Robert Frost could have used a local guide when he decided to take the road less traveled, as he discovered only too late that it was a gully carved to redirect flowing lava. Stay on the right path with this Groupon.
$62.99 for Taste of Santa Monica Tour for Two ($126.54 Value)
Led by a local guide well acquainted with area hot spots and history, informative three-hour tours visit five eateries at a leisurely pace. Stops include Border Grill, which is run by Top Chef Masters Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger; Make, which is a completely raw restaurant; and N’ice Cream, which serves organic gelato. The tour can accommodate vegetarians.
Destination Food Tours
The ocean-side city of Santa Monica, flush with food, culture, and history, provides ample fodder for Destination Food Tours’ signature outing. Led by a local guide, groups stroll to a succession of eateries such as Bar Pinxto, where chefs infuse tapas with traditional Spanish flavors. At MAKE—a completely raw restaurant—chef and author Matthew Kenney showcases the decadence of uncooked food, and at the tour’s final stop, N’ice Cream, scoops of organic gelato refresh taste buds and extinguish mustache fires.