Monday, March 4, 2024

Bixby Knolls

The storied history of the woman behind Long Beach’s best gumbo joint, Sal’s Gumbo Shack

"Sal's Gumbo Shack started because someone got tired of a company thinkin' they knew what they hell they were doing. Sal's Gumbo Shack started...

FIRST LOOK: Long Beach’s Nonna Mercato takes on brunch in Bixby Knolls

Chef Cameron Slaugh's Italian heritage is fully taken on in Nonna Mercato's inaugural brunch menu—a concept that has been a year in the making.

OC-based Chicken University opens its first location in Bixby Knolls

Opening its first location in Fullerton in 2017, Chicken University became an instantaneous hit, garnering over 100,000 followers on Instagram and constant lines of students seeking decadent fried fusion offerings.

Squid ink bucatini & whole fish: Wood & Salt in Long Beach returns roots

Wood & Salt owner Björn Risse always had a particular vision for his second Bixby Knolls restaurant—a focus on pastas and fire-licked fishes and meats—and feels that it must return to its roots in order to better reconnect with the community.

Lola’s Mexican Cuisine—the restaurant that introduced Long Beach to birria—celebrates its quinceañera

Lola's Mexican Cuisine is having her quinceañera—15 years serving Long Beach from Retro Row—and her family, led by son Luis Navarro and daughter-in-law Brenda Riviera, want to assure the community that her spirit will never be lost as long as there is an appetite for her food.

Not quite yet: Bixby Knolls to celebrate ‘almost’ St. Patrick’s Day with bus, beers, and badass-ery

Sure, St. Patrick's Day falls on a Friday this year—but for those looking for a much less hectic, more more organized affair that is both kid-friendly and worry-less, look no further than Bixby Knolls's annual Almost St. Patrick's Day tradition.

These pink and purple dishes from Lola’s and The Social List? Valentine’s Day kitsch perfection

There are many Valentine's Day dinners happening across the city—too many to individually cover—but Lola's and The Social List have dove into the post-pandemic desire to harness a Hallmark Holiday more than ever.

Lola’s Mexican Cuisine in Long Beach introduces ‘quesopozole’ to ring in the winter with warmth

It is safe to say that that Maria Delores Navarro—referred to by friends and family simply as “Lola” and the founder of Lola's Mexican...