Filling Up On Friday
Lunch at George's Greek Cafe
Mykonos meets Southern California at this well-loved family eatery with multiple Long Beach locations, in Belmont Shore, downtown, Lakewood, and even the Long Beach Airport! Their boast-worthy menu features Classic Greek dishes such as gyro, falafel, and souvlaki as well as George’s creations like saganaki “flaming cheese” – a lightly floured and fried Greek kasseri cheese, flamed at the table with brandy. Make sure to end your meal with one of their delectable baklavas –layered with walnuts, cinnamon, and topped with a honey syrup. While each dish is hearty and mouthwatering, the real treat is meeting the owner, George – who regularly greets customers with a friendly welcome and hugs galore.
Dinner at Boathouse on the Bay
Oceanfront views and cotton candy sunsets can be enjoyed from Long Beach’s famous seaside steak and seafood restaurant, Boathouse on the Bay. At Boathouse on the Bay, or simply “Boathouse” as it’s known by locals, world-renowned executive chef Katsu Nagasawa brings together well-known surf and turf dishes such as filet mignon and shrimp scampi, and adds a California-inspired flare with specialty sushi rolls like The Boathouse roll -- Spicy Tuna, Shrimp Tempura & Cucumber topped with Avocado, Cajun Tuna, Spicy Mayo, Onion & Ponzu Sauce. Enjoy each meal with a glass of wine off of their extensive wine list or take a sip from one of their many hand-crafted cocktails as you watch a famous Southern California sunset from the restaurant’s terrace.