Things to do in Redondo Beach, CA

Things to do in Redondo Beach, CA

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I recently had the privilege of a lunch date with my daughter. She loves hamburgers. I thought I would take the opportunity to try a new burger spot. We decided to try Smash Burger in Redondo Beach, CA.

My daughter loved her Smash Burger!

I have heard for years they have great burgers. They use fresh angus meat SMASHED with their own seasoning on a artisan bun. The restaurant had just opened when we got there. It was clean and the counter man Xavier was very friendly. We told him it was our first time there and needed to look at the menu. He gladly introduced us to the menu and explained our choices. My daughter ordered the kids meal, with the added bonus of a chocolate shake. Their shakes are hand spun with Haagen-Dazs ice cream.

I ordered the Double Avocado Bacon Burger with sliced avocado, applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, ranch, mayo, toasted multi-grain bun. I was so hungry, I ate it before I could take a picture of it. I asked Xavier if I could take a picture of the next burger that came out just to show you.

I should have ordered the Smoked Bacon Brisket Burger with smoked aged cheddar cheese, brisket, applewood smoked bacon, pickles, bbq sauce on a toasted brioche bun. That just looked awesome! We definitely left satisfied.

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The Best Things to Do in South Bay LA for a Weekend Getaway – Ready, Set, PTO

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Breweries Push LA County To Allow Reopening With Food Vendors | Redondo Beach, CA Patch

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Well, the South Bay is working hard towards recovery from COVID-19. Lots of good times missed. Ruby’s Weekly Friday Night Car Show has been postponed, along with Lobster Festival and BeachLife Summer Concert that benchmarked South Bay music festivals. We are now moving forward with outdoor dinning and creative food ordering systems in place.

It’s been great for the community to all pull together to build these barriers for enclosed patio dining. it’s been very difficult for many of the restaurant owners to continue to just survive off take out and delivery services. Many of the third-party delivery services like GrubHub and DoorDash have been taking much of the revenue from restaurants not having the insurance for delivery drivers. Many have been getting creative with Take Out orders. The Hook and Plow has put together Family of Four Dinners to include an appetizer, freshly prepared meals, and dessert.

Patio Seating Created for outdoor dining in Redondo Beach, California

Many restaurant owners like Paul Hennessy tried this idea a year prior. He was grated a test patio, but was later turned down to keep the outdoor patio. Now with COVID-19, he has gotten his wish with ALL his restaurants in the Village. Worked out great for Greg Newman’s Sharkees in Hermosa Beach as well. They finally got their roof patio! It only took a Pandemic to grant them the license they have been fighting for years to get.

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Although it’s been challenging for restaurants to survive, most are relying on outdoor dining for a fraction of the sales. Some have received stimulus packages, but they vary and are still being processed. The community has seem to embraced this new form of eating out, as it’s probably better than staying home. With the limited seating availability, some places even look busier with the wait outside!

We are all waiting patiently while things slowly get back to normal. The South Bay community is strong, resilient, and innovative to help businesses stay in business for all of us! God Bless.

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South Bay Greek Festival

Southern California’s first Greek Festival, Friday through Sunday July 10-12th, 2020. OPA!!!

The South Bay Greek Festival, an annual tradition since 1964, kicks off on Friday, July 10 and runs through Sunday, July 12 at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox.

All things Greek will be featured at this popular South Bay event: music, dancing, games for the kids and food….lots and lots of fabulous food. Baklava, souvlaki and gyros, oh my! These three days of food, drink, and entertainment are not to be missed….and oh yes, there will be Greek beer and wine! Ooopa!

Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and free for kids under 12 years old, or you can visit the website at and get a FREE admission coupon!

For additional information, visit the website at or call 310-540-2434.

St. Katherine Greek Orthodox church is located at 722 Knob Hill, Redondo Beach, CA.