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A Welcome Addition to Manhattan Beach: Mr. Cecil's California Ribs

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Who is Selig? The young European immigrant was called Seelegs (Sea Legs?), Felix, Skeezix, and Cecil by fellow studio employees who had difficulty pronouncing or remembering Selig Burrows’ name. Later showing respect for his increasing age and position he became ‘Mr. Cecil’.

That name graces his producer/director son’s Rib joints. The third and latest is a very welcome addition to Manhattan Beach, especially the night scene. Open until 2am Thurs-Sat, Cecil’s gives the bar a crowd another choice besides the Kettle.

Owner Jonathan Burrows was a theatre producer and director in New York. As his production of movies increased, it made sense for him to make California his permanent home. Like many in Southern California, he found the weather to his liking and perfect for Barbecuing. And in turn, many found his Barbecue to their liking.