1. Birdie G’s
Because with his brand-new Santa Monica spot, Jeremy Fox pays homage to local California produce and his Midwestern roots. Classic, craveable dishes get an upgrade—think a Dungeness crab-and-prawn cake and signature chopped salad with ‘nduja. Check out the rotating daily specials, including Gladys’ Lengua Pot Roast on Thursdays and banger meatloaf with mashed potatoes on Fridays.