2420 Pico Blvd · Santa Monica, CA 90404 · Neighborhood · Santa Monica
The good people over at the Santa Monica focused, Buy Local Market invited me to the Grand Opening of the new farm-to-table casual eatery, Next Door by Josie. This place is soon to be a popular gastropub and chill spot for many Santa Monica locals and definitely one of my new favorite hangs. Next Door is the younger “Siamese” (joined at the kitchen) sister to the popular and upscale, veteran restaurant, Josie’s. While both venues are ventures of chef and owner Josie Le Balch, Next Door provides an opportunity for her and chef de cuisine, Mai Khanh Le to shake things up and “play” a little bit. Focusing on local and sustainable produce, Josie’s menu is primarily yummy finds from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market. The menu is in one word, “eclectic”.
Next Door caters to a more youthful crowd as the sleek design and ambiance is that of an upscale sports bar with a cozy bistro feel. It’s the perfect gals night out or second date kind of place.
See pictures of the food and read more about Next Door by Josie at my guest blog post for Buy Local Market, here.
Josie’s: (Big sister restaurant to Next Door by Josie)
2424 Pico Blvd · Santa Monica, CA 90404 · Neighborhood · Santa Monica
An elegant, progressive-American restaurant with French and Italian influences, Josie’s has been a favorite of Santa Monica locals for the past 10 years.
Special theme nights include: No-Corkage Fee Tuesday’s and Farmer’s Market Wednesdays where they offer a $35 prix fixe menu that features seasonal discoveries from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market.
BYB Tip: Parking for Josie’s and Next Door is complimentary around the back!