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he Strand House has had a significant influence on the dining scene in Manhattan Beach. They don’t rely solely on their oceanfront location to make the restaurant spectacular. They prioritize fresh, local ingredients and creative flavor profiles to make an innovative and unique menu. “Manhattan Beach has become more of a dining destination in the last 10-15 years,” Strand House Chef Austin Cobb says. “The Strand House was one of the first to jump on that program and flip the city around. Now Manhattan Beach is not just known for our beach community but also our food. It’s something that sets us apart from the other beach communities. We lead the charge in the South Bay as far as dining experience.” In the last 18 months, new and exciting restaurants have moved into all the different corners of Manhattan Beach. SLAY, by Chef David Slay, is a swanky steak and fish house where Darren’s used to be. Another North Manhattan fresh concept is M and Love, a plant-based, gluten-free establishment across from Two Guns Espresso’s new location. The Source Cafe - a Hermosa Beach allergy-friendly earthy cafe - is opening their second location complete with a full kitchen and organic beer and wine selections in Spring 2020 on Sepulveda across from Barsha. Homie, which opened in 2018, is an impossibly cute cafe in the heart of Downtown MB that is run by Manhattan Beach local Kelley Haley. “Homie welcomes people near and far to celebrate connection,” Haley says, “by sharing a good meal, toasting to good times, finding the perfect gift, or gathering people together.”

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