Sylvie Gabriele, Love & Salt

Sylvie Gabriele, owner of Manhattan beach’s Love & Salt restaurant is one of nine founding members of RE:Her, a new restaurant association that aims to empower female restaurant owners . The organizing is launching a ten-day food festival from Jan.21-30 called 10 Days RE:Her. (Photo by Andrea D'Agosoto)

Restaurants throughout the South Bay have modified their businesses to accommodate dining while also meeting LA County Health Department mandates for controlling the spread of the coronavirus. Currently this means they can fill take-out and delivery orders. Other restaurants are closing temporarily while considering options and waiting for updates from city, state and county governments.

HERE'S WHAT'S NEW

'Regarding Her' food festival starts today

Women-owned restaurants all over Los Angeles have united to form dozens of collaborative events, one-of-a-kind menu specials and culinary conversations during the Regarding Her food festival, Jan. 21 through 30. Funds raised from the festival will be used to support and mentor growing establishments. All the 'RE: Her' events are virtual and the food is for take-out only. A full list of restaurants is on the website regardingherfood.com. In the South Bay, the following restaurants are participating:

  • Jame Enoteca, 241 Main Street, El Segundo, is serving a fried cheese creation known as HERrancini Boobies; order online at eatjame.com.
  • Bettolino Kitchen, 211 Palos Verdes Blvd. Redondo Beach, is offering a take-home kit for its tortellioni al limone; order through Open Table (RE:HER Cook At Home Kit, opentable.com/restaurant/takeout/166831).
  • Gabi James, 1810 S. Catalina, Redondo Beach is paring four tapas dishes with wine and cocktails for two people; order through Open Table (RE:HER COLLAB, opentable.com/restaurant/takeout/1004614).
  • Barsha, 1141 Aviation Blvd., Hermosa Beach has dishes paying homage to the cultures of Africa and Samoa including shrimp and grits, coconut rolls and a Tunsian salad; Order on Toast or use the link, toasttab.com/barsha-restaurant/v3/?mode=fulfillment.
  • Love and Salt, for Jan. 24 only, has put together a variety of 'Booozy Brunch' options; View all the choices on Open Table RE: HER COLLAB ("WE LOVE HER" or BRUNCH + PASTRY, opentable.com/restaurant/takeout/62887).

AID IN RESPONSE TO COVID CLOSURES

Skechers launches relief for restaurants

Manhattan Beach-based Skechers Corp. has initiated a fund aimed at helping local restaurants survive in the wake of COVID-19-related closures. The company will match up to $500,000 in donations made to the fund. Distributions will help the restaurants pay rent, manage operating costs and keep people employed. To make a tax-deductible donation, go online to about.skechers.com/skechers-foundation. Or, write a check payable to the Skechers Foundation with "Save Our Restaurants" in the memo line. (Or, include a cover letter specifying that the funds are for "Save Our Restaurants.") Mail the check to Robin Curren at Skechers, 225 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90206. Direct questions via email to RobinC@skechers.com.

BeachLife's Operation Smiles

The BeachLife music festival planners have created “Operation Smiles South Bay,” to help individuals and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. One aspect of the program offers assistance through the purchase of gift cards from selected restaurants, retailers and other small businesses. Requests for inclusion by a business can be made using the following link for Business Submissions: airtable.com/shr0vRQgjp31rGSCx.

A second aspect of Operation Smiles consists distributing the gift cards to deserving individuals who complete a 'Wish List' that is focused on, but not exclusive, to restaurant and hospitality workers. To access the Wish List, use the following link: airtable.com/shrrQUmaAW362V8eB.

HERMOSA BEACH

Barnacles open seven days a week

Barnacles Bar & Grill at 837 Hermosa Ave. is a local favorite with an extensive menu featuring burgers, greens and wraps, sandwiches along with unexpected options such as pho and grilled steak. For to-go orders, see the full menu on barnaclesbarandgrill.com

Dia de Campo and others have a pop-up

Three Hermosa Beach restaurants have established a take-out Food Bazaar so customers can continue to enjoy delicious food from Little Sister (Vietnamese), Dia de Campo (Mexican) and Steak & Whiskey (American). Limited menu items are available for walk-up orders, pickup or delivery at the parking lot at Dia de Campo, 1238 Hermosa Ave. Hours of operation are 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Chef Melba's has delivery and take-out

The menu at Chef Melba's Bistro features California cuisine with an emphasis on seafood, seasonal ingredients and healthy lifestyles. Order take-out and delivery online at chefmelbasbistro.com. The restaurant is located at 1501 Hermosa Ave. and open Tuesday through Sunday. 

Hermosa Brewing Co. still brewing

The brewery offers specialty beers and tasty accompaniments such as chili-glazed spare ribs, swordfish tacos and a burger-of-the week, to go with curbside service. Located at 1342 Hermosa Avenue. Order online until 8 p.m. at hbcfoodonline.square.site/ or by calling (424)398- 0014.

Pedone's Pizza open daily

Pedone's Pizza & Italian is open daily from noon to 11 p.m. with delivery service or no-contact pickup from the store at 1332 Hermosa Ave. For more information visit pedonespizza.com.

Playa Hermosa Fish & Oyster preparing food to go

Playa Hermosa Fish & Oyster, located at 19 Pier Ave., opens for dining at 5 p.m. with its menu of fresh oysters and seafood and specialty cocktails. Place an order for take-out or delivery by phone using a calling app provided on the restaurant's website, playahermosaoyster.com.

Ragin Cajun has entrees and margaritas for pickup

Cajun specialties such a gumbo, cornbread and Bayou Bisque soup may be ordered along with traditional holiday dishes. For a full menu, go online to ragincajuncafe.com. The full menu of Cajun cuisine available for take-out, call (310)540 -7403, daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Tower 12 taking orders for in-home dining

Tower 12 in central Hermosa Beach serves California-inspired versions of American classics, hand-crafted cocktails and local beers from its location on 53 Pier Avenue. Customers can order food to-go or delivered. Visit  tower12hb.com for a full menu. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

MANHATTAN BEACH 

BrewCo operating with modified hours

BrewCo at 124 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, is open with modified hours 12 to 7 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. for takeout or delivery via Toast, Doordash, Grubhub, Postmates and Uber Eats. Place an order online from the website brewcomb.com.

Petros delivers Greek-inspired meals

Petros in Manhattan Beach has delicious Greek-inspired menu items for take-out or delivery from its location at Metlox Plaza, 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Hours vary. Hours of operation are 4 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday from 4 to 11 p.m. Fridays from 3 to 11 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 to 11 p.m.. Visit petrosbrand.com for updates.

Il Fornaio serving dinner every night

Il Fornaio, 1800 Rosecrans Ave. in Manhattan Beach, is open for curbside pickup or delivery, Tuesday through Sunday starting at 3 p.m. Family-style feasts are ideal for dining at home. Visit ilfornaio.com/manhattan-beach-order-online.

Fishbar preparing fresh seafood 

Fishbar, at 3801 Highland Ave., opens every day at 11 a.m. for customers to order take-out or delivery and delivery through Doordash and Postmates. Enjoy special values such as Taco Tuesday and Lobster Thursday. The seafood market remains open for fresh fish to cook at home. For more information, visit fishbarmb.com.

Lido di Manhattan open for meals at home

Italian dishes from Lido di Manhattan may be ordered using the Kurb 'n Go service. The restaurant located at 1550 Rosecrans Ave. For more information, visit lidodimanhattan.com.

Simms restaurants have a to-go portal

Restaurants in the Simms group have an online portal for ordering gourmet meals from The Arthur J, Tin Roof Bistro, MB Post, Fishing with Dynamite and Simmzy's. The website eatsimms.com has links to all the restaurants.

The Strand House closed temporarily

The Strand House, at 117 Manhattan Beach Blvd., is open for takeout and delivery with selections on the menu for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Find out more on thestrandhousemb.com.

Sugarfish for sushi

Sugarfish has take-out sushi options including large compilations known as "Nozawa Trust Me" and "Don't Think Just Eat." Enjoy Chef Nozawa’s carefully curated menu comprising two types of sashimi, 15 nigiri sushi and nine rolls. Sugarfish is at 304 12th Street, sugarfishsushi.com.

Urban Plates completes your table

Urban Plates is cooking healthy, whole-food meals including savory main dishes and scratch-made sides. Order on the company website, urbanplates.com. Find Urban Plates in the Beach Cities area at 2650 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach.

SOUTH BAY

Brewport Tap House bottle shop open

Brewport Tap House, at 204 Main Street in El Segundo, is temporarily closed until outdoor dining returns to L.A. County.  The restaurant is open limited days for bottle shop and growler refills. For updates, check the website, brewporttaphouse.com or send an email to info@brewporttaphouse.com

California Fish Grill updating schedule

Serving fried and charbroiled seafood, plus chicken and fish tacos, beer and wine, California Fish Grill is located at 730 Allied Way in El Segundo. The restaurant has an extensive menu for online orders, take-out and catering for groups of 20 or more. Order through the website, cafishgrill.com.

Canton Low for Chinese classics

Chinese standards from Canton Low include egg rolls, fried shrimp, “Canton ravioli,” paper-wrapped chicken, fried wontons, barbecued spare ribs — the dish choices are many and also include combination platters. Among the traditional specialties are General Tao’s Chicken. Available for takeout from the restaurant located at 439 Main Street in El Segundo. Order online at cantonlow.com.

Captain Kidd's has freshly caught seafood

Captain Kidd's has freshly caught seafood for purchase at its market and cooked at home. It is open for customers from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. at 209 N. Harbor Dr. in Redondo Beach. The website, captainkidds.com, has a full menu and list of items in the fresh fish case.

El Gringo has convenient take-out options

El Gringo prepares fresh Mexican-inspired favorites from locations at 2620 Hermosa Ave. in Hermosa Beach, 921 N. Sepulveda Blvd. in Manhattan Beach, 422 Main Street in El Segundo and 821 Torrance Blvd. in Torrance. Order to-go items for pickup or delivery, including a full-service 'Guac Taco' catering option. Visit elgringo.com for details.

Grimaldi's introduces winter specials

Grimaldi’s at 2121 Rosecrans Ave., El Segundo, is accepting orders for carry-out and delivery of its pizza and meal deals. Check out special winter drinks such as a Holiday Cranberry Mule and "Crafted Comfort" specials including Chicken alla Vodka pizza, Spinach Pecan Salad and Red Velvet Cheesecake. Open for business daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, visit grimaldispizzeria.com.

Hennessy's closed temporarily in the South Bay

Hennessey's Tavern restaurants in the South Bay have closed until outdoor dining restrictions have been lifted. The closures include locations at 1712 S. Catalina Ave. in Redondo Beach, 8 Pier Ave. in Hermosa Beach and 313 Manhattan Beach Blvd. in Manhattan Beach. Check Hb@HennesseysTavern.com for updates.

Hook & Plow serving meals to go

Hook & Plow is a farm-to-table gastropub offering seafood, seasonal creations and draft beers. Items on the menu include a Fried Chicken Dinner for four for $75 that inludes soup, potato salad and dessert. Order from their locations in Hermosa Beach at 425 Pier Ave. or Redondo Beach at 1729 S. Catalina. Soup flavors change often. For the latest offerings, call (310) 937- 5909 in Hermosa Beach or (424) 247- 8272 in Redondo Beach. View the menu at thehookandplow.com.

Marmalade Cafe open in El Segundo

Breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites as well as weekend brunch, is prepared for take-out or delivery at the Marmalade Cafe, 2014 East Park Place in El Segundo. On the menu this month are three-course meals featuring beef pot roast or salmon. For updates, call the restaurant at (310) 648 -7200 or visit the website marmaladecafe.com.

The Point has diverse options for diners

Restaurants at The Point, 830 Pacific Coast Hwy. in El Segundo, have freshly made food available for pickup. 

Lil' Simmzy's offers hand-crafted burgers, tacos, salads, local beers and small-production wines. Open for take-out Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday until 10 p.m. View the menu at simmzys.com/menu.

Hop Doddy has delicious burgers, craft brews and compelling fry variations including parmesan truffle, green chile queso and sweet potato with honey and sage. Try a take-home burger kit. Details on hopdoddy.com.

Mendocino Farms, known for its gourmet sandwiches, soup and salads, operates daily. Phone lines open at 8 a.m. for orders; deliveries start at 10 a.m. For more information, visit mendocinofarms.com.

North Italia offers Italian specialties. Go online to northitalia.com for details.

Tocaya Organica eatery serves made-to-order Southwestern and Spanish-inspired meals, including vegan options. Ingredients are fresh and locally sourced. See the full menu on tocayaorganica.com/.

Pressed Juicery serves cold-pressed juices and cleanses for curbside pick-up and delivery from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit pressedjuicery.com for more information.

True Food Kitchen is offering signature favorites, bottles of wine and beer; open daily. Family meals start at $10 per person. For menu options, visit truefoodkitchen.com

Primo Italia open in the evenings

Primo Italia is cooking authentic Italian dishes in its kitchen at 24590 Hawthorne Blvd. in Torrance, open Tuesday through Sunday starting at 4 pm. Order take-out and delivery meals online at eatprimo.com. Try the gift-friendly, wine three-packs for $52 which choice of wines from Northern California or 'Old World' Europe. For the wine packs, call (310)378- 4288 to email lou@eatprimo.com.

Shade hotels have delicious meal values

The Shade Hotels have take-home meals from its restaurants Zinc, at 1221 N. Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach and The Sea Level, at 655 N. Harbor Dr. in Redondo Beach. The $100 meals are $100 serve 4 to 6 with the option of adding desserts. To order, call Zinc at  (310)698 -5559 or the Seal Level at (310)921- 8950. Order online through Resy.

Salt Creek Grille temporarily closed

Due to COVID-19 restrictions on on-site dining, some Salt Creek Grille restaurants, including the one in El Segundo Plaza, 2015 E. Park Place, is closed until further notice.

Two Guns has coffee and food to go

Along with a coffee order from Two Guns Espresso, try a 'Stache Burrito—a whole wheat tortilla filled with smoked brisket, eggs, tater tots, onions, spinach, cheese and sauce. Available for delivery by Doordash or pickup at Two Guns on 321 Main Street in El Segundo and 350 N. Sepulveda Blvd. in Manhattan Beach; Monday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Place orders online at twogunsespresso.com.

Rebel Republic open in Redondo Beach only
 
Pub favorites, craft beer, whiskey and weekend brunch are available at the Rebel Republic Social House at 1701 Catalina Ave. in Redondo Beach. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 to 8 p.m. Enjoy food to go or delivered through ChowNow. The Rebel Republic location at 73 Pier Ave. in Hermosa Beach is temporarily closed. Go online to rebelrepublicsocialhouse.com for details. 

Rock & Brews in Redondo and El Segundo

Rock & Brews serves the classics--wings, burgers, tacos, salads, refreshing drinks--from locations at 6300 at S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach or 143 Main St. in El Segundo. See rockandbrews.com for hours and days of operation.

REDONDO BEACH

Coyote Cantina serves margaritas and more

Mexican-inspired dishes and "Screaming Margaritas" are available at the Coyote Cantina, 531 N. Pacific Coast Hwy. The restaurant opens daily at 5 p.m. Go to coyotemenu.com for reservations or coyotecantina.net for updates on hours of operation.

The Bull Pen is open for takeout

Enjoy American classics and cocktails from the Bull Pen, 314 Avenue I. The restaurant is taking to-go orders Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 8 p.m.  Visit the website at thebullpenredondo.com or call (310)375- 7797 to order.

Gabi James features coastal cuisine 

Gabi James in Redondo Beach has Spanish and coastal French food offerings along with an extensive take-out menu for family meals, desserts, and weekend brunch. Closed on Mondays and major holidays. Gabi James is located at 1810 S. Catalina Ave. For more information, visit gabijamesla.com.

Kincaid's prepares meals for hungry diners

Delicious entrees featuring seafood, steak, pasta are available for pick up or delivery through Doordash or Postmates. Customers can enjoy meals at home from the catering menu. Closed on Mondays. Go to kincaids.com/location.php?c=redondobeach for details. 

HT Grill closed until further notice

HT Grill at 1701 S. Cataline street has been closed temporarily. Visit htgrill.com for updates.

Locale 90 Neapolitan

Pizza baked in an oven imported from Italy brings an authentic Neapolitan effect on dishes at Locale 90 at 1718 S. Catalina Ave.. See the full menu and options for takeout and delivery on locale90.com.

Pacific Standard Prime open on weekends

Natural steaks and premium cuts of meat are the focus at the newly reopened Pacific Standard Prime at 1810 S. Pacific Coast Hwy. The menu also includes salads and meatless offerings. Open Friday through Sunday, from 4 to 8:30 p.m. for take-out and delivery. The website pspsteak.com/ has details.

The Rockefeller open in Redondo Beach

The Rockefeller at 1707 S. Catalina Ave. in Redondo Beach is open with limited menu for take-out and delivery orders. A wide selection of dinner entrees are available, along with coffees, Pressed Juicery items and other nonalcoholic drinks, beer and wine are on the menu. Go online to eatrockefeller.com for information about pickup and delivery.

Sisters' Barn 

Sisters' Barn serves hand-crafted dishes and more than 70 choices of beer. Smoked meat and sausage made in-house. Pick up food to serve at home Wednesday through Sunday starting at 5 p.m. See sistersbarneatery.com online for updates about hours of operation.

Willingham’s World Champion BBQ

Delicious barbecue in a low-key storefront is available from Willingham's at 443 S. Pacific Coast Hwy. Normal hours are from 11 a.m.to 5 p.m.; closed on Mondays. The website willinghambbq.com has details.

Contact this reporter at mhixon@tbrnews.com or on Twitter @michaeljhixon.com.

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