March 7th, 2017

Where to Indulge for National Pancake Day in Marina del Rey — TODAY!

Happy National Pancake Day, Marina del Rey friends! This is your day to celebrate the delicious, starchy, “more syrup please!” miracle that is the pancake (preferably with a big ole stack at your favorite Marina breakfast spot). Since this “holiday” is actually a gigantic deal at IHOP, you’ll naturally want to head to the Marina-area location at some point today. Especially since they have a very cool charity deal tied in that makes it hard to resist (read below for details!).

But that’s not the only game in town — not even close. Because if you’re a true pancake lover, you’ll save IHOP for dinner and head to one of our quaint little (spectacular) dining destinations for a breakfast stack of homemade pancake goodness right now. Are we suggesting you have pancakes for TWO meals today? Of course we are. Consider it a National Pancake Day challenge. Are you up for it? Let’s go!


January 23rd, 2017

Buy or Bake Your Way to a Smile! It’s National Pie Day In & Around Marina del Rey

“PIE.” Just the word brings a smile to your face, doesn’t it? There’s a reason for that — pie is one of the greatest creations on the planet. And guess what? Monday (TODAY!), January 23rd is National Pie Day — aka: the day it’s almost patriotic to dive fork-first into some flaky, sweet pie goodness.

To celebrate, you’re obviously obliged to have at least one slice for yourself, but you can also honor the holiday by hosting a pie party after work, surprising friends or co-workers with a pie, giving a pie to the local fire or police station (as a thank you for their selfless work) or brush up on your pie baking skills just for the fun of it!


December 19th, 2016

6 Amazing Places to Dine Out for the Holidays in Marina del Rey (and Beyond!)

The jolliest time of the year is quickly approaching and while the super organized have their plans set in stone, a lot of us are furiously tapping our way through online gift guides, wrapping presents like Santa’s busiest elf and still deciding “do I cook or do I book?” Well, we happen to lean on the side of booking reservations for the holidays. Think of it this way — you’ve already shopped, wrapped and decorated — do you really want to be knee deep in dishes, too? Plus, when you consider just how many fantastic restaurants are serving up holiday and holiday eve meals in and around Marina del Rey, it’s a seriously irresistible option.

Think we’re kidding? Take a look at the spectacular list below and tell us you’d still rather go the home-cooking route (no judgment if you do — we bet your home-cooked spread will be nothing short of fabulous!). But if you’re on-board with the dining-out idea, make your reservations asap because the joy of dining-out for the holidays is kind of the worst-kept secret ever. Happy Holiday Dining, everyone!


November 16th, 2016


The fall holidays are happily underway and next on the agenda is one of our nation’s favorites — Thanksgiving! This is the day we have a chance to examine our lives and appreciate all of the amazing things that fill it. A gorgeous town overflowing with natural beauty; family and friends that lift us up and keep us smiling; necessities we love and luxuries we treasure — yep, there’s a whole lot to be thankful on Thursday, November 24th. So how should we celebrate it all? Well with a food fest, of course! And that can mean cooking up a storm at home and playing the world’s best host/hostess — OR… reserving a table like a pro and indulging in a delicious restaurant-prepared feast.

Since the latter comes with professional chefs, professional servers and zero clean-up effort, we’re thinking that the restaurant route sounds like a pretty snazzy choice. So without further adieu, here are some of the best spots in and around Marina del Rey for your epic 2016 Thanksgiving meal.