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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…

Burrito Supreme

This was a tough one. Get three local guys to eat some of the best burritos in town. But which one came out on top? Let’s unwrap the mystery.

This was a tough one. Get three local guys to eat some of the best burritos in town. But which one came out on top? Let’s unwrap the mystery.

Guys in Aprons

What some of our favorite local chefs like to make in their home kitchens.

What some of our favorite local chefs like to make in their home kitchens.

Authentic Appeal

Chef Anne Conness’ traditional Rancho Redondo fare shines at Sausal in El Segundo.

Chef Anne Conness’ traditional Rancho Redondo fare shines at Sausal in El Segundo.

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.

Good Noshing, Vietnam

Southbay designer and illustrator Elena Lacey explores unfamiliar food territory with knife, fork and an open mind.

Southbay designer and illustrator Elena Lacey explores unfamiliar food territory with knife, fork and an open mind.

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.

Perfect Plates

Many of our talented chefs score big with dishes that not only taste amazing but look pretty handsome too.

Many of our talented chefs score big with dishes that not only taste amazing but look pretty handsome too.

The Food Chain

A new generation in the esteemed Giuliano family brings a South Bay
dining legacy into the modern age.

A new generation in the esteemed Giuliano family brings a South Bay dining legacy into the modern age.

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.

In the Bag

Move over coffee. It’s tea time.

Move over coffee. It’s tea time.

Sing for Your Supper

Marcio Donaldson is no stranger to adversity. The 25-year-old self-taught singer spent a year living in his car to achieve his dream—and ultimately a day job.

Marcio Donaldson is no stranger to adversity. The 25-year-old self-taught singer spent a year living in his car to achieve his dream—and ultimately a day job.

Back to His Roots

Mario del Pero marks a return to the South Bay with the opening of Mendocino Farms at The Point in El Segundo.

Mario del Pero marks a return to the South Bay with the opening of Mendocino Farms at The Point in El Segundo.

Backyard to Table

A curated list of what to cultivate in your garden this summer.

A curated list of what to cultivate in your garden this summer.

Keep Your Cool

Beat the heat with our favorite summer sips from local watering holes.

Beat the heat with our favorite summer sips from local watering holes.

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.

Hive Mentality

Terranea’s Chef Bernard Ibarra will take the farm-to-table experience to the next level this spring.

Terranea’s Chef Bernard Ibarra will take the farm-to-table experience to the next level this spring.

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.

Doorstep Dinners

A new wave of home-delivered fresh ingredients and gourmet recipes makes a move on suppertime.

A new wave of home-delivered fresh ingredients and gourmet recipes makes a move on suppertime.

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.

Seasoned with Love

South Bay chef Michael Fiorelli partners up and scores a winning combination with Love & Salt.

South Bay chef Michael Fiorelli partners up and scores a winning combination with Love & Salt.

Food For Thought

Tastes of the South Bay serves up popular recipes and a sense of neighborly love.

Tastes of the South Bay serves up popular recipes and a sense of neighborly love.

The Well-Rounded Getaway

There’s something for everyone at Terranea Resort.

There’s something for everyone at Terranea Resort.

Sweet Spots

Our food and wine editor chooses three hot spots for a romantic night out—both in and out of the South Bay.

Our food and wine editor chooses three hot spots for a romantic night out—both in and out of the South Bay.

Hey, Pumpkin

Every holiday tradition has a past … even dessert. We dissect the unexpected history of our beloved pumpkin pie.

We dissect the unexpected history of our beloved pumpkin pie.

Four Score

Playa Provisions wakes up a sleepy strip with a delicious quartet.

Playa Provisions wakes up a sleepy strip with a delicious quartet.

Lunch Ladies

Manhattan Beach moms cook up a grassroots campaign aimed at getting local school kids to eat healthier.

Manhattan Beach moms cook up a grassroots campaign aimed at getting local school kids to eat healthier.

Gingerly Speaking

Three South Bayers seek out summer refreshment with the help of a little ginger beer. Which one of these local cocktails spiced things up the most?

Three South Bayers seek out summer refreshment with the help of a little ginger beer.

Bright Ideas

Fresh finds for your late summer dinner party.

Fresh finds for your late summer dinner party.

Glass Half Full

The Trump Wine and Beer Festival returns with a taste of the South Bay’s best.

The Trump Wine and Beer Festival returns with a taste of the South Bay’s best.