Local Bars and Hot Spots – A Guy’s Guide

OK, Superbowl is about a week away and March Madness will be here before you know it. For my husband, March Madness calls for nights out with the guys leading up to the tournament to “study” and a weekend Vegas trip (guy’s only) to profit from his “studying”! Seriously, they’re smart…I need to think of [...]

Tamale-Making Classes for the Holidays!!

‘Tis the season for tamales at Ortega 120! Available exclusively during the month of December, Ortega 120 offers weekly “Tamale 101” instructional classes led by Executive Chef Thomas Ortega, and back by popular demand Tamales by the Dozen for patrons wanting to take the taste of Ortega 120 home for the holidays. Beginning Wednesday, December 7, 2011 from 7 – [...]

Ortega 120′s Tequila University GIVEAWAY!!!!

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{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner Larry S!}  As you probably already know, the P2P girls LOVE Ortega 120!!! From their guacamole to their warm churros with chocolate dipping sauce, we believe their food is some the best the South Bay has to offer! YUM! Besides having truly amazing food, Ortega120 also [...]

Manhattan Beach Holiday Open House & Pier Lighting!


This Wednesday, November 16 from 6-9pm, Downtown Manhattan Beach will “Switch on the Holidays” with the 22nd annual Pier Lighting! Attending this annual Manhattan Beach event with my family is one of my favorite ways to kick off the holiday season. My kids love the listening to the carolers and seeing the live reindeer! Downtown [...]

Dia de los Muertos Festivities at Ortega 120

Painted blood red walls dressed with traditional crucifixes and authentic Mexican catrinas and calavaras adds to the Dia de los Muertos glamour of Ortega 120. The Redondo Beach eatery celebrates its 4th annual Dia de los Muertos festivities with a special gourmet menu created by Executive Chef Thomas Ortega alongside Award-Winning Mixologist Demi Stevens concocting her [...]

Ortega 120 – Irresistible Mexican Cuisine!

There are a myriad choices for Mexican cuisine in Los Angeles, but there’s one restaurant in particular that keeps local South Bay residents and “Westsiders” alike coming back for more! Known for its modern mexican cuisine, Ortega 120 serves fresh, authentic, and sabrosa south-of-the-border food and drinks that you will crave! Veteran chef Thomas Ortega [...]

Beach City Eats: Our Favorite Spots

One the best parts of moving around with the military is sampling all of the scrumptous local restaurants in our new community! Even after I have unpacked all of the boxes and I could use the pots and pans….I’m too exhausted to cook! So it’s probably not an exaggeration to say that we visited at [...]