• 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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  • Founder Kamal Keroles is Happy to See Babouch in Good Hands

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor On April 28, Kamal Keroles and all in the Babouch Moroccan Restaurant family are going to celebrate the restaurant’s 40th anniversary and the passing of the torch to its new owners, Trina Mendoza and Jasiree Fournier. Kamal Ker

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  • Sight, Taste and Place: Paul Buchanan and the Palos Verdes Art Center’s Wild Event

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] By Richard Foss, Dining and Cuisine Writer On March 16, the Palos Verdes Art Center hosted an examination of the natural environment of its Peninsula by artists of two unrelated disciplines.  One was visual art: the opening of a show of plein air works painted ami

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  • Rescuing St. Patrick’s Day from Myths and Legends

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Richard Foss, Cuisine and Culture Writer      Much has been said about the decline of manufacturing in America. Yet, we still lead the  world in at least one category of manufacturing. I refer, of course, to manufacturing excuses to dr

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  • Sustainable Seafood Expo Returns

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is bringing back the Sustainable Seafood Expo on Oct. 2 to Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles for its third year and the fish tastes delicious. This year’s event features celebrity keynote speaker Adrian Grenier, star of Entou

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