcohol.