Michael Jenkins

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

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.

Happy Hour at the Fabulous Forum of Inglewood (Video)

Happy Hour at the Fabulous Forum of Inglewood (Video)
August 27th, 2015

Headed to an evening show at the Fabulous Forum of Inglewood? Get there early for happy hour on the terrace! Here’s the scoop.

The Point Opens This Weekend in El Segundo

The Point Opens This Weekend in El Segundo
July 29th, 2015

The South Bay’s newest shopping destination is opening this weekend with plenty of fanfare. Here’s the scoop on the grand opening and other events taking place this weekend!

Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival 2015: Tickets On Sale Now

Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival 2015: Tickets On Sale Now
July 28th, 2015

The Los Angles Food & Wine Festival takes place all over Los Angeles starting August 27 through August 30. Tickets are on sale now and going fast!

Manhattan House Delights with Cocktails, Seaonal Fare, and…Windows! (Video)

Manhattan House Delights with Cocktails, Seaonal Fare, and…Windows! (Video)
July 22nd, 2015

Manhattan House is one of the latest additions to gastropub dining options around the South Bay. With a fresh, seasonal menu and solid beverage options, they’re already exceeding expectations.

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