Dining

Food finds from 2018 [dining feature]
 January 9, 2019  Richard Foss

Food finds from 2018 [dining feature]

For the past 15 years I’ve written about the best South Bay restaurants that opened in the previous year, and every time people complain. The…

Dinner in Redondo with a side of history [restaurant review]
 January 3, 2019  Richard Foss

Dinner in Redondo with a side of history [restaurant review]

I’ve heard it said that you only need to know three dates to pass an American history class: 1492, 1776, and 1941. That’s an exaggeration,…

Less Inventive, More Mature – Dining in review 2018
 December 30, 2018  Richard Foss

Less Inventive, More Mature – Dining in review 2018

The economic theory of creative destruction points out how old ideas fall to new ones in a cycle that is unpredictable on an individual scale,…

Sea to table
 December 21, 2018  Richard Foss

Sea to table

If you are like most Americans, you probably can’t name 10 kinds of edible fish. (Even though your mother served them to you as a…

A Northwest Passage [restaurant review]
 December 19, 2018  Richard Foss

A Northwest Passage [restaurant review]

I am a big fan of American regional cuisines, and have been enthusiastic whenever a new outpost of our culinary heritage surfaced. Those featuring the…

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Mr. Micawber’s Holiday Punch

Mr. Micawber’s Holiday Punch

Our food writer explains how to celebrate Christmas with Dickens' favorite beverage

It’s the time of year when people pull out their worn copies of Dickens, and if they’re paying attention they’ll notice Charles was quite a sensualist when it came to food and drink. When he talks about a bad meal you’re disgusted, and when he describes a good meal you get hungry. This is the […]

 Richard Foss

Spice Six: Punjabi comfort food

Spice Six: Punjabi comfort food

A strip mall Indian restaurant in Hermosa delivers the goods.

I don’t often get takeout food, partly because I enjoy experiencing restaurants and mostly because I like my meals to be as fresh as possible. The most popular takeout options — burgers, pizza, and Chinese food, all wilt on the drive home. If there’s anything worse than Szechuan crispy pork that isn’t crispy any more, […]

 Richard Foss

Pushing the boundaries [restaurant review]

Pushing the boundaries [restaurant review]

Pier 76 Fish Grill expands on the fish house concept

Years ago I worked with someone who spent much time thinking about numbers. He was a tour organizer rather than an accountant, and he believed that combinations of digits had a psychological connection. He priced his excursions based on this theory, which drove management crazy because profits were always slightly off from their projections. The […]

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