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Long Beach International Tamales Festival returns Dec. 9

The Long Beach International Tamales Festival, the day-long event dedicated to all things tamal, will be returning Saturday, Dec. 9—and yet again, expects to draw in thousands and thousands of people wanting to explore the almighty tamal, from Mexican to Guatemalan styles.

Rep. Robert Garcia on Long Beach food’s scene, its evolution, and 3AM fettuccine alfredo

Rep. Robert Garcia is a growing star on The Hill—but he is a true foodie at heart.

The glorious baleadas and plàtanos maduro of Honduras Kitchen, the steward of Honduran food in Long Beach

The baleadas at Honduras Kitchen—a Honduran staple in Long Beach for over 15 years after being opened by Rafael Larios—are a prime and beautiful example of how the flour tortilla can transform the simplest of foods. This, joining the mighty fried plantain that is stuffed with picadillo, are just a few examples of how this humble, vastly underrated Latin American gem has been the steward of Honduran food in Long Beach.

Long Beach Lost: With Hard Rock Hotel going on top of Jergins Tunnel, a look into the past

My ongoing series, Long Beach Lost, was launched to examine buildings and spaces that have either been demolished or were never even in existence—including the forgotten tales attached to existing places. This is not a preservationist series but rather a historical series that will help keep a record of our architectural, cultural, and spatial history.

The micro-unit housing project set to replace historic-not-really Varden hotel in Downtown Long Beach

Now entitled, here is what the project that will take advantage of the city's micro-unit ordinance might look like when completed at 335 Pacific Ave.

New renderings for Studio One Eleven’s 21-story tower in Downtown Long Beach

Love renderings? So do we: Scroll through our entire archive. Long Beach architectural firm Studio One Eleven has released fresh renderings for its design of...

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31-story Hard Rock Hotel to break ground in Downtown Long Beach come 2024 (music venue in Jergins Tunnel included)

The mayor has said Hard Rock Hotel—taking over the southeast space at Ocean and Pine that has been empty for decades—is expected to break ground next year.

Long Beach needs its visitors bureau—so what is, if any, the controversy surrounding the Long Beach Convention Center?

The CVB—what is the Long Beach Convention Center and its Visitors Bureau—is separating into two different entities. That is not controversial but a good thing no matter which angle is examined.

Massive, inaugural drum’n’bass-meets-dubstep festival Apocalypse to take over Long Beach

While many of the indie EDM acts frown upon Insomniac's corporate culture and lack of love for the authentic raver scene—overselling and dangerous conditions...

Inaugural Central American heritage festival to celebrate comida, comedia, cultura

Roxanne's owner Robert Molina and Salvadoran-American comedian Jose "Hoozay" Velasquez are teaming up to bring Long Beach its first festival focusing on the culture surrounding Central America.

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