Next Door by Josie, (2420 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 90405) is a small, casual, simple, modern, farm-to-table restaurant from chef/owner Josie Le Balch. Her first restaurant, Josie, is located, well, next door. It’s designed with clean lines and cork wall art behind the banquette. The art is function meets beauty (we, Libras love such concepts) the corks help absorb sound, so you’ll be able to hear the person across from you.
Expect local and sustainable foods along with LA creativity from the menu, like beer & bacon caramel corn with a duck confit banh mi, hot dogs and steamed mussels with elk chorizo in a coconut broth. Have fun with it!
Six farmers market cocktails are on the menu. All with different spirits, along with beer and wine. She is currently doing dinner service with lunch to come in mid-September.