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.
By: Melody Congote
There are so many things to do in California, which is why California is a wonderful place to explore and to plan trips. If you ever want to escape, want to have a change of scenery or want a getaway weekend then these stops can be just what you’re looking for.
By: Melody Congote
Festivals highlight various aspects in society, by creating an atmosphere that celebrates culture, food, music, community and unity. The ambience at festivals spark, a monster of energy within’ the crowd and Long Beach has a few festivals in store, within the next few months.
There’s no better way to escape your life than taking a trip to a beautiful country. You’re starting a whole new chapter of your life, so go all in and kick it off with a few new adventures. Since most new graduates aren’t laying around in a few thousand dollars here are a few affordable trips.
BY CRIS RIVERA
Big crowds, burned rubber and loud engines—all signs that it’s time for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. This year, the three-day event will be held on...
BY: DUSTIN STRONG
Driving up the coast on a Thursday afternoon heading to Santa Barbara I pondered the class I was purposefully skipping the following day. What would I miss? Is this absence going to affect my grade? I couldn’t care less. It was 8 weeks into the semester and I had said fuck it to a few days of class so I could join some friends who were planning on camping at the beach over the weekend.
BY: Camila Leon
If you're looking for a fun, not too far away place to get away for spring break, look no further! Las Vegas is the perfect destination for you. Everyone knows Vegas for the casinos, the gambling, the shows and the partying but there’s still a version of Vegas beyond that to be seen and enjoyed...
Story and photos by: Elizabeth Ortiz
Despite being known as snooty, Bixby Knolls, a business district close to the Cal State Long Beach campus, is worth visiting. It is fun and young and revitalizing itself constantly. The district’s people focus their pride on being one of the major business improvement districts since the post-war era.
By: Lauren Gandara
With only a few weeks left of school, what will you be doing this summer vacation? Some will go on their annual family vacation, others will do some traveling will friends, and some will spend summer with their noses in books, taking summer classes.
By: Michael Garcia
Everyone uses or has heard of Lyft or Uber. It’s not surprising that ridesharing has become common among college students due to the ease of use for both drivers and riders. According to a report conducted by Benenson Strategy Group, there were more than 160,000 Uber drivers across the country in 2014. Of course, not every ride is a smooth one. The following are horror stories from both sides of these bad rides.
By: Viridiana Ortiz
Did you know that “La La Land” was filmed in Long Beach? Here are seven of the several locations featured in “La La Land” that every fan should visit, starting off in downtown Long Beach.
By: Jay Bamba
Spring break is drawing near for us Cal State Long Beach students and it really, really can’t come soon enough. With many finishing up their midterms, students are anxious for the break and some are meticulously planning out their vacation to spend it meaningfully.
By: Nick McNamara
After experiencing the road on two wheels – feeling the texture of the road, the rumble of the engine working beneath you, the alternating patches of warm and cool air rushing past – Jayme Dougherty knew she was hooked.
By: DIG Staff
Halloween may soon leave as quickly as it arrived, but it’s still not too late to hit up some of these local attractions and get your freak on-- especially on the day of! Here is a look at three SoCal theme parks and their Halloween-themed festivities.
By: Selena Gonzalez
With the fall semester nearing the halfway point, many CSULB students head to the University Student Union (USU) for breaks of fun and excitement throughout the day. Others utilize the USU as a place for studying and catching up on homework during their free time.
By: Tanner Hewitt
Since its true birth here in the 1970s, skateboarding has woven itself into the fabric of the Californian identity. From the longboarders cruising through the quad, to those kids you knew in high school who spent half their time at the skatepark...
By: Patrick Libuano
Downtown Long Beach has witnessed plenty of growth lately, with shops and restaurants opening up willy-nilly. To make things easier, we here at DIG have done the hunting for you. Here are some fresh new spots to hit up.
By: Stephanie Thai
Halloween is basically every day of October so why not take a look at these five places guaranteed to make your night worth the fright.
By: Taylor Kempkes
Whether you are buying your first car or you just moved to Long Beach and left your parents’ car at home, odds are you will be turning to Craigslist to find the “perfect” car.