Our farm-to-table is ACTUALLY farm-to-table
You can thank our weather for many, many things (bikinis! Tank tops! Other bikinis!) but this is one of the best ones: many restaurants in town (and not just the schmancy ones) either have their own gardens to source produce from, or they hit the Santa Monica Farmers Market (considered by many to be the best in the country), or both. What sets us apart? They can do this YEAR-ROUND, which you just can't pull off in any of our other big-city competitors (come at us, NY!), which means when your food here is fresh, it's FRESH.
The dress code is... there is no dress code
Flip-flops? Tee shirts? Knit caps? With just a couple exceptions, you won't even get a second look if you're wearing one, two, or all of these things, even at high-end restaurants -- and even at those exceptions (Providence and Maestro's, mostly), the patrons may give you dirty looks, but they're not gonna turn you away -- as long as your credit card is good, so are you.