I love this new(ish) place on 3rd St Promenade here in Santa Monica! I'm excited to share with you this week on #foodfriday (yes that will be a thing now) about this restaurant pronounced "twelve-twelve".
I came here for lunch right before the rush and was able to snag one of the few soft shell crabs that they had off the menu that day. It was incredibly well cooked...amazing flavors and not overwhelming! My friend and I started with a couple of their signatures cocktails: He had the fancy mule & I ordered the Electric Daisy. Needless to say the mule was perfect however if you're in the mood for a fun drink, I highly recommend the electric daisy. You will get a chance to experience the "Schezwan buzz" 😉
One of my all-time favorite appetizers in the Summertime is gazpacho!! So of course that was ordered when I saw it on the menu and boy was I surprised. 1212 does an interesting version of it that includes watermelons. It doesn't scream "Summertime" more than watermelons in my gazpacho! Hands down, you gotta try it. Meanwhile, my friend ordered their very popular burger which included black truffle gouda, sunny side up egg, bacon jam, caramelized onions and of course, a side of curly fries. Messy but finger licking good (literally)!
Definitely coming back soon for their dinner menu which includes my favorite UNI RISOTTO! To be continued...!