Going with friends to dinner on Friday night. Any ideas for a restaurant that is moderately priced and on the quiet side? Santa Monica, West L A , Venice or the Marina are all fine. Any type of food although great Italian would be fantastic.
You probably have most of the ingredients on hand for these simple, elegant crab cakes; just make a quick run to the seafood market for fresh lump crabmeat. Toss together a bright, seasonal salad while the crab cakes chill.