Because sports should never run your life ... retorts for sports

Category Archives: Restaurant Reviews

Add the Short Rib Plate to the long list of must have meals at The Grindz…

If you’ve got a healthy appetite, you’ll go ape over the delicious Short Rib Plate at The Grindz.  For just a shade over $10, you get a very satisfying portion of juicy short ribs, accompanied by plenty of white rice, refreshing cabbage slaw, and the soothing mac salad.  We recommend adding some teriyaki and sriracha, and your taste buds will be ready for a real party.

- Give a dog a bone and rate this post

Original Rinaldi’s scores a big hit on 4-20 day with its tasty Trojan Sub …

Try the delicious USC Trojan Sandwich at Original Rinaldi’s, with prosciutto, salami, pepperoni, oil and vinegar, lettuce, tomato, italian dressing and provolone.

Add some spicy deli mustard and some TNT sauce, and you have an explosion of taste that will send you into orbit, especially on 4-20 Day.  And it’s always a cool to mix

in a crunchy dill pickle spear for good measure.

- Give a dog a bone and rate this post

ChabDog and Eric the Well-read meet up at Original Rinaldi’s for some delicious lunch meats:

Yesterday, we were in lunch meat heaven at Original Rinaldi’s, getting treated to a very satisfying meatball sandwich and tasty kraut dog.

The meatballs were expertly touched with Italian seasoning and had the perfect texture, with melted mozzarella and plenty of delicious sauce.

As for the hog dog, it was snappy and savory, just in time for the start of baseball season.  Find these treats, and more, at Original Rinaldi’s on PCH in Manhattan Beach!

- Give a dog a bone and rate this post

ChabDog happily tackles Taco Tuesday at the Grindz in Hermosa Beach …

ChabDog treasures lunches at The Grindz in Hermosa Beach, what with Taco Tuesdays on tap.  I had two lovely ones today, each a mere $2.50, and the taste explosion that ensued was almost too much for words.

You can’t go wrong with either the chicken, steak or, in my opinion, the star attraction, the savory, juicy pork.  All tacos come with a delightful smattering of onions and salsa, and why not add a little sriracha, as well.

Add some refreshing, smooth mac salad to the mix, and you’ve got an amazing midday meal for a great price.

- Give a dog a bone and rate this post

Check out the great food at Hawaiian Grindz, Hermosa Beach, CA

ChabDog recently enjoyed a delicious lunch at Hawaiian Grindz in Hermosa Beach.  I had what has become a lunchtime staple, the Kalua Pork plate.

This is quite a steal for $10.50, with a generous and delicious portion of smoked pork, along with crisp, tasty ramen cabbage, white rice and some yummy mac salad.

Try it with hot sauce and/or sriracha, for a lovely, sinful kick.

Grindz uses the finest Boar’s Head meats and has plenty of comfortable seating.  The menu is chock full of great choices, which will be reviewed in posts to come.

And it serves breakfast as well.  Check it out!


- Give a dog a bone and rate this post

Open wide for the ever-roasted chicken salad sandwich at Original Rinaldi’s

Recently, I had a wonderful lunch at Original Rinald’s, enjoying a delicious cold lunch special featuring the fresh and delicious Ever-roasted Chicken Salad sandwich.  The chicken salad had just enough mayo and also featured bits of crunchy, refreshing celery, surrounded by warm, toasted squaw bread.  I spiced my meal up a bit with some TNT sauce, which gave eat bite an exciting zing.  This is a great way to wake up your work day, and add in a side of mac salad for a real masterpiece!

- Give a dog a bone and rate this post

Add the lemon tuna sub to your repertoire at Original Rinaldi’s …

Rinaldi’s turns the ordinary tuna sandwich on its head with the Lemon Tuna cold lunch special.

The old standby never tasted so perky, and with swiss cheese, hot sauce and pickles, you’ll be excited by the choice.

My New Year’s resolution is definitely to order this more often.

Happy New Year from and Original Rinaldi’s.

- Give a dog a bone and rate this post

Try the savory Fatboy sandwich at Original Rinaldis …



If you like meatball and sausage subs, this sandwich is for you.  These meats taste great together, along with juicy pepperoni, spicy satisfying tomato sauce and melted provolone cheese. On a toasted sub roll, you have the perfect marriage for your taste buds.  Add in some cold, creamy mac salad and a 16 oz drink for under $10, and you’re all set for lunch, dinner or whenever.  Get the Fatboy at Original Rinaldi’s in Manhattan Beach.

- Give a dog a bone and rate this post

It’s time to try the T&T (Tyler and Tyler) at Original Rinaldi’s in Manhattan Beach —


Melted cheese, special hot sauce, mayo, crispy prosciutto, juicy roasted chicken and fresh lettuce and tomato, all surrounded by a warm toasted sub roll make for a truly memorable hot lunch combo at where else but Original Rinaldi’s in Manhattan Beach.  Come on in and make this a better, more satisfying day with the T&T (Tyler and Tyler) sandwich.  For $10.95, it’s a steal of a deal, with not just a regular size sandwich, but also your choice of a tasty side and a 16 oz drink.  Plus, there’s usually some good football (European style) on TV!

- Give a dog a bone and rate this post

Original Rinaldi’s delivers another home run for your taste buds with … The Mailman …

9-20-16-chabdog-mailman 9-20-16-mailman-menu 9-20-16-mailman-picture

ChabDog was privileged to partake in The Mailman, a delicious creation from Original Rinaldi’s in Manhattan Beach, CA that comes loaded with delicious Boar’s Head capicola and prosciutto, surrounded by fresh lettuce and tomato and tasty provolone.  We recommend enjoying this delight for your taste buds with some deli mustard and TNT sauce, which adds just the right amount of excitement … if mayo and oil and vinegar isn’t enough.  The cold lunch combo, with your choice of a side and a 16 oz drink is under $10, and is one helluva deal.  ChabDog puts his heart stamp of approval on The Mailman!



- Give a dog a bone and rate this post

Refresh your sandwich pipeline at Original Rinaldi’s in Manhattan Beach, CA …

8-23-16 coffee 8-23-16 rinaldi's 1 8-23-16 rinaldi's 2

Try the Pipeline at Rinaldi’s…’s a mighty tasty wave of flavor, with ham, grilled chicken breast, spicy mustard, tomatoes and provolone cheese. And enjoy this with Rinaldi’s refreshing Vietnamese Coffee — ground with care right on-premises… delicious

- Give a dog a bone and rate this post

Try the alarmingly good First Alarm sandwich at The Original Rinaldi’s

7-28-16 first alarm

  • an enticing and exciting melange of tastes joined together (melted cheese, flavorful roasted chicken, mayo and pepperoncinis) makes this choice truly delectable
  • the andouille sausage has a deep, hearty taste that really hits the spot
  • add some T&T sauce for some extra kick
  • garnish with some fresh, juicy dill pickle slices
  • cool off your palate with creamy, refreshing macaroni salad
- Give a dog a bone and rate this post

There’s nothing phony about the No Phoney Baloney sandwich at The Original Rinaldi’s …

6-29-16 baloney 1

6-29-16 baloney2

Simply delicious… light, tasty and full of attitude.. check it out at The Original Rinaldi’s.

Mouth watering baloney, covered with tasty onions and dressed with tangy BBQ sauce and the subtle sweetness of cole slaw.

Surrounded by a fresh, crispy roll and some TNT, you have a real taste bud buster.

- Give a dog a bone and rate this post

Try the new Ragin Jamaican at Original Rinaldi’s…

6-10-16 chabdog raging

6-10-16 ragin jamaican1

You haven’t truly loved lunch until you’ve sunk your taste buds into the Ragin Jamaican at Original Rinaldi’s.

A delicious concoction of Jamaican jerk chicken, grilled onions, cooked red peppers and pepper jack cheese. Add some TNT sauce and mix with tasty cold macaroni salad, and you have quite a meal. Get this… and more… at Original Rinaldis in Manhattan Beach!


- Give a dog a bone and rate this post

Law Office of Brandon S. Chabner

A Professional Corporation — providing business and outside general counsel services, including entity formation, contract drafting and negotiation and transaction structuring.

for more information, go to and mention promo code “CHABDOG” for a 20% discount on our regular hourly rate.

Winner of Easy Reader’s 2017 Best of Beach/Best Business Attorney


- Give a dog a bone and rate this post

Original Rinaldi’s

The Grindz at 1601

- Give a dog a bone and rate this post

- Give a dog a bone and rate this post