Easter observances are shaping up differently than last year, when we were at the beginning of the lockdown. Here are some ways to observe Easter, which is this Sunday, April 4. Church services are listed first, followed by the restaurants. Some restaurants are still dealing with issues rela…
St. Patrick's Day is next Wednesday and it's is a little different this year. Some places are offering specials with limited outdoor dining. Check with your favorite establishment to see what their plans are. Here are a few choices.
The former home of Belmont Shore’s La Strada is about to re-open as Colossus Bread + Coffee. Fans of the bakery have been waiting for this moment since last fall, when Colossus announced plans to add a Long Beach location.
Lola’s Mexican Cuisine customer Tank Gonzales is spreading the word, telling everyone to “make their lives better” with the new birria dishes at Lola’s.
Dine Out Long Beach will stretch over two weeks in 2021, and as a push to support restaurants, sponsorships are being sought this year.
In partnership with Long Beach marketing firm Intertrend Communications, Long Beach Creamery has introduced a Ruth Bader Ginsburg-inspired ice cream, featuring a citrusy, organic vanilla-based flavor complemented by fresh lime curd and lime meringue cookies.
The Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DLBA) is hosting a virtual Taste of Downtown experience from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 26, hosted live at facebook.com/downtownlongbeach.
It's a different kind of Mother's Day this year, but some restaurants have special offers so Mom doesn't have to cook. Be sure to order in advance.
Writers Note: This story was written a week before most of us were asked to “social distance” ourselves from well...everyone else! So unfortunately the menudo spot mentioned in this story (as of me writing this) is no longer serving the magical soup on Saturdays due to the COVID-19 crisis. B…
“The wait before surgery is a traumatic time for children and their parents,” said Rita Goshert director of the Child Life Department at MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital. “Anxiety levels are very high.”
Great hospitality and quality food are the central elements of Ubuntu Café in Belmont Heights. With a heartfelt commitment to customer satisfaction, husband and wife team Fellippe Esteves and Danielle Soldati say they are determined to make Ubuntu “The Greatest Neighborhood Café.”
It’s the time of year for many of us to make “improvement” plans. If eating healthy is on your list, horseradish should be a will buy item. Horseradish recently received high marks for its low fat, high flavor properties on the Guidelines on Obesity from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood I…
A truly American vegetable, winter squash is a comforting food during the cold (well, at least cool) months. Available in many varieties, winter squash can play a part in an edible holiday centerpiece or as a center-of-the-plate menu item.
Vibes Cafe, located sy 76 1/2 62nd Place on the Peninsula, is celebrating its one year anniversary and is inviting the public to join in the celebration.
The walnut is a world-class traveler. Thought to have originated on the shores of the Caspian Sea, walnut trees were introduced into Europe by Roman traders. In ancient Greece, the walnut was cultivated for walnut oil.
Thanksgiving is around the corner. Here's some information in case you don't want to cook. Unless otherwise indicated, everything takes place on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28.
Cranberries are available fresh, frozen, canned, dried and in juice, so take some time to include them on your menus. If you’ve never made fresh cranberry sauce, you’ll be surprised how easy it is.
Three brothers surfing their way down the Baja California coast some 30 years ago stumbled across a cheap street food — fish tacos — and thought they could do better. Today, they own more than 30 Wahoo's Fish Taco restaurants, and there are another 30 or so franchised stores spread out acros…
The much anticipated 2ND & PCH, an 11-acre open air commercial center, held its grand opening last month with hundreds of locals gathering at the retail center for the first time.
What most of us call sweet potatoes are actually yams. True sweet potatoes resemble elongated baking potatoes, with slightly yellow interiors and a mildly sweet taste. True sweet potatoes would not work very well with winter favorites or with pie.
Sweet basil is one of my favorite edible leaves. It is fragrant, versatile and beautiful. There are lots and lots of basil varieties; most people are acquainted with sweet basil. Its scent is compared with anise or licorice. As a culinary ingredient, sweet basil is the main ingredient in pes…
One of the most popular quotations of the 19th Century was "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." Before the 20th Century there were no official four food groups, food guide pyramid or specific science that pointed to the importance of five servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Peopl…
Vegan District at the Pike Outlets is back this Saturday with plenty of vegan food and drink options, as well as vegan-friendly clothing and accessory vendors.
Since opening decades ago, Sir Winston’s has become one of the crown jewels of the Long Beach dining scene, combining upscale cuisine with one of the best views around.
Armenia, China, Same Difference: Apricots’ technical name is “prunus armeniaca,” because some misdirected Western botanists thought that the apricot had originated in Armenia. They didn’t go quite far enough, as the apricot comes originally from China. Any which way, apricots were one of the…
Zucchini are infamously prodigious growers. Urban legend has zucchini-growers leaving bushels and bushels of the green-growing monster on strangers' front steps, under the cloak of darkness.
Raise a mug, well actually a plastic cup, and get a taste of some of the best craft beers, hard ciders, seltzers and kombucha around at the ninth annual Taste of Brews Long Beach.
Summer is coming to an end, but not before Belmont Shore showcases Second Street with one last Stroll & Savor to close out the season.