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Santa Monica - Good grub recommendations

Also, anywhere for amazing cocktails?

Santa Monica - Good grub recommendations

I am from Victoria, BC (Canada), so we are used to lots of West Coast fare (seafood, fusion, Asian, etc.). We are adventurous gastronomes so we pretty much enjoy ever culinary delight. I'd say we don't eat a lot of meat, but we will if there is an out of this wordl BBQ joint to try or charcuterie (I'll be looking out for Fig!).

I will be making a list of all of your recs and checking them out before we go. I have NEVER (really) been to a WF, so I will definitely make that a stop and I already penned in the farmer's market!


Santa Monica - Good grub recommendations

Hello Chowhounders,

I am a food blogger headed to sunny Santa Monica in 9 days for a blogging conference (IFBC). There will be lots of food at the conference, but I want the freedom to check out good spots that the locals recommend during our down time.

We will be staying near the Santa Monica Pier, so anything within a 20-30 minute walk would be great. I'd even hop in a cab for great food.

We love everything, so hit us with your best shot!

Restaurants/wineries around Peachland

Peachland is not far from Penticton, where the Naramata Bench is located. This is by far the best place for wine in the Okanagan. I would receommend Ruby Tuesday for a tasting and some of their great white wines (Viognier is my fav!) and THE BEST lake front view and lunch is at Lake Breeze (the address below is right except it is in Naramata not Kelowna.)

Lake Breeze Vineyards
930 Sammet Rd, Kelowna, BC, Canada

Vancouver and Victoria Recs

For Victoria I would say there is nothing we specialize in save for seafood, offered anywhere.

My favourites for seafood would be Red Fish, Blue Fish or Ferris's Oyster Bar (for your price range). Both are fantastic, though Red Fish Blue Fish is more of a picnic style restaurant located on one of Victoria's waterfront marina's. Ferris's is a sit down restaurant on one of the busier streets.

If you are more inclined to sushi, I recommend Sen Zushi. THE BEST authentic sushi in town.

Best coffee in town is 2% Jazz, in my opinion. Almost downtown and right on the bus routes, so easily accessible.

Best micro brewery in town is Phillips Brewery or Driftwood would be a close second. You can go straight to Phillips Brewery (on Governemnt Street) for beers, or local merchants do sell the Driftwood.

Red Fish Blue Fish
1006 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W, CA

Sen Zushi Japanese Restaurant
940 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3K2, CA

Ferris' Oyster Bar & Grill
536 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W1K8, CA

2% Jazz
2621 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8T 4M1, CA