• 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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  • 25th and Western: Destination Dishes

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Gretchen Williams, Travel and Cuisine Writer A wise person once said, “If you can’t buy it at 25th and Western, you don’t need it,” and that is true, at least close to dinnertime. The restaurants at South Shores make summertime dining easy and delicious.

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  • Bon Voyage to Neil’s Seafood and Pasta, Hello Destination Dishes

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Gretchen Williams, Travel and Cuisine Writer A generation of San Pedro has passed through the romantic arch at the entry of Neil’s Pasta and Seafood Grill since its 1998 inception. Fine seafood, authentic Italian fare and a happening bar have made Neil’s the pla

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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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  • Sebastian’s Fresh Take on Mediterranean Cuisine

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Gretchen Williams, Cuisine Writer Sunshine and saltwater bless the Mediterranean and San Pedro in equal measure. The sea and shore provide for a creative and delicious cuisine, now being served on 7th Street, as well as in Marseille or Palermo.  Sebasti

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  • 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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