BY: DREA DINH
If you’re looking for a quaint little spot for a casual dinner with friends or a fancy dinner with a date, The Attic on East Broadway in Long Beach, Calif. will meet both of those needs. Not only does The Attic have a homey curb appeal, the ambiance inside is a great setting for any dinner outing with lights strung all along the heated patio and candle-lit tables inside.
Being known for its unique dish, Mac ‘N Cheetos, I came in knowing that’s what I wanted to order. For lovers of macaroni and cheese and Hot Cheetos, this dish, which is listed under appetizers but can easily be a meal by itself, is for you.
The Hot Cheetos sparingly sit on top of the creamy mac and cheese and easily fall off as you dig your way to the bottom. The combination of the creamy and smooth mac and cheese with the spicy and crunchy Hot Cheetos really is a party in your mouth--a great one at that.
For those who don’t like the thought of mixing such different types of food, I encourage you to try it anyway. If even after seeing it ordered by several other tables (because I guarantee almost every table orders it), your mind hasn’t changed; luckily The Attic’s other options are just as tasty.
Its menu has many traditional options, various types of salads, poultry and steaks with a dessert menu at the end. The restaurant is a bit pricey, but the food is worth it and like I said, many appetizers are big enough to be meals on their own.
The Attic is also known for its elaborate Bloody Mary bar. You can build your own Bloody Mary by choosing what kinds of alcohol you want and what garnish you’d like even if it were a pulled-pork slider, which is an additional $1.
While the menu has many options for diners, the Mac ‘N Cheetos was the stand-out for me. Once you’ve eaten at The Attic, you won’t want to come back down to the main floor.