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7 Unique Ideas for Mother’s Day in Long Beach

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Forget about those lame brunch buffets. Time to put your thinking caps on to make sure Mom feels special. Here’s a list of alternative activities in Long Beach to treat her to this year. Go Whale Watching The weather has been gorgeous lately. What better time than now to spend the day soaking in the sunshine while also doing a little whale watching? Isn’t it why we pay the big bucks to live here?! Check out Harbor Breeze Cruises to book your aquatic adventure. Mother’s Day happens to fall within Blue Whale season. Throughout the year, along with Gray and Blue Whales, you may also see Fin Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, and/or Killer Whales (Orcas). If you’re lucky, you’ll also spot dolphins darting in and out of the water. Rent a Duffy…

Our Top Picks for DINE LBC 2018

DINE LBC has officially returned! Starting on August 4th, and running until the 12th, take advantage of some value-oriented menu deals all around the city. Here’s how it works, straight from their website: Each participating restaurant offers a three course menu priced at $15, $25, $35, $45, $55 or $65, either per guest with wine pairing options at fine dining locations OR dinner for two priced at $25, $35, $45, $55 or $65, where diners share an appetizer, each enjoy their own entree, then share a dessert at more casual establishments. We’ve taken the liberty of selecting some of our top dining options for this year’s official Long Beach Restaurant Week. Aji Peruvian Cuisine If you’ve never had Peruvian food, Dine LBC is the time to try it! Visit Aji on Retro Row, to sample authentic Peruvian Ceviche and Lomo Saltado…

10 Cold Coffee Drinks to Get You Through Summer in The LBC

Man oh man! It’s hot. Not like “whiney Californian hot.” Like, it’s just hot. But hot or not…we still need our daily caffeine fix. Lucky for us, this city kills it when it comes to coffee. So here’s a list of 10 specialty cold coffee drinks to get you through the Long Beach summer… Rose Park Roasters: Iced Maple Lavender Latte Espresso with lavender infused maple syrup. Fresh orange zest.   Recreational Coffee: Iced Chiliberry Iced coffee, with strawberry, peppercorn & chili-infused simple syrup, strawberry garnish.   The Merchant: Iced Horchata Latte Fresh horchata, espresso, cinnamon.   Black Ring Coffee: Cold Fashioned Espresso, orange syrup, sparkling water.   Lord Windsor: Cold Brew They started it…and they do it well.   Aroma Di Roma: Iced Mocha Espresso, milk, chocolate.   Cafe Cabinet: Iced Tiramisu Cappuccino Iced latte, milk foam, cocoa powder.   Steelhead…

10 Sweet Ideas for Mother’s Day

I dare you to find a more selfless job than being a mother. I’m not a mom, but I have one….and she deserves WAY more than a bouquet of flowers and brunch every 2nd Sunday in May. Unfortunately, we all know that Mother’s Day is one of the busiest restaurant days of the year. It’s overbooked, overcrowded, and overrated. Instead, let’s try showing her some TLC with a homemade breakfast-in-bed (yes, you have to wake up before her), and a sweet bite to follow from one of Long Beach’s best dessert spots. Here’s a list (in no particular order) of 10 drool-worthy spots to take Mom this Sunday, May 13th.   Long Beach Creamery When it comes to ice cream in Long Beach, there’s really only one correct answer. It doesn’t get better than the Long Beach Creamery. Lucky for…

BRUNCH: By Neighborhood

Easter Sunday is riiiight around the corner….and you know what that means! BRUNCH. Oh Brunch. How we adore you. You’re the reason Sundays aren’t Mondays. But with so many options in Long Beach, how is one supposed to choose? We figure since you’re probably sleeping off last night’s shenanigans, you’re not looking to travel too far to find your “hair of the dog.” So we decided to break down the best Long Beach brunch spots by neighborhood. Here goes nothin…   Alamitos Bay – Schooner or Later EAT: Crab & Avocado Benedict DRINK: A Bloody Mary while you wait for your table.   Bellflower – The Nest EAT: Bacon Waffle DRINK: Mint Mojito Iced Coffee   Belmont Heights – The Attic on Broadway EAT: Any of their Benedicts, Candied Cayenne Bacon and of course, the Mac & Cheetos DRINK: Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary   Honorable…

Dog Friendly Restaurants & Bars in Long Beach

We’ve all been there. We start to make plans…but then we look down. Who’s staring back at us? The fur-baby. Time to rethink lunch… Here’s a list of some of Long Beach’s dog friendly restaurants, bars, juice bars and coffee shops: Restaurants Steelcraft The Attic on Broadway George’s Greek Cafe (Pine Ave) Michael’s Downtown Pier 76 Fish Grill Plunge Berlin Bistro Panxa Dog Haus Biergarten Restauration Great Society Cider & Mead PRIME by Shenandoah Lola’s Mexican Cuisine The Social List The Breakfast Bar The Potholder Cafe Tavern on 2 Saint & Second Beachwood BBQ Nick’s on 2nd Padre Ellie’s Seoulmate The Hippea Wide Eyes Open Palms Manaow Elephant Thai Kitchen MVP’s Grill & Patio La Creperie Cafe Table 301 Cesar’s Bistro Rasselbock Kitchen & Beer Garden Hole Mole (Obispo) Eggs Etc Omelette Inn Steamed Organic Vegetarian Cuisine The Original Park…

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