Friday, July 19, 2024

Food & Drink

Favorite things I’m eating right now in Long Beach: July 2024

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: Sonoratown moves forward; Flamin’ Curry opens second location; 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 4th Horseman’s expansion in Downtown Long Beach cements it as one of our most distinct pizzerias

The world of Long Beach pizza is vast and fiercely competitive. Amid the stretching and proofing and topping, The 4th Horseman has managed to stand out as a horrorcore ode to the mightily humble pie.

SnoCorner is Long Beach’s ultimate ode to the sweets of New Orleans

Snocorner—the bright, tricolorized snoball shop directly across from Poly High School—is one helluva ode to the sweet treats of New Orleans.

Olive by the Bay—steeped in Long Beach food history—connects Downey to peninsula

Olive by the Bay—the newest restaurant to open for the community of the Peninsula—takes over a space that is rich in food history.

The Ordinarie continues its dedication to Americana culture with its brightest, most comforting menu yet

The Ordinarie has long been one of the staples of The Promenade in Downtown Long Beach—and its newest menu reflects that dedication to high quality and great aura.

Long Beach Food Scene Intel: I Luv Ur Buns brick-and-mortar grand opening; Sake Secrets burglarized; 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.

Michael’s Downtown to permanently shutter; Ubuntu Cafe to take over

Michael's Downtown—the DTLB extension from the Michael's Restaurant Group—will be permanently shuttering to make way for a second Ubuntu Cafe location.

Praise the masa gods: Lola’s in Long Beach introduces new brunch, new tortillas

Lola's in Long Beach—longtime champion of comida Mexicana since opening in Retro Row over 15 years ago—has quietly introduced a newly, locally-sourced tortilla for the first time while launching into the newest iteration of their brunch menu.

Bar Becky—one of Long Beach’s best new restaurants—takes vegetarian love to new level with farmers market series

Bar Becky in East Long Beach—the debut restaurant of Hell's Kitchen alumni Chef Johnathan Benvenuti—is one of the city's best new restaurants. And the...