Michael Jenkins

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

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.

Farm Stand to Close in El Segundo; New Concept in the Works

Farm Stand to Close in El Segundo; New Concept in the Works
March 21st, 2016

If you’re a fan of Farm Stand, run (don’t walk!) to their downtown El Segundo restaurant ASAP. After 10 years of serving “urban country food”, the restaurant is closing on March 25, 2016 for a reboot.

South Bay Dinners and Events for NYE and New Year’s Day

South Bay Dinners and Events for NYE and New Year’s Day
December 30th, 2015

This weekend, we bid a fond farewell to 2015 and welcome 2016. Here are a few celebrations around the South Bay for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Jackson’s Food and Drink Salutes New Star Wars Movie with The Light Saber Cocktail

Jackson’s Food and Drink Salutes New Star Wars Movie with The Light Saber Cocktail
December 18th, 2015

Jackson’s is prepping Star Wars fan for the most epic movie of the year with a cocktail aptly named The Light Saber.

Tasting the Next Chapter of California Pizza Kitchen at Rolling Hills CPK

Tasting the Next Chapter of California Pizza Kitchen at Rolling Hills CPK
November 16th, 2015

As CPK starts a new chapter in its history book, changes in décor and new additions to the menu are prepping the chain for a new generation. Here’s what we found.

The Final Days of Fresh & Easy Grocery Stores

The Final Days of Fresh & Easy Grocery Stores
November 9th, 2015

With the news that all locations will be closing, we take a look back on how Fresh & Easy rose and fell twice in the past two years.

A Postcard from Malibu: The 2015 Los Angeles Magazine Food Event in Review

A Postcard from Malibu: The 2015 Los Angeles Magazine Food Event in Review
November 3rd, 2015

2015 marked the tenth anniversary of The Los Angeles Magazine’s Food Event. As in previous years, this year’s soiree brought the best of LA’s restaurant scene to the beautiful hills of Malibu’s wine county. Here’s a look back at the setting, the people, and of course the foods and beverages that make The Food Event a highlight each year.

Local Treats for Halloween 2015

Local Treats for Halloween 2015
October 30th, 2015

If you’re trying to stay out of the “holiday” traffic this weekend, turn to your local haunts for your Halloween celebration. Here are a few events taking place around the South Bay that will give you more treats than tricks!

Celebrate 10 Years of Tastiness at LA Magazine’s Food Event, Sunday, October 18

Celebrate 10 Years of Tastiness at LA Magazine’s Food Event, Sunday, October 18
October 16th, 2015

For a decade now, LA Magazine has celebrated the best of our local cuisine with their completely elegant and simply titled soiree, The Food Event. Find out how to participate in this Sunday’s event!

Get a Taste of the Pier in Redondo Beach, Sunday, October 11, 12-4 PM

Get a Taste of the Pier in Redondo Beach, Sunday, October 11, 12-4 PM
October 10th, 2015

Taste of the Pier is the perfect event to get a taste of the food that makes the Redondo Beach Pier and International Boardwalk a dining destination for locals and visitors alike.

A Quiet Farewell to Flossie’s Southern Cuisine

A Quiet Farewell to Flossie’s Southern Cuisine
September 23rd, 2015

It’s been just over a month now and I’m still coming to grips with the closing of Flossie’s Southern Cuisine.

Cooling Off with Traditional Mexican Paletas

Cooling Off with Traditional Mexican Paletas
September 13th, 2015

In a class led by Chef Aaron Camacho of Artesana Pops, I had the opportunity to learn how to make a different kind of Popsicle, traditional Mexican paletas, or ice pops made with fruit and cream. This write up includes the recipes and techniques you can use to make the perfect paleta at home.

Your Ambassador’s Guide to the Los Angeles County Fair 2015

Your Ambassador’s Guide to the Los Angeles County Fair 2015
September 5th, 2015

Heading to the La County Fair this month? From tickets, to concerts to spirits, beer, and wine tastings, we’ve got the details you need to make your visit an awesome one.

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