Long Beach Foodie Update: DTLB to Score Massive, 3-Restaurant Parklet; More Thai (Yes, More) Coming

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Photos by Brian Addison

We had long ago rejoiced about the pseudo-parklet over at At Last Cafe in Alamitos Beach. And before that, the parklets along Retro Row. And after all that, the parklets invading DTLB.

Well, DTLB is going to score another one. Quite a big one to be exact.

The trio of fast casual joints along 4th just east of Pine—Fresh Kabobs, Mitaki, and Milana’s New York Pizzeria—will be sharing a single parklet that stretches along the entire southend of their businesses.

Made of shipping containers (the new favorite building material of everyone from Steelcraft in Bixby Knolls to portable tiki bars in Long Beach), the parklet will not only add more outside dining options but further welcome to the reinvention of City Place into The Streets DTLB.

Meanwhile, we’re getting more Thai food. Joining—deep breath—Star of Siam, Thai Silk, Blue Heaven, Thai District, Naree Thai, and Bai’plu within a 1.5-mile radius will be 1035 Thai Place in Alamitos Beach on 4th just east of Alamitos.

Formerly redesigned to harbor the brick-and-mortar of catering company 4 Tastebuds, 1035 E 4th St. will now be home to some future Thai.

 

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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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