If you’ve ever relished flan from local eateries like El Taco Loco, Los Tres Cochinitos or La Michoacana, those belong to 58-year-old Daniel Gascón, owner of Molto Buono Cheese Flan Factory in West Long Beach. Now, he’s bouncing back from the pandemic with a total of seven flan flavors.
“It’s not the rich people giving back,” Luzanilla said. “It’s us.”
Local eateries, urban gardens and farmers offered the community free samples, live music and food education as part of a community tour event in West Long Beach on Sunday.
Fluffy’s Sno-Balls on Long Beach Boulevard features classic New Orleans-style shaved ice.
Selecting flavors is a family affair: “My daughter likes dragonfruit and she also likes lavender so we have a lavender-rose doughnut and the color is dragonfruit.”
Owners Fellippe Esteves and Danielle Soldati are paving their own path, serving a fresh, elevated take on the café experience. Ubuntu reopens for outdoor dining Friday, Jan. 29.
“It’s a Brooklyn-style, date-night pizzeria,” Stebbins said. “The kind of place you can go for a nice salad, a pizza, and a bottle of wine on a date, or with your family, or to hang with a bunch of friends. The type of pizzeria I’ve always gravitated to.”
The scene at the outdoor patio of the Uptown Commons complex almost looked like those from a time before the coronavirus: live music, families and “grand opening” signs.