2019 was a year of changes for Long Beach’s evolving food scene: Homegrown chefs launched brick-and-mortars, more than a few classic local restaurants shuttered and new hi-rise apartment buildings added residents and retail space (both of which are still figuring out what they want to eat). From Milk Barn pizza to gold-crusted salmon burgers to the power of Long Beach as a regional food destination, Sarah and Brian take an hour to tackle the openings, closings and experiments that defined the last year of eating across our city in transition. They talk about what’s working, what’s not and what can we expect from restauranteurs and residents in 2020. Yes, there are lots of tangents!

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We’re taking a break from recording for the new year holiday. If you miss us, catch up on the first season of Suppertime in the LBC on Soundcloud or Spotify. See you in 2020!

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