• Why We Don’t Eat California Spiny Lobsters 

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    (Even though they taste better)

    I've always found it strange that with all of the Lobster Festivals we have in Southern California, a state on the edge of the Pacific Ocean no less, would have to export lobsters from a state off the shore of the Atlantic Ocean. There are fully formed fishing f

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  • Andrew Silber’s Good Life — Restaurateur Talks Culinary Adventures

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor After 23 years, San Pedro’s favorite pub is an institution. Walk inside, the lights are dim and the din of conversation waxes and wanes depending on how close it is to the weekend. On any night of the week, ask the bartender wh

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  • La Buvette Now Open — French Cuisine on Seventh Street

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Gretchen Williams, Dining and Cuisine Writer In Aix-en-Provence, the spring is emerging slowly, trees blossoming in pink and white, tulips and crocus in all shades of yellow, purple, crimson and coral. The warm weather is encouraging the locals to venture out, filli

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  • The Facts of Garlic

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Article & photos by Ari LeVaux, Flash in the Pan Columnist This time of year, the biology of garlic becomes impossible to ignore. A green shoot appears inside every clove of every head of garlic in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s a reminder that a clove of garlic i

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  • Mother’s Day Brunch and Beyond

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Think Valentine’s Day is the busiest dining holiday of the year? Think again. When it’s Mom’s Day, everyone comes out to dine! Seriously, on Mother’s Day 2017, restaurants were up 63 percent from the average on a normal Sunday. So here are some analytics into guest and restaurant behavior around this ho

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  • Blended Lemon Bender

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Ari LeVaux, Flash in the Pan Columnist If I could get across one point today, it would be that people should be putting lemons in blenders, everything but the seeds. Don’t stop blending until all the lemon flesh, pith and zest have been homogenized into a creamy v

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  • Crepe Omelet: A Trans-Atlantic Home Economics Mystery Thriller

    [vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]By Ari LeVaux, Flash in the Pan Every time a new health study about eggs is published, it becomes increasingly clear that what they actually cause is whiplash. This past May we learned that eggs decrease risk for heart disease. This month we learned that t

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  • Two New Restaurants and One on the Way

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Gretchen Williams, Dining and Cuisine Writer The hills of San Pedro are celebrating, dusted with the gold and yellow and orange of the wildflowers, bursting with the blessing of the recent rains and the energy of spring. Downtown San Pedro is feeling the heat, stepp

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  • Veggie Secrets of Pedro

    By Gretchen Williams, Dining and Cuisine Writer San Pedro eateries have veggie secrets, delicious dishes hidden in the menu, created to delight the vegetarian and omnivoree alike. The Whale &  Ale Pub is well known for beef and lamb, and yet their vegetable curry is a spectacular dish seasoned t

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  • Marina Café in Wilmington: Marseilles of LA

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Gretchen Williams, Cuisine Writer The port of Marseilles is the Wilmington of the South of France. Heavy cargo movement and the many workers needed to keep it flowing create a fascinating and international community centered on the port, blessed with many cultures a

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