The site of the shuttered Restauration is for sale at $2.3 million. Photo by Brian Addison.


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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