• Tacos, Tacos, Tacos and More

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Gretchen Williams, Travel and Cuisine Writer Downtown San Pedro is in the midst of a conflict in which everybody wins! Little Italy is in the works on lower 6th Street, promising a fragrant neighborhood with the recent firing up of Buono’s Pizzeria’s new pizz

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  • Oktoberfest at Alpine Village: The Home of Much Needed Tradition, Comradery and Beer

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Adam R. Thomas, Reporter While not to the same degree as following Barbara Streisand, it must have been tough to host Alpine Village’s annual Oktoberfest celebration this year. This past year was the 50th anniversary of the Alpine Village being built in the uninco

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  • Taxco

    Taxco Bonito Moves to a New Location after 36 Years

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Gretchen Williams, Travel and Cuisine Writer "It is always a beautiful day at Taxco” was the sentiment overheard at the new Taxco location 28152 S. Western Avenue, just north of the former location. The diner was enjoying the colorful and

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  • When Date Night Doesn’t Work


    Chef Chris Sison has Lunch Date Picks

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor I don’t consider myself a foodie-snob, but I like to haunt the Instagram accounts of my favorite chefs just to see what they are working on next, or the p

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  • Pina’s Mexican Restaurant Celebrates 30 Years

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The sweet notes of mariachi trumpet and guitar rang out on the evening breeze in South Shores. Delicious aromas and a promise of wonderful things to come came from the warm dining room at Pina’s on 25th Street. The 30th anniversary of the cozy restaurant marked Josepina and Martin Magana’s three decades of lov

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  • The Passing of the Admiral Risty

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Gretchen Williams, Cuisine and Travel Writer On a foggy morning in late summer of 1965, Ralph Woods stopped by the side of the road near the edge of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and looked out to sea. The west end of Catalina was just peeking through the mist. Across

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  • Tradition and Modernity: Haewah Dal Brings Family and Food Together

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Katrina Guevara, Contributor As the first of its kind restaurant, Haewah Dal will open its doors to the Belmont Shore community in the fall. The Chung family hopes to widen its patrons’ palettes by serving Korean food other than  the infamous kbbq. The Chung f

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  • Heartburn: The Common Dietary Challenge that Restaurants Ignore

    By Jason Pramas, Contributor  On a recent Saturday night, my wife and I went out for drinks and snacks at a well-known local restaurant. It’s the kind of place that can get expensive if you’re having a full meal, but isn’t too pricey for a couple of small plates. So hang

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  • Conrad’s Mexican Grill: Mexican and Peruvian Cuisine with a Vegan Menu

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Richard Foss, Cuisine Writer As much as you may dislike fast food places, there’s no denying that what they promise, they deliver.  A McDonald’s burger tastes just as mediocre in Los Angeles as it does in Oshkosh, Wis., or in New York City. That’s why chain r

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  • MoLAA’s Beer Fest Brings Out Locals and Artisans

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Arts and Culture Reporter It finally  felt like summer in Los Angeles, which made it the perfect time to showcase local breweries in the outdoor Robert Gumbiner Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Latin American Art’s Beer Festival, July 13. It was

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