Dining

The triumph of simplicity [restaurant review]
 November 15, 2019  Richard Foss

The triumph of simplicity [restaurant review]

Every time I write about a steak and seafood house, I get the same complaint: “Why are you writing about something simple like this that…

Downtown style, East Hermosa prices [restaurant review]
 November 8, 2019  Richard Foss

Downtown style, East Hermosa prices [restaurant review]

When it comes to food and culture, Aviation Boulevard has always been mainly a way to get from one place to another rather than a…

Come as you are to La Buvette Wine Bistro in Downtown San Pedro
 October 31, 2019  Richard Foss

Come as you are to La Buvette Wine Bistro in Downtown San Pedro

La Buvette Wine Bistro offers French classics, minus the formality  by Richard Foss  When I recommended a friend visit La Buvette, the French bistro that…

Fish Shop down, Riviera House in business, Avenue A back up, wine events, and other dining news
 October 23, 2019  Richard Foss

Fish Shop down, Riviera House in business, Avenue A back up, wine events, and other dining news

Too affordable for Manhattan: The Subway on Manhattan Avenue, the last franchise fast food place in Downtown Manhattan Beach since the Wahoo’s across the street…

Dinner, movie optional [restaurant review]
 October 16, 2019  Richard Foss

Dinner, movie optional [restaurant review]

In the 1950s, “dinner and a movie” was a first date cliché, a way to go out and not do anything overtly romantic like dancing,…

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North Africa comes to East Hermosa [dining feature]

North Africa comes to East Hermosa [dining feature]

New Barsha restaurant offers innovative food but preserves Suzy’s musical soul

Adnen and Lenora Marouani accomplished their dream when they opened a wine, spirits, and specialty store. The previous wine shop in that location hadn’t done well, but after years of high stress and long hours working in restaurants, the young couple was ready for a change and a challenge. “I love wine, drink wine, study […]

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East Hermosa chic, changes at Basque Kitchen, Asian street food, and more dining news

East Hermosa chic, changes at Basque Kitchen, Asian street food, and more dining news

A La Carte column for 03 October 2019

East Hermosa Star: Barsha is open at the corner of Aviation and Prospect, giving Hermosa one of only three Tunisian restaurants in Southern California. The décor is a mix of California contemporary design and North African elements, and it’s beautiful. The unusual cuisine is likely to bring in people who usually speed right through East […]

 Richard Foss

Strategic restraint [restaurant review]

Strategic restraint [restaurant review]

The Friday night "seafood forward" buffet offers so many choices that diners may want to pace themselves.

Terranea’s Catalina Kitchen Friday night buffet may be too much of a good thing.

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