Local 1205


JetSet Friends, we have a new front runner. For us to admit favoritism you know it must be above-and-beyond greatness. Located on the famous Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach, JetSet Tot and I found ourselves at Local 1205 grabbing lunch. We had no inclination it would turn into a culinary adventure like this.  Raw bar, cold pressed juices, Italian delicatessen, pizza oven, cheeses and toss in a farmer’s market with yummy goodness everywhere you turn. I had never seen anything like this in California and I am so happy it is here. It feels like home.

Always a safe bet to say JetSet Tot will order the classic RED pizza the moment she sees the ovens, so you cannot imagine how floored I was when she sat herself at the raw bar and asked to try oysters!


“Yes! I would really like to try each one.” This was a Proud Mom Moment. A foodie has been born! We ordered a few Naked Cowboy Oysters from Long Island, NY and Kumamotos from Oakland Bay, Washington. Very appropriate that she picks oysters from JetSet Mom’s New York home, and one from JetSet Dad’s home state of Washington. Both were delicious, but the winner is:

NAKED COWBOY OYSTERS! She loved them so much she ordered seconds. Then tried for thirds, but I had to put an end to the madness!

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Fresh cold pressed juices. I know, I know, that’s a meal in itself, but I could not pass up trying this glass jar goodness. How I wish they offered a pressed juice tasting flight because I wanted to try every one, but I went with the Floral Spike and I ordered Kiddo a fresh Strawberry Lemonade and both knocked our socks off!

The pizza was my favorite. Crispy, thin crust with tomato sauce, and fresh mozzarella and basil. Talk about flavors. This is the pizza California has been missing all these years. It’s not in the crust, it’s all about the sauce and Local 1205 nails it.

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She shoots, and SCORES! I’m so proud of my lil’ foodie! I absolutely love this place. Consider yourselves warned because The JetSet Family is returning to Local 1205 and there will be more photos and more stories about the dishes we try and love because this mama is getting a Grilled Cheese from the delicatessen with aged gruyere, goat’s cheese, arugula and truffle puree while Kiddo shucks her way through the raw bar again!

Local 1205 | 1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd  Venice, CA 90291 | (310) 396-6663

Hugs & passports,

– Nicole

Photo credits: Nicole Standley

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