Story by: Ashley Olmedo
For all you dog lovers out there, Los Angeles has the perfect café: The Dog Café. It functions as both a café and dog shelter, and it’s also the first of its kind in the United States. The café’s sole purpose is to rescue dogs of all ages and breeds, then serve as a halfway house for these rescued dogs to help rehabilitate them and hopefully find them loving forever homes.
By: Dustin Strong
Interested in learning more about food? Has your vegan friend finally laid down a fact so painstakingly personal to your health that you can't get the idea of health out of your head? Lazy? Well stay in on Friday, grab the greasiest, most sugar-intensive meal you could possibly stomach and watch one of the films below.
By: Dustin Strong and Mac Walby
The food on campus can be hard to navigate, especially if you happen to be one of those picky vegans or vegetarians. Well, we here at Dig Mag (actually, two of us) are looking out for those who just want to be able to find an easy, healthy meal on a campus chock-full of terribly unhealthy options (I’m looking at you, USU food court.) We went on a hunt throughout school to find you vegheads some of the best vegan/vegetarian delectables you can spend your well-earned money on.
By: Priscilla Aguilera
Cheese, is a wide lens to which Alex Ourieff, Cheesemonger and owner of Vagabond Cheese Company views the world. I caught up with Vagabond Cheese at Mcleod’s (Mac-loud) Brewery in Van Nuys during one of their weekly events at the taproom. Ourieff served up a plate of gorgeous cheese that he already pre-paired with Mcleod’s tasty English style ales.
By: Mark Hyde
There are a few things that come to mind when sushi is mentioned. Some people think of sushi as just raw fish, and for some that is an instant turnoff. Some people--including myself--think of price, and to some that is also an instant turnoff. I for one love sushi too much to be concerned with price, however I can understand when people would rather go for something much less pricey. But what if i told you (sushi lovers specifically) that you can get all the great quality sushi your heart desires for a reasonably set price?
By: Emily Ayers
Since the creation of #sundayfunday, we have all been given the perfect excuse to get out in our cities to try something new. Snapping photos of our breakfasts, our bike rides and our museum visits. With summer just around the corner it is all the more time to celebrate some of the restaurants in Long Beach that offer the best bottomless mimosas.
By: Emily Ayers
Industrial is something most Long Beach residents are used to. With a port not far away, the familiarity of passing ship containers is an almost everyday sight. But SteelCraft in Bixby Knolls has found a way to reinvent those shipping containers while bringing the community together through artisan food and drink.
By: Mark Hyde
Taco Tuesday has brought many of us together for some top quality tacos, but where are the best places or deals? There are several taco locations in Long Beach that are known for their Taco Tuesday deals, and I have visited a great majority of them.
By: Jay Bamba
California has been blessed with many cultural dishes, such as good foodies like ramen, for example. Seeing as that hot soup and noodles is a perfect match for the season, I have visited four restaurants within driving distance from Long Beach – Tsujita, Hayatemaru, Men Oh and Hakata Ikkousha.
By: Sedonah Najera
When you first walk into Creamistry, you’ll notice the counters lined up with toppings, mixing bowls and the constant stream of liquid nitrogen flowing through that looks way cooler than any chemistry class you’ve ever taken.
By: William Odis Martin
Some people downplay the craftsmanship that goes into the perfect chili. Some less seasoned chili-aficionados would say, “Chili is chili,” or, “If you tried one, you have tried them all.” I would have to quickly interject and shoot down that lazy blanket statement with, “Well, you haven't tried my chili.”
By: Paola Fernandez
As the weather begins to cool down, there’s nothing better than curling up in a blanket, with a good book and a hot drink. Whether it’s a famous Starbucks peppermint mocha or a steaming cup of hot cocoa, the holiday season brings a variety of festive drinks we look forward to all year.
By: Ryan Conlon & William Odis Martin
The leaves have fallen and the sun sets earlier so let the glorious gluttony of the holiday season commence. Here are a few quick and easy side dish recipes in case you will be hosting a Thanksgiving or Christmas feast.
By: Paola Fernandez
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, along with the impending food coma. Gathering around a turkey at the dinner table is as traditional as it gets, but who says you can’t mix it up?
By: Riva Lu
Pizza has been around since 997 AD, but why has it remained so high in popularity amongst other foods? Simple — It’s quick, easy and affordable! Pepperoni and cheese or a simple combination can suffice, but why not try some of the most “unusual” pizzas in Long Beach that are fit for your budgets?
By: Nicolette Norris
People must be getting lazier with the rise of food-delivery services and apps appearing before our eyes. Eat24 gained popularity when Yelp bought it out (for $134 million) and has been in tight competition with GrubHub, one of the pioneers of online food ordering. Now, there are new players in the game— UberEats and Postmates.