Looks like Santa Monica is getting an exciting selection of notable beachfront restaurants. Ocean Avenue South, a new residential development just one block from the Pacific, announced the first three of five dining outlets that will make their home in the complex at the end of the year. The concepts include Searsucker, Joan's on Third, and Starbucks Evenings.
Searsucker, chef Brian Malarkey's foray into New American cuisine, currently has outlets in Austin, San Diego, and Del Mar, and will feature twists on classic dishes. In contrast to the seated dining experience of Searsucker, Joan's on Third will offer a slew of the gourmet marketplace selections that became so popular at the original Beverly Grove location. Joining Searsucker and Joan's on Third will be Starbucks Evenings, serving wine, beer, and small plates after 4 pm. —Crystal Coser
· Joan's on Third and Searsucker Coming to Santa Monica [LA Mag]
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