Friday, January 13, 2012

Good Eats: Cafe Montana, Santa Monica, California--CLOSED


CLOSED
updated 7-8-15
 
Cafe Montana 1534 Montana Ave., (310) 829-3990. Sitting here feels like being inside a glass box. Two full walls are all windows, allowing in plenty of light and providing excellent sidewalk viewing. Cloth-covered tables provide an elegant touch. The extensive breakfast menu includes funnel cake, chicken hash, and blynas crepes as well as plenty more. Lunch is a mix of salads, sandwiches, and pastas—don’t miss the B.L.A.T. (bacon, lettuce, avocado, and tomato on whole wheat or the koldunai (Lithuanian-style beef dumplings). Dinner brings on heavier entrees.

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Good Eats: Casa de Pico, La Mesa, California

Casa de Pico 5500 Grossmont Center Dr. #404, 619-463-3267. L-D daily; $$. Happy Hour M-F 3-7. Formerly located in San Diego's Old Town, this popular Mexican spot features an expansive indoor room and a cozy patio area with fountain. Everyone gets excited when they see someone sipping the famous gigantic margarita—they come in three sizes—and thin, crispy chips arrive with a tasty salsa to nibble on while contemplating the extensive menu. Fish tacos and enchiladas rancheras are popular and delicious, and there are so many other choices that you might have difficulty selecting. Mariachis entertain during dinner Thursday through Sunday.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Misc.: Roberta Roller Rabbit, Brentwood, California

Roberta Roller Rabbit 225 26th St. #4, in the Brentwood Country Mart, (310) 899-4440. This unusual shop purveys its own line of clothing and accessories made with hand-blocked Indian prints. The kurta (pronounced k-er-ta), a simple traditional Indian tunic, is a prime piece, and the prints and colors are enticing, but blouses, neck scarves, and bedding are available as well.

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Good Eats: Wahoo’s Fish Taco, Brentwood, California

Wahoo’s Fish Taco 11911 Wilshire Blvd./Westgate Ave., (310) 445-5990. At this casual spot, place your order at the back, and then select one of the mix-matched Formica tables or booths. Entertainment from one of the TVs playing overhead is an option while you wait for your Mexican fast food. Menu choices include the namesake fish taco, burritos, and other standard Mexican items, plus a selection of rice bowls. Filling choices include meats, fish, and seafood, as well as tofu, mushrooms, and mixed veggies.

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