Food // Drink

Naja's Place

Cold Beer, California Style at Naja’s Place

At Naja’s Place, you’ll find plenty of your South Bay compadres taking it easy, aided by 88 exotic beers and ales on tap (many from nearby breweries), flaming Buffalo wings and nicely stacked burgers....Read More

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...Read More

A Break, A Sumptuous Burger and a Local Beer

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 usua...Read More

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...Read More

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 th...Read More

A Treat from the East

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 wood...Read More

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 ...Read More

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 t...Read More

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...Read More

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 ...Read More

Little Sister in the Big City

For Chef Tin Vuong, opening his Manhattan Beach restaurant Little Sister in 2013 was all about carving out a place of his own. “Little Sister was super personal,” says the restaurateur. “I was in a fr...Read More

South Bay 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  | ILLUSTRAT...Read More

American Pastoral: The Farmhouse Inn, Sonoma

Award-winning Farmhouse Inn sits on six acres of storybook surroundings, emerging this spring from an $8 million expansion and redesign.

City Guide: Awesome Ice Cream

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt Long lines swirling from this ice cream stand testify to the everlasting appeal of the cone. WRITTEN BY CONSTANCE DUNN ILLUSTRATION BY JAY BROCKMAN This ...Read More

Baleen Kitchen and Lounge

“A little playful, a little traditional” is how Executive Chef Richard Crespin sums up a recent prix fixe dinner at BALEEN Kitchen, where savory grilled watermelon served with heirloom tomatoes and fe...Read More

Steakhouse Revival

Steak & Whisky raises the stakes in Hermosa Beach WRITTEN BY JENNY PETERS When restauranteur Jed Sanford and his partner, chef Tin Vuong, considered opening a steakhouse in Hermosa Beach, they kne...Read More

Clams at Fishing With Dynamite in Manhattan Beach

Rocking the Boat at Fishing With Dynamite

  Special menu items drop anchor at Fishing with Dynamite in Manhattan Beach, just in time for some celebrating. WRITTEN BY JENNY PETERS | PHOTOS COURTESY OF FISHING WITH DYNAMITE If you haven’t ...Read More

Hey 19 Public House in Torrance

Hey Day! Hey 19 Public House Enlivens the South Bay

  Recently opened neighborhood pub, Hey 19 Public House, enlivens the South Bay. WRITTEN BY JENNY PETERS When Ortega 120 restaurateur, Demi Stevens, decided to take over the space on Calle Mayor ...Read More

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