That exact location was an actual post office/ice cream store called the Peppermint Post. My cousin worked there and I remember going down and watching her scoop ice cream and file mail into people's p.o. boxes.
The menu changes on a whim and Chef David LeFevre does an excellent job at creating a memorable menu out of local, seasonal ingredients.
Apologies for the dark photos, it was a late night dinner and the photos were more of an afterthought as I was enjoying the food. While menu changes daily but one standard is the Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits with maple butter. As every food blogger before me has ever mentioned - these are to die for. Melt in your mouth, cheesy, delicious, I would come back just for these.
We also ordered charcuterie, green beans with crispy pork, scallops with dumplings, skirt steak - no I'm not hurrying to get through the menu, why do you ask -well, ok....
I am because I'm trying to get to the dessert which was 'The Elvis - a wonderful mess of chocolate pudding, peanut butter mousse and bacon brittle.' Now that's how you finish a meal.
There are so many new amazing places to eat by the beach (Standing Room?), the South Bay is becoming the hot place to be for fabulous dining.
Being back in that old space brought back a lot of memories. I can't wait to go back and now that they are open for brunch it's a perfect stop after a weekend walk down on the pier in Manhattan Beach. Those biscuits are calling my name from the beach.
Manhattan Beach Post
1142 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266