October is National Pizza Month, and Mickey's Deli in Hermosa Beach is celebrating in gargantuan style. The Italian Deli is selling 20” pizza slices—yes, 20 inch slices, from October 1 – 31.
The enormous pizza slices at Mickey’s Deli are more than four times the size of their average slices, and start at $9.99 with toppings an extra $1.50 each. The restaurant expects the new menu addition to draw great appeal from their loyalists within the Hermosa surf community and beyond.
Mickey’s Deli has been family-owned and operated since its founding in 1953. Additional items include sandwiches, pasta, salad and calzone along with other Italian classics. Mickey’s Deli is located at 101 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach CA 90254. Find out more by visiting Mickey’s online.
James Beard Award-winning chef Scott Conant and LA restaurateur Stephane Bombet of Bombet Hospitality Group (BHG) have announced the opening of The Ponte, a new contemporary Italian restaurant on Beverly Boulevard, in February 2017. The Ponte will offer guests a relaxed and sophisticated experience complemented by Conant’s soulful Italian cuisine.
Conant's menu will offer a wide selection of charcuterie, antipasti, and pasta, including Spaghetti Pomodoro with his signature ragu. Assorted vegetables and pizza from the kitchen’s wood-burning oven will also be served, along with dishes that celebrate the best of local California ingredients, including Roasted Lamb Neck with raisins, smoked eggplant, goat cheese & pine nut crumble; and Prawns with celery root purée, salmoriglio & crispy sunchokes.
Inspired by the tight-knit community of Pontelandolfo expats—nicknamed Pontes—in Conant's hometown of Waterbury, Connecticut, The Ponte seeks to convey a vibe of rustic yet sophisticated, warm, convivial, and conducive to lingering with friends.
"I love the spirit and energy of L.A., so I was thrilled for the opportunity to get back behind the line in one of my favorite cities," says Conant. "Stephane and I have known each other for years and I've always admired his thoughtful approach…You feel like you're among friends when you walk through his doors. That sense of conviviality, of warmth and comfort that comes with community, is exactly the vibe I wanted to create with The Ponte. I hope L.A. enjoys it!"
Benjamin Brown is a seasoned restaurant writer and hospitality consultant, serving up SoCal's hottest food news and reviews.