Here’s your latest in the local food scene:
- Alder & Sage, the the new Retro Row concept from former Portfolio Coffeehouse and Berlin Bistro owner Kerstin Kansteiner at 366 Cherry Ave., has begun quietly testing small plates during dinner service. Long Beach Food Scene member Linda Krip noted plates that included oysters, bone marrow, and a roasted duck quarter. While you can await my full feature on Alder & Sage’s dinner for Eater LA in the coming weeks when they’ve cemented both their service and menu, I highly suggest visiting the spot: Great coffee drinks, solid daytime menu, great service. For those wishing to join my food group, the Long Beach Food Scene, click here.
- Cena Vegan, the wildly popular vegan popup whose anchor in Los Angeles—particularly Smorgasburg on Sundays—has led to their dedicated following, will officially be opening up in the city’s first locally owned and independently operated ghost kitchen, Partake Collective. Come Mar. 14, patrons can order either online or at the location itself with packages of food available for pickup at the site’s set of lockers, leaving patrons to either enjoy at home or at Partake’s seating space.
- Ten Mile Brewing Co., the GBAF gold-medaling brewery in Signal Hill, has taken their craft of beer and put it toward creating the city’s most underrated pizza. For the full feature, click here.
- El Barrio Cantina on 4th Street will be hosting a six-chef, eight cocktail dinner that will serve a bite of a regional dish from each of the 32 Mexican states. The ambitious undertaking goes down May 19. For the full feature, click here.