Santa Monica Business #1: Back on the Beach Cafe and Food Company, Inc
Santa Monica Business #2: Bolivar Cafe + Gallery
Santa Monica Business #3: McCabes Guitar Shop
Why I can't live without these three businesses: Back on the Beach is one of my favorite places to eat on a sunny Sunday morning. I am ALWAYS in the mood for a huge serving of their brioche french toast, and I go to extreme measures to get it whenever possible. Even back in the 1st grade, I would always beg my parents to take me to Back on the Beach for a post-ballet recital dinner. Back on the Beach will forever hold a special place in my heart and tummy.
Bolivar is also a favorite restaurant of mine. My favorite memory from Bolivar is ordering their surprise smoothies and always being amazed by their new tastes. The sandwiches are mindblowingly beautiful and scrumptious, and the service is always friendly and personable. If it weren't for Bolivar, my smoothie knowledge would be nothing compared to what it is today.
McCabes guitar shop is very influential to my life. I took 5 years of private viola lessons at McCabes, and a year of guitar as well. McCabes was my home every Friday from 3-5 for all of middle school and some of elementary school. I will always be thankful for everything I learned at McCabes.
Submitted by: Kate Story