Michael Jenkins

Michael loves grilling, rum, and has a weakness for key lime pie.

Bettolino Kitchen Hits the Mark on Italian Cuisine in Redondo Beach

Bettolino Kitchen Hits the Mark on Italian Cuisine in Redondo Beach
May 11th, 2017

Bettolino Kitchen is settling in as a fan favorite for creative Italian food and beverage in Redondo Beach. Here we take a look at a few beverages, a couple entrees, and dessert.

Burger City Grill Opens in North Torrance

Burger City Grill Opens in North Torrance
March 22nd, 2017

To the delight of burger lovers everywhere, Burger City Grill has opened a third location in North Torrance.

This Weekend! Get a Taste of the South Bay’s Blue Zones

This Weekend! Get a Taste of the South Bay's Blue Zones
March 3rd, 2017

On Sunday, March 5, from 2 to 5 PM, the Taste of Blue Zones event will take place at the Manhattan Beach Civic Plaza. Sample foods from a wide array of South Bay restaurants and learn how healthy eating can be a fun and lifelong experience.

Cambria Hotel and Suites: Coming Soon to El Segundo

Cambria Hotel and Suites: Coming Soon to El Segundo
February 15th, 2017

Cambria Hotel & Suites, currently wrapping up construction at 199 Continental Blvd in El Segundo, is the latest addition to the hotel boom in the South Bay.

South Bay Valentine’s Day 2017

South Bay Valentine's Day 2017
February 12th, 2017

Its that time of year again where the tâche du jour is showering our petits amis with love and affection. Often, that affection comes with a meal and drinks. Hey, even lovers have to eat, right!?

For those of you dining out around the South Bay, here are a few options to help you find the perfect Valentine’s Day meal.

Fall Menu Favorites at North Italia, El Segundo

Fall Menu Favorites at North Italia, El Segundo
January 18th, 2017

In this review, we’re looking back on items from the fall menu and a few regular menu favorites at North Italia in El Segundo.

Wrangle a Balloon in the Hollywood Christmas Parade

Wrangle a Balloon in the Hollywood Christmas Parade
November 21st, 2016

The Hollywood Christmas parade is one of the largest holiday celebrations in Los Angeles. You’ve seen it on TV; maybe you’ve even braved the traffic and crowds to watch from the sidelines. Now here’s your chance to be right in the middle of all the action.

Revisiting the Habit Burger in El Segundo

Revisiting the Habit Burger in El Segundo
October 27th, 2016

Its been a little over seven years since Michel did a full review of The Habit Burger located in El Segundo. On a recent visit, he tried something old and something new…

This Weekend! South Bay Kitchens Join LA Magazine’s Food Event in Malibu

October 14th, 2016

This Sunday, October 16, Los Angeles Magazine’s The Food Event returns to Malibu for its 11th annual celebration of all things tasty in LA. A few South Bay restaurants will be joining the celebration of the LA dining scene…

Shade Hotel Celebrates Pre-Grand Opening With LA Rams Legends

Shade Hotel Celebrates Pre-Grand Opening With LA Rams Legends
October 6th, 2016

After years of planning and construction, the South Bay’s newest luxury hotel — Shade Hotel Redondo Beach — is open for business.

Looking Back at The Taste 2016

Looking Back at The Taste 2016
September 12th, 2016

Presented by the Los Angeles Times, The Taste is one of LA’s premeire food festivals.  Celebrated over five events during Labor Day weekend, The Taste turns the entire Paramount Studios backlot into a culinary block party.  In this review, Michael and Bryan discuss the 2016 event. Like previous years, the Taste was made up of five […]

This Weekend! Get a Taste of San Pedro

This Weekend!  Get a Taste of San Pedro
August 2nd, 2016

On Saturday, August 6, more than 20 San Pedro and Peninsula area restaurants and breweries will gather for a grand tasting at Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles.

This Weekend! Party For A Cause at White Light White Night, Saturday July 23

This Weekend! Party For A Cause at White Light White Night, Saturday July 23
July 20th, 2016

There’s still time to participate in one of the South Bay’s most highly anticipated events: Walk With Sally’s White Light White Night.

2016 Father’s Day Specials and Events

2016 Father’s Day Specials and Events
June 16th, 2016

Here are a few special events around the South Bay and beyond to help you find a special way to say thanks to the special dads in your life whether they be young or old, experienced or new.

Carolina’s Italian Restaurant is Big on Pasta, Big on Beer

Carolina’s Italian Restaurant is Big on Pasta, Big on Beer
June 14th, 2016

Carolina’s Italian Restaurant has been serving Italian food to Orange County residents and visitors for more than 35 years. With the continued success of their Garden Grove location, the family-owned operation has expanded to a new location in nearby Anaheim. During the Memorial Day weekend, Nicole and I stopped by the Anaheim restaurant to try some of their homemade pasta dishes and more.

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