Long Beach chef to fillet and give away 1,000 pounds of fish to those in need

Pier 76 and The Harbor owner and chef Chris Karjecic has quite the night ahead of him: He will be filleting and packaging some 1,000 pounds of fish and giving it away to people in need, Saturday, March 21.

Partnering with Ingardia Brother Produce, the massive delivery of wild Opah, Tuna, and Ono will be distributed at Krajacic’s Downtown Long Beach Pier 76 location from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fish will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Chef Chris Krajacic

“We’d like to continue to support our Long Beach community by donating to those that are in times of need—and that means feeding our community,” Krajacic said.

Additionally, Krajacic and crew will be taking a cue from other local restaurants and converting the fish grill into a popup market, offering everything from lettuce and tomatoes to kale and broccoli.

“Depending on how tonight and tomorrow go, we might just get another shipment to give away,” Krajacic said.

Pier 76 is located at 95 Pine Ave.

Brian Addison is a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post. Reach him at [email protected] or on social media at FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.

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Brian Addison has been a writer, editor, and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food and culture to transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 16 nominations and two additional wins for Best Political Commentary for his work at KCET and Best Blog for Longbeachize, a section of the Long Beach Post. Brian currently serves as a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post.
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