The restaurants near the corner of Broadway and Alamitos Avenue are an intriguing slice of Long Beach life. LGBT-catering Hamburger Mary's butts up against Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles while the dive-y Irish pub Clancy's stares at Maru Maki Sushi across the street. Unfortunately, the tiny Japane ... More >>
Orange County does not go as ga-ga--Lady or otherwise--for World AIDS Day as many other municipalities (especially nearby Long Beach). But there are some commemorations today in the onetime gay mecca of Laguna Beach and Saturday in the future gay mecca of Santa Ana.
I'm bad at guesstimating numbers, but considering how last-minute this anti-Prop 8 march was, I'd say around 5,000 must have turned out. The march began on the corner of Redondo and Broadway, and commenced down Broadway until it reached its final destination, Hamburger Mary's. At least three hel ... More >>
Is your activist streak feeling unloved after watching footage of yesterday's protests in LA against the passage of Proposition 8? Well, here's your chance to vent (peacefully, people, peacefully...). Tonight (Friday), the Long Beach Gay & Lesbian Center is organizing a protest march down Broadway, ... More >>
I spent my Election Night trying to find non-existent parking outside Hamburger Mary's in Long Beach. The celebration inside sure looked like fun, though, but I don't think I would have stuck around past midnight to watch all the tears turn from Obama joy to Prop 8 despair. Failing that, I instead d ... More >>
You've heard the grim statistic: Nine out of ten new restaurants close after one year. There are some who question whether it is true, so far as to call it a myth. The figure is closer to one out of four, these experts say. But these days, with established pros like David Wilhelm floundering, ... More >>
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