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February 1, 2018 civiccouch

Sea Change Restaurant in the Redondo Beach Riviera

The restaurant that started fine dining in the South Bay (Chez Melange) has now reinvented itself as Sea Change. Steve Napolitano discusses the change with owner Michael Franks and certified sommelier Stryker Rearick. Thanks to Manhattan Beach Toyota for their continued support of Civic Couch. Produced by Civic Couch



December 21, 2017 civiccouch

Ponchos Mexican Restaurant in Manhattan Beach

You’ve had one (or maybe two) of their margaritas right?? Pancho’s owner E. Abbott Lawrence and his family took ownership in May 1976 and have been a South Bay “must try” ever since. With its expansive, authentic Mexican menu and delicious hand-made margaritas, Pancho‚Äôs quickly became a South Bay landmark. Steve Napolitano interviews owner Abbott Lawrence to talk about the history, menu and of course those famous margaritas! Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant is located in Manhattan Beach. This video was produced by Civic Couch



December 16, 2017 civiccouch

Ripe Choice in Manhattan Beach

If you’ve ever walked around Manhattan Beach’s North End, you’ve probably seen this little storefront just west of El Tarasco–well now we give you a reason to stop on in–Ripe Choice Catering has seasonally sourced sandwiches, soups and salads to go, and an award winning catering business for small or large events… This video was produced by Civic Couch. 



November 28, 2017 civiccouch

Mama D’s Italian Restaurant in Manhattan Beach

Since the day they first opened, Mama D’s has always made customer experience their #1 priority, from starting a trend of passing out free bread to people waiting for a table, to having crayons and coloring books for the kids, to providing great, affordable, homestyle Italian dishes that everyone loves, it’s really become an institution in downtown MB. Eat local, go home happy! This video was produced by Civic Couch with support from Manhattan Beach Toyota. 



November 24, 2017 civiccouch

Les P’tits Bretons French Restaurant in Manhattan Beach

Steve predicts this will be one of the best restaurants in the South Bay! Located on the corner of Highland and Marine in Manhattan Beach, Les P’Tits Bretons is a hidden gem and an incredible French experience you must try. These videos are made possible by the proud support of Manhattan Beach Toyota. Hosted by Steve Napolitano and produced by Brad Jacobson for Civic Couch



November 9, 2017 civiccouch

A Rocks Throw From the Pier, Rock N Fish in Manhattan Beach

Old timers in Manhattan Beach shed tears when Hibachi went away but in it’s place rose Rock N Fish which is becoming it’s own icon. Steve sits down with Rock N Fish owner Michael Zislis to learn what makes Rock N Fish so special. Thanks to our sponsor Manhattan Beach Toyota for making these videos possible. Produced by Civic Couch.



November 3, 2017 civiccouch

The Kettle Restaurant in Manhattan Beach

Do you have a Kettle memory? Share it in the comments below! We bring you another icon institution in the South Bay, The Kettle Restaurant in Manhattan Beach. The Kettle Restaurant has been serving their homestyle dishes in Manhattan Beach since 1973! Civic Couch host Steve Napolitano sits down with The Kettle’s General Manager Jeff Byron to discuss the history, menu items and more.  This video was produced by Civic Couch for Talk About LA.



October 22, 2017 civiccouch0

Sloopys Beach Cafe in Manhattan Beach

File this one under institutions and icons because in this episode we visit Sloopy’s Beach Cafe in Manhattan Beach and yes, we even try the sushi burrito. Sloopys restaurant has been a fixture in Manhattan Beach since the sixties.  As always, thanks to Manhattan Beach Toyota for making these videos possible. Additional thanks to Mark Lipps and the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce for helping to set it up. Host Steve Napolitano sits down with Sloopy’s Beach Cafe owner Peter Kim to discuss the restaurant. This video was produced by Civic Couch for Talk About LA. 



October 21, 2017 civiccouch0

The South Bay is very photogenic and our friend Richard Podgurski Jr. does an incredible job capturing beautiful images from both the land and air across Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and the rest of the South Bay.  We caught up with Richard to find out more about both his personal and business interest.  

This video was produced by Civic Couch and sponsored by Manhattan Beach Toyota