East Village

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    Quiz: Are You a Geriatric Gen-Xer?

    By: Alex Rendon It just seems to creep up on you, doesn't it? Suddenly one morning, you notice a few gray hairs have commandeered space on your scalp. This is precious real estate, considering how far that hairline has receded in the past year. Most of your old high school pals are popping out bab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    Long Beach Lunch: The Village Grind

    The East Village Arts District has seen its fair share of coffeeshops come and go. From the days when the Blue Nile Cafe occupied the two-story storefront on the bottom of the Broadlind Hotel building to the subsequent years, when the location and its connected corner unit became the Broadlind Cafe, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Long Beach Lunch: Alien Sandwiches

    In all my time living and writing about food in Long Beach, there is one culinary truth that continues to hold fast about the city's otherwise vibrant downtown: a good, cheap sandwich is hard to find. Sure, you can buy two pieces of bread stuffed with meat from a few corporate outposts around down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    Long Beach Lunch: Ahimsa Vegan Cafe

    Last year, Long Beach's oldest vegan and raw restaurant unceremoniously disappeared from its long-standing location at 340 E. 4th St., without so much as a closing party or note to loyal customers. Despite wonky hours and notoriously slow cook times, Zephyr was the much-loved bastion of health food ... More >>

  • News

    June 12, 2014


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  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    On the Line: Mark and Angela Dunton of District Wine, Part One

    Learning to appreciate wine is like learning to appreciate anything else. It takes time and an openness to trying new things. I learned that with wine, it's not about what it pairs well with as much as it's about what you like (although the adage about red wine with red meat is spot on). Drink what ... More >>

  • Music

    October 3, 2013

    Run, Don't Walk, to Long Beach's Soundwalk

    FLOOD's massive sound-art installation bids farewell

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Long Beach Lunch: Rocco's Deli Italiano

    Gruff New Yorker attitudes don't last long on the laid-back, breezy streets of Long Beach, but there is always room for a cured-meat-filled, Italian-style sandwich with some East Coast sass. Signal Hill's Rocco's Deli Italiano just opened a second location in the East Village Arts District, and its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Long Beach Lunch: Asha Moroccan Mediterranean Kitchen

    The businesses on the bottom floor of the Broadlind Hotel in Long Beach's East Village have turned over many times. The last three years have seen the corner unit host two different coffeeshops; the tiny boutique facing Linden Ave. has been a salon, a jewelry store and is currently a juice bar; and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Long Beach Lunch: Steamed Organic Vegetarian Cuisine

    At the beginning of last summer when Steamed took over a former weed dispensary in a house tucked around the shaded curve of 3rd Street near Alamitos Avenue, it was to the delight of Long Beach's close-knit community of vegetarians.That's because owner Stephanie Carlough--who kind of looks like a su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Long Beach Lunch: Shortnin Bread Bakery, Where Dessert is Lunch and the Savory Tarts Rock

    "Life's short," says the promotional postcards for Long Beach's cutesy neighborhood bakery Shortnin Bread. "Eat dessert first!" So one morning I decided to take that advice and held out on breakfast for what I thought would be a dessert-filled lunch. Except when I arrived at Shortnin Bread's corne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    BuskerFest - East Village Arts District - 8/25/12

    BuskerFestEast Village Arts District (Long Beach) 8/25/12 See Also:*Long Beach Funk Fest: Five Acts You Can't Miss* Fingerprints Celebrates its 20th Anniversary With a Big 'Ol Record Sale* Nick Waterhouse Comes to Los Angeles to Dance on the StreetSorry Echo Park Rising, FYF Fest and, yes, even the ... More >>

  • Music

    September 29, 2011

    SoundWalk 2011 Takes Long Beach

    [Mental Notes] The exhibit sculpts the city's sonic experience for the eighth year

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Artist Marco Schindelmann on SoundWalk 2011

    ​Now in its eighth year, the annual SoundWalk will again take to the streets of Downtown Long Beach next Saturday for an evening of experimental sound art. Past years have featured synchronized symphonies, electronic sculptures and impromptu performances among a wide range of work that's hard to p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Dengue Fever in Cambodia Town, Then Fingerprints Records, Last Friday

    Sarah Bennett​Dengue FeverSept. 9, 2011Fingerprints Record Store, Long Beach Friday should have been designated Dengue Fever Day by the City of Long Beach because the Cambodian psych-pop band's double dose of public appearances is the most the band has been seen in these parts since their latest a ... More >>

  • Music

    June 23, 2011

    Summer Music: What Kind of Fan Am I?

    [SUMMER GUIDE] Can't decide which shows are worth opening your recession-lightened wallet for? We're here to help!

  • Film

    April 21, 2011

    Michael C. Hall Finds 'Bliss'

    The 'Dexter' star talks about the show, beating cancer and his new film opening the NBFF

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Fingerprints Record Shop and Portfolio Coffee House Reveal More Details About Shared Space

    ​Back in early November, we blogged about Fingerprints record store and Portfolio coffeehouse teaming up and moving to the East Village Arts District in Long Beach in December. It's a month later, and Fingerprints is ready for its grand reopening on Jan. 11, with Portfolio to follow in March. Fing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Holiday Closures: Farmers' Market Edition

    Dave Lieberman​It seems obvious that the farmers' markets would be closed on a holiday, but they're also often closed right after a holiday, because no one is around to harvest. Due to the Christmas and New Year's holidays' weekend appearances this year, the closures are odder than normal. Chec ... More >>

  • Music

    November 18, 2010

    Fingerprints to Leave Belmont Shore

    [Mental Notes] We predicted KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas lineup, and an interview with our local Justin Bieber

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Fingerprints and Portfolio to Join Forces and Move to Long Beach's East Village Arts District

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyDarker My Love at a Fingerprints in-store​According to the Press-Telegram,  Fingerprints record store and Portfolio coffeehouse are teaming up to build a new location downtown. Fingerprints has been at its present location in Belmont Shore for 18 years, but it's moving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Were You There? The Long Beach Buskerfest

    Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit headlined Buskerfest​Over the weekend at Long Beach's Summer and Music finale, BuskerFest, the East Village Arts District was home to five stages, hosting an extensive lineup of local bands. Delta Spirit and Crystal Antlers headlined the free event; 60 Watt Kid, Jay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    What You Missed: BuskerFest, Something Corporate, Charity Chili Cookoff, OC Foodie Fest

    Christopher Victorio​What did you miss this weekend? It should have been packed with music and eating with all of the events that went on. On Friday night, we caught the revival of Something Corporate at The Grove in Anaheim (right). On Saturday, we headed back to Anaheim to stuff our face at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Summer And Music Returns to Long Beach On June 12

    MySpace / Matt Wignall​It's the last full week of May, and summer concert season is almost upon us. Surveyors of the Long Beach music scene will be happy to know that the Downtown Long Beach Association's popular Summer and Music series will be kicking off in a couple weeks, featuring performances ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Documentary That Rethinks Our Car Culture Caps Long Beach Bicycle Film Festival

    ​Sunday's Long Beach Bicycle Film Festival serves two purposes, helping to close out the three-day Long Beach Bicycle Festival that begins today and reviving the Long Beach International Film Festival, whose return is TBD.Actually, there is a third and fourth purpose: showcasing local documentary ... More >>

  • Music

    August 27, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 20, 2006

    The I Hate David Sedaris Fan Club

    In this week's thrilling episode of OC Weekly, Nadia Afghani previews this Sunday's Long Beach Terrace show by author/storyteller/Amy's brother David Sedaris. But our friends in the East Village Arts District present an alternate take on Mr. S. Take it away, village people . . . A SELF-IMPORTANT EVE ... More >>

  • Food

    June 9, 2005

    Better Than Health Insurance

    Staying alive with Blue Nile Cafe

  • Food

    September 4, 2003

    Cross-continental fusion

    Uncle Al amalgamates the world through sauce