Dining

Gem in an unlikely neighborhood [restaurant review]
 November 11, 2018  Richard Foss

Gem in an unlikely neighborhood [restaurant review]

Whatever you think of immigration (and in the current political climate it’s pretty certain you have some opinion), the countries that have a lot of…

Rockefeller opens in Redondo, history-themed bistro on the way, Pappy van Winkle dinner, and more South Bay restaurant news
 November 8, 2018  Richard Foss

Rockefeller opens in Redondo, history-themed bistro on the way, Pappy van Winkle dinner, and more South Bay restaurant news

Grand Parade Of Bivalves… I have a soft spot for oysters, so am leading off with a note about a dinner on Monday, November 12,…

Beyond beer [restaurant review]
 October 31, 2018  Kevin Cody

Beyond beer [restaurant review]

by Richard Foss Food fads aren’t a new thing in California. At various times in the 20th century we went nuts for fondue, sukiyaki, Cajun…

ES food – Sausal’s source
 October 19, 2018  Richard Foss

ES food – Sausal’s source

Sausal chef and owner Anne Conness found her inspiration in early California cuisine and craft beer…

Mama D’s MB closes, Montana-themed restaurant opens, two new Yellow Vases, Events, and more dining news
 October 17, 2018  Richard Foss

Mama D’s MB closes, Montana-themed restaurant opens, two new Yellow Vases, Events, and more dining news

Downtown Will Smell Different… After over a quarter-century in business, the original Mama D’s will soon close. Like many downtown businesses they have been facing…

 Richard Foss

When Only the Best Will Do [cooking and dining]

When Only the Best Will Do [cooking and dining]

Looking for those hard to find ingredients for a special meal? Here's where to go for worldwide groceries.

Have you ever been in line at a supermarket check stand and suddenly realized you couldn’t remember which loyalty card to pull out because you forgot where you were? You’re not the only one. Major grocery stores all have the same architecture and the same offerings, and if you only visit those you might regard […]

 Richard Foss

A passion for pork and tradition

A passion for pork and tradition

A Spaniard and a Mexican prepare sausage and other meats in the tradition of their homelands

Those who cook to connect with their cultural heritage, or to recreate a meal they enjoyed in a local restaurant or on a vacation, often find they can’t get the ingredients they need at everyday markets. To replicate the flavors of other cultures  usually means a very expensive session at a gourmet grocery. We’re lucky […]

 Richard Foss

La Sosta Open, Stealth Colombian Food and Nashville Chicken, Food events, and more South Bay dining News

A La Carte column for 04 October 2018

Not Where You’d Look For It, Part One… Though the South Bay has several Peruvian and Brazilian restaurants, we have almost no options for cuisines of the rest of South America. The exception is Macondo, which offers street food from Colombia. Haven’t seen a sign for it? You have two excuses: they’re new, and they’re on […]

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