I live in the sprawling city of Los Angeles, which is composed of more than 100 multicultural neighborhoods. Over my 20 years here, I’ve enjoyed exploring most of them via their restaurants and bars, seeking a sense of their history and community, and the dishes, drinks and treats that’ll keep me coming back.
One of my favorite repeat destinations is seaside Santa Monica, on L.A.’s far Westside. It’s also a favorite for Destination Food Tours, which shares my passion for culinary exploration. They recently invited me along on their A Taste of Santa Monica food tour and showed me a whole evening’s worth of places I’d never visited.
The tour proved my theory that you don’t have to travel far afield to discover something new and exciting — you just have to leave your house.