16 Essential Restaurants in Long Beach’s Diverse Dining Scene

While the D-O-double-G may have rapped about all the drama in the LBC (Long Beach, California), we think the restaurants deserve special attention. The Los Angeles-bordering city offers so much to Southern California, whether innovative breweries, arguably the region’s best Cambodian fare, and adjacency to the Pacific Ocean. Here now, the 16 essential Long Beach restaurants, presented from west to east.

Added: A&J Seafood, Fluffy’s Sno-Balls, Gusto Bread, Little Coyote, The Nest, Tacos La Carreta

Removed: Beer Belly (closed), Gus’s, La Bodega Saguichería (closed), Lola’s Mexican Cuisine, Michael’s On Naples, PowWow Pizza Company (closed), Roe’s Seafood

A number of LA

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Let’s Talk Food: Buttermilk, an essential ingredient

I always have buttermilk in my refrigerator, as it is a very necessary ingredient in making waffles. But recently I found it difficult to find it at the markets.

It is made locally at the Hilo Meadow Gold facility, and they seem to be having problems producing buttermilk.

It is not made of butter, so why it is named buttermilk is a mystery. It was created in the 1920s and was first the liquid after churning butter out of cultured cream. Today it is made by adding lactic acid bacteria to low fat milk. This action ferments the milk to

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