OC (and Long Beach!) Grub Guide 4/5-4/11: Burgers, Beer and Buchanan

The Hawk in Long Beach
Beer right here; photo courtesy The Hawk

So much to eat and drink; so little time. We spend some quality time across county lines this week, indulging in some fro-yo, beer and culinary education in Long Beach. Then back to Orange County for some special events. Spontaneous and well-planned activities are equally represented this week. Be sure to factor in naps.


Preserving meat, Primal Alchemy class

Meat, meat and more meat; photo courtesy Chef Paul Buchanan

Slow Food LA Workshop This Weekend – Long Beach

Previous On the Line subject Paul Buchanan will be demonstrating how to cure pork for charcuterie and smoke fish, because why not? And you can be damn sure the results will be delicious. Class is in session on Sunday at his Primal Alchemy kitchen. It’s a steal at $35, so hurry up and purchase already. Bonus: BYOB! 19 39th Pl.; www.primalalchemy.com.


Pasta shapes from Market2Plate
So many choices!; photo courtesy Jeni Carle

Chow at the District Crawl – Tustin

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 21. That’s when you can help support the Boys & Girls Club of Tustin by purchasing tickets to District Crawl. Spend your afternoon strolling throughout The District, receiving tastes and sips from over 20 eateries and storefronts. Tickets are $30; $40 the day of the crawl. Learn more about upcoming workout spot Union Ryde, the recently opened stationery/gift shop The Paper House (inside Union Market) and relocated Prego Mediterranean. Tickets available for purchase by clicking here. 2437 Park Ave., (714) 259-9090; www.thedistricttl.com.


The Hawk in Long Beach
Beer right here; photo courtesy The Hawk

IPA Lovin’ at The Hawk – Long Beach

Thirsty souls should stop over at this LBC venue for a Saturday afternoon of sips. For a measly fiver, listen to the sounds of DJs Angel and Rage Against the Christine. Grub and shop with Long Beach Jerky Co., Me So Hungry food truck, Craft Beer LB and After Hours Print Club. Drink up in the beer garden featuring Ten Mile, Long Beach Beer Lab and Beachwood Brewing. And stay for art by Shaina Turian and performance by Low Hum. The festivities begin at 2 p.m. 468 W. Anaheim; (562) 337-8373.


GRAZE burger combo
All the food groups; photo courtesy GRAZE

GRAZE Craft Burgers Grand Opening Deal – Santa Ana

The first 50 diners in line this Saturday at 4th Street Market’s newest tenant will receive a comped GRAZE Standard burger and fries. If you’re down with standing around, the designated timeframe will be between the hours of 6-10 p.m. Check out the beefy blend of brisket, chuck and short rib for yourself. 201 E. 4th St.; www.grazehandcraftedburgers.com.

Makaha Maggie cocktail
A-lo-HA!; photo courtesy Islands Restaurants

Islands Boozy Pineapple Marg – all locations

For over 35 years, Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks has been pushing pineapple throughout their menu. One statistic states that over 180,000 pineapples are used by the chain annually. To celebrate peak pineapple season, we’re here to remind you of their Makaha Maggie, a.k.a. pineapple margarita. Featuring Grand Marnier, agave nectar, fresh lime juice, crushed pineapple and ice, the star of the show is their pineapple-infused tequila (which takes three days to fully develop its flavor). Sip it from their cinnamon-sugar rimmed glass while you wait for an order of Yaki Tacos. www.islandsrestaurants.com.


Week-long specials at Yogurtland's new Long Beach location
Like a soft opening, but better; photo courtesy Yogurtland

Yogurtland Long Beach Opening Week Specials!

Get your frozen yogurt goals checked off and spend some quality family time next week. Opening at 5710 E. 7th Street, the OC-based dessert brand expands their reach to the LBC. We could list out all the deals and activities, or you could simply read all the details in the photo above. Check out new seasonal flavors Sea Salt Caramel Soft Serve, White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake and Hibiscus Pear Tart. Enjoy, and practice that perfect swirl!

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