FOOD & DRINK

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Cold Beer, California Style

Grab a stool, order an ale and watch the world go by at Naja’s Place Written by Constance Dunn | Photography by Paul Jonason If you like the idea of taking a local breather, ideally near the water and definitely with beer involved, head to the northern...

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Market Fresh

Venice’s newest dining destination serves up savory seasonal fare topped with an abundance of local flavor. Written by Danielle Accovelli | Photos Courtesy of Daniel Johnson T ake a bite out of Venice’s vibrant culinary scene with a trip to Dudley M...

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A Break, A Sumptuous...

Simmzy’s pub brings a breath of fresh air to Washington Boulevard’s Beach block. Written by Constance Dunn|Photos courtesy of Simmzy’s Pub Stopping into your favorite restaurant usually involves more than just dining and imbibing. It’...

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A Delicious Return

Mendocino farms new location marks a sweet homecoming for founders Mario Del Pero and Ellen Chen. Written by Constance Dunn | Photography by Paul Jonason and courtesy of Mendocino Farms “The Mendocino Farms in El Segundo doesn’t look like any one that...

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Border Crossing

Master Chef Rick Bayless brings the authentic flavors of Mexico to Santa Monica Written By Michelle Lyn | Photos courtesy of Red O and Joe Greto Last month, Ocean Avenue welcomed another new kid on the block: Red O, by Rick Bayless, debuted in Santa Moni...

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A Treat from the...

Rita’s Redondo Beach serves up heat-quenching Italian ice and frozen custard Written by Constance Dunn Photography by Paul Jonason During the summer in Philadelphia, it’s hard to ignore the small wooden huts serving up swirled cones of snow-white cus...

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Calling All Vegetarians

By Constance Dunn Having marked its 38th birthday this past July, South Bay vegetarian mainstay, The Spot, still stands proudly along a side street, its retro-red awning just a stone’s throw from the beach. Step inside and you’ll find a homey, easygoi...

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A Rounds Town

Orange County’s distinctive doughnuts make their way to Santa Monica Written by Michelle Lyn Photos courtesy of Tawny Alipoon Photography The sweet scene in L.A. is about to get some new competition. Orange County’s doughnut darling, Sidecar Doughnuts...

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Homage to Fromage

At a new Italian Restaurant on Montana Avenue, Cheese Takes Center Stage Written by Michelle Lyn Photos Courtesy of Forma Parmigiano. Pecorino. Romano. Pecorino Gran Cru. It’s all cheese, and it’s all delicious. Unique, however, are the large wheels o...

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City Guide: The Slice

A Great Local Pizzeria You’ve Never Heard Of The Slice brings classic New York-style fare to the South Bay with a smile. Written by Constance Dunn Illustration by Jay Brockman This one’s worth adding to your mental food files, particularly if you’r...

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Little Sister in the...

Chef Tin Vuong’s one-of-a-kind eatery is  headed to Downtown LA’s Restaurant Row. Written by Constance Dunn Photos courtesy of Little Sister For Chef Tin Vuong, opening his Manhattan Beach restaurant Little Sister in 2013 was all about carving out...

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City Guide: El Tarasco

Satiation by the Sea For over 40 years a tasty Mexican counter has fed hungry beach-bound locals and late-nighters alike.  WRITTEN BY CONSTANCE DUNN  | ILLUSTRATION BY JAY BROCKMAN Next time you’re in the North End of Manhattan Beach, and craving a...