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2017 Dine Out Long Beach Restaurant Week

Dine Out Long Beach Restaurant Week

Long Beach restaurants are gearing up for Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant Week 2.0 taking place February 19-25, 2017. 40 restaurants are participating with a Chefs’ Cooking + Tasting Kick-Off, free to the public, Saturday, February 18 from 11-4pm at Friedman’s Appliances.

Restaurants throughout the city will offer 2-option menus for breakfast and/or lunch starting at $10 and 3-option menus for dinner starting at $20. Some restaurants will also offer a shared menu where two guests can split an appetizer and dessert, but enjoy their own entrée. Others will do small plates and wine or beer pairings. As for settings and cuisines, California’s sixth largest city has an abundance of offerings.

Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant Week 2.0 will feature some exclusive dishes, including alligator (available at Louisiana Charlie’s) and Chianina beef (available at Chianina Steakhouse – the only restaurant the United States that breeds, raises and serves in the Italian-bred cattle). Pike Bar & Restaurant, located along the city’s Retro Row on 4th Street, is owned by Chris Reece, drummer for Social Distortion.

Dine Out Long Beach doesn’t require any tickets or passes. Guests simply can peruse the special, prix-fixe menus at and decide where they’d like to dine by selecting a neighborhood, price point or cuisine. Restaurants will also have their regular menus available, and guests can make reservations on the Dine Out Long Beach website via OpenTable.

Participating restaurants to date include:

James Republic
Ocean Market Grill
Playa Amor
Sweet Dixie Kitchen
Brix at The Shore
Michael’s On Naples
Russo’s Ristorante
The Crooked Duck
E.J. Malloy’s Bixby Knolls
Roe Seafood
Café Sevilla
Panxa Cocina
Fuego at Hotel Maya
Kihon Japanese Tapas + Sushi
Michael’s Pizzeria Naples Island
Chianina Steakhouse
Open Sesame
Michael’s Pizzeria Downtown Long Beach
Sip Bar + Lounge at The Renaissance
Louisiana Charlies
Buono’s Pizzeria
Honduras Kitchen
Urban Table
Naples Rib Company
Rance’s Chicago Pizza
Beer Belly
Great Society Cider & Mead
Pike Bar & Restaurant
VUE Bar + Restaurant (at the Holiday Inn Long Beach Airport)
Taste Wine-Beer-Kitchen
Gladstone’s Long Beach
King’s Fish House
Spicy Sugar
At Last Cafe

On February 18, the day before Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant Week 2.0 gets underway, the public is invited to take part in a Chefs’ Cooking + Tasting Kick-off at Friedmans Appliances on Spring Avenue just off the 405 Freeway at Cherry Avenue. Four chefs from participating Dine Out Long Beach restaurants and a mixologist will conduct 30-60 minute cooking demonstrations every hour on the hour starting at 11am with the last offered at 3pm. Stella Artois will be pouring its classic Belgium beer and Sommelier Garrett Brandt from Taste WBK will host wine tasting starting at noon. The event is free to attend.

Presented by Gazette Newspapers, Long Beach’s favorite and most read community newspaper and publishers of the Uptown, Downtown and Grunion Gazettes, additional sponsors include JetBlue, Friedmans Appliance Center, KJAZZ 88.1, See Jane Go, Greer’s OC, Yelp, OpenTable, and Dreambox Creations, the leading digital agency for the restaurant industry. Additional sponsors include Archer Hotels, See Kame Go, Stella Artois Belgium Beer, Safeway Printing Long Beach, and “The Fork Report” with Neil Saavedra on KFI-AM 640.

Guests can enter the #Selfoodie contest at for a chance to win a trip to Austin, Texas. Once they satisfy their appetite in Long Beach, they can two-step it to Texas with roundtrip airfare from Long Beach Airport to Austin with a three-night suite stay at the new Archer Hotel and dinner for two at Second Bar + Kitchen – an Austin favorite. No purchase necessary, visit for details.

For more information on Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant Week 2.0, visit or follow Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant Week 2.0 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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