At Sura Korean BBQ & Tofu, meat and tofu put aside their differences in the name of cooperating to create savory Korean feasts. Bulgogi—sliced beef marinated in 12 flavorful ingredients—stars in many dishes, from japche rice-paper wraps to custom-made bibimbap served in a hot stone pot. Instead of sculpting faux turkeys from vatfuls of guacamole, vegans can build feasts from meat-free dishes such as tofu soup and sushi-like kimchi kimbap. The restaurant's popular korean tacos encourage meats and greens to hang out together, housing combinations of bulgogi, pork, chicken, veggies, or tofu. Outdoor seating invites patrons to dine amid verdant plants, whereas comfy indoor booths honor nature with sunny lights and bamboo wall coverings.
Despite their restaurant's moniker, the chefs at Johnny Rebs' Southern Roadhouse aren’t averse to local ingredients. In fact, all their produce comes from California growers. But rather than recreate Southern flavors, they prefer going straight to the source, relying on Virginian and North Carolinian farms to send country hams and Delta farms to send catfish. Said catfish simmers beneath mountains of slaw in po’ boys, one among Johnny Rebs’ many housemade Southern staples, which range from creole shrimp over cheddar grits to pulled pork slow-smoked up to 12 hours.
Though steeped in traditional Southern cooking, Johnny Rebs’ critically acclaimed culinary team puts its own twist on Southern and American staples alike. To wit: grilled cheese made with pimento and jalapeños, as well as deep-fried apple pie, which bubbles in a deep fryer stolen off a Georgia windowsill. Complemented with “suds” and “squashed grapes”—Johnny Rebs’ speak for beer and wine—feasts unfold amidst a rustic dining space made to resemble a cozy, wood-paneled home. Before the table fills up with smoked and fried meats, guests can snack from a bucket of peanuts. They're free, but any quarters diners donate in return go straight to charities such as the Granite Mountain Hotshots.
1984 was the year that a lot of things launched. The Mac computer was first introduced. Bill Murray was in a movie you may have heard of that involved some ghosts and busting of said ghosts. George Michael started to be kind of a big deal. It was also the year that Naples Rib Company was launched. From then on, they have been blessing our taste buds with pulled pork sliders, baby back ribs, Hawaiian-style barbecued shrimp kabob and more. One of their more memorable items is The Onion Brick off the appetizer portion of the menu which pairs well with the perfect dip. For those with gluten dietary needs, Naples Rib Company has an entire Gluten free menu. Visit their website to view the menus, where banquet and catering menus are also available. Step into the good old days of barbecue at Naples Rib Company.
How do you find world-class barbecue? If you’ve got the time and the means, your best bet would be to travel around the country sampling the best barbecue from places like the Carolinas, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and all points in between. If you’re a bit too busy you wallet can’t quite handle the strain of a Southern United States tour, you could just travel down the street to Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que. Founder Craig Hofman has gathered together the best flavors and cooking methods from all over the county for a truly unique dining experience. Take a trip to the heart of Bar-B-Que without crossing the Rockies. Take a trip to Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que.
Come as you are, and enjoy the casual family environment on offer. Begin your dining experience by ordering a specialty drink from the fully serviced bar. The Bootlegger Tea and Hillbilly Punch are like fruity explosions with a special kick. Start your meal with the Texas Egg Rolls, which combine the Far East and the Midwest with deep-fried wontons and a spicy jalapeno jelly. The Original Roadhouse Grill Bourbon Tri-Tip is an old favorite. Marinated in a tasty bourbon glaze and slow roasted all night long, this steak will blow you away with its flavor and tenderness. For dessert, treat the kids to a delicious ice cream sundae for less than a dollar.
Long Beach residents who yearn for a taste of the south go to Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ to feed the need for stick-to-your-ribs comfort food. Featuring an extensive menu of barbecue and picnic-style favorites, Lucille's offers everything from kids' meals to family packs so you can feed everyone in the household for a bargain price. Lucille's also offers catering, so you can serve the best barbecue in Long Beach at your upcoming special event. Whether you like ribs or brisket or you can't get enough of barbecued baked beans, you will love what Lucille's has to offer.