Feed Body and Soul
I went to the Abbot Kinney section of Venice (see map) to eat. A trendy area, these 3 blocks are kind of the antithesis of Venice Beach. There are many choices of restaurants here and really like Feed Body and Soul's Happy Hour menu. They have great tapas from $5-10 and their mixed drinks and beers are all $3 off. The bar is nicely stocked with high end bourbons, whiskeys and rums. The Asian Greens were a little salty, but they had a nice char on them that added flavor. But the hit is their Sesame Chicken Skewers. Usually chicken skewers are dry and flavorless other than whatever sauce they are served with. NOT AT FEED. Feed serves moist, delicious chunks of chicken with the skin still on them. These are cooked just right, with a pepper and garlic rub. They were one of the food highlights on my trip to LA. I also indulged with one of their 123 Crushed Margaritas. It was thirst quenching without being over sweet.