Kevin Cody

Best of the Beach 2020 Ballot: Dining and Entertainment

Best of the Beach 2020 Ballot: Dining and Entertainment

Show your support and appreciation for your favorite dining and entertainment businesses by voting them Best of the Beach 2020.

 Richard Foss

Tee for Two at Pacific Standard Prime

Tee for Two at Pacific Standard Prime

by Richard Foss Former pro golfer Kevin Leach found his passion for wine in a place that has never produced a drop of it. “I was stuck in the airport, and the only magazine I could find in English was a copy of Wine Spectator. I read it from cover to cover, classifieds and everything, […]

 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

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

2019 Dining in review – Restaurants go round ‘n round

Trump dining tariff in the offing?

 Richard Foss

A fish house reimagined at Riviera House Redondo Beach

A fish house reimagined at Riviera House Redondo Beach

The new Riviera House gets almost everything right

 Richard Foss

Strategic restraint [restaurant review]

Strategic restraint [restaurant review]

The Friday night "seafood forward" buffet offers so many choices that diners may want to pace themselves.

Terranea’s Catalina Kitchen Friday night buffet may be too much of a good thing.

 Richard Foss

A name change, new places for Thai, Hawaiian, Chinese and Mexican  

by Richard Foss Common Complaint, Technological Response… Look at any survey of diners and one of the top complaints will be uncomfortably noisy restaurants. Since my email is at the end of each of these columns I hear this a lot, often with admonitions that I should tell people how loud restaurants are. I frequently […]

 Richard Foss

Waterman’s Aims High [restaurant review]

Waterman’s Aims High [restaurant review]

New chef, new look show ambition at Waterman’s Restaurant, Bar and Safehouse

Despite having grown up up eight blocks from the beach, I never learned to surf, as I was so nearsighted that I couldn’t see the waves that were about to swamp me. Even so, that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy watching surfers and have an appreciation for surf music and surf culture. Those things seep […]

 Judy Rae

Riviera comes to the Riviera [Restaurant Review]

Riviera comes to the Riviera [Restaurant Review]

Gabi James introduces flavors from Southern Spain and France to the Redondo Riviera

 Richard Foss

Once In A Red Moon [restaurant review]

Once In A Red Moon [restaurant review]

Luna Rossa in Rolling Hills Estates delivers the classics with style

The housemade crusty bread served on seating shows Luna Rossa is putting its woodfired oven to good use

 Richard Foss

Beach Dining – Revolution at The Rockefeller [restaurant review]

Beach Dining – Revolution at The Rockefeller [restaurant review]

What started out as a burger-and-a-beer spot unveils a new menu by Primo Italia chef Michelangelo Aliarga

 Richard Foss

Rui Ji – Mystery from China’s Southwest

Rui Ji – Mystery from China’s Southwest

For anyone who isn’t familiar with Sichuan cuisine, a meal at Rui Ji may be a challenge, but that’s exactly the reason to go there …

For anyone who isn’t familiar with Sichuan cuisine, a meal at Rui Ji may be a challenge, but that’s exactly the reason to go there

 Richard Foss

Wild, But Civilized [restaurant review]

Wild, But Civilized [restaurant review]

Sometimes I’m delighted to be proved wrong. Usually that’s when I’m being pessimistic, as was the case when a restaurant in North Manhattan Beach closed and someone asked me to speculate about what would move in. “Something more expensive and aimed at an upscale crowd,” I answered. It was a safe bet based on present […]

 Richard Foss

Mexican, the way it used to be [Restaurant Review]

Mexican, the way it used to be [Restaurant Review]

The illusion at Pancho's is as potent as the margaritas.

The illusion here is as potent as the margaritas

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