Five Dishes to Try in Long Beach Black Restaurant’s First Week, Starting This Weekend

It’s a great weekend to kick off a quick mission to La Playa Larga and support black-owned food and beverage businesses. Long Beach Black Restaurant Week starts this Sunday and continues until the end of this month (January 30).

On the association’s website.

Hosted by Long Beach Food & Beverage, a California-registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Long Beach’s First Black Restaurant Week is an eight-day event dedicated to celebrating African, African American and Caribbean people in and around Long Beach. The event also aims to highlight Black-owned culinary businesses as well as Black chefs and bartenders.

Long Beach Black Restaurant Week is a way to bring everyone to the table, from all walks of life, to showcase the city’s diverse black food scene.

Long Beach’s food scene is one of the most exciting in California, with so many noodles, tacos, delicious breads, coffee, natural wine, and more that continue to grow each month. However, he still maintains a low profile; If you know, you know.

Here are five promotions that sound crazy from their participating vendors and restaurants.

Boujie crab gumbo. Photo via Boujie Crab.

Boujie Crab

Special: $3 off their Big Seafood Gumbo during Long Beach Black Restaurant Week.

1002 E. South St. Long Beach, CA 90805

On the restaurant’s website: Boujie Crab offers Cajun and Creole cuisine, serving up true Southern classics and future New Orleans staples to dazzle your taste buds. Take the time to enjoy a bowl of fresh shrimp or treat yourself to The Boujie Crab classics: snow crab, jumbo shrimp, Cajun beef sausage, po-boy and more!

Mr. Fries Man

Special Offer: Save 10% on the purchase of a main course and a soda and receive a 10% discount during Long Beach Black Restaurant Week.

Long Beach location: 1009 E. Artesia Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90805

On their restaurant websites: Mr. Fries Man is a family restaurant that is part of a groundbreaking underground dining frenzy in Los Angeles. In 2016, Craig Batiste, co-owner with his wife Dorothy, is one of many urban Los Angeles chefs who have transitioned from a home kitchen to a restaurant in Gardena, California. Their strong social media presence has captivated their audience, resulting in a remarkable following.

Extraordinary banana pudding

Special: Save $2 on any 8-ounce container during Long Beach Black Restaurant Week.

1208 Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90813

From their website: There’s the typical banana pudding and then there’s ours! Our pudding is like no other and will satisfy your sweet tooth! WE OFFER DAIRY-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, SUGAR-FREE AND VEGAN PUDDING OPTIONS. We only offer certain flavors which change daily. Do not hesitate to contact us and we will be more than happy to advise you of the flavors available for that day.

Northtown Bistro

Special: Join Long Beach’s pop-up Black Restaurant Week party at Trademark Brewing on January 25 from 3:30-9:00 p.m., where Chef Ronnie Woods will prepare dishes like saffron rice pilaf with Moroccan shrimp and chicken Grilled Peri-Peri.

233 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90813

At Ronnie Wood’s gofundme: Northtown Bistro is an ode to the neighborhood I come from and the city I love. It is conceptualized as a traditional bistro, with a seasonal menu that showcases the diversity of California produce delivered to Long Beach’s diverse community. I started working on this venture in April 2019 and started developing the idea in June 2020, at the height of the pandemic.

Georgia’s soul restaurant

Dish: Shrimps and Grits.

4101 McGowen St., Suite 155. Long Beach, CA 92630

On the restaurant’s website: Gretchen Shoemaker, the heart of Georgia’s, would tell you this is the food you get when you cook with all your heart and soul.

Our dishes are the comfort foods she learned to make with her grandmother, the very ones she raised her daughters with, served in her successful catering business and shared with family and friends over the years. year.

When you taste our food, you taste the love and devotion that makes Georgia’s Soul Delicious!!

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