November 13th, 2018

Marina del Rey Trend Alert: Dining Out for Thanksgiving!

November 22 (THURSDAY!) is Thanksgiving, the day we give thanks for all the good things in life by filling our tummies with copious amounts of food. (And then we nap!) There’s only one holiday conundrum we face every year—where are we going to indulge? The conventional way to celebrate is to cook up a storm at home and serve it up like a Norman Rockwell painting. But more and more Angelinos are discovering the pleasure, convenience and deliciousness that comes with a restaurant-prepared feast, which FYI, is in abundance around Marina del Rey. Whether you go for the traditional turkey/stuffing/sweet potato combo, a plant-based masterpiece or something in between—the Thanksgiving goodies you crave are all within reach.

Once you choose, get your reservations (or your order for pickups!) soon… the holiday is right around the corner and the best spots are filling up fast. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


November 6th, 2018

World Vegan Month Special: Cooking & Dining Around Marina del Rey

Happy World Vegan Month! Whether you’re a full-time plant-based devotee, a vegan dabbler or just a curious food lover, this month is a great opportunity to celebrate a compassionate, environmentally friendly and undeniably delicious way of eating—plant-based! Plus, since we live in one of the most accommodating vegan states in the country, it’s incredibly easy to indulge. Just minutes from Marina del Rey, for instance, you’ll find restaurants with everything from award-winning vegan burgers to gourmet plant-based dishes that will keep your taste buds happy for basically ever. Or, thanks to our local Farmer’s Market, you can put on your chef’s hat and cook up a delectable plant-based meal with the season’s freshest produce (enhanced by a slew of fantastic protein options like tofu, tempeh, or one the crazy-good faux meats).

Ready to dig in? Here are four excellent restaurant choices to try, plus a few recipes to inspire the cook in you.


October 9th, 2018


When you think of October, a lot of things come to mind—cooler temperatures, slightly warmer clothes (hello scarves!), autumn holidays and pumpkin everything are the top contenders. But there’s one more fall favorite to add to your list—PIZZA! In case you didn’t know… October is National Pizza Month and you have every excuse to indulge all month long, whenever you have a hankering. If you live in and around Marina del Rey, you are in for a major treat because some of the best pizzas in LA (from traditional to gourmet to plant-based) are all within reach.

Here are five top spots to try!


September 25th, 2018


Hold on to your lederhosen, boys and girls—because our favorite stein-raising holiday is back! Oktoberfest time is upon us and as always, there are so many ways to celebrate Bavarian-style in Marina del Rey and beyond. From delectable menu specials to major Oktoberfest bashes, some of the biggest fun of the year is starting now. 


4089 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey

On Saturday, October 6th, Brennan’s is hosting one heck of a great Oktoberfest party in conjunction with Beyond Meat (plant-based fans—get ready for yumminess) and several beer sponsors. The fun will be going from 10 am to 2 am with live music, KROQ’s radio personality—Beer Mug, potato sack racing, contests, a horn blowing ceremony, games (like beer pong), and German-inspired food featuring Beyond Meat’s awesome brats. Cover after noon is $5 or you can buy a VIP package for $25 that comes with a commemorative beer stein, two food tickets, and an all-day discount wristband for beer. Large groups may want to purchase the $200 Group Package that offers 10 seats, 10 steins, 20 food tickets, 10 discount beer wristbands and 10 Oktoberfest t-shirts.



July 5th, 2018

FAB FOUR: Track Down These 4 Sweets Trucks for National Ice Cream Month

Right now, at this very moment, you’re in the midst of the coolest, most refreshing, most delicious month on the calendar—July. Actually, NATIONAL-ICE-CREAM-MONTH-JULY to be exact. For 31 days, you have one duty and one duty only: to enjoy this quintessential summertime treat anytime, anywhere, in any form! Think of it as a must-have reward for those grueling days frolicking at Mother’s Beach with your besties, SUPing on the harbor, biking down Marvin Braude Trail and stuffing yourself silly on amazing harborside meals. After all, having an unforgettable Marina del Rey summer works up and appetite.

Looking for some prime ice cream spots to hit up? Well, instead of sharing a list of the great shops around town (aka: Coldstone in Marina del Rey; Venice’s Salt & Straw, Kippy’s or the new Ben & Jerry’s; and Ginger’s Divine or CoolHaus™ in Culver City), we did some tasty research and found the most delectable cool-sweets trucks you’ll want to track down this month. Of course, the trucks aren’t in our neck of the woods ALL of the time, but if you keep an eye on the food truck calendars (especially Beach Eats), you’ll know when they’re coming on through.