Michael Jenkins

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

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.

GrowingGreat’s Jr. Chefs Learn Garden to Table Cooking at Manhattan House

GrowingGreat’s Jr. Chefs Learn Garden to Table Cooking at Manhattan House
May 16th, 2016

As a part of GrowingGreat’s Jr. Chef Program, students from Manhattan Beach elementary schools worked with Chef Diana Stavaridis of Manhattan House to learn to prepare a garden inspired, seasonal dish.

South Bay Mother’s Day 2016

South Bay Mother's Day 2016
May 8th, 2016

Celebrate Mom by getting her out of the kitchen and treating her to a fabulous brunch or dinner.  Happy Mother’s Day! Hook & Plow Spend a day at the beach, and treat your mother to one of The Hook & Plow’s brunch or dinner specials. Brunch will feature a Maryland crabcake benedict special, served on […]

Sampling Session Brews from Indie Brewing Company, Los Angeles

Sampling Session Brews from Indie Brewing Company, Los Angeles
May 1st, 2016

These days, craft brews are all the rage and it’s awesome to see breweries and bottle shops popping up all over Southern California.  One of the latest ones I’ve tried is the aptly named Indie Brewing Company. Located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East LA, Indie Brewing specializes in session beers.  Hovering just under […]

South Bay Easter Brunches and Dinners 2016

South Bay Easter Brunches and Dinners 2016
March 25th, 2016

Spring has sprung and Easter is upon us. Here are some South Bay restaurants that are pulling out all the stops for your Easter Brunch or Resurrection Day feast.

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