Monday, March 4, 2024

Cambodia Town & Zaferia District

Long Beach Beer Lab’s move into Zaferia reminds the city they’ve always been fermenting pioneers

Long Beach Beer Lab—birthed in Wrigley, now with a sister in the Zaferia District, also home to the Long Beach Bread Lab—has long been a leader in fermentation and bread-making but is often dismissed or outright ignored in the larger conversation surrounding the city's growing reputation as a sourdough-y, bread-birthing center.

Favorite things I’m eating right now in Long Beach: December 2023

Brian Addison's Favorite Things is a 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 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.

Bar Envie in Zaferia to close; Long Beach Beer Lab to take over

Bar Envie owner Geoff Rau has partnered with wife-and-husband, master baker-and-master brewer team Harmony and Levi Fried of the Long Beach Bread and Beer Labs to formally convert the space into a Beer Lab.

Pickle Banh Mi harbors the spirit of its Vietnamese women founders—and they’re ready for the shop’s grand opening in Long Beach

Created by the spirit of a mother and her sister —and continuing to be fueled by a daughter and son—Pickle Banh Mi is not just an ode to the mighty Vietnamese sandwich but to the resilience and empowerment of Vietnamese women.

Now Anaheim Street: Bamboo Club, Good Time, Pho Hong Phat latest victims of summer burglary string in Long Beach

As more burglaries begin to frustrate business owners across the city, police officials have no formal word on if and how they are connected.

Bar Envie, Long Beach’s NOLA-inspired space, named one of nation’s best new bars

Following Baby Gee Bar's prestigious nod by the Tale of the Cocktail Foundation as one of the country's best new bars, Bar Envie pulls up with a #3 score in Mashed's Best New Bars in the U.S. list.

Your first look at Bar Envie, the NOLA-inspired concept from the crew behind Selva

The owners and chef behind Selva are off to their second food adventure—and it is another Zaferia restaurant that completely deviates from their previous restaurant.