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March 9, 2017 civiccouch0

Beer Bros: From Beer Nerds To Everyday Joes, Select Beer in Redondo Has Something For Everyone 

Whether your and average joe or a beer nerd, this place has something for everyone.
Select Beer Bottle Shop in Redondo Beach carries 18 beers on tap and a huge selection of bottled and canned beer. They specialize in craft beer. If you’re looking for something new or that hard to find beer, give them a try! 

Select Beer Bottle Shop is located at 1613 S. P.C.H in Redondo Beach. 



March 8, 2017 civiccouch0

Entry Level Camera’s For the First Time Buyer 

People ask us what’s a good entry level camera that would be a nice step up from their cell phone camera?
We went to visit our friend Mark Comon at Paul’s Photo in Torrance to get his assistance with choosing that first camera. Paul’s Photo has been serving the South Bay community for more than 50 years.



February 22, 2017 civiccouch0

Discover Mickey’s Famous Deli In Hermosa Beach
Mickey’s Italian Deli in Hermosa Beach has been a go-to stop for beach goers since 1953 selling cold cuts, cheeses, sandwiches, lasagna and a ton of other goodies (they also cater). Michael Angelo “Mickey” Mance started Mickey’s Italian Delicatessen & Liquor Store in 1953. Just a short walk from the beach, it quickly became a favorite spot for surfers and beachgoers. It has now become a beloved landmark in the South Bay.
Civic Couch host Steve Napolitano sits down with the owners to discuss the history and future of this Hermosa Beach landmark deli.



February 10, 2017 civiccouch0

Beer Craft- A Tour of Smog City Brewing in Torrance
Smog City Brewing Company owner Laurie Porter takes us on a tour of their brewery in Torrance,Ca.  Smog City opened their Torrance location in 2013. Since gaining recognition for their flagship beers, the brewery’s Coffee Porter and Saber Tooth Squirrel (the latter was the winner of 2016’s World Beer Cup silver medal in Philadelphia and bronze finisher the Great American Beer Fest (GABF) amber ale/red ale category), SCBC has been looking to expand its take on craft brewing via a satellite tasting room.



February 9, 2017 civiccouch0

Fine Dining in a Hermosa Beach Strip Mall? Meet Baran’s 2239 

Los Angeles fine dining found in a strip mall on PCH in Hermosa Beach? Welcome to Baran’s 2239 restaurant, a culinary collaboration by restaurant owners and brothers, Jonathan and Jason Baran. Helming the kitchen is culinarian-in-chief, Executive Chef Tyler Gugliotta, who is elevating the dining scene in the South Bay one innovative plate-at-a-time.
Civic Couch host Steve Napolitano sits down with Jonathan, Jason and Tyler in their Hermosa Beach restaurant to learn more about what goes into their success.

Thanks to Manhattan Beach Toyota for presenting this video. 



June 9, 2016 civiccouch0

We love seeing local businesses succeed so we were proud to help A Basq Kitchen in Redondo Beach celebrate their 1 year anniversary on June 6th at their restaurant located on the Redondo Beach International Boardwalk.
A Basq Kitchen celebration included a special dance performance by Garden Bat, a traditional Basq dancing group. Basq Kitchen is owned and operated by Jessica Lo Ibarra and Chef Bernard Ibarra .