Thursday, July 18, 2024

North Long Beach

The importance of the return of Organic Harvest Garden’s Black History Month farm dinner in Long Beach

Chef Rod Dodd, the man behind the tucked-under-a-freeway farm and garden space that is North Long Beach's Organic Harvest Gardens, is returning with his one of his most beloved and popular annual events: the Black History Month farm-to-table dinner, returning to the green space on Feb. 18.

Long Beach Food Scene Intel: Unlimited booze event to benefit Garage Theatre; Beer Lab opens in Zaferia; 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 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...

Long Beach’s Tacos La Carreta named one of the best tacos in L.A. by Bon Appétit

After winning big at LA TACO's 2023 TACO MADNESS, Tacos La Carreta has been named one of the region's best place for tacos by Bon Appétit.

Shlap Muan—Long Beach’s best spot for chicken wings—expands its flappin’ fowl empire

Opening last year, Shlap Muan has gone from a tiny North Long Beach storefront to multiple spaces—even beyond the borders of Long Beach.

Lauded mariscos joint Cheko El Rey del Sarandeado closes permanently in Long Beach

Led by Chef Sergio Peñuelas and owner Kenia Monrroy, Cheko El Rey del Sarandeado represented the cuisine of Sinaloa on a level before unseen in Long Beach.

Upgrades continue in park-poor Long Beach neighborhoods with Ramona Park playground

North Long Beach is deemed the city's most park poor neighborhood—and while the playground doesn't add any additional green space, it is still a much-appreciated addition particularly for the families within walking distance.

This North LB farm hosts magical dinners—and they’re about to become a monthly tradition

Chef Rod Dodd and his crew Organic Harvest Gardens have long embodied the spirit of community and food-as-a-connector—and the chef wants to extend that spirit as he invites more and more people to his humble plot for a trip to gastronomical church.