Dining

Polly’s is still Polly’s on the Pier [restaurant review]
 June 21, 2018  Richard Foss

Polly’s is still Polly’s on the Pier [restaurant review]

Moving from one location to another is a challenge for any business. It helps to have an established clientele and an unusual product, or at…

Rooted in tradition: Radici in Hermosa Beach [restaurant review]
 June 15, 2018  Richard Foss

Rooted in tradition: Radici in Hermosa Beach [restaurant review]

Radici remains true to Northern Italian cuisine, presented in an urban Italian atmosphere…

Hermosa restaurant openings ahead, Redondo high-end coffee, Chef Darren celebrated, and more dining news
 June 13, 2018  Richard Foss

Hermosa restaurant openings ahead, Redondo high-end coffee, Chef Darren celebrated, and more dining news

Accuracy Versus Tact… Confucius is said to have remarked that the beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name. All the same,…

Love & Salt refocused [restaurant review]
 June 6, 2018  Richard Foss

Love & Salt refocused [restaurant review]

There has been a subtle but interesting evolution at Love And Salt, which I reviewed shortly after it opened in 2014. Chef-partner Michael Fiorelli was…

The Harbor Hits the Hill at the San Pedro Fish Market [restaurant review]
 June 6, 2018  Richard Foss

The Harbor Hits the Hill at the San Pedro Fish Market [restaurant review]

San Pedro Fish Market’s new Peninsula location is still a casual seafood joint, but one with a bit of style …

 Richard Foss

BBQ champ comes to Redondo [restaurant review]

BBQ champ comes to Redondo [restaurant review]

Willingham’s World Champion BBQ lives up to its name

School is out, Memorial Day past, and across America people rediscover their taste for barbecue. This might be a seasonal desire to return to nature, or possibly a realization that cooking outdoors doesn’t heat up the house, but either way lots of people suddenly remember that grill that has been getting dusty since last September. […]

 Kevin Cody

LA Times/Manhattan Beach Food Bowl cool in every way

LA Times/Manhattan Beach Food Bowl cool in every way

The LA Times Sustainable Seafood dinner on the sand in Manhattan Beach was a logistical, educational and culinary success.

 Richard Foss

Expectations surpassed [restaurant review]

Expectations surpassed [restaurant review]

Enrique’s Cantina chef Colin Colville has made a specialty of reinventing different cuisines.

One of the most common complaints about any restaurant, or about a movie, book, or performance, is the most unjust. When I hear a complaint that someone didn’t like something because “It wasn’t what I expected,” I find myself suspecting that the speaker has a narrow view of the world. That has been a problem […]

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