Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Things to Do + Good Eats: Brentwood Country Mart + Frida Tacos + Roberta Roller Rabbit, Brentwood + Santa Monica, California

Brentwood Country Mart  225 26th St./San Vicente Blvd., in Santa Monica (but most people think it is in Brentwood), (310) 395-6714.  M-Sat 11-7.  Opened in 1948, this red barn of a building was designed to evoke early American and English country marketplaces--with shops and stalls arranged around a central courtyard.  It houses a variety of shops and restaurants and is a pleasant spot to shop and lunch under sheltering umbrellas.  On cool days you can warm up in front of an outdoor fire pit, and preschoolers can indulge in several kiddie rides nearby.  My personal favorite stops include:
Roberta Roller Rabbit 
Frida Tacos  (310) 395-9666.  Step up to the window to place your order for delicious Mexican fast food.  The sope--my favorite--is large and topped with plenty of lettuce.  Tortilla soup, tacos galore, and huge burritos are also available.  Fillings include a tasty cochinita pibil (slow-roasted pork marinated in citrus juice), beef asada, fish, and chicken.

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image c2012 Carole Terwilliger Meyers 

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