Long Beach Food Scene Intel: Sugar Taco to open June 5; Rascals to close; more

By Brian Addison June 2, 2023 Food & Drink
Long Beach Food Scene Intel is a series from Brian Addison that will recap food news throughout the city, both news that needs just a quick mention or repeated news where you might have missed the full features.

Ammatolí’s chef Dima Habibeh to host collab dinner with famed Jordanian, Top Chef winner Ali Ghzawi

Chef Dima Habibeh of Ammatolí and Chef Ali Ghzawi of Alee—named one of the 50 best restaurants in the entirety of the Middle East/North Africa region by World's 50 Best—have decided to meet for a collaboration dinner that Long Beach is unlikely to see again soon.

Gaucho Grill’s beach concept to open on sands of Long Beach in summer; new look at interior

After years of setbacks, the largest of the beach amenity upgrades—those at Alamitos Beach—will have its tenant, Gaucho Grill, finally open this summer.

Beloved Long Beach Indian restaurant Appu’s Cafe to soft open second location on June 3

By Brian Addison June 1, 2023 Food & Drink
After eying multiple spaces—including a potential DTLB location—Appu's Cafe has settled on an East Long Beach location for their second space.

Hamburger Mary’s continues push into South with new Dallas location—anti-drag legislation be damned

The reach of Hamburger Mary's is wildly expansive for those who have never left the SoCal bubble: Beyond its three California locations—Long Beach and West Hollywood being the brand's anchors and Ontario acting as an Inland Empire connector—it has pushed into Denver and much of the Midwest and South, including four locations in Florida, one in Ohio, Milwaukee, Kansas City in Missouri... Jewels, the queen…

The country’s largest festival, Brick Fest Live, dedicated to LEGOs is coming to Long Beach

The annual Brick Fest is expanding its footprint in a large way for 2023, visiting multiple cities across the country, including Long Beach—and it is bringing over one million bricks with it.

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