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January 9th, 2018

14 Restaurants in 14 Days—Where to Go for dine L.A. In & Around Marina del Rey

2018 marks the 10th year of “dine L.A.”—and if you’ve never tried this wonderful food-centric event, now is the time! Restaurants all over Los Angeles are taking part between January 12th and January 26th, giving diners 14 days of culinary artistry, all wrapped up in special prix-fixe lunch & dinner menus. And since Marina del Rey and our neighboring towns are known for our phenomenal restaurants, you can depend on the fact that some of the hottest spots to try during dine L.A. are just minutes from home.

We’ve compiled a list of 14 amazing local restaurants to sample during the two-week event—so check out their menu highlights, book a reservation pronto and savor every bite. Also, remember that most prices don’t include a tip—so make sure to take care of your servers (they’ll be working extra hard to keep up with the crowds). Bon Appetit!

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January 2nd, 2018

5 Ways to Make 2018 Rock in Marina del Rey

2018 has arrived and you can just feel the excitement in the air for another fabulous 365 days in Marina del Rey! Sure, we’re just a wee bit into it, but you can already tell it’s starting out strong with tons of amazing stuff on the horizon (like DineLA—visit TMDR next week for details) plus, countless everyday opportunities that could make this an exceptionally outstanding year.

Need some inspiration to make that goal come true? Here are five ways to make 2018 rock in and around our beautiful town.

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December 26th, 2017

THE BEST “RING IN THE NEW YEAR” HAPPENINGS IN MARINA DEL REY

HAPPY ALMOST NEW YEAR! This Monday is the time to celebrate another great year in Marina del Rey and get ready for an epic 2018—and since there’s so much going on all around us, you’re bound to have a downright delightful night! From family-friendly parties at Burton Chace Park and grown-up soirées by the water to champagne cruises and decadent buffets, there’s going to be no shortage of festive options.

Here are some can’t-miss happenings you’ll want to check out. If reservations are needed, remember to book asap because a lot of these events are selling out fast. Be safe, have fun and enjoy a healthy, happy New Year, everyone. We’ll see you in 2018!

 

Marina del Rey’s New Year’s Eve Glow Party + Fireworks

Beautiful Burton Chace Park is always at the center of Marina del Rey’s best celebrations and the super fun New Year’s party will be one to remember. Bring your whole family down to the park at 7 pm for their Glow Party and enjoy Food Trucks, free giveaways and a ton of activities and features, ranging from live DJs, dance music and dancers to a circuit breaker robot, bubbles, face painting and much more. Make sure you stick around until at least 9 pm, when the first fireworks display will dazzle the crowd for 10 glorious minutes. If you miss the 9 pm display (which will countdown with the famous Times Square ball drop), don’t worry—the midnight fireworks will be just as incredible. Admission is free but RSVPs are appreciated.

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December 19th, 2017

GET YOUR HOLIDAY JOLLIES WITH 5 SUPER DINING-OUT OPTIONS!

The merriest holiday of the year is upon us with all of the holly, jolly, jingle-bell cheer we can handle…and we love every minute of it, don’t we? The beautiful Marina Lights are dazzling passersby, a “joy to the world!” feeling is in the air, we’re shopping up a storm, and yes, hurriedly making plans for an amazing holiday dinner. Now, if you’re a true domestic hero who loves the fun of cooking and hosting a fabulous meal for family and friends—we bow to your greatness (and your boundless energy).

But for those of us who would rather sit back, have dinner served to us, and feel no need to clear a table or wash a dish—there is true holiday magic in the world…and it’s called “DINING OUT.” To take advantage, all we need to do is choose a spot (on land or at sea), peruse some menus, book our reservations and enjoy a carefree day/night filled with friends, family, cheerful servers and expertly prepared food. So easy!

And to simplify the process even more for you, we’ve listed 5 of the most out-of-this-world great holiday dining options in and around Marina del Rey—and yep, we’ve even included highlights of their menu to save you time. It’s just our way of sharing the holiday love. Enjoy—and remember to book reservations soon. These hotspots are filling up fast.

 

CAFÉ DEL REY—December 24
4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey
Call 310.823.6395 for reservations or book online

The Deal: A scrumptious, exquisitely prepared, four-course Christmas Eve Buffet.

The Story: Stunning waterfront setting, awesome chef, delicious cuisine, great service—it’s impossible to be a Scrooge when Café del Rey is in your holiday picture.

The Price: $69 per person (not including tax or tip)

The Highlights: Parsnip Soup, Prime Rib, Cedar Plank Herb Crusted Salmon, Three Cheese Ravioli, Saffron Risotto, Bananas Foster, Goat Cheese Cake.