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The Review: The Yard in Santa Monica
On a mission to suss out the Santa Monica gastropub the Yard, I'd invited a friend who'd lived in the neighborhood way back when but had since moved away. As we negotiated the crowds streaming past us on Broadway a couple of blocks from Ocean Avenue, she looked around wonderingly. Past the sad shops selling touristy T-shirts and gewgaws, a grim bodega and a clutch of people asking for spare change, she grew quiet. None of this was here before, she said. Santa Monica just didn't have this … density.
By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic
November 11, 2010