Dining

Manhattan Beach Bite at the Beach raises the bar with craft beer

Manhattan Beach Bite at the Beach raises the bar with craft beer

The Manhattan Chamber breathed new life into the concept three years ago by emphasizing craft beers rather than wine. It helped that the South Bay is home to a dozen of the country’s best craft beer breweries.  …

Titans of Mavericks champion Nic Lamb wins Surf Fest contest at Manhattan Pier

Titans of Mavericks champion Nic Lamb wins Surf Fest contest at Manhattan Pier

Titans of Mavericks 2016 champion Nic Lamb, now living in Manhattan Beach, destroyed the small surf and the competition at the ISF Surfing Championships at the Manhattan Beach pier on Saturday, August 5.…

Basq on the Boardwalk [Restaurant review]
 August 9, 2017  Richard Foss

Basq on the Boardwalk [Restaurant review]

Basque cuisine might not seem like the obvious springboard for creative fantasies. There are delicious dishes based mainly on seafood and the excellent local cheeses…

 August 9, 2017  Richard Foss

New Restaurant in Sushi Duke Space, Trellis Wine House Project Canceled, Upcoming Food and Wine Events, And More Dining News

Dog Days Of Summer… August in the South Bay is a slack time for restaurant debuts, as most owners try to move heaven and earth…

The Art of Tea (and Sandwiches) [Restaurant review]
 August 3, 2017  Richard Foss

The Art of Tea (and Sandwiches) [Restaurant review]

    by Richard Foss When I asked the Chado Tea Room manager how many varieties of tea were available, he sadly told me that…

 Richard Foss

Bartz BQ – Texas Comes To The South Bay

Bartz BQ – Texas Comes To The South Bay

A day in the life of an itinerant barbeque master

by Richard Foss Dustin Bartz wasn’t a particularly avid barbecue fan when he left the South Bay for Texas for his job as a security camera distributor. As he remembers it, “I went to Austin in 2007 and stayed for three years, and that’s where I learned what barbecue was supposed to taste like. When […]

 Richard Foss

Burger Bar Metamorphosis [restaurant review]

Ambition emerges at The Standing Room

  When The Standing Room opened in Hermosa in 2014 I wrote that they were inventive for a burger joint, a comment some regarded as damning by faint praise. In my defense, I pointed out that though they did offer some sides and entrees the focus on their short menu was definitely on sky-high stacked […]

 David Mendez

Redondo Beach Craigers serves ‘darn good’ treats

Redondo Beach Craigers serves ‘darn good’ treats

Passion and pride for high-quality treats

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