Dining

Greeks on the prairie [restaurant review]
 July 17, 2019  Richard Foss

Greeks on the prairie [restaurant review]

Earlier this evening, I found myself imagining an alternate history where the American West was settled by Greeks rather than the motley crowd of Germans,…

Mindful craft [restaurant review]
 July 16, 2019  Richard Foss

Mindful craft [restaurant review]

Before I stopped in at Crafty Minds Brews + Bites for the first time, I tried to look up their menu online. I couldn’t find…

Barn by the beach [restaurant review]
 July 10, 2019  Richard Foss

Barn by the beach [restaurant review]

The LA dining scene has lots of fantasy restaurants where the interiors were designed to evoke another place or time. That’s not a new thing…

High hopes for Esperanza, Greeks bearing food, an eatery with a hook, and more restaurant news
 July 4, 2019  Richard Foss

High hopes for Esperanza, Greeks bearing food, an eatery with a hook, and more restaurant news

Changes At Shark’s Cove: Shark’s Cove sports bar in Manhattan Beach will close after Labor Day, to be replaced by Esperanza, a restaurant similar to…

Food with a side of art [restaurant review]
 July 1, 2019  Richard Foss

Food with a side of art [restaurant review]

A relatively new food service in Rancho Palos Verdes has a name that is the linguistic equivalent of a Russian nesting doll. Shady Grove at…

 Richard Foss

Thai on Main [restaurant review]

Thai on Main [restaurant review]

Jetta Thai emphasizes authenticity and some unusual dishes

Years ago, I took a trip to Thailand, spending time in several regions and sampling food from street stalls, upmarket restaurants, private homes, and everything in between. After two delightful weeks I arrived home and my family asked what I’d like for dinner, expecting that I’d have the Mexican food craving that usually sets in […]

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South Bay’s sole cheese store is ‘Curd nerd’s’ passion project

South Bay’s sole cheese store is ‘Curd nerd’s’ passion project

by Phoebe Lai Solange Comer’s Cultured Slice is the only cheese shop in the South Bay. Solange and her wife opened the European-style shop on Pacific Coast Highway in Hermosa Beach almost two years ago. Cultured Slice offers cheeses to accommodate all food preferences, including vegan and gluten-free. The also offer sandwiches and catering. Comer […]

 Richard Foss

A Tale of Two Chickens [restaurant review]

A Tale of Two Chickens [restaurant review]

A comparison of the South Bay’s highest and lowest volume restaurants selling roast chicken

One of the main reasons for dining out is there’s something you love to eat, but not to cook. A prime example is roast chicken, which is just about everybody’s favorite everyday meal. To do it right so that the interior is moist and the skin isn’t rubbery takes not only practice, but time and […]

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