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Vino Sexy: This Friday, January 21, Il Fornaio, Rosecrans, MB is hosting a wine dinner featuring varietals from the winery and tasting room of Bianchi, Paso Robles. Chef Vicente Mendoza has created a special, five-course menu pairing his culinary talent with the handcrafted Bianchi wines. The event, which starts at 6 p.m., begins with “antipasti e prosecco,” an assortment of Italian appetizers and traditional sparkling wine and continues on to the “primi” course of “melanzane,” (grilled eggplant, sliced and filled with goat cheese, basil, and sundried tomatoes in an olive oil/balsamic reduction).

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Closing, Moving and Opening Anew: Our beloved Stephen Dominigue and family at Ragin’ Cajun, Pier Ave, HB will be serving their last Po’ Boys to us poor Hermosans at the end of this month before closing the doors and heading north to the El Segundo Plaza, Sepulveda just north of Rosecrans. The new joint is set to open in March…

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Madmen, 007, and Berry Bly’s New Years Eve Parties [PHOTOS]

Madmen, 007, and Berry Bly’s New Years Eve Parties [PHOTOS]

Image courtesy Alex Smith. The Belamar Hotel’s “Madmen” New Years Eve, Manhattan Beach, Shade Hotel’s “007” New Years Eve, Manhattan Beach and Berry Bly/Crown Plaza “New Year’s Eve Gala,” Redondo Beach

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Tapas & Vino: Two things needed for a fun shopping trip? That’s my answer! Tonight, Thursday December 2, Catalina Avenue, Riviera Village, will be closed to traffic from 5-9 p.m. for an evening of festivities including holiday music, wine and apps served throughout the shopping district and special offers at the new Tapas & Vino in the […]

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Honky Tonk Adventure Continues… NY Deb L and Tennessee Mike had gone to the Jay Leno Sunday night Halloween show at the Comedy & Magic Club, Hermosa Ave, HB, and had Monday lunch in the sun at Kincaid’s, RB Pier and happy hour at Old Tony’s on the Pier. They made it home in one […]

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Honky Tonk Week: After almost a year of sleeping, I spent the past nine days entertaining a friend in town from Tennessee and yippee-kai-yay did I show him everything! First of all I really felt an obligation: He has never been outside of the states that border Tennessee so this was a big, big deal; […]

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Barfly — Comings and goings, golf, Cogen’s tip, Four Daughters

Closed: Upper Manhattan, Highland Ave, MB. Since Harry O’s hightailed it to El Segundo its old location has been cursed.  They say you can’t go back and achieve the same magic twice but I’d say, give it a shot – it works for fashion so why not? Clearly an upscale, expensive bar/resto serving beer in […]

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Celeb Sighting: Michael Cera from Juno and Superbad was seen chilling last week at Sangria, Pier Plaza, HB along with Garry Shandling and various members of the cast of Glee, aka “Gleebs.” It was a busy night and they didn’t make a spectacle of themselves so it’s fair to say they were normal and down […]

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Celeb Sighting: Michael Cera from Juno and Superbad was seen chilling last week at Sangria, Pier Plaza, HB along with Garry Shandling and various members of the cast of Glee, aka “Gleebs.” It was a busy night and they didn’t make a spectacle of themselves so it’s fair to say they were normal and down […]

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One Appetizer, Two Entrees, Three Beverages: Four Daughters? Earlier this year Clint Clausen, former senior VP of restaurants/nightlife for Los Angeles based SBE hospitality, which represents Katsuya in Brentwood, Gladstone’s Malibu, Hyde Lounge Hollywood, The Ritz Plaza South Beach, The Sahara Las Vegas, among others, honored his four daughters by opening a neighborhood restaurant on […]

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Barfly visits Four Daughters, Lucille’s Smokehouse

One Appetizer, Two Entrees, Three Beverages: Four Daughters? Earlier this year Clint Clausen, former senior VP of restaurants/nightlife for Los Angeles based SBE hospitality, which represents Katsuya in Brentwood, Gladstone’s Malibu, Hyde Lounge Hollywood, The Ritz Plaza South Beach, The Sahara Las Vegas, among others, honored his four daughters by opening a neighborhood restaurant on […]

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Barfly: September 16

The Party’s Over: I’ve been hearing rumors this week that Beaches, Manhattan Beach Boulevard at The Strand, was nearing its end so this past Monday I decided to head over and see what all the hoopla was about and boy am I glad I did: It turns out escrow had gone through that afternoon, the […]

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Barfly 12 August 2010

Taste of Hermosa: This fifth annual Kiwanis Club event celebrating the food of Hermosa and the wines of California takes place from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday August 22 at the Hermosa Beach Community Center, Pier Ave/PCH, HB. The event benefits Hermosa school library programs, which have suffered dramatically due to the state budget crisis. […]

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Barfly 5 August 2010

by Deb L

In this economy people seem to prefer a big plate of bad food to a small plate of great food.

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Barfly-July 29

by Deb L

I checked out the new Ocean Tava India Bistro recently and had a great meal along with some impromptu comedy.