Saturday, August 16, 2014

Santa Monica, George's Bistro and the End of Route 66

The end of Route 66 is in Santa Monica.  Our coach group was going on an optional dinner excursion to Bubba Gump at Santa Monica Pier and for a squiz at the end of Route 66.  While Bubba Gump did not appeal to us, we were keen to see the end of Route 66 to finish our journey on The Mother Road.

We drove into Santa Monica on the coach on a balmy spring evening: 

and posed by the plaque dedicated to the Will Rogers Highway, officially the end of Route 66:

Here is a lovely shot of Santa Monica Pier from the park:

Tim and I left our tour group and strolled into town for dinner:

and scoured the Third Street Promenade for venues.  I liked these huge topiary dinosaurs on the Promenade: 

After a quick stop at Anthropologie for me to buy a pretty plate (love!), we decided on George's Bistro for dinner.  I am not sure what theme George's was going for with their interior, but it was interesting  - enchanted forest perhaps:

I started off with a glass of Californian Zinfandel:

We were provided with some  garden variety garlic bread:

to go with our starters, which in my case was spicy tomato soup:

For main, I ordered jambalaya - I am not sure if this version is very traditional, but it was tasty and not too hot:

Our waiter was very attentive, and caught our attention with his New York accent in California.  We liked our George's experience.

After dinner, we strolled back to Santa Monica Pier, where we were to meet up with our tour group for the ride home:

All in all, it was a lovely evening, and brought closure to our Route 66 adventure.

George's Bistro
1321 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
United States
Ph: +1 310 451 0436 


Hotly Spiced said...

Looks like a great way to end a tour. That restaurant looks so pretty and the dinosaurs are gorgeous and I'm glad I don't have to shape them xx

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I've so enjoyed your US series Cakelaw! You saw things that we didn't see last year so they're good for planning our next trip! :D

Kari said...

Those topiary dinosaurs are amazing - but like noted above, I'm glad I don't have to shape them! It must have been amazing to finally reach the end of Route 66. What an experience :)

Kayte said...

Okay, I've been to San Monica Pier, etc. so that was fun to see you there as well. chose soup!! We are making progress in the soup department! :-)