• San Pedro Fish Market Grille X Three

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Gretchen Williams, Dining and Cuisine Writer Old Town San Pedro was often foggy and cold, vocal with the sounds of the foghorn and the ships. The fishing slip was full of boats and the coral pink municipal fish dock at the end of the pier was awash with

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  • Sensational Sandwiches

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Gretchen Williams, Dining and Cuisine Contributor  Karen Kaplan knows her way around a sandwich.  Her style is bold and open, colorful and topless and fun! From the original French trencher, meant to be both vessel and victual

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  • Harbor Area Restaurants Give a Cooking Hand

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor Preparing Thanksgiving dinner for the whole family year after year can be a real chore. Not to mention, irritating when distant relatives you never see show up on your doorstep with take-home containers. Here are a fe

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  • Coming Attractions to the San Pedro Dining Scene

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Richard Foss, Food and Culture Writer As you walk, bike or drive around downtown San Pedro, you’ll see evidence that new restaurants are in the works. The curious local diner who tries to find out what is going on often has difficulty, because the new

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  • Learning to Love the Heat

    [vc_row][vc_column width="5/6"][vc_column_text]By Richard Foss, Cuisine and Culture Columnist Andrew Anderson is not the person you might expect to be hosting an event about chili peppers and how they may be used in cocktails. He grew up in rural Wisconsin, land of cheese curds, pot roast, and fish frie

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  • Defiantly Dishing Out Brunch

    [vc_row][vc_column width="5/6"][vc_column_text]By Richard Foss, Dining and Cuisine Columnist    There is something noble and honorable about calmly accomplishing a vital task when all around you is chaos. There is something well beyond that when you not only do that job, but

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  • Who Says Fish Can’t Swim Up Hill?

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Richard Foss, Cuisine Writer

    If you were sitting around this past year speculating about which San Pedro institution would open a location in Rolling Hills Estates, you probably would have guessed wrong. You could have gotten good odds on one of

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  • Rediscover Aztec Spirits Before Salt, Triple-Sec

    [vc_row][vc_column width="5/6"][vc_column_text]By Richard Foss, Culture and Cuisine Writer If you routinely check out the bar on your way into a restaurant, you’ve probably noticed that a new class of beverages has been crowding out the old favorites. Move over, whiskey, gin, and vodka, the Mexicans are taking your sh

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  • Honor Thy Mother with Tea at Elise’s

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Lyn Jensen Mother’s Day and tea service — two traditions that make a good pair for a celebration. To celebrate with generations of mothers and children, Elise’s Tea Room in Long Beach will be hosting a Mother’s Day special, May 13. Just be sure you make reservations. They’re necess

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  • Babouch Moroccan Restaurant: Casablanca for the 21st Century

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] By Richard Foss, Dining and Cuisine Writer A great restaurant experience takes you out of your everyday world. You live in the moment for a while, basking in attentive service and the sensory experiences associated with fine food. After the time away, you return to

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