New Dining/Drinking In Downtown Santa Monica…

Check out what they built in the middle of The Third Street Promenade, between Broadway and Santa Monica Blvd. There’s a new beer garden operated by popular local watering hole West 4th & Jane.  And just to the north of that is a new oyster bar brought to you by nearby restaurant The Independence.  What a great idea!

Buddha’s Belly Bids Bye-Bye To Santa Monica…

After anchoring the corner of Broadway and 2nd in Santa Monica for six years, casual Asian eatery Buddha’s Belly has now closed.  According to a letter posted in the window, the space will soon be inhabited by a new venture from the same people, The Independence Tavern.  Look for an opening of the new “rebranded” restaurant in about two months.

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