Monday, March 4, 2024

Coffee & Tea

Long Beach coffee scene continues to alter as Cafablanca, donation-based coffee cart, moves to Downtown L.A.

The Long Beach coffee scene is changing and evolving continuously—and this bittersweet change is one that Alamitos Beach will certainly have a pang in its heart over.

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.

From El Salvador to Long Beach: How Black Dog Coffee Roaster came to take over a beloved shop

Taking over a space that was once home to local coffee royalty, this tiny-but-mighty roaster hopes to offer something different.

This breakfast popup at Rose Park in DTLB is the stuff of dreams

Breakfast Dreams, a two-day-a-week residency at Rose Park on Pine, fills a much-missed gap in the coffeehouse's offerings.

Favorite things I’m eating right now in Long Beach: August 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.

Long Beach’s Portfolio Coffeehouse, Berlin Bistro to vacate current locations and merge into single concept

After 32 years serving 4th Street, Portfolio Coffeeshop will be moving one block west onto Cherry Avenue, sharing a space with Berlin Bistro, which will also vacate its location in DTLB.

The underrated food coming out of the underrated Zaferia gem that is Commodity

Chef Josh Haskal has been directly involved in nearly every aspect of food hospitality—be it managing the former Beer Belly to bartending to cooking—but his talents shine best when he has the right partnership, like that with Commodity.