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New Year's Eve Dinner Events in Manhattan Beach

New Years Eve Manhattan BeachWith New Year’s Eve right around the corner, we thought we’d highlight a few local restaurants that are hosting special New Year’s Eve events and dinners in Manhattan Beach.

Being in Manhattan Beach, we have the privilege of being surrounded by some incredible restaurants that have gained not only local notoriety but national attention as well. It’s exciting to see some of our favorite restaurants on the list!

Circa, Roaring Twenties New Year’s Eve Party – Circa in Manhattan Beach will be hosting a special dinner to help ring in the New Year.  Dinner is from 6pm – 12am. There will be a DJ and a dance floor until 2am. The theme is Roaring Twenties so be prepared to be whisked away to a different era as you celebrate the new year. Each ticket includes party favors and a champagne toast as well.

Fishing With Dynamite – We don’t think there’s a local around that hasn’t heard of this wonderful new restaurant that boasts a delicious menu. Their New Year’s Eve menu is poised to serve filet of beef tenderloin, main lobster dumpling pie and British Columbia honey mussels among several other dishes. Be sure to call beforehand! New Years Eve Clock

Manhattan Beach Post – They’ll have a special menu with saffron risotto, lamb shank, blue crab, Mexican shrimp and main lobster tail to name a few. With its popularity among locals...

Former USC Coach Lane Kiffin Lists Manhattan Beach Estate

Kiffin EstateWorking in Manhattan Beach, we’ve seen countless beautiful homes that define luxury living. We wanted to highlight a home that was recently put on the market.

Former USC coach Lane Kiffin is now selling his 6 bedroom, 7 bath home. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac on a gated estate, it’s listed for $6,995,000. On a 19,246 square foot lot, this home has a saltwater pool, spa, fire pit, guesthouse and outdoor kitchen. There’s even a gated dog run on the property.  With 7,308 square feet of living space, calling this home spacious is an understatement.

The home has an enormous living room with a 20’ fireplace to accompany the vaulted ceilings. The kitchen has commercial grade appliances, a large island with a breakfast nook looking out onto the yard. The master bedroom has a sitting area, two walk in closets and a steam shower. The three-car garage opens up onto the gated driveway.

Lane bought the home in 2012 for 5.5M. With Manhattan Beach’s limited inventory, this home is bound to drum up some buzz and excitement throughout the community. Kiffin Estate

The estate was built by Nick Schaar back in 2002 and has since been updated. The home can only be seen by appointment. You can view all the photos of the property on our listing page.

If you’re interested in seeing the property, please send us an email at [email protected] or give us a quick call (310) 953-4754. We’re available to answer...

Manhattan Beach: Reflect on the Past, Give Meaning to the Future

Manhattan Beach Past And Future

The City of Manhattan Beach recently hosted a fun event called “Reflect on the Past, Give Meaning to the Future: Continuing the Conversation.” The event was centered on learning about Manhattan Beach’s rich historical past as well as planning for the bright future of the city.

Manhattan Beach hosted the event for the first time in 2012 in order to give residents a forum to discuss city topics and issues they found interesting. Thanks to an outpouring of interest from the community, the city organized a second event this year in order to further the conversation about the future of Manhattan Beach. By discussing the historical journey of the city, residents are able to have a much better perspective of its growth and how they’d like the city to grow in the coming years. 

There were several distinguished speakers at the event. Our very own Jan Dennis, contributor, gave a keynote presentation on the history of Manhattan Beach. Jan is very involved within the city. Being a former Mayor, she has an unmatched love and passion for the city and its growth. Dr. Gary Hartzell also spoke at the event. Gary is a Manhattan Beach native that currently lives in the original home his parents built back in 1950. Gary’s a nationally recognized expert on school libraries. He’s currently Manhattan Beach’s Library Commissioner.

Nancy Hersman, Esq., Russ Lesser,...

Video Reviews of Restaurants Might be the Next Big Thing!

TastemadeWith all of the food and restaurant apps out there, we thought we’d spend some time telling all of you about a recent discovery we made at headquarters. Tastemade is a new startup we recently heard about.

If you have a smartphone, you can download their app by searching for Tastemade in your app store. The app itself allows you to create video reviews of restaurants you visit. Once you record the video you’d want to share, their app even allows you to edit what you’ve captured so you can create cool transitions between scenes. Unlike Yelp or other review sites, you’re really able to get the sense of what type of atmosphere and ambiance each restaurant has.

Of course the first thing we did when we downloaded the app was search for Manhattan Beach. They already have some cool videos reviewing local restaurants like Barsha Wines & Spirits, Sion’s Mexican Restaurant, Fusion Sushi and several others. If you’re a local foodie that wants to get the word out about your favorite local restaurants, Tastemade is a really creative way to do it. We’re already working on our list of restaurants to visit and review.

Tastemade’s also working on cultivating a global food network. Started by a group of food lovers, this startup in Santa Monica, CA is trying “…to connect the world through food.” They’ve hand picked over 100 YouTube Channels to be a part of their Network. By creating a community of channels they can work with, Tastemade is helping each channel grow its fan base by creating beautiful cooking tutorial videos.

Excited that we found their network just in time for the holidays....