Darren’s Restaurant hosted a career day for the organization No Limits for Deaf Children Tuesday. Owner and Chef Darren Weiss, who has been deaf since birth, gave several children a cooking lesson to demonstrate that there are “no limits” to being deaf or hearing impaired. Also on hand were No Limits founder Michelle Christie and comedian and motivational speaker Kathy Buckley. (Full Press Story)Read More
Matthew Panameno steadied a portabello mushroom in the kitchen of Darren’s restaurant in downtown Manhattan Beach, nimbly slicing it into tiny slivers.
Next to him, Jasmin Ostrander, 8, carefully diced up sprigs of parsley, tapping the shoulder of chef Darren Weiss to get his approval.
Weiss used his hands to sign some instructions, and, once the herb had been chopped into a small pile, he high-fived Jasmin and smiled. (Full Press Story)Read More
Fish takes center stage at this cozy coastal spot housed in what used to be Avenue, just a block from the beach. In a room distinguished by exposed wooden trusses, chef Darren Weiss offers Thai peanut-crusted salmon and a fully loaded paella swimming with lobster, shrimp, mussels, and Italian sausage. Elegant game courses—venison tenderloin and braised lamb shank with Moroccan couscous—round out the menu, but they’re just no match for the seafood. Start with the coconut-heavy sweet-and- spicy lobster chowder, and don’t forget the rock shrimp ravioli: soft, spongy, and filled with goat cheese. (Full Press Story)Read More
After closing for an extensive remodel, this Manhattan Beach New American reopens with a fresh, beachy vibe to compete with nearby hot spots such as MB Post, Little Sister and Fishing with Dynamite. The menu has been freshened as well, though many old faves remain. P.S. An extended patio gives a perfect view of beach people at play. (Full Press Story)Read More