Dining

Decadence on the rise [restaurant review]
 May 22, 2019  Richard Foss

Decadence on the rise [restaurant review]

A French speaker might have a momentary sense of confusion when they look at the sign for a new Hermosa restaurant whose name translates as…

New Hermosa gastropub, Persian on 190th, tacos in Manhattan, events, and more dining news
 May 15, 2019  Richard Foss

New Hermosa gastropub, Persian on 190th, tacos in Manhattan, events, and more dining news

Sushi On Sepulveda… Yanagi Kitchen just opened in the former Brazuca space on Sepulveda across from the Manhattan Mall. It’s an offshoot from the restaurant…

A steak in Manhattan [restaurateur profile]
 May 9, 2019  Richard Foss

A steak in Manhattan [restaurateur profile]

To find out about the next big restaurant opening in Manhattan Beach, I went to Stanton, a city in north Orange County. It isn’t where…

Good and fast [restaurant review]
 May 1, 2019  Richard Foss

Good and fast [restaurant review]

Stonefire Grill’s quick service requires quick study…

Happy veggies, Roman pizza, food and drink, events galore
 April 25, 2019  Richard Foss

Happy veggies, Roman pizza, food and drink, events galore

Going with the grain: There’s a new tenant in the former Nuna’s space in Redondo Beach, and in combination with the neighboring businesses it may…

 Richard Foss

A formula that works [restaurant review]

Deluca Pasta offers Italian home cooking without artifice or fancy presentations

A long time ago there was a restaurant in Torrance called “The Chicken, Steak, and Chocolate Cake Place.” If you needed to know what they served, all you had to do was look at the sign. This evidently wasn’t a great strategy because like the other restaurants in that chain it didn’t last long, but […]

 Richard Foss

A Home For Homie [restaurant review]

A Home For Homie [restaurant review]

A challenging downtown Manhattan Beach space becomes a popular breakfast spot

Over the years a fair number of people with eccentric visions have been attracted to a long, narrow space next to the Kettle in downtown Manhattan Beach. Since 2005 this has been an Indonesian restaurant, a French bistro that also served tacos, a cafe specializing in chocolate, and a surf shop that also sold burritos. […]

 Richard Foss

An institution closes, the steak takeover, and this taco is a mystery

An institution closes, the steak takeover, and this taco is a mystery

A LA Carte column for 11 April 2019

An Indian departs… After over 20 years in business, Addi’s Tandoor closed at the beginning of his month. The Redondo Beach institution was the first restaurant in the South Bay to offer a sophisticated wine program, and was one of the few in all of California to specialize in the distinctive cuisine of Goa. Addi […]

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