I went to MB Post with my cousin it was more than just a night out, it
was a like being in a time machine. Back in the day...waaaaay back - she
used to work at MB Post...when it was a real post office!
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.
space is the same, just more opened up. The walls lined with post
office decor is a nice homage to those of us who remember it from way
back when. Even more touches - not only do you get a letter upon arrival
but the towels in the bathroom are even in a mailbox.
The menu changes on a whim and Chef David LeFevre does an excellent job at creating a memorable menu out of local, seasonal ingredients.
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.
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....
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
, CA 90266
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