Saturday, March 2, 2024

Long Beach Food Scene Intel: Pietris closes in shore to make way for new concept; Gus’s, LA Crab close; more

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Here’s your latest in the local food scene:

  • Pietris Bakery, owned by Theofanis Pietris, abruptly closed over the weekend for what Pietris has said will be a “45-day period” that will make way for Nick the Greek, a space that will harness more of Pietris’s Greek origins in terms of food, offerings, and vibe. He also said that his entire staff will remain the same and is expected to be a part of the opening.
  • LA Crab—arguably the worst name ever for a Long Beach-based shop in Bixby Knolls—has closed without having been open for a year. The failed seafood boil joint was largely opened with little fanfare and, with that, garnered little patron loyalty.
  • Shortly after celebrating the location’s fifth year, Gus’s—the famed Memphis fried chicken shop that garnered the attention of everyone from L.A.’s own Jonathan Gold to, well, chicken lovers across the country—has permanently shuttered its Long Beach location. For the full article, click here.
  • While many reports have been misleading, it should be no shocker that the San Pedro Fish Market will be stepping way from its OG location in San Pedro come March 3. This has always been the plan. The major change? They are back in talks with the West Harbor development—the project overhauling the Ports O’ Call space along San Pedro’s waterfront, the market’s original home—to be included in the development when it was originally planned they wouldn’t be involved. For the full story, click here.
Brian Addison
Brian Addison
Brian Addison has been a writer, editor, and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food and culture to transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 25 nominations and three additional wins. In 2019, he was awarded the Food/Culture Critic of the Year across any platform at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards.

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