Thursday, July 18, 2024

Long Beach Food Scene: Last Call

Long Beach Food Scene Intel: Oaxacan food, bundt cakes, closures, 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.

El Barrio in Long Beach shares history with Mexican joints stretching back to 1950s

Yes, El Barrio took over the dive that was Ashley's, much to the cry of its patrons—but it's grown as a community staple and, even more, shares an interesting history with Mexican food.

Long Beach Last Call celebration of bar industry continues through Mar. 10

From industry only events and parties aboard the Queen Mary to dive bar bingo and proper Irish coffee lessons, Long Beach Last Call will celebrate the bar culture in a way no event has.

Essential cocktails to drink during Long Beach Last Call

We have a lot going for our inaugural Long Beach Last call celebration but it isn't, of course, just about the events. It's also about the incredible, for-this-event-only creations that some of our city's most talented mixologists have concocted that also deserve some spotlight.

Marlena’s cocktail program marks return of one of Long Beach’s finest bartenders

Marlena bar manager David Castillo is essentially working with an entirely blank slate–but he wants to return to honoring the history of cocktails with his Long Beach Last Call menu.

There’s a free disco party aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach this weekend

The Queen Mary, in conjunction with Long Beach Last Call, will be hosting a free disco'n'funk party inside its Observation Bar on Saturday, Mar. 2 from 8PM to 11PM.

The Attic’s (underrated) cocktail program stands on par with its (still underrated) food in Long Beach

The Attic in Long Beach has been consistently evolving—but that effort has seen its largest transformation across the past few years. Its stellar cocktail program is no exception.

Selva has one of the most culinary-focused cocktail programs in Long Beach

The intent behind Selva has always been simple: Reflect the food of Colombia. And in this sense, Chef Carlos Jurado knew that cocktails—which are distinctly culinary yet never receive that very spotlight—were essential in creating his space. This is where mixologist Mike Borowski comes in.