• Takeout Cuisine in San Pedro

    By Gretchen Williams, Dining and Cuisine Writer Life as we know it can change in an instant. Strategy for daily living has changed for everyone, with the forced-march aspects of antiseptic procedures and social distancing standards making every move more difficult. Families are faced with enforced toget

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  • A Fresh Breeze at Shore Grill

    By Gretchen Williams, Dining and Cuisine Writer A sea breeze comes up every afternoon in South Shores, often in sharp contrast to heat or pollution elsewhere.  It is a delight to come over the hill and feel that refreshing salty wind.  The view of Catalina and out to sea is one of the joys of living i

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  • Restaurant Updates — Buono’s; Compagnon; Choriman & Colossus

    By Gretchen Williams, Dining and Cuisine Writer

    Buono’s New San Pedro Location

    Sunday afternoon in San Pedro always meant dinner at Grandmother's house, and if you were lucky, she was called “Nonna.” Nonna's Sunday sauce was a hearty marinara, rich with ripe tomatoes and garlic, fragrant wit

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  • A New Dining Gem on Western Avenue

    By Gretchen Williams, Dining and Cuisine Writer The Northern Cafe is an undiscovered treasure on Western Avenue. Nestled in the shopping mall on the harbor side of Western and Trudy Drive, the Northern Cafe maintains a low profile while turning out exceptional Chinese dishes. T

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  • Wasting Food: There’s No Excuse Anymore

    By Joshua Samuel, Editorial Intern We love to say we hate waste: we hate to waste time; we hate to waste energy; we really hate to waste money.  Yet, produce that is less than perfect often won’t even make it to grocery store shelves. The Natural Resources Defense Council found that 40 percent of

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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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  • When Date Night Doesn’t Work

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    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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  • 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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  • 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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