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Long Beach Food Scene Intel: Holey Grail to open June 1; Los Compadres to score patio; 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.

Broken Spirits Distillery will open its doors in Downtown Long Beach on May 31

After announcing their plans back in October of 2023, the group behind Orange County's wildly popular Smoke & Fire and Villains Brewing concepts are ready to unveil their distilling space, Broken Spirits Distillery. Taking over the former Portuguese Bend space in Downtown Long Beach, Broken Spirits has announced they will open May 31.

Meet the couple with big dreams for historic 440 Elm Ave. building in Downtown Long Beach

It is one of Long Beach's oldest church structures, having survived the 1933 earthquake after its 1913 construction—and the small business owners who are now overseeing the building at 440 Elm Ave. have big plans for this massive, gorgeous ode to the Classical Revival style from famed Los Angeles architect Elmer Grey.

Long Beach BBQ Festival: Full Send BBQ is a veteran’s salute to his Filipino family and heritage

As the second annual Long Beach BBQ Festival approaches its day of taking over Shoreline Aquatic Park on May 25, Longbeachize and Brian Addison have partnered with the festival to highlight some the local talent being featured at the festival. Today, we feature Full Send BBQ, a veteran-owned barbecue popup that is flush with love, uplifting our country in a time when few do, and honoring Filipino heritage.

Developer to double units in 937 Pine Ave. residential building in Downtown Long Beach

Developers want to go bigger: A project previously entitled for 69 units wanted to expand to 140 units—including 15 units set aside for very...

Queen Mary in Long Beach to host Edgar Allan Poe speakeasy

Fans of Victorian Gothic literature and poetry—or just anything that resembles the aesthetic of everything from "Sleepy Hallow" and "Crimson Peak" to "Frankenstein" and "Dracula"—shall rejoice in dark harmony: The Edgar Allan Poe Speakeasy, a traveling immersive cocktail experience, will be invading The Queen's Salon aboard The Queen Mary come May 30 through June 1.

Long Beach Food Scene Intel: Little Coyote under new owner; multiple new spaces open; 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.

The waves aren’t returning: The Long Beach breakwater is here to stay—and it’s been that way for a while

This isn't news. That's for sure. But it might have been lost as it was released shortly before the pandemic in December of 2019: The Long Beach breakwater—the vast, linear seawall that joins two others in stretching across the coast of Long Beach and largely prevents larger waves hitting our shores—isn't going anywhere. Meaning said waves aren't coming back.