PODCAST: Bamboo Club’s Chef Melissa Ortiz + Tiki history with Kelly Puente

On Episode #1 of the all-new SUPPERTIME IN THE LBC podcast, food writers Brian Addison and Sarah Bennett gush about Bamboo Club, Long Beach’s new Tiki-themed dive bar, and discuss how executive chef Melissa Ortiz is elevating the city’s food scene. Fellow Long Beach Post staffer (and resident Tiki buff) Kelly Puente dishes on Tiki history, why Tiki bar food usually sucks and more.

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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.