PODCAST: Belmont Shore’s identity crisis & being a resilient woman in the food world with Chef ‘Roq’ Jubran

With the closing of Lasher’s Kitchen in Belmont Shore—one of several over the past year—the area once known as Long Beach’s prime destination is now facing an identity crisis as other neighborhoods like Retro Row and Downtown flourish.

Sarah Bennett and Brian Addison sit down with veteran Chef Raquel ‘Roq’ Jubran, who has not only been the chef at both Lasher locations but has also proved to be one of the most resilient people in Long Beach’s ever-changing food scene.

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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.
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