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.
2 days ago | Long Beach Lunch
Last October, Long Beach native Khanh Hoang held a pop-up dinner at Scoops, the artisanal ice cream shop in SanTana. Using a combination of insight from her travels, recipes gleaned from cookbooks and YouTube, plus her own experiences with ingredi...
9 days ago | Long Beach Lunch
Vinod Venkataraman has lived a lot of lives. In his native India, he was a classically trained jazz drummer. Then, he studied math, went to medical school and moved to the U.S. to open a practice. Along the way, he dabbled in art, raised a family ...
16 days ago | Long Beach Lunch
Remember when Chef Ito, the silent kitchen master at Fountain Valley’s foundational vegan restaurant Au Lac, invented the term “humanese”? He used it to describe his approach to not only animal-free cuisine, but food that has been kept raw, prepar...
23 days ago | Long Beach Lunch
Before Uber Eats and DoorDash and Postmates made every restaurant in the city deliverable, there were two order-in options in Long Beach — pizza and Thai food. With their placement often right across the street from each other (see: the corner of ...
30 days ago | Long Beach Lunch
Aguas Way in North Long Beach looks like a slice right out of Tijuana’s Food Garden, the too-hip open-air food court of start-up culinary concepts designed with Portland-grade aesthetics in mind. Inside this 6-month-old Virginia Village hideaway, ...
1 month ago | Long Beach Lunch
Last week I drank a $12 cup of coffee. I don’t regret an ounce of it. Since it opened as downtown Long Beach’s first third-wave coffee shop nearly two years ago, Recreational Coffee has become my safe space to ask dumb coffee questions and explore...