Frontiers: Santa Monica Place Review

Though lately I've been writing a good mix of food and travel for Frontiers IN/LA, with the holiday issue, I go back to basics with two restaurant pieces: a roundup of the new dining experiences at Santa Monica Place, and a feature/interview with Raffaele Favuzzi, the new chef at the Beverly Boulevard favorite, Pane e Vino, about what he's cooking up this holiday season from his native Italy.

But for now, take a look at my Santa Monica Place Dining Deck roundup. I get to all six new restaurants there: Xino, Ozumo, Zengo, La Sandia, Pizza Antica and Sonoma Wine Garden, and share my favorite features of each place. Bon appetit!