Monday, March 4, 2024


Long Beach’s Shady Grove Foods said they were closing—so the mayor visited them with hope

The response to the future closure of Shady Grove Foods led to enormous online vitriol toward the City's handling of small business—leaving Mayor Rex Richardson no choice but to meet with them one-on-one to offer help and hope.

Much-loved Shady Grove Foods to permanently close Long Beach brick-and-mortar Jan. 1

In what many are already feeling a huge loss to the food community, Dennis and David Robicheau—the son-and-dad team behind Shady Grove Foods and its brick-and-mortar at 2708 E. 4th St.—have announced they will be permanently shuttering the restaurant, effective Jan. 1, 2024.

Long Beach Food Scene Intel: Tito’s expands; El Sauz postpones 4th Street opening; more

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.

Tasso, cochon de lait, crawfish boil: Ten Mile Brewing to host mini-Cajun festival with Battambong BBQ and Shady Grove Foods

Ten Mile will have tasso and cream pizza and killer shrimp. Battambong will have a crawfish boil and Asian-Cajun dirty rice. Shady Grove Foods will have smoked meatloaf and gumbo ya-ya. What is there not to love?

‘Ma:’ Battambong BBQ, El Barrio collab for Mexican Mother’s Day dinner

Longbeachize Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month: The two chefs—Chef Chad Phuong of Battambong BBQ and Chef Ulises Pineda-Alfaro of El Barrio Cantina—have come collectively together with a dinner to honor "the most beautiful woman in the world."

Favorite things I’m eating right now in Long Beach: July 2022

Brian Addison's monthly list showcasing his five favorite things he is mowing down and gulping through in Long Beach—and it's not always new items but it's definitely never repeated things from previous months.

Your first look at Shady Grove Foods, the original procurer of ‘Long Beach barbecue’

The father-and-son team behind one of Long Beach's most anticipated brick-and-mortars proudly proclaim their food as "Long Beach barbecue," where stick ribs marinated in fish sauce and pork chops topped with pineapple and cilantro are run of the mill.