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Anything good in Venice?

KellBell Sep 12, 2007 05:43 PM

I am going to Venice Beach next weekend. Is there anything in the area that is a can't miss? I have no idea what is even in the area.

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    danikm RE: KellBell Sep 12, 2007 05:47 PM

    I like primitivo for small plates and wine. I also know many, many fans of Axe (pronounced Ashay). After dinner, the other room is a nice spot for a glass of wine if it's not too croweded.

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      glutton RE: KellBell Sep 12, 2007 09:18 PM

      If you search on "venice" you'll find lots of recommendations, many of which have been posted in the last few weeks.

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        Burger Boy RE: KellBell Sep 12, 2007 09:38 PM

        French Toasts at 26 Beach Restaurant!

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        26 Beach
        3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292

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          SeanT RE: KellBell Sep 12, 2007 09:46 PM

          Johnnies pastrami, Abbot's pizza

          1. ipsedixit RE: KellBell Sep 12, 2007 10:01 PM

            Stop by Rockenwager Bakery and pick up some Berliners.

            http://www.rockenwagner.com/bakery.html

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              bulavinaka RE: ipsedixit Sep 12, 2007 10:18 PM

              Heck, why not do breakfast or lunch there as well... If it sounds good on the menu, you will enjoy it... and grab a couple of bacon cheddar twists for later...

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              bulavinaka RE: KellBell Sep 12, 2007 10:44 PM

              If you're going for lunch or dinner, any of these suggestions would work, but I think 3 Square is only supper right now. However, you can put Joe's on your list as well for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Joe's has a reputation for gourmet food (kinda Cal/French with a dash of Asian here and there) at very reasonable prices.

              If you want to do Tea or grab some great cakes/desserts/chocolates, then try Jin Patisserie as well.

              Pizza? Abbot's Pizza has great pizza. Their salad pizza/salad on a slice is a full lunch for most.

              Sushi? Two options - Wabi Sabi for a more hip (albeit loud) crowd. They do alot of other menu items as well - mostly fusion stuff. Shima for the more subdued but higher sushi experience - Yoshi mills his own brown rice for brown rice sushi, uses fresh wasabi and makes his own tofu as well. Shima also has more than sushi as well - Yoshi is seasonally oriented as his focus is on quality.

              http://www.joesrestaurant.com/

              http://www.jinpatisserie.com/

              Abbot's Pizza
              1407 Abbot Kinney Blvd
              Venice, CA 90291
              310-396-7334

              Wabi Sabi
              1637 Abbot Kinney Blvd
              Venice, CA 90291
              310-314-2229

              Shima
              1432 Abbot Kinney Blvd
              Venice, CA 90291
              310-314-0882

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                glutton RE: bulavinaka Sep 13, 2007 06:17 AM

                3 Square is serving three meals a day at this point. Their brunch menu on weekends is served until 4PM.

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                  mollyomormon RE: bulavinaka Sep 13, 2007 08:16 AM

                  3 Square is definitely serving three meals a day, hence the name :)!

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                    bulavinaka RE: mollyomormon Sep 13, 2007 08:31 PM

                    I'm just not sure if they're serving a full dinner menu... I think it was just supper when they initially fired up the third square... :)

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                      New Trial RE: bulavinaka Sep 13, 2007 10:39 PM

                      I have had several dinners there over the past couples of months, two of them on the late side, and it is a full (albeit not extensive) dinner menu--though, for both the late dinners, I had the pretzel burger.

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                        hrhboo RE: bulavinaka Sep 13, 2007 10:57 PM

                        They are! Full menu at dinner.

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                      Woolsey RE: bulavinaka Sep 13, 2007 10:51 PM

                      I have to second Jin. I love that place.

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