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10 great places to wine and dine in Manhattan Beach

Before chef David LeFevre opened Manhattan Beach Post in 2011, non-Manhattan Beach residents might have ventured to the area to surf, play beach volleyball or buy a home after signing a multimillion-dollar sports contract. You just didn't drive to that part of town for a single meal. But a steady...

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Jonathan Gold

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Russ Parsons

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Dining Out

Home Cooking

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Break out of a crust rut with different flours for the dough

Your kitchen is lightly dusted with flour, the bowls of ripe fruit are ready to be translated into filling, or maybe a pot of Meyer lemon curd or melted Valrhona stands on the stove. The fruit and curd and chocolate are all things that can go into the glorious pie you're making. But how much thought...

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Beer, Wine and Cocktails

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Napa Valley begins one of the earliest harvests in recent memory

Napa Valley begins one of the earliest harvests in recent memory

The harvest is on in the Napa Valley. And it’s one of the earliest in recent memory. How early? About a week ahead of last year, when picking started on July 30. The year before, it began on Aug. 1; and in 2012, when picking didn’t begin until mid-August, according to Patsy McGaughy of the Napa...