Stroll Through Bixby Knolls on First Fridays
A quaint residential neighborhood between downtown and North Long Beach, Bixby Knolls is one of the city’s hidden gems, especially when it comes to culture. Filled with a variety of restaurants serving diverse cuisines, charming boutiques, and cultural centers like the Rancho Los Cerritos, the Richard Goad Theater, and the Long Beach Historical Society Museum, the family-friendly neighborhood is a local treasure that offers much to culture-lovers, both residents and visitors alike. On the first Friday of every month, the neighborhood plays host to a popular art walk in which local businesses stay open late as the city comes together to enjoy live music, local art, restaurant and bar deals, and strolling through the streets with friends and family.
Dare to try Flaming Hot Mac N Cheetos at the Attic
Your favorite elementary school lunch items just got married in a delightfully delicious way -- flaming hot Cheetos, meet Mac and Cheese. The Attic, a local eatery praised for its innovative twists on comfort fare favorites, serves up their handmade spiraled pasta with six different types of cheeses, topped with crushed up, flaming hot Cheetos, caramelized onions, scallions, and bits of jalapeno all in a cast-iron skillet that can barely contain the overflow of cheesy goodness. The birthplace of Flaming Hot Cheetos, the Attic plays homage to the snack’s Southern California roots by incorporating it into their selection of comfort foods with a SoCal twist.
Indulge in a wine and chocolate pairing at Romeo’s Chocolates
Play with your palette and indulge in a guided chocolate and wine pairing that explores the art of chocolate from its history, sustainability, and cultural and neurological effects. Led by Long Beach local, and master-chocolatier Romeo, Romeo's Chocolates' wine and chocolate pairing takes handcrafted chocolates and carefully pairs them with hand-selected wines for a sensational experience designed to stimulate your sense of smell, taste, and touch. In this wine and chocolate pairing, visitors will enjoy three courses of decadence: a three-piece palate starter tasting of world-sourced milk, semi-sweet, and dark chocolate for the first course, a three-piece tasting of hand-crafted chocolate bonbon flights accompanied by a thoughtfully-paired wine flight to complement the chocolate featuring regions from Napa, Sonoma, Australia, and more, finishing the experience with course three: a mignardise course chocolate truffle of your choice to take home!