South Bay Has Spoken
Chez Melange and Bouzy Gastropub Awarded Easy Reader's Best of the Beach 2011 [ more ]
Special Occasion - Chez Melange
Best Specialty Salad - Bouzy Gastropub
Best Waiter - Paul Jordon
Best Brunch under $15 - Chez Melange
Best Fish and Chips - Bouzy Gastropub
Best Martini - Bouzy Gastropub
Best Bar Food - Bouzy Gastropub
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Beer and Beach
The South Bay taps into the gastropub trend
tastingtable.com, January 26, 2010
Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach have always been bastions of casual cool, but in the last year, these three new spots have been drawing the crowds with high-quality ingredients, craft brews and boutique wines. [ more ]
Seed To Plate
YouTube, November 13, 2009
Jeri Reeder Reports on the Seed To Plate program that allows the special
education students of PV High School a chance to work in the garden.
Chez Melange buys the produce and the money goes back into the program.
Survival of the foodest
Easy Reader, July 2, 2009
"The Lakers affected us more than the recession," said restaurateur Michael Franks. "When they played, Chez Melange was quiet, but Bouzy was very busy." The burgers at Bouzy, the gourmet pub attached to Chez Melange in Redondo Beach’s Riviera Village, cost more than their counterparts at most sports bars, but they’re vastly better. [ more ]
Check, Please for Chez Melange
Daily Breeze, Sept 9, 2008
The venerable Redondo Beach restaurant Chez Melange is headed to Riviera Village after more than a quarter-century at the nearby Palos Verdes Inn.
Co-owners Michael Franks and Robert Bell, who opened Chez Melange in 1982 inside a former hotel coffee shop, ended their 26-year run there Aug. 31 because they couldn’t get a new long-term lease, Franks said. [ more ]
Listen to Merrill Shindler's Interview of Daniel Franks on the "Feed Your Face Show"
on 97.1 FM Talk, Dec 27, 2008
Daniel Franks talk about his life in the restaurant industry on the popular Merrill Shindler show.