Leslie’s guidebook

Leslie
Leslie’s guidebook

Food scene

All food and drink, excluding desserts, ordered between 5-6 pm is half price. Beautiful dining room overlooks pool. Sharable portions, great cuisine.
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FIG - Santa Monica
101 Wilshire Boulevard
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All food and drink, excluding desserts, ordered between 5-6 pm is half price. Beautiful dining room overlooks pool. Sharable portions, great cuisine.
Good food, beautiful dining room with ocean view. Try to get a table for two near the window or on the balcony. Tends to be noisy at prime times as the bar in the center of the room is quite popular.
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Elephante
1332 2nd St
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Good food, beautiful dining room with ocean view. Try to get a table for two near the window or on the balcony. Tends to be noisy at prime times as the bar in the center of the room is quite popular.
Hipster deli, food is excellently innovative. Pick up at the counter, eat at bar stools or on wooden boxes on the patio. As you leave the parking lot, don't miss the large mural in the alley. You will have to pass through the homeless encampments surrounding Gold's Gym to get to the parking lot though.
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Gjusta
320 Sunset Avenue
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Hipster deli, food is excellently innovative. Pick up at the counter, eat at bar stools or on wooden boxes on the patio. As you leave the parking lot, don't miss the large mural in the alley. You will have to pass through the homeless encampments surrounding Gold's Gym to get to the parking lot though.
Vegan Italian. I normally order the chop salad, which is large enough for two. I also like the truffle pizza and lasagna, but it's all good! Good selection of wine as well. Grab an outside table if you can. Inside is like a dining hall. Take out and have a picnic on the beach. Pro tip: If you get the chop salad to go, have them toss the dressing rather than giving it to you on the side in plastic cups.
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Double Zero
1700 Lincoln Blvd
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Vegan Italian. I normally order the chop salad, which is large enough for two. I also like the truffle pizza and lasagna, but it's all good! Good selection of wine as well. Grab an outside table if you can. Inside is like a dining hall. Take out and have a picnic on the beach. Pro tip: If you get the chop salad to go, have them toss the dressing rather than giving it to you on the side in plastic cups.
Hipster Mexican at the end of Entrada next to Patrick's Roadhouse. Good food, casual atmosphere. Within strolling distance of the Pied-a-Terre.
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Tallula's
118 Entrada Dr
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Hipster Mexican at the end of Entrada next to Patrick's Roadhouse. Good food, casual atmosphere. Within strolling distance of the Pied-a-Terre.
Upscale vegan, innovative menu. Ask to be seated on the lovely patio.
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Plant Food + Wine
1009 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
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Upscale vegan, innovative menu. Ask to be seated on the lovely patio.
Walk to breakfast, brunch or lunch under umbrellas on the sand. Watch the beach goers parade! Go through the Little Tunnel, turn left onto the beach path. You know you've arrived when you see the Olympic size pool in front of the Marion Davies Beach House. If you are interested in Old Hollywood, take a docent-led tour of the Marion Davies Guest House, once occupied by Marlene Dietrich.
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Back on the Beach Cafe
445 Pacific Coast Highway
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Walk to breakfast, brunch or lunch under umbrellas on the sand. Watch the beach goers parade! Go through the Little Tunnel, turn left onto the beach path. You know you've arrived when you see the Olympic size pool in front of the Marion Davies Beach House. If you are interested in Old Hollywood, take a docent-led tour of the Marion Davies Guest House, once occupied by Marlene Dietrich.
Best breakfast in town!
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Huckleberry Cafe
1014 Wilshire Boulevard
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Best breakfast in town!
Enjoy breakfast or lunch on the Malibu Pier overlooking the ocean.
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Malibu Farm Pier Cafe
23000 Pacific Coast Hwy
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Enjoy breakfast or lunch on the Malibu Pier overlooking the ocean.

Shopping

Cannabis is legal in California; however, it is highly taxed. That said, MedMen is a legal dispensary with great selection and reliable product. There is also a location on Venice Blvd where street parking is easier and free, although there is a metered lot in the alley behind the east side of Abbot Kinney.
MedMen Venice Beach - Abbot Kinney
1310 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Cannabis is legal in California; however, it is highly taxed. That said, MedMen is a legal dispensary with great selection and reliable product. There is also a location on Venice Blvd where street parking is easier and free, although there is a metered lot in the alley behind the east side of Abbot Kinney.

Sightseeing

Great place to view the sunset, especially in the winter when the sun drops into the Pacific or in spring when it drops behind Pt Dume. It's also a the best way to walk to the Promenade or the Pier. It starts at the end of Entrada and runs nearly the whole length of Santa Monica, so you can't get lost. In the evening the historic carousel on the Pier lights the way. The art pieces along the way are almost a distraction from the main event which is the spectacular view of the Bay. It could be my favorite place on earth!
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Palisades Park
Ocean Avenue
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Great place to view the sunset, especially in the winter when the sun drops into the Pacific or in spring when it drops behind Pt Dume. It's also a the best way to walk to the Promenade or the Pier. It starts at the end of Entrada and runs nearly the whole length of Santa Monica, so you can't get lost. In the evening the historic carousel on the Pier lights the way. The art pieces along the way are almost a distraction from the main event which is the spectacular view of the Bay. It could be my favorite place on earth!
One of the attractions that makes Santa Monica exercise central. There are public stairs throughout the Canyon, but the two famous ones are the Wooden Stairs on Entrada across from Amalfi Drive and the Cement Stairs at the Ocean Avenue Extension traffic light that go up to Adelaide and 4th St. Adelaide is the most beautiful street in Santa Monica, check it out. A steady stream of exercisers use the stairs all day, everyday, especially in the morning until around 10 am and in the evening from about 4 to sunset, which does impact parking on Entrada. Join the fun! You might just spot a celebrity or two.
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Santa Monica Stairs
699 Adelaide Dr
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One of the attractions that makes Santa Monica exercise central. There are public stairs throughout the Canyon, but the two famous ones are the Wooden Stairs on Entrada across from Amalfi Drive and the Cement Stairs at the Ocean Avenue Extension traffic light that go up to Adelaide and 4th St. Adelaide is the most beautiful street in Santa Monica, check it out. A steady stream of exercisers use the stairs all day, everyday, especially in the morning until around 10 am and in the evening from about 4 to sunset, which does impact parking on Entrada. Join the fun! You might just spot a celebrity or two.
Channel Islands is the least visited of all the national parks. It makes a memorable day trip from Oxnard Harbor, which is the closest jumping off point, a little over an hour from the Pied-a-Terre. From Oxnard you have the choice of Santa Cruz Island or Anacapa. Santa Cruz is larger and there is more to do: hiking is more extensive and you can kayak around the Painted Caves. If you want to see where seagulls hang out, breed, nest and lay their eggs, Anacapa is the ticket. Seagulls own Anacapa. They have no fear of humans. There's a lighthouse (decommissioned) on Anacapa, but no trees. However it is the home to the Giant Coreopsis, a plant that is endemic to Anacapa and feeds the gulls and other wildlife. Unlike Santa Cruz, there are no trees on Anacapa. Island Packers is the concessionaire for the boats to and from the islands. Dolphins swim right up to the boats, and if you go at the right time of year and are incredibly lucky you may even see a whale.
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Channel Islands National Park
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Channel Islands is the least visited of all the national parks. It makes a memorable day trip from Oxnard Harbor, which is the closest jumping off point, a little over an hour from the Pied-a-Terre. From Oxnard you have the choice of Santa Cruz Island or Anacapa. Santa Cruz is larger and there is more to do: hiking is more extensive and you can kayak around the Painted Caves. If you want to see where seagulls hang out, breed, nest and lay their eggs, Anacapa is the ticket. Seagulls own Anacapa. They have no fear of humans. There's a lighthouse (decommissioned) on Anacapa, but no trees. However it is the home to the Giant Coreopsis, a plant that is endemic to Anacapa and feeds the gulls and other wildlife. Unlike Santa Cruz, there are no trees on Anacapa. Island Packers is the concessionaire for the boats to and from the islands. Dolphins swim right up to the boats, and if you go at the right time of year and are incredibly lucky you may even see a whale.

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Parking DTSM

Park in Structure 6 on 2nd St between Arizona and Broadway for DTSM. First 90 mins free. Ocean Avenue to Broadway turn left onto Second. Be very careful anywhere around the Promenade. Tickets are freely given but costly. I recommend walking thru Palisades Park to the Promenade or Pier and uber-ing back to the Pied-a-Terre.