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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Is Baked Alaska the Secret to a Long Life?

The cake is made with blueberry, vanilla and strawberry ice cream (blue, white and red are the colors of the French flag). It can be homemade or store-bought, which isn’t a compromise. If you’re using homemade ice cream, you can spread it into the loaf pan — your mold for the dessert — straight from the churn. If what you’ve got came from the freezer, cut it into chunks, turn it into a bowl and go at it with a wooden spoon or a sturdy flexible spatula. Pound and mash and mush, and no matter how satisfying it feels, stop

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Long Island Eatery Gets High Marks For Steaks, Seafood

For steak and seafood lovers, there is a Long Island eatery that is getting high marks for serving picture-worthy dishes of both. 

Hooks & Chops in Commack has steadily continued to grow their customer base as they serve the freshest of seafood and USDA prime steaks.

Yelpers seem to love Hooks & Chops as well as the local foodie crowd.

“We came here with friends on Saturday night and I have to say this was the best restaurant experience I’ve had in years,” said one Yelper who went on to stay his pork chop was “moist and tender,” and halibut

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Our favourite Holi recipes for this four-day long weekend

Marking the first big holiday post new years, this Holi is a long-weekend. And the four-day long weekend deserves general merriment and a good meal. Try out these delicious Holi recipes at home, brought to you by Everything Organik and Life – Artisanal Foods.



  • Full Cream Milk (1 1/2 litres)
  • Almonds blanched and peeled 20
  • Cashew 10 (Optional)
  • Pistachios blanched and peeled 15
  • Melon seeds (magaz) soaked (1 1/2 tablespoons)
  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) soaked (1 1/2 tablespoons)
  • Fenon seeds- 1 ½ tablespoon
  • Saffron (kesar) a few strands
  • Desi Khan(Sugar) 4- 5 cups
  • Green cardamoms 10-12
  • Cinnamon 1
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Wonderful Wedding Cakes honored: Best of Long Island | Herald Community Newspapers

Dawn Pologruto said she was desperate. Her 3 year old son was allergic to raw eggs and his birthday was approaching. How could she order a cake and not allow the birthday boy to have a taste? Wandering into Locust Valley’s Wonderful Wedding Cakes, she asked co-owner Kristan Newman if she could help.

“She was so kind,” said Pologruto, who lives in Laurel Hollow. “Kristan really is a wonderful person. She made a cake for us without eggs and it was delicious.”

Wonderful Wedding Cakes won first place in Bethpage Federal Credit Union’s Best of Long Island in the category

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Popular Long Island Food Truck Serves Up More Than Just Tasty Tacos

If you love a good taco and happen to be visiting the outlets in Suffolk County, then check out a food truck that foodies say is worth the trip.

Cochinita Porky, usually at 1066 Long Island Ave., in Deer Park, is known for its unusual tacos and empanadas, with everything made fresh, using locally-sourced ingredients.

From what locals and Yelpers say, the business is owned by two sisters who rent space in a body shop lot. And the prices are great too with four tacos and a can of soda costing just $10.

Local Doug Gannon said he enjoys the

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