I just kind of assumed that most of the beachside restaurants in Venice were tourist traps; overpriced, concession stand food, and cheesy beach-themed decor (except for the super nice places like Piccolo).
But, a friend told us about this place called Larry's right down by Venice Beach, so we went this week.
It was a total surprise--not sure how I've missed it before!
The ambience is super cozy and beachy, with tons of outdoor seating. And the food was really good! I ordered one of the specials: short rib over a fried polenta cake (so crispy-YUM!), served with grilled bacon-wrapped asparagus. Everything was yummy! Parker had the burger which was OK.
I forgot how magic Venice can feel on a warm summer night.
So, if you're in town and want reasonably-priced Venice Beach food that doesn't suck--make your way over to Larry's.
And thanks, Riss, for the recommendation!