Sarah Bennett

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  • 4 days ago | Long Beach Lunch

    In the open-air “Roof Tap” area of Pine Avenue’s Bo-Beau, lunch feels like more an under-promoted day club than a traditional mid-may meal. For the last few months, the San Diego-transplanted, future-French Steampunk-inspired concept has been open...

  • 11 days ago | Long Beach Lunch

    To meat eaters, vegan restaurants are forever burdened with overcoming the flavorless stereotypes of most animal-free cooking. I know it sounds horrible, but sorry veganos, it’s true. The subtle beauty in texture approximations and wannabe meat ar...

  • 18 days ago | Long Beach Lunch

    More than a few neighborhoods in Long Beach wish they had an Olives, the 12-year-old gourmet grocer in Belmont Heights that still sets the bar for how to do posh grub without pretention. Yes, there’s a fancy by-the-pound olive bar and more than a ...

  • 25 days ago | Long Beach Lunch

    If a mariscos restaurant serves botanas big enough to feed a small Sinaloan village and there’s no one around to order a bucket of Coronas to go with it, is it a mariscos restaurant at all? That’s the question I keep asking myself when I go to Mar...

  • 1 month ago | Long Beach Lunch

    If you ever need anyone to support a good cause, all you need to do is provide the pizza. And while that’s maybe not the exact theory behind the Fountain of Life Covenant Church’s West Long Beach take-out food counter 5000 Pies, the utterly addict...

  • 1 month ago | Long Beach Lunch

    Hiccups is a new kind of Asian tea house, smartly located in the buffer zone between the Cal State Long Beach food court that is the outer Traffic Circle and the Long Beach bedroom communities beyond. Like the Chinese-based chain Cha for Tea and L...

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