Border Grill 1445 4th St, Santa Monica, CA90401 Border Grill opened to rave reviews years ago under the ownership of two celebrity chefs, the Food Network's Susan…More Feniger and Mary Miliken. The idea was to bring the cuisine of the Mexican states of Oaxaca and Yucatan, and serve it in an upscale setting. The two chefs have established themselves, set up a Border Grill kiosk downtown, and catered events large and small, but the original location is still in full swing. Colorful Mexican art covers the red and purple walls. Watch as the dessert chef whips up some flan or banana cream pie near the front window. In addition to food, you'll find a small selection of cookbooks written by the two chefs and apparel for sale.
SNL Capital 1411 5th St, Santa Monica, CA90401 SNL Capital specializes in cross-border financial transactions. Its focus is capital placement for production,…More development and acquisition of assets in the entertainment industry, life insurance sector, private equity funds and commercial real estate markets. Its investments start at $25 million per transaction.
Baja Bud's 1315 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA90401 Baja Bud's offers fresh and healthy Mexican cuisine served fast food style from within the Third Street Promenade's food…More court. The dishes contain no MSG or lard and are made with healthy oils where possible. It serves south of the border favorites such as pollo asado, burritos and more. The service is fast and friendly, and plenty of seating can be found throughout the complex, both indoors and out. Parking is available in any of the community garages for up to two hours for free.
To the immediate north of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, the Santa Monica Civic Center is the site of a…More major redevelopment effort by the city. An 11.3-acre portion of the property was purchased by the Rand Corportation, across 4th Street to the west.
The Civic Center Specific Plan, which was adopted on June 28, 2005, encompasses the area bordered by Pico Boulevard, 4th Street, Ocean Ave. and Colorado Avenue. The area will become, after the decades-long redevelopment, a locus for community gatherings and major civic events.
St. Clements Catholic Church, located three blocks from the beach, at 3rd and Shine, is a bilingual Catholic Church,…More providing Mass in both English and Spanish. St. Clements has been serving the downtown and beachfront community for more than 105 years.
Interesting fact: St. Clement's name shows up in several places near the waters of Southern California -- the Channel Island of San Clemente, the seaside town in Orange County and this parish on the Santa Monica-Venice border.
City of Santa Monica: City Hall 1685 Main St, Santa Monica, CA90401 Located a few blocks away from the Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica's picturesque City Hall is bordered by a series of…More gardens, including a large rose garden. The City Council is stationed there, as well as offices for the City Attorney, Clerk, and Manager; other departments, divisions and subdivisions include the Santa Monica Police Department, Public Works, the Rent Control Board, the Planning & Community Development Department, the Housing and Economic Development Department, the Community & Cultural Services Department, the Finance Department, the Information Systems Department and an office for the Big Blue Bus.