EAT: VITO / Santa Monica, CA

This is the second time I’ve written about VITO. Hey, fabulous food deserves another mention. The quality of the food here never wavers– it’s been delicious every time. And, the staff is fantastic. They managed our rowdy group of twelve without breaking a sweat. My new favorite is the Spaghetti Della Casa (above)– chopped shrimp… Continue reading EAT: VITO / Santa Monica, CA


VITO has had a home on Ocean Park for twenty-five years. A popular favorite amongst locals, I was introduced to the restaurant by a friend who lives down the street. The knowledgeable, seasoned staff was fantastic and the food was delicious. Highly recommended. Pictured above: Linguine con Cozze–Fresh Mussels with Garlic, Olive Oil in a Tomato… Continue reading VITO


On Saturday night, we headed to MUSHA for T’s birthday get-together. Westsiders have been telling me about this place for years. The staff was great and the food was fabulous. I’m still thinking about the Itame Somen (garlic noodles). Our top picks: Spicy Tuna Dip: Spicy tuna with crispy rice cracker. $8.95 Kakuni: Pork belly… Continue reading MUSHA