The Argonaut’s Best of the Westside is a super fun annual contest is a best of the best for businesses  located in the Westside of Los Angeles, Marina del Rey, Santa Monica, Culver City and El Segundo.  National chains are not eligible, and voting is done on line by the community for over 150 categories.

Here is a message from The Argonaut!

This is your chance to highlight the best businesses, organizations, and people on the Westside.  Voting starts on August 1, 2022, at noon and ends September 2, 2022, at noon.  Winners will be announced in the Thursday, October 20th Best Of Issue.

About The Argonaut:   The Argonaut, published in Southern California since 1971, is the best source of local information for the Westside of Los Angeles, including the communities of Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Mar Vista, Del Rey, Westchester, Venice and Santa Monica.

The Argonaut Newsweekly serves the community with a circulation of 30,000, published every Thursday.

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Sharing the time we rolled out the red carpet for The Argonaut’s 2019 Best of the Westside!

Venice Paparazzi rolled out the red carpet and hosted a fun photo booth for the awardees, sponsors and community members. View some of our favorite pics from their 2019 awards night!

Tony P’s Dockside Grill wins:
1st place Best Bar, 1st place Best Sports Bar, 2nd place Best Restaurant, 2nd place Best Craft Beer selection,  3rd place Best Fish & Chips

Best dive bar goes to Venice’s Hinano’s

Best summer concert goes to Marina del Rey’s Summer Concerts

Best pre-school goes to Ecole Claire Fontaine.

Best record store goes to Timewarp Records

Best Pilates goes to Studio MDR

The Argonaut’s Editor Joe Piasecki (far left) and Senator Ben Allen (center)


VP Thought:  If the Argonaut had an event photographer and photo booth agency category list, I wonder if we would win?  🙂

Need a photo booth for your event?  Hire Venice Paparazzi. We can customize the experience and branding of your photo booth to fit any party theme.

Now go support your favorite local business! Vote now!

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