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.
1 day ago | Long Beach Lunch
The pungent aroma gave no hint of heat, but the curry’s spice came on strong, like an uncontrolled fire through brittle brush. It started as a think liquid spooned onto my tongue that tingled its way into my gums and across the roof of my mouth. T...
10 days ago | Long Beach Lunch
At the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Wardlow Road, a bona fide burger smack down is in full effect, and it’s a doozy. One place is old school (like half a century old school), the other brand new, and the battle between the two reflects a cu...
17 days ago | Long Beach Lunch
On Nov. 8, I voted for the Taco Truck Party. On Nov. 9, I walked to downtown Long Beach for dinner and buried my sadness in al pastor and carne asada. Because while some of the country elected an old leather boot to be our next president, at least...
24 days ago | Long Beach Lunch
You have to be pretty imaginative to turn 140 square feet of prime Retro Row real estate into one of Long Beach’s best new restaurants of this year. With that kind of limited space, adding a refrigerator, a cash register or even a few countertop d...
1 month ago | Hops to It!
The hype is true: Long Beach is becoming an enviable beer destination. And I don’t just mean that it has a bunch of breweries near each other like in Anaheim. Or that there are a lot of good places to drink craft beer, like in Old Town Orange. Wit...
1 month ago | Long Beach Lunch
Like many people under the senior discount age, I only go to Hof’s Hut once a year, but boy is it a Long Beach tradition. The once-classic dinner that’s now trying really hard to be a mid-priced casual-dining restaurant has whittled its former loc...