Monday, December 05, 2016

The Brass Lamp Bar

I recently went to Romeo Chocolates kickstarter (kickstarter link) event party. At the event, I won a raffle drawing for a gift basket that included a gift certificate to The Brass Lamp located in the heart of Downtown Long Beach, CA.

The Brass Lamp Bar is a book bar and lounge. It also started off as a kickstarter project one year ago. This is a great location for study groups, book clubs, meetings, or to hang out with friends. There are also plenty of different events happening here which includes live music, open mic, and Wine & Cheese Tastings. Just make sure you check their calendar for event schedule.

Hazelnut Latte with Hazelnut and Caramel

The Brassmelt

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Romeo Chocolates

Are you a chocolate lover? Are you someone who loves to support small businesses? Romeo Chocolates has a fundraiser kickstarter project to open up a brand new chocolate boutique store in Long Beach, CA to which will have a Grand Opening near the end of January 2016 or beginning of February 2017 located at 460 Pine Avenue. In the meantime, Romeo has several pop-up events for those who wish to sample various chocolate creations made by Romeo! You can also order online through the website or from local retail partners.

Romeo is his real name. He discovered his passion as a Chocolatier when he enrolled in some workshops making chocolate. He then travelled to Belgium to learn from Master Chocolatiers and the about the profession. Through his learning experience and journey, he wanted to become a Chocolatier.

With the help of his friends and family, he will be opening a chocolate boutique store, but he needs your support! Please contribute on his kickstarter project. No amount is too big or too small, but you get "rewarded" by donating a certain dollar amount. Please visit the kickstarter project to see more info.

I also won a raffle drawing which included a basket with wine, assortment of Romeo Chocolates and a gift certificate to The Brass Lamp.

Friday, November 11, 2016

The Poke Shack

The Poke Shack was started in Venice Beach, CA by two brothers in 2014. One of the brothers was interested in real estate and architecture, thus starting a new location in Los Angeles, CA.

Poke bowls come in two sizes: "Lil Daddy" (small) or "Big Daddy" (large). They are build your own bowls in a similar fashion as Subway. Protein: Ahi Tuna or Salmon. Base: brown rice, white rice, seaweed salad (extra charge) or organic kale (extra charge). Various toppings and your choice of sauce. However, the protein is raw yet fresh.