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The “Too Hot Tamales” Return to Santa Monica

Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger
Baja Seafood Platter
Day of the Dead cocktail
Socalo Patio

Posted Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 5:16 pm

By Carole Dixon

For close to four decades, gregarious and tireless award-winning chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger have taught us how to love regional Mexican flavors from their multiple restaurant concepts, six cookbooks and over 400 episodes of the Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales.” For 27 years, the westside flocked to their bold and festive Border Grill restaurant for modern south-of-the-border fare and inventive tequila concoctions. After closing that westside staple three years ago, the ladies are finally back “home” with a new concept that culminates everything they love about SoCal plus their passion for Mexican food. 

From coffee to cocktails, Socalo is an all-day Southern California canteen and Mexican pub in the Gateway hotel in Santa Monica. Yes, you can find tacos from jackfruit tinga to chicken, but also breakfast empanadas with guava cheese, potato or “impossible” chorizo and large format Baja seafood platters for dinner. And, if you are missing the talented duos green corn tamales from Border Grill, you might just be in luck at some point in the near future.

For full story see the print edition of The Beverly Hills Courier, or download the e-edition.

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