Dining

Decadence makes the scene, Mother’s Market opens, many dining events, and much more South Bay restaurant news
 March 13, 2019  Richard Foss

Decadence makes the scene, Mother’s Market opens, many dining events, and much more South Bay restaurant news

The wait is over: It has taken almost two years, but Decadence is finally open on Hermosa Avenue. The interior design is remarkable and the…

Imperfect copy, in a good way [restaurant review]
 March 6, 2019  Richard Foss

Imperfect copy, in a good way [restaurant review]

It takes an engraver a lot of time to create the dies to stamp a single coin. Once that has been examined and found to…

Aristocrats of the Sea [restaurant review]
 February 21, 2019  Richard Foss

Aristocrats of the Sea [restaurant review]

Whoever named the Ali’i Fish Company after the Hawaiian aristocracy probably wouldn’t want his customers to actually eat like traditional Polynesians. The ruling chiefs and…

Darren’s Closed, Darren Still Here, Admiral Risty Sinks, New Openings, and Local Dining Events
 February 6, 2019  Richard Foss

Darren’s Closed, Darren Still Here, Admiral Risty Sinks, New Openings, and Local Dining Events

Darren’s gone, Darren Isn’t… After just over two decades of serving creative modern food, Darren’s in downtown Manhattan Beach has closed. Chef-owner Darren Weiss will…

A satisfying everyday meal [restaurant review]
 February 1, 2019  Richard Foss

A satisfying everyday meal [restaurant review]

I enjoy and respect high-style and creative restaurants, but I wouldn’t want to dine at them every day. Sometimes I’m looking for peak experiences, for…

 Easy Reader Staff

ES dining – Slice & Pint

ES dining – Slice & Pint

a chip off the nearby block

 Richard Foss

Subtle, Simple, Serene [restaurant review]

Subtle, Simple, Serene [restaurant review]

Centuries ago, when the rest of Italy was a chaos of feuding dukes and statelets, Venice was called La Serenissima, the serene republic. The only Venetian-style restaurant in the South Bay is a quiet echo of that city, a place with candlelight, soft music, and a muted color scheme. Sosta means “rest” or “pause” in […]

 Richard Foss

Mexican slang [restaurant review]

Mexican slang [restaurant review]

Caló Kitchen takes its inspiration from the 1930s pachucos, with inspired results

Interesting things happen near borders, where cultures merge organically and children who straddle societies come up with ideas that confuse their elders. Sometimes this is deliberate, as a counterculture finds ways to dress, talk, and cook that stakes a claim to being different. In the 1930s hipsters along both sides of the Mexican border were […]

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