There are two ways to pronounce "Axe." One you know; the other is Ah-shay, which is how they say it in LA (and in the West African language Yorùbá). Venice Beach restaurant Axe, which takes its name from a word that means "go with the power of the gods and goddesses" in Yorùbá, derives its own strength from its farm-to-table menu. Chef and owner Joanna Moore, who studied fine arts, designed the simple, almost monastic space herself as a backdrop for her "California soul food." For more information, go to Axe.
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PS: this is my ultimate favorite restaurant ... !!!