Just go! Really. Go! The Tasting Kitchen has it all going on. It is on Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach which is such a cool street. Great food and shopping and the people watching is pretty fun too. It has a great relaxed atmosphere with delicious food and great craft cocktails, beer and wine. I like to sit in the bar and eat. The head bartender has won competitions. He made me a killer margarita (with one big ice cube which I love) and I had a wonderful pasta. Love this place. I will go back again and again and again!