Category Archives: Venice Beach Restaurants

These posts are about where to eat and what to eat in Venice Beach California!

Swedish artist Ole Olofson will be at Joe's.

Art and Food at Joe’s this Tuesday 6 – 8 pm

Joe‘s Restaurant  in collaboration with DCA Fine Art is presenting Paintings by Ole Olofson with an opening reception on
Tuesday Sept. 30th, 6 pm – 8 pm.

The idea of art at a restaurant is not new, but combining Michelin star culinary prestige and the groundbreaking paintings of respected Swedish artist Ole Olofson deserves attention, according to the organizers.

The event aims at combining the culinary experience of art and food by feeding your eyes as well as your palate.

Complimentary wine and appetizers by Joe‘s Restaurant will be served during the opening.

Taste of Venice

Taste of Venice to be held Sunday, Sept. 14

The count-down begins for Taste of Venice 2014, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 14.

Starting at The Electric Lodge, Taste of Venice highlights Venice’s extraordinary culinary talent and features a unique restaurant walking/tasting tour where attendees sample signature dishes from chefs as well as enjoy wine, beer and cocktail tastings.

Highlights also include music, cooking demonstrations by favorite Venice chefs, and special presentations by celebrity hosts.

The event supports the Inside Out Community Arts Program of P.S. ARTS while celebrating chefs that make this eclectic and cosmopolitan community their home.

Taste of Venice consists of three courses: the opening ceremony, the tasting hour, and the post reception.

Guests will be divided into 25 “tour groups,” each led by a “Tastemaker,” a well-known member of the Los Angeles culinary community.

The opening ceremony from 3-4:30 pm will feature food, cocktails, a silent auction, and entertainment.

The tasting tour from 4-6:30 pm will be an opportunity to taste exclusive samples from top Abbot Kinney Boulevard restaurants.

The post reception from 6:30-7 pm will include coffee, treats, and drinks.

All funds raised support the arts education program.

The Electric Lodge is located at 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, CA 90291.

For tickets or more information, visit

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dineLA’s Restaurant Week Starts Today | July 14-27 2014

Thanks to Mosto for reminding us that today is the beginning of the two week long dineLA Restaurant Week, “…14-day dining event showcasing Los Angeles as a premier dining destination, highlighting the diversity of culinary experiences L.A. has to offer. Locals and visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of specially priced prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus from some of L.A.’s best restaurants.” While we get out our calendars and try to do the math on how many days are in a week, here is a list of the participating Venice restaurants and the menus!

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Menotti”s Coffee Stop: Kick-Ass Coffee

Today I stopped in Menotti’s for an espresso with a friend, and was blah blah blahing away, as one does when drinking coffee, oblivious to the fact that Barista/GM Christopher “nicely” Abel Alameda (Espresso Vivace in Seattle, Intelligentsia in Venice, Professional Barista Latte Art Champion 2010, 2011, 2012) was being interviewed by a video crew right behind me. He asked us, in the nicest (sorry) way possible, if we could sit on the bench outside so they could do the interview, AND comped us free coffees. Kick-ass coffee and cool people. image