Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger to open three—yes, three—restaurants at 2nd & PCH

Celebrity chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger—the pair that created the lauded Border Grill—announced they will open three separate restaurants inside the 2nd & PCH retail complex, as first reported by Eater LA.

Border BBQ, a smoked meats space, will home in on the flavors of New Mexico and Arizona. Pacha Mamas will focus on skewers and ceviche. Twist, the pair’s first formal foray into a space that focuses on sweets, will feature chocolate and churros as its highlight items.

The tale of Milliken and Feniger is a unique one: studying classic French cuisine, the pair learned of Mexican cuisine through the immigrant cooks that worked in the kitchens. Enamored with the flavors, they ventured into the homeland of their cooks and learned about the cuisine from the countless street vendors, carts and trucks.

The operators behind 2nd & PCH, the 11-acre retail complex at the southwest corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Second Street, will host its grand opening on Oct. 24 along with a flurry of events throughout the week.

While anchor tenant Whole Foods will be open on Oct. 23 at 8 a.m., a much larger grand opening celebration will take place on Thursday, Oct. 24. It is then that a handful of other tenants will open, while most of the other spaces will be open on Oct. 25 or later.

For more information on the grand opening festivities, click here.

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.