I've been living here for 3 years. After living 4 years in NY, I got accustomed to great pizza and ridiculously good bagels.
I've yet to find a great pizza in this area.. sure, the occasional Round Table pizza is tasty... and, if I'm hungry enough, a Papa John's pizza... but, does anyone know of any great pizza in the South Bay? I live in the Torrance area and value easy parking. ;) I prefer NY style pizza over Chicago style.
Bagelwise... I was going to Lox of Bagels (Crenshaw) but I felt it was turning into more of a "round roll" over time. I, then, discovered the Bagel Factory on Hawthorne Blvd... and, while I'm risking the lines getting any longer than they already are, I have to say that I'm pleased with their bagels. Nice chewy crust, tender innards. ;) I'm not entirely shocked since this place keeps Kosher... so, you know someone with "some bagels in their blood" is behind the recipes.
However, does anyone have any other bagel places they would recommend?