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About Andrew Silber

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Name: Andrew Silber
Location: San Pedro, CA 90731
Profession: Executive
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About Me: Moved to Southern California in April of 1985, after being Banquet Manager at the Café Royal, Regent Street, London. Arrived in Los Angeles, worked briefly in front of house at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, before joining Jacopo’s Italian Restaurant on Beverly Drive at Santa Monica Boulevard.<br />
Straight away, became involved in local Community activities, was soon Vice President of the Beverly Hills Restaurant Association, which (amongst many other activities), started the Taste of Beverly Hills in Roxbury Park each summer.<br />
I rose to become Operations Director of the Jacopo’s Group. During my six years there, a further four Restaurants were opened.<br />
Having risen as high as poss., I transferred to a new job with giant restaurant group: Restaurants Unlimited, Inc. based in Seattle, Washington. Initially was manager at Kincaid’s, San Francisco, before placed at Cutters in Santa Monica.<br />
After two years there, head-hunted to Sony Pictures Entertainment in Culver City. Responsible for all Food & Beverage Operations at The Culver Studios on Washington Boulevard.<br />
Facing fourteen years of large losses, turned Food & Beverage facility into a profit within ten months. It remained the only Food operation operated by Sony Pictures, & not contracted to outside Catering Company.<br />
While I was at Sony, feeding rock stars and actresses, My wife Adela developed the plan to take over The Whale & Ale in San Pedro.<br />
This culminated in our re-opening its doors on December 4th 1995, over fourteen years ago.<br />
Adela & I have been married almost twenty-two years and have two children: Alexander, 20 and Lara Michelle, 17.<br />
Three live in San Pedro, Alex in Santa Barbara.<br />
Since December 1995, the Whale & Ale has been successful in many areas:<br />
It is honored each year by both The California Restaurant Writers, & the Southern California Restaurant Writers who awarded it ‘Most Promising Newcomer’ in 1988.<br />
Elmer Dills and his Channel 7 News Team have featured it during a TV show on the delights of the British Pub in California.<br />
Merrill Schindler has given the Restaurant a Glowing 3 star revue, and the Zagat Guide to Southern California also praises the Cuisine & ambiance of the Restaurant.<br />
It is regularly featured as a local business to quote in the LA Times, Daily Breeze, PV Peninsula News and Long Beach Press Telegram.<br />
The Whale & Ale has been a pioneer of website design, launching its own website in November 1996, when such things were unheard of for Restaurants in Southern Los Angeles. Now whaleandale.com is visited by well over 93,000 visitors per month.<br />
Andrew became involved in the local Chamber of Commerce and was quickly asked to be Vice-President in charge of Economic Development.<br />
He continues as Director of the San Pedro Business Improvement District for two terms since its inception, & Secretary for the first term.<br />
The Whale & Ale is proud to lead local businesses.


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Taxco Mexican Restaurant
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Family owned-and-run gem Aug 23, 2011
reviewer: Andrew Silber from San Pedro, CA 90731
Tony Moreno worked his way up in the restaurant business. He was a bus-boy when he started, and now he owns (I think) three restaurants. Why? Because the food is good, the service is caring and the family runs his businesses. There is no substitute for an owner-operator on site who cares about his customers. Try Taxco for Mexican food; I believe you will want to come back often.

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Buono's Pizza
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A San Pedro Institution Aug 23, 2011
reviewer: Andrew Silber from San Pedro, CA 90731
Buono's has been there as long as I can remember. The Pizza is made authentically, just as you would find in New York. The dough is well formed and tasty, the sauce is good and rich, and the cheese tastes like cheese! Buono's has survived due to quality ingredients and attention to detail. If you want an old-fashioned pizza that is crafted by a real Pizza Chef, then this is the place to go. (Also an excellent Pizzeria in Long Beach on Ocean Blvd.)

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Shin Shin Chinese Restaurant
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Consistent & charming neighborhood Chinese Restaurant Aug 09, 2011
reviewer: Andrew Silber from San Pedro, CA 90731
Always consistent, and their special set meals are the bargain of the year. You can eat here really inexpensively and leave feeling full & satisfied. The food quality is consistent and the service is prompt.

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Mishis Strudel Bakery and Cafe
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Like being in Hungary Aug 09, 2011
reviewer: Andrew Silber from San Pedro, CA 90731
I love this place! The pastry is excellent; the owners are charming & friendly; the coffee is good & strong. It is just a great place to go; try it and you will like it.

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