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Let's Go Fishing With Dynamite

Please Make Note of Pleasure Palate Attendance Policies and our 3 Strikes Rule by clicking here before RSVP-ing to this Event. Cancelling your RSVP within 24 hours or not showing up at the event without contacting the Organizer ahead of time will result in a strike. 3 Strikes and You're Out!

***KABOOM - Sunny arranged for more spaces, same date and time.

According to Squid Ink, the idea behind chef David LeFevre's newest venture, Fishing With Dynamite, was to create a casual but high-quality seafood shack in Manhattan Beach. The raw bar delivers on its promise, critic Besha Rodell says. Lobsters are $20 a half and $38 whole.










There's a mix of East and West Coast oysters, six varieties on any given night, and the quality rivals any oyster spot in town. There's California sea urchin, Peruvian scallops and Dungeness crab. Platters of assorted, chilled seafood range from $39 for a restrained "SS Minnow" to $145 for the "Mothershucker."

The rest of the menu is divided up into "old school," "new school" and "no school" sections. "There are winners and losers in each category. It's a masterful crabcake LeFevre is serving here, made almost entirely of sweet hunks of Maryland crab meat and served with whole-grain mustard remoulade. But frankly, it ought to be masterful for $16, and the menu probably should not advertise the dish as 'cakes' plural, either, when a singular cake is all you get," Rodell says. Want more? Read the full review of "Fishing With Dynamite: New Manhattan Beach Hotspot's Food Is Hit or Miss."

My plan is to sample the exceptional dishes and leave behind the pedestrian fare.











  • Our reservation for the the restaurant is at 11:30am. Please don't be late.
  • You will be responsible for paying for all food items that you order including your own beverages. Please be prepared to spend between $45 - $60 plus tax and tip.  Please bring cash to settle your bill.
  • Here is a Yelp Review to help your decision and an article from the LA Weekly New Manhattan Beach Hotspot's Food Is Hit or Miss
  • Here is a link to FWD's menu
  • Street Parking is available but you must read the signs and be careful.
  • I will email all attendees my cell number the night before the dinner, so that I can be contacted if you arrive before I do, or are running late, or are lost.

Here are more pictures from Yelp:








Peruvian Scallop








Cooks Cove Oyster














Key Lime Pie

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  • Wasima

    Couldn't have enjoyed the afternoon more. Thanks!

    August 11, 2013

  • SuNnY

    Excellent dining experience at Fishing With Dynamite. The service, the food, and the company to dine with was fantastic.

    August 11, 2013

  • Mary

    Guess what? It turns out I *do* like oysters!

    August 11, 2013

  • Karen


    August 10, 2013

  • SuNnY

    To those going to Fishing with Dynamite...The restaurant states that, "Any parties arriving past this time designation will be placed on the top of the waitlist for the next available table." So please arrive on time or we lose our tables.

    August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need save some dough!

    August 5, 2013

  • Sally

    Dog training classes changed, won't make it in time. Sadness.

    August 3, 2013

  • Mary

    ooops...I mean THANKS SUNNY! =)

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • SuNnY

    Looking forward to try this new restaurant.

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • Wasima

    Love the KABOOM!

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • Mary

    W00t! Thanks Jeff!

    July 12, 2013

  • Daisy

    Going up North then. shucks.

    July 11, 2013

    • Jeff

      Shucking is for oysters and other shellfish.

      July 11, 2013

  • Daisy

    I thought you guys were goin' fishing.

    July 10, 2013

    • Jeff

      We are, ... with dynamite.

      1 · July 10, 2013

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