Sarah Bennett is a freelance journalist who has spent nearly a decade covering food, music, craft beer, arts, culture and all sorts of bizarro things that interest her for local, regional and national publications.
9 hours ago | Long Beach Lunch
File this one under: It’s about damn time. Real Chicago-style pizza has landed in Long Beach. And, better yet, it’s not just any Chicago-style pizza, but Rance’s Chicago Pizza, the four-year-old Costa Mesa home of loaded knife-and-fork pies that’s...
7 days ago | Long Beach Lunch
I admit it: since it began in 2014, I avoided Long Beach’s version of a restaurant week, Eat LBC. Not because it wasn’t a well-intentioned effort on behalf of a few local publicists to promote the local food scene (because it totally was!), but be...
14 days ago | Long Beach Lunch
From Tijuana to Portland to Mission Viejo, cities are creating modern food courts to call their own. Some, like L.A.’s Grand Central Market, are massive food halls constructed in the grand tradition of a sprawling city market; others, like Tijuana...
21 days ago | Long Beach Lunch
Even in usually mild Southern California, winter still means ramen weather: those rainy days that dribble down the windows and chilly nights that seep into your bones. If you live in Los Angeles or OC, feeding the soul with a soothing broth and sl...
28 days ago | Long Beach Lunch
As we settle into the reality that an overgrown albino Chernobyl sewer rat is now our president (and his other three-eyed friends now form his cabinet), it’s been a challenge to wake up in the morning, much less stay positive. A few months ago, ri...
1 month ago | Long Beach Lunch
Few openings in Long Beach have been longer awaited than Roe Restaurant, the city’s first cheffy modern seafood joint. When I drove by and first witnessed the exposed wood-and-beams dining room (with two freaking olive trees still inside) just aft...