Best Restaurant/Art Gallery Fusion (2011)

2nd Floor

There are several art forms, and 2nd Floor rolls them into one. Primarily providers of culinary art, its walls are lined with paintings from local artists, and it often hosts live music. All of the art featured in its monthly art shows is for sale, with all profits going to the artist. Perched atop the shops of Main Street in Huntington Beach on, yes, the second floor, it serves some of the most innovative foods you'll find. The 99 percent from-scratch kitchen offers such delights as Zeppelin poppers—cream cheese-filled jalapeños wrapped in bacon, then deep fried and covered with a raspberry sauce. Its pride and joy are the Colossal Burgers, a full pound of food between two buns, with toppings ranging from onion rings to mashed potatoes. One is about the size of your head! Though each one carries a $16 price tag, there's more than enough for two, even three people to share. And every Wednesday is Classical Carnage night, featuring a group of musicians playing songs ranging from Bach to rock in the classical style, with 25 percent of the dinner sales supporting youth music programs. All of this makes 2nd Floor an exceptional example of the wonders that happen when the culinary and fine arts unite. $$$

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126 Main St.
Huntington Beach CA 92648


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