Dining

Straddling Suburbia
 September 26, 2016  Richard Foss

Straddling Suburbia

by Richard Foss Riviera Village has been called “South Bay’s Little Italy,” and the appellation fits. Of the last 10 restaurants to open here, seven…

South Bay dining news: Britt’s is back, Barley Hops Grill is coming, a brewmaster’s dinner at Chez Melange, Shade Redondo’s Sea Level restaurant, bread trucks and more
 September 21, 2016  Richard Foss

South Bay dining news: Britt’s is back, Barley Hops Grill is coming, a brewmaster’s dinner at Chez Melange, Shade Redondo’s Sea Level restaurant, bread trucks and more

by Richard Foss   Can’t Keep A Good Place Down… Britt’s Barbecue in El Segundo was in the process of a menu expansion when a…

McCormick & Schmick’s  and the tasty execution of the fifty minute meal
 September 16, 2016  Richard Foss

McCormick & Schmick’s and the tasty execution of the fifty minute meal

  by Richard Foss While driving down Rosecrans with a friend, I wondered aloud who might be moving in to an open restaurant space. Without…

Marine Street Cafe in Manhattan Beach to become Brittany bistro
 September 9, 2016  Kevin Cody

Marine Street Cafe in Manhattan Beach to become Brittany bistro

Marine Street Cafe, at Marine Street and Highland, closed last week after owner Skylar Tourigny and landlords Michael Leigh and Michael Quagletti were unable to agree on a lease extension. The neighborhood restaurant is to be replaced by a French restaurant, owned by an award winning chef from the Brittany area in France. Marine Street is the second, mid-priced Manhattan Beach restaurant in the the past month to be replaced by a more upscale restaurant.…

Austere surroundings, lavish fare at Kagura in El Segundo
 September 5, 2016  Richard Foss

Austere surroundings, lavish fare at Kagura in El Segundo

by Richard Foss A few years ago I took a trip through Germany and overdosed on baroque art. At first I was enchanted with finding…

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South Bay Dining News: Truxton arrives in Palos Verdes, Doma departs Manhattan Beach, Mama Terano expands, ramen on the International Boardwalk, lobsters, hatch chilies, and more

South Bay Dining News:  Truxton arrives in Palos Verdes, Doma departs Manhattan Beach, Mama Terano expands, ramen on the International Boardwalk, lobsters, hatch chilies, and more

A Surprising New Tenant On The Hill… The space that used to be Restaurant Christine has been vacant since May of last year, but a new tenant has been announced.  Truxton’s American Bistro, a mini-chain that already has locations in Westchester and Santa Monica, will be moving in sometime in early 2017. I have visited […]

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Paisano’s, a classic NYC pizzeria, is a South Bay mainstay

Paisano’s, a classic NYC pizzeria, is a South Bay mainstay

by Richard Foss You don’t have to have lived in the South Bay very long to realize how completely our restaurant scene has changed. I have a better perspective on this than most people, because I have been writing about the area for over thirty years and can look back at any given year. Just […]

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South Bay Dining News: Korean powerhouse Kang Hodong Baekjeong comes to Torrance, Hey 19’s numerological specials, Chez Melange’s special dinner, and more…

by Richard Foss One More Down on 190th… Jimmy’s Sports Bar opened in a location that had devoured many restaurants, a high-profile spot with awkward entrances and exits. The food was good and they seemed to be doing well, but the sports bar and restaurant suddenly closed on July 26 after two and a half […]

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