dineMB in Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach celebrates its second year with ten participating restaurants starting January 25 through January 30. Each participating restaurant offers a pre-fixe dinner menu that includes an appetizer, entrée and a dessert for $30, $40 or $50 per person. Here is a list of some of the participating restaurants: 1. The Strand House is offering…

The Strand House – Tour de Pier

I always enjoy sitting upstairs at one of the tables near the wall of glass windows inside The Strand House. I gaze out at the Manhattan Beach Pier and Pacific Ocean watching pelicans soar along the shore line. My blood pressure lowers and I gain a sense of well-being. I met with Heath Gregory, partner…

Zinc @ The Shade Hotel with Devin Alexander

When The Cheesecake Factory’s Bistro Shrimp Pasta recently topped the list of Xtreme Eating Awards with 3,120 calories, (put out by the Center for Science in the Public Interest) I shuddered to think of all the calories I consume when I go out to dine. A friend told me about a terrific chef, Devin Alexander,…

30 Days of Devinly Decadence at Zinc @ shade

Since I have vowed to eat healthy during 2013, I was excited to meet Chef Devin Alexander to try some of her dishes at The Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach. Currently, Devin has 8 popular cookbooks, including the Biggest Loser cookbooks. She hosts America’s Chefs on Tour on PBS and has a show Healthy Decadence…