Santa Monica Business #1: Bay Cities
Santa Monica Business #2: Hot Dog on a Stick
Santa Monica Business #3: Gilbert's
Why I can't live without these three businesses: Bay Cities: This is one of the best sandwich places I have ever been to. I have been going here for as long as I can remember. When I enter the store, it is more than just a store to me but I know it has history in Santa Monica. My parents before me tell me about how they went here when they were kids. I can't live without this place because of the quality and history it holds in Santa Monica.
Hot Dog on a Stick: I was very sad when I found out the one at the mall moved, and so the one at the beach is the last one in Santa Monica. Hot Dog on a Stick is Santa Monica, I can't think of the beach without the fact that I want to go to Hot Dog on a Stick as well. They have the best lemonades and their corn dogs and French fries are delicious too. I can't live without this place because Hot Dog on a Stick represents the Santa Monica Beach aspect of this city and there is no better place to pick up a nice cool lemonade on a sunny day.
Gilbert's: Gilbert's to me represents more than just a Mexican style restaurant, there is so much more there than just a restaurant. When I go there, they know my Dad and they know me by the many times we go there to eat. They have great food, but also they have a friendly atmosphere that is welcoming and it delivers meals that are plentiful and the quality is well worth the price. I can't live without Gilbert's because it holds a historic place in Santa Monica and it is hard for me to think of another quality Mexican restaurant besides it.
Submitted by: Nicolas Breceda