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Full Plate

A local dad’s enterprising idea helps put a smarter, tastier dinner on the table.

Already a successful real estate man and one of the original founders of Bank of Manhattan, Kyle Ransford took the reins of an entirely new endeavor with plenty of room for negotiation: putting dinner on the table for his kids. “I always had a passion for cooking,” says the entrepreneur. “Playing Mr. Mom, I suddenly found myself giving advice to…

Tout Sweet

A few of our baker’s favorite things.

  White ceramic egg tray (1), $16, and Creative Co-Op stacked pastel colored measuring cups (2), $18; both at French Farmhouse in Redondo Beach  |  frenchfarmhouseredondobeach.com   BEST 10-inch balloon wood handle whisk (3), $10.49, AMCO rustproof measuring spoons (4), $13.99, BIA 3-ounce white ramekin (5), $1.90, S.A.L.T Sisters gourmet cane sugar in vanilla bean (6), $8.95, Vollrath #12 disher…

Wunderbar!

Three South Bay gents with a taste for local brews check out four beers on tap at Hot’s Kitchen in Hermosa Beach. Here’s how it went down.

Three South Bay gents with a taste for local brews check out four beers on tap at Hot’s Kitchen in Hermosa Beach. Here’s how it went down.

Maine Attraction

Bibs ready! Redondo Beach’s 20th annual Lobster Festival is just around the corner. Chef Jessica Jordan of FISHBAR in Manhattan Beach inspires this year’s Lobster Bistro. Here are a few of her favorite beverage pairings for this seafood star.

Bibs ready! Redondo Beach’s 20th annual Lobster Festival is just around the corner. Chef Jessica Jordan of FISHBAR in Manhattan Beach inspires this year’s Lobster Bistro. Here are a few of her favorite beverage pairings for this seafood star.

First Crush

Former LA Kings right wing and current game announcer Jim Fox, his wife, Susie, and business partner, Dean Nucich, turn a lifelong passion for wine into a full-blown winemaking business.

Former LA Kings right wing and current game announcer Jim Fox, his wife, Susie, and business partner, Dean Nucich, turn a lifelong passion for wine into a full-blown winemaking business.

We Got the Beef

Anything but rivals, peers and chefs David LeFevre and Tin Vuong open new steakhouses within months of each other. We say the more the merrier.

Anything but rivals, peers and chefs David LeFevre and Tin Vuong open new steakhouses within months of each other. We say the more the merrier.

With Endurance

A former Johnson & Johnson employee starts a new kind of healthy drink company right here in Hermosa Beach.

A former Johnson & Johnson employee starts a new kind of healthy drink company right here in Hermosa Beach.

City Sip

More than two decades strong, the Manhattan Wine Auction looks to again raise buckets of cash for the worthy Manhattan Beach Education Foundation. We uncorked a bottle and sat down with co-chair Ken Bush and auctioneer Greg Quiroga to discuss this year’s festivities.

More than two decades strong, the Manhattan Wine Auction looks to again raise buckets of cash for the worthy Manhattan Beach Education Foundation. We uncorked a bottle and sat down with co-chair Ken Bush and auctioneer Greg Quiroga to discuss this year’s festivities.

Open Air Affair

Ready to entertain … alfresco? Contributing stylist and Creative Culinary Group owner Kara Mickelson offers three helpful tips for the perfect outdoor party.

Ready to entertain … alfresco? Contributing stylist and Creative Culinary Group owner Kara Mickelson offers three helpful tips for the perfect outdoor party.

The Edible Garden

There was a time when Southern California gardens got by on good looks alone. A lush backyard oasis brimming with glossy, tropical ferns and flowering hibiscus lured us in.

There was a time when Southern California gardens got by on good looks alone. A lush backyard oasis brimming with glossy, tropical ferns and flowering hibiscus lured us in.