Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant & Cocktail Week- The Time to Take a Culinary Adventure in Long Beach

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The 9th Annual Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant & Cocktail Week brings together a list of great restaurants from every neighborhood taking you on a culinary adventure from Naples Island to Belmont Shore and more. The special menus will be available from February 18th through February 28th, and this year watch for the Leap Day bonus menus and specials on February 29th.

Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant & Cocktail Week, recognized by the California Restaurant Association as the city’s premier culinary event, is a 10-day celebration of food, wine, beer and spirits.

Komo’s Cocina, located in Naples Island, is that perfect neighborhood restaurant that makes you feel at home the minute you walk through the front door and the Latin-inspired cuisine and beverages will keep you coming back. Every dish on the Komo’s menu is brought to life with their in-house-made salsas, sauces, chorizo, soups and desserts to go along with fresh produce, meat and seafood. Komo’s created a great new addition to their menu for Dine Out Long Beach with hand-battered Mahi Mahi fish & chips and instead of typical tartar sauce, they also have a flavorful in-house made chipotle aioli sauce or you can choose a chimichurri aioli. Paid that or a street tacos and enchilada plate with a Komo’s margarita for only $15.00.

Komo’s Fish & Chips

Komo’s is home to 40 different brands of tequilas and they have over 100 selections in total. They also have a full bar and are always working on new and creative cocktails to go along with their version of some classics such as the Amigo Old Fashioned. Komo’s also features a daily happy hour from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Taco Tuesdays with their incredible street tacos for only $2.

Komo’s Tortilla Soup
TAKE-OUT FRIED RICE at Kennedy’s Craft Kitchen & Cocktails

Kennedy’s Craft Kitchen & Cocktails has put together one of the best three-course meals that you will find during Dine Out Long Beach. They have highlighted some of the best items on their menu, you can start with spinach artichoke dip, an entree from their wonderful “Take Out” fried rice and Nashville chicken sandwich and then you can finish it off with the s’more skillet. Those are just a few options, but Kennedy’s and Chef Ryan McIntyre make sure that whatever you order always makes for a memorable meal.

If you are looking for a truly decadent dish, the short rib poutine is a must-try. The short rib is fall-apart tender and the gravy is so flavorful it could be the centerpiece of the dish itself and then pair with real Wisconsin cheese curds and crispy fries, after you have this once, you will keep coming back for it.

Water’s Edge Winery

If you are looking for a wine experience and more, Water’s Edge Winery will take you through pour after pour of beautiful wine selections and has food that pairs perfectly with the wine. For Dine Out Long Beach, Water’s Edge is offering five one-ounce pours for $20, this includes one Rose, one White, two Reds and a Sangria. The two-level location also has an outdoor patio, making this a great spot for any size group and any time of the day. The charcuterie board is always great with wine, but the classic bruschetta is about as good of a version of this dish as you will find anywhere, with fresh ingredients that just jump off the plate.

Award-winning cider from Ficklewood

Ficklewood Ciderworks is home to award-winning ciders and the ciders that they create and pour are unlike any cider you have experienced. As opposed to the cider that most people are used to, Ficklewood sources only the finest ingredients and brings flavors together with their natural fermentation process. For Dine Out Long Beach, Ficklewood is giving guests 12 taster pours for $29, allowing you to taste all the amazing flavors they have to offer. Beyond the great ciders that are gluten-free, you are going to find a fun and casual setting, to go along with games and pinball machines. If you are looking for a fun and new experience, Ficklewood is just that.

Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant & Cocktail Week will showcase some of Long Beach’s best restaurants from across the city – from casual and fine dining to fast casual and grab-and-go.  Participating restaurants to date include:

  • Aji Peruvian
  • District Wine
  • Michael’s On Naples
  • Noble Bird
  • Café Sevilla
  • Risu
  • Naples Rib Co.
  • BO beau Kitchen + Roof Tap Bar
  • Cali Chillie
  • Buono’s Pizzeria
  • Long Beach Tap House
  • District 4 Pizza
  • Kennedy’s Craft Kitchen
  • Remix Kitchen Bar
  • Vina e Cucina
  • Saint + Second
  • The Ordinarie
  • El Barrio Cantina
  • Ballast Point
  • ROE
  • Jade
  • L’Opera
  • Liv’s on 2nd
  • Dogz Bar & Grill
  • Parkers’ Lighthouse
  • Kihon
  • Claire’s at the Museum
  • Ficklewood
  • Kashiwa
  • Komo’s Cocina
  • Lucille’s Bar-B-Que (2 locations)
  • Water’s Edge Winery
  • The Carvery

This year Dine Out Long Beach has partnered once again with the California Restaurant Association’s non-profit organization, Restaurants Care, which provides relief and stability to struggling California restaurant workers. Guests can show their support during Dine Out Long Beach by ordering an “imaginary” menu item, such as “Imaginary Nachos” or “Imaginary Breadsticks” from a participating restaurant. These “Imaginary” offerings have zero calories and cost very little “dough” to help nourish displaced restaurant workers throughout the state. The “Imaginary” offerings are a $3 donation to the Restaurants Care fund, which has helped such Long Beach restaurants as The Reef, Rasselbock Beer Garden, Panxa Cocina, Susie Cakes, Ola Mexican Kitchen and Jade on the Water. 

This year’s sponsors include presenting sponsor Grunion Gazette along with longtime partner Stella Artois as well as the California Restaurant Association.  Also supporting Long Beach restaurants are KFI-Am 640 “The Fork Report,” KJAZZ 88.1Proxi, Greer’s OCYelp, Safeway Printing and Dreambox, the leading digital agency for the restaurant industry. 

For more information Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant & Cocktail Week taking place February 18-28, visit dineoutlongbeach.com or call 562.387.8804.

(Photos by Stephan Martin)


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