Go Fish

By The Editors
April 29, 2013 9:00 am

There’s a scene in Crocodile Dundee II — awful movie, well and truly wretched — where Paul Hogan lobs explosives into the Hudson River to catch fish.

“Aw, shucks,” says the harbor patrol. After all, it’s Mick Dundee. Mick Dundee can fish with dynamite.

You could say Michelin-starred chef David LeFevre, né M.B. Post, has the same dispensation.

So give a hearty welcome to his second Manhattan Beach resto, Fishing With Dynamite, which opens tomorrow.

So named because Manhattan Beach has a paucity of excellent fish shacks (and so in LeFevre’s estimation, success should come as easy as his restaurant’s idiom implies), FWD is steps from the beach.

Besides a raw bar, he’s split the menu into five sections with plates to be shared:

  • New School: nods to Cali-style and his seven-year stint at Water Grill with grilled octopus in tomato harissa date chutney.

  • Old School: nods to his Atlantic childhood with Maryland-style blue crab cakes.

  • No School: land-lovers get flat iron steaks and seared pork belly.

  • After School: a blueberry lemon milkshake.

Seafood ain’t steak. So expect lots of lighter cocktails made from clear spirits, crisp wines and Belgian style ales.

Simply put, it’s like a day at the beach.


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