How many of us love to have a local place where we know we can depend on the food, wine and comforting ambience? For so many fast paced professionals and stressed out parents at home, the ‘local favorite’ is a must. This poses the question, how would we define this as an ‘event’ in our restaurant list?
We would simply say, it is the night when we want to be fed something delicious, by someone outside of our home, who brings us many choices on a well typed page, and takes the dishes away when we are done to clean them. That, ladies and gentlemen, is the BEST reason to go to a restaurant and a number #1 event in anyone’s busy schedule.
If you find yourself in Santa Monica on Montana Avenue, you can indulge in your need to be taken care of in a comforting way at Jack’s on Montana (what used to be The 17th Street Cafe) www.jacks-on-montana.com. Although the name has changed, the menu remains true to it’s customer base. This is the place to enjoy the perfect tortilla soup, with just enough spice and fresh cilantro to satisfy you when you want something light.
The caesar salad comes in two sizes, as do all the salads, and the dressing is a popular favorite – often ordered as a side for the sweet potato or truffle shoe-string fries. The cheese-less chicken and spinach ravioli come in a warm pepper tomato sauce with fresh steamed vegetables and the pizzas are another reason to jump over to Jack’s, offering a crispy dough and large portions that guarantee a slice will remain for lunch the next day.
If you are looking for something with a light spice that comforts and satisfies at the same time, try the signature cioppino with shellfish and garlic bread. The burgers are juicy and the fish is fresh and flavorful.
Who said that comfort needs to be bland or that feeling like you just can’t face cooking something for yourself is not the best ingredient for a thoroughly enjoyable restaurant event.