Dining

 Richard Foss

ES dining – The Butcher, The Baker, and the Cappuccino Maker

ES dining – The Butcher, The Baker, and the Cappuccino Maker

Low visibility, high concept

 Richard Foss

Dungeness destination [restaurant review]

Dungeness destination [restaurant review]

Redondo Pier’s Pacific Fish Center is better known on the other side of the Pacific than locally for its seasonal Dungeness crab

I was talking with a friend by the name of Han about the lack of Korean restaurants in the beach cities, and he told me something surprising. “A restaurant on the Redondo pier was written up in a Korean travel guide, and it’s a regular stop for tourists from Seoul. It’s especially popular now because […]

 Richard Foss

Costa Manhattan Beach far from merely coasting [restaurant review]

Costa Manhattan Beach far from merely coasting [restaurant review]

Chef Josiah Citrin juices up dining in downtown Manhattan Beach

Some chefs come up with ideas so novel they seem outside of space and time, yet the flavors and textures are completely integrated. A more subtle art of the kitchen is when someone makes a familiar dish in a way that makes you feel like you had never really tasted it before. Most chefs gravitate […]

 Richard Foss

Eruption in Redondo, a bittersweet farewell and a quadrennial wine dinner [dining news]

A La Carte column for 13 February 2019

Starting The Year Running: Once in a while a neighborhood erupts in openings, and it seems to be Redondo’s turn. Starting in the south, after a long remodeling job, Matty’s Crawdaddies is serving in Riviera Village. They are seafood-centric but serving much more than peel-and-eat shellfish. You can get scallops, shrimp, chowder, a Connecticut lobster […]

 Richard Foss

A Night in Tunisian culture – and cuisine

A Night in Tunisian culture – and cuisine

A traditional feast comes to Hermosa Beach with a little help from mom

The opening of Barsha restaurant  brought a unique set of flavors to the South Bay, as Adnen Marouani interpreted North African recipes for a California palate. At an event this coming week diners will have a rare chance to sample the originals, courtesy of a special guest chef. This is none other than Adnen’s mother […]

 Richard Foss

Fun food at The Pan {Restaurant Review]

Fun food at The Pan {Restaurant Review]

A cheeseburger on top of a pizza crust and guava & cream pancakes aren’t bad at all

 Richard Foss

Brunch with a side of exercise [restaurant review]

Brunch with a side of exercise [restaurant review]

My passenger knew we were going out for brunch, but as we drove past corporate hives in the Continental Park office complex he got more and more puzzled. “There’s a restaurant here?” he asked as I drove up to the corner of Douglas and Park Place. “How many business offices have you seen with fire […]

 Richard Foss

Art skulls and dining [restaurant review]

Art skulls and dining [restaurant review]

Day of the Dead-themed Kalaveras offers good food in huge portions

When I first heard about Kalaveras moving into Riviera Village, I wondered why they would name themselves after a county in Northern California famous for Mark Twain’s jumping frog. I still wondered that after seeing the decor, which included many pictures of Day of the Dead skull faces. The Internet revealed that both the restaurant […]