Dining

Pizza Coast Highway – Review of Mama D’s Redondo

Pizza Coast Highway – Review of Mama D’s Redondo

by Richard Foss Architecture creates expectations, and it can start communicating something about a business at first glance. You could be illiterate and still know…

The future has arrived at Brewport Tap House [RESTAURANT REVIEW]

The future has arrived at Brewport Tap House [RESTAURANT REVIEW]

by Richard Foss Here’s a tip for your first trip to Brewport: take a jacket with you even if it’s a warm day. Not that…

South Bay 2017 Happy Hour Listing
 June 13, 2017  Judy Rae

South Bay 2017 Happy Hour Listing

Its Happy Hour Time!…

 June 7, 2017  Richard Foss

Quick Change in Hermosa, Sugarfish Coming to Manhattan, Cookies on Pier, Wine and Beer Dinners (A La Carte Dining News for 08 June)

Well, That Was Quick… Three weeks ago the people at Buona Vita in Hermosa were reassuring customers that although the place had sold no big…

The Rabano revolution
 May 31, 2017  Richard Foss

The Rabano revolution

Every time I hear myself about to say something is impossible, I really should just shut my mouth. At the very least I should check…

 Richard Foss

Message Inn A Bottle – Pioneer Italian restaurant changes hands

Message Inn A Bottle – Pioneer Italian restaurant changes hands

When we first opened it was tough to be just Italian, so we called it Bottle Inn Restaurant Continental Italian Cuisine,” Petoletti said.

by Richard Foss When Silvio Petoletti talks about the early days of the Bottle Inn, he reminisces about a dining scene that is almost unimaginable to Millennials. In 1974 Hermosa Beach had only about two dozen restaurants rather than the sixty-odd places that flourish now, and high-style Italian food was not a big draw. “When […]

 Richard Foss

South Bay Dining News: Two Guns Kitchen opens in El Segundo, Brewport brunches, Samosa House is coming, Rob Rubens Distillery celebrates a year, and more…

South Bay Dining News: Two Guns Kitchen opens in El Segundo, Brewport brunches, Samosa House is coming, Rob Rubens Distillery celebrates a year, and more…

by Richard Foss A Town So Hot, Parts Of It Spout Flames… And you knew I was going to be writing about El Segundo, even though the refinery isn’t a noted dining destination. Places very close to it are, though. I’d like to tell you about the food at Brewport, the pour-it-yourself beer bistro that […]

 Richard Foss

Tiny experiment, big success [restaurant review]

Crepe Lab is an El Porto gem

If you ask most people to imagine a lab, the ones who don’t think of a dog will probably envision a sterile place with Bunsen burners, glass tubing, and the other trappings of school chemistry experiments. That fits the textbook definition of lab as a place for scientific research, usually chemical or medical. It’s not […]

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