Dining in Paradise - "The Spot"

Z: On our day off we decided to head for the South Bay cities of Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, and Hermosa Beach where we pretended to be tourists exploring the shops, the piers, and the cool, refreshing water of the Pacific.

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Easy Reader "Eating Out Vegetarian" 2014 - The Spot

Lots of places call themselves famous, sometimes an indecently short time after they start offering their services. The Spot is one of the few places in the area claiming that title that actually deserves it. It is L.A.’s oldest and best-loved natural foods restaurant, and the place has been under the same ownership for more than 30 years.

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Easy Reader "Best Blue Zone (Health) Menu" 2012 - The Spot

The Blue Zones – places where people live the longest and stay in the best health – have been studied for years, and menus that incorporate these healthy concepts are springing up in our neighborhood thanks to BCHD’s Vitality City initiative. These ideas may be new elsewhere but at The Spot they’ve been refined since 1981.

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Easy Reader "Best of the Beach" 2010 - Best Chili

Yes, chili purists, a chili with beans won this year. A vegetarian chili with beans, even. And instead of going for the burn, this chili has a mild, fragrant character with more cumin and coriander than red pepper. It’s a different approach, with a different objective – not all about heat and meatiness, but about a rich, subtle flavor of beans, chili, onion, and herbs.

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