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posted a Quick Tip about Manhattan Beach Centennial 2012 Comme.... December 20, 2011
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Manhattan Beach Centennial 2012 Commemorative Book
This coffee table book is being produced by The Manhattan Beach Historical Society in affiliation with John Post Photography.   Along with numerous historic photographs and images, the book will list the names of current residents, former residents and people who love Manhattan Beach. Adding names is FREE. Details are available at www.manhattanbeachcentennialbook.com or www.mb100book.com. …
reviewed Terranea Resort. June 07, 2011
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Terranea Resort
   This has to be one of the best local treasures we've discovered in ages.  My husband and I wound up here after a mishap with our original plans for a weekend getaway to celebrate our wedding anniversary.  Turned out to be the best thing that could've happened!      Terranea offers the best unobstructed views I've seen from anywhere in or around …
reviewed King's Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant. June 03, 2011
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King's Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant
King's Hawaiian is another South Bay original restaurant that creates a unique variety of dishes by combining two different ethnic cuisines (see also my review of Spoon House).  At King's Hawaiian, you'll find a blending of Japanese and Hawaiian styles with more traditional American food available as well.      The restaurant itself has a 60's coffee shop ambiance …
reviewed Baleen. May 24, 2011
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Baleen
I stumbled upon this place late one night after a wedding I went to at the neighboring Portofino Hotel. We we're just looking for a place to stop by and get a drink before going home. I didn't really know what to expect from a restaurant/bar in the Redondo Beach Harbor, but when I walked in I was surprised. A very nice establishment that had a DJ spinning some tunes.   …
answered a question about Restaurants. May 08, 2011
Restaurants
I loved Amigos Tacos, El Tarasco, Wahoo's Fish Tacos and Chipotle (yes, the last two aren't strictly MB but, they are delicious!).
reviewed Taiko Restaurant. May 03, 2011
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Taiko Restaurant
Taiko is right in the middle of the trendy El Segundo location that includes the new ArcLight theaters, PF Chang's, and McCormick and Schmick's.  So we might not expect to find high quality, authentic Japanese food at Taiko, but something more along the lines of Americanized Japansese food.  In this case, our assumptions would be wrong.  Taiko serves up a variety of authentic …
posted a Quick Tip about Panchos. April 26, 2011
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Panchos
Food is mediocre, prices are outrageous! But the decor is great which makes for a very fun atmosphere and I can just tell their margaritas are great. Salsa is + 5
reviewed Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Grill. April 21, 2011
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Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Grill
Samurai Sam's is a great place for getting a quick bite or grabbing lunch with co-workers. Since it's located in a shopping plaza, parking is almost never an issue, plus you have your dessert shops nearby along with everyone's favorite drug store, CVS, and Bristol Farms, the organic, albeit expensive and of the guilt-tripping variety, grocery.      I always get their …
posted a Quick Tip about M.B. Post. April 21, 2011
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M.B. Post
Adding this place to my list of places to check out in the South Bay.
reviewed Versailles Restaurant. April 20, 2011
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Versailles Restaurant
Every year, my son chooses to have his birthday dinner at Versailles.  The restaurant in Manhattan Beach is one of four locations for this family owned chain begun in 1981.  The building and decor at this location is a little tired and worn, but atmosphere is not why you eat at Versailles.  You come to Versailles for friendly service and excellent Cuban food.      …
posted a Quick Tip about Sharks Cove Sports Bar. April 12, 2011
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Sharks Cove Sports Bar
I love coming here! It my usual place to go when going out for the evening in Manhattan. I know a few of the bar tenders, the crowd is in they're low to mid 20's and Fridays and Saturdays they have an awesome cover band! I'd recommend checking out Sharks Cove! It's a great place for a group as well.
reviewed Cozymel's Coastal Mex. April 12, 2011
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Cozymel's Mexican Grill
Being from So Cal I'm a huge Mexican food fan! In fact I may eat it too much... That being said, for the last 2 years I've worked about 5 steps away from a Mexican restaurant that I have never eaten at. I've always wanted to eat at Cozymel's, I've just never gotten around to it. Been in there a few times for a beer but never for food.      So last week I was …
reviewed Katsu. April 12, 2011
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Katsu
If you drive by Katsu on Rosecrans and Highland, you probably won't even notice it is there.  They do not have any signage on the building!  There is a red awning and a door with an "A" rating hung on it and that is it.  You better know what you are looking for.  But most good restaurants gain customers by word of mouth and Katsu certainly is proof of that point.  …
reviewed American Farmhouse Cafe and Grill. April 09, 2011
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American Farmhouse Cafe and Grill
Farmhouse is the perfect spot for all the right reasons. Usually an open table, plenty of parking, food cooked fresh, always consistent, breakfast until 3, and plenty of delicious (DELICIOUS) options.      Favorite menu item: pancakes! How they make them so fluffy but with a firm, griddled exterior, I'll never know!      The dinner specials (farm grilled …
took a poll, Best Breakfast. April 09, 2011
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posted a Quick Tip about The Kettle. April 09, 2011
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Nothing spectacular on menu, outside the Jonathan B burger. Old standby gets extra credit for being open 24 hours.
posted a Quick Tip about The Kettle. April 08, 2011
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Their muffins are so yummy. I think that might be what keeps people returning.
posted a Quick Tip about China Grill (Manhattan Beach). April 08, 2011
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China Grill (Manhattan Beach)
China Grill has the best vegetable egg rolls I have ever had, they are not too greasy and they actually taste like something! I really love their wonton chips.
reviewed Romano's Macaroni Grill. April 05, 2011
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Romano's Macaroni Grill
I found myself done with the gym at around 9:30 on a Friday night with no plans. My friend and I were pretty tired, and need something to eat. Places were closing, and we needed food  now. Right across the street from the 24 Hour is Romano's -- so we thought to give this a try.       PARKING: We left our cars near the gym and walked over, which I think means we could …
took a poll, Best Sushi in Manhattan Beach. April 03, 2011
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