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 Kevin Cody

Food writer Richard Foss brings ‘Food in the Air and Space’ down to earth

Food writer Richard Foss brings ‘Food in the Air and Space’ down to earth

Bad airline food is not entirely the airlines’ fault. It’s also the fault of human nature and human physiology, according to Richard Foss, author of the recently published Food in the Air and Space: The Surprising History of Food and Drink in the Skies.

 Bondo Wyszpolski

This’ll Warm Us Up: Drinking Rum With Richard Foss

This’ll Warm Us Up: Drinking Rum With Richard Foss

Richard Foss wanted to write a book about pickles. But the editor of The Edible Series, which is published by Reaktion Books in Britain, countered that proposal with one of his own: How about rum? Foss, who is known around these parts as a gourmet and a hale fellow whose previous incarnations included being the […]

 Richard Foss

A La Carte: South Bay dining news

A La Carte: South Bay dining news

Restaurant openings, closings, first looks, and dining events in the South Bay by Richard Foss.

 Richard Foss

Strand House: a meal to remember [RESTAURANT REVIEW]

Strand House: a meal to remember [RESTAURANT REVIEW]

“The Strand House is an extraordinary experience in every way – food, service, and setting,” writes food critic Richard Foss.

 Richard Foss

Culinary author Linda Steidel

by Richard Foss


Culinary author Linda Steidel is bucking a very well established trend: here in the land of the endless summer, she would like to remind us that there are three other quarters of the year with merits of their own.

 Kevin Cody

Sangria’s introduces Euro-Asian-American menu


by Richard Foss
Photos by Brent Broza (Brozaphoto.com)
They’ve served varying styles of Spanish, Mexican, Asian, and contemporary cuisine before deciding on a compromise – a menu that is a third European, a third Asian, and a third American. This is great if the kitchen has the chops to pull it off.

 Mark McDermott

Addi’s authentic southern cooking

Addi’s Tandoor celebrates the culinary tradition of southern India. Restaurant critic Richard Foss samples the restaurant’s beef vindaloo, “chillie mushroom,” prawns Kanyakumari, and bhindi dopiaza (okra with onions, tomatoes, cumin, and dried mango) and leaves dreaming of Indian voyages of long ago.

 Richard Foss

Restaurants A La Carte: Rainy day discount

by Richard Foss
Saving A Little On A Rainy Day… If you have been brushing up on your long-rusty cooking skills or ordering pizzas lately because you didn’t want to get wet on the way to dinner, Gambrinus Restaurant in Redondo would like to change your mind. They offer a five dollar discount on your check any time that it is raining.[Read More]

 Judy Rae

Riviera comes to the Riviera [Restaurant Review]

Riviera comes to the Riviera [Restaurant Review]

Gabi James introduces flavors from Southern Spain and France to the Redondo Riviera

 Richard Foss

Jimmy’s Kouzina makes sense, other changes still a mystery

A La Carte news August 9, 2018

 Richard Foss

Eat at Joe’s (Everybody else does…) [restaurant review]

Eat at Joe’s (Everybody else does…) [restaurant review]

When my children were small we took them to an educational facility in Redondo, and as a treat afterward we would take them to their favorite cafe. My son was about eight years old but had the appetite of a teenager, and he was ordering full meals at Eat At Joe’s and polishing off everything […]

 Richard Foss

The battle that didn’t happen

The battle that didn’t happen

A historian catalogs the military history of Palos Verdes, in which not a single shot was fired in anger

Historian Jim Shneer recounts the military history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula

 Richard Foss

Angel City open, Redondo Cafe turns Hawaiian, mystery meals at Chez, and more dining news

Angel City open, Redondo Cafe turns Hawaiian, mystery meals at Chez, and more dining news

A La Carte column for 26 July 2018

An Angel gets its wings… Yes, it’s rather summery for an allusion to a popular Christmas movie, but I have been saving that joke about the Angel City Grill for quite a long time. The little cafe on the Aviation curve in North Redondo has been under construction for almost a year. I mentioned that […]

 Richard Foss

Palos Verdes Farmer Jim

Palos Verdes Farmer Jim

A Palos Verdes farm and winery continues the tradition of South Bay agriculture

Land once farmed by the Ishibashi family is again supplying produce and also wine to local restaurants and residents

 Richard Foss

High style, Zacatecas style [restaurant review]

High style, Zacatecas style [restaurant review]

Maderos Cocina in Redondo is both upscale and traditional

by Richard Foss Decor sets expectations, but not always in an obvious way. If you enter a restaurant and see a display of wines, walls painted in tasteful contemporary colors, and stylish indirect lighting then you might expect the bill to be a bit heftier than the place with the bright lights and Formica counter […]

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