Brian Addison

14 Articles Published | Follow:
What to (unquestionably) eat and drink at Long Beach’s International Tamales Festival

The (beyond) popular festival is back after attracting 2,500 people last year—and it’s even bigger…

The Afro-Latino roots of L.A. is a history we should all know in light of racist comments from Latino leaders

When recorded conversations between four of Los Angeles’s most prominent Latino political leaders—now-resigned 6th District…

This hidden Italian gem in East Long Beach seeks to present classic hospitality in a world increasingly removed from connection

In an age where food is increasingly removed from the hands that make and serve it—amid the rise of Postmates and ghost kitchens—Lorenzo Mottola of Vino e Cucina seeks to create a return to classic Italian hospitality in an area of Long Beach long known for lacking quality food.

Padre’s continued focus on pan-Latin American cuisine make it a gem for the food community

With Guadalajara-based Chef Manuel Buñuelos still overseeing the menu after formally starting his own project,…

Michael’s on Naples introduced Long Beach to farm-to-table food—and continues to do so 15 years in

Echoing his own experience in Italy, Michael’s on Naples General Manager Massimo Arrone saw potential…

2022’s LB Taco Fest marks return of LA’s pastor pirates Evil Cooks to home turf, along with other LB taco masters

While Taco Fest celebrated its inaugural year last year, 2022 proves to be the year it flexes hard: Bringing in a stunning list of taco offerings, it cements the festival as a premiere event among a seemingly endless list of taco festivals.

Your first look at Shady Grove Foods, the original procurer of ‘Long Beach barbecue’

The father-and-son team behind one of Long Beach’s most anticipated brick-and-mortars proudly proclaim their food as “Long Beach barbecue,” where stick ribs marinated in fish sauce and pork chops topped with pineapple and cilantro are run of the mill.

Approaching 20 years in service, Auld Dubliner is an immigrant’s ode to both Long Beach and Ireland

This is a part of Flavors of Long Beach, a month-long celebration of local food from…

Sushi Nikkei brings the vastness of the Japanese diaspora directly to Long Beach from Peru

Peru’s rich history of Asian immigrants—particularly Japanese and Chinese—have brought with it an equally rich development of sushi as seen through a Peruvian lens thanks to the children of Asian descent. Sushi Nikkei is but one of the world’s examples of that.

Over four decades in, Legends is the legend that brought the sports bar to Long Beach

This is a part of Flavors of Long Beach, a month-long celebration of local food from…