PODCAST: Suppertime in the LBC’s Epic 2019 Food Year in Review Episode


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!

Mandatory reading: 

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!

Season 1 Episode list: 

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Sarah Bennett is a contributor to the Hi-lo and the editor-at-large at the Long Beach Post. She is also a professor at Santa Ana College where she was once a student before transferring to USC to earn her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Sarah has written about music, art, food and beer in local, national and international publications for over a decade. An L.A. native and longtime resident of Long Beach, she is the co-founder of Long Beach Zine Fest and managing editor at theLAnd magazine. She never sleeps.
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