PODCAST: Chef Philip Pretty is reinventing Restauration (and our connection to farmers markets)


Brian Addison and Sarah Bennett sit down with Chef Philip Pretty, co-owner and executive chef of Restauration, following the catastrophic fire that has left the space closed for nearly a year. Long Beach’s first contemporary California bistro, Restauration represents one of the initial cogs that spurred a food renaissance in the city—and with months of exploring a food scene he was once too busy to do before the fire, Pretty shares his thoughts on existing staples, his hopes for the re-opening of Restauration, and how he plans on reconnecting chefs and citizens with their farmers market.

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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 19 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. In 2019, he was awarded the Food/Culture Critic of the Year across any platform at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards. Brian currently serves as a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post.