Michael Jenkins

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

Brunch at Primo Italia: Stiff Drinks and Big Plates on the Hill

Brunch at Primo Italia: Stiff Drinks and  Big Plates on the Hill
August 18th, 2017

Primo Italia is a newish restaurant just on Crenshaw Blvd just south of Pacific Coast Highway. Like many restaurants focsued on Italian cuisine, they’re mainly open for dinner. But on the weekends, they make an exception and open for the South Bay tradition known as Sunday brunch.

Dinner With a View at Kincaid’s, Redondo Beach

Dinner With a View at Kincaid's, Redondo Beach
August 14th, 2017

For years when people have asked me to suggest a “nice place for dinner” near the Redondo Beach Pier, Kincaid’s would be one of the first places to come to mind. I checked in on Kincaid’s recently. Here’s the review.

Making Plans for LA Times The Taste 2017

Making Plans for LA Times The Taste 2017
July 31st, 2017

The Los Angeles Times’ signature summer event, The Taste, takes place during Labor Day weekend at the Paramount Studios lot.  From Friday to Sunday they transform the backlot of Paramount into one of the largest block parties in LA with the city’s best food, drinks, and entertainment.

Celebrating National Ice Cream Day Around the South Bay

Celebrating National Ice Cream Day Around the South Bay
July 15th, 2017

There are plenty of places around the South Bay where you can observe National Ice Cream Day.  Here’s some info on a few of the spots we enjoy.

Farm Fresh Fun at the 2017 Orange County Fair

Farm Fresh Fun at the 2017 Orange County Fair
July 13th, 2017

From July 14 until August 13, the 2017 Orange County Fair will have your weekends packed with “Farm Fresh Fun.”

Get Set for Walk With Sally’s White Light White Night 2017

Get Set for Walk With Sally's White Light White Night 2017
July 11th, 2017

Tickets are available for the South Bay’s biggest white party of the summer: Walk With Sally’s White Light White Night.

Experiencing the Iconic Captain Kidd’s in Redondo Beach

Experiencing the Iconic Captain Kidd's in Redondo Beach
June 28th, 2017

In this review, Michael shares his thoughts on a Redondo Beach seafood icon: Captain Kidd’s.

Summer Festival Season Kicks Off with LA Food Fest 2017

Summer Festival Season Kicks Off with LA Food Fest 2017
June 9th, 2017

This weekend the LA Food Fest returns to the LA Collesium for a full day of all things tasty.

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.

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