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By Stephen Strichart

All of you “regular” readers of Neena’s column will remember her writing about the best things she eats locally, in the October 22 issue. Well, now it’s my turn.
Since she’s keeping her promise to let me list my favorites, I’m taking over her column this week. So, here goes! again, in NO particular order:

Bamboo Teri House (Bixby Knolls)— Sushi Platter (a mix of all kinds of sushi)
Café Bixby (Bixby Knolls)— Lasagna or Homemade Meatloaf, just like Mom’s
Delius Restaurant (Signal Hill)— Sunday Brunch: Crème Brule’ French Toast with Vanilla Brown Sugar Syrup and Rosemary-Mustard Sausage Patties
Hokkaido (Long Beach)— EVERYTHING… too much to list
Awesome Sushi (Long Beach)— Octopus salad and Sushi Platter
Shenandoah at the Arbor (Los Alamitos)— Maple-Glazed Salmon and New York Cheesecake
Big E Pizza (PCH in Signal Hill)— Pepperoni and Anchovy Pizza
EJ Malloy’s (Bixby Knolls)— Tri-Tip Sandwich or Blackened Chicken Caesar Salad
Trader Joe’s (Bixby Knolls)— Fruit & Yogurt Cereal, Frozen Sorbet
Pho America (Long Beach)— Charbroiled Shrimp, Pork & Egg rolls with Coconut Boba
Patricia’s Mexican Restaurant (Bixby Knolls)— “Everything” Wet Burrito (gotta be hungry)
Flame Broiler (Bixby Knolls, Long Beach)— Combo & Brown Rice Bowl with Green Onions & Sauces
The Pizza Place (Long Beach)— Antipasto or Greek salad
Arby’s – (Bixby Knolls, Long Beach)— Beef & Cheddar with Arby Sauce & Horsey Sauce
Baja Sonora (Long Beach)— Colorado Burrito, wet or dry
Golden Eagle (Signal Hill)— Carne Asada Burrito
Georgie’s Place (Bixby Knolls, Long Beach)— Greek Salad with extra Feta Cheese
It’s A Grind (Signal Hill, Long Beach)— Coconut Crunch or a 50-50 on a hot day
Baba Ghanouj (Bixby Knolls)— Lamb-stuffed Grape Leaves
Fantastic Burger (Long Beach)— Grilled Chicken Salad
Subway (Signal Hill)— Spicy Italian Sub on Italian Bread
City Mex Grill (Signal Hill)— Gourmet Steak Burrito
Sushi Boy (Bixby Knolls)— Kobe (15 pcs. sushi) Tuna or Eel Lover’s
Jamba Juice (Bixby Knolls)— Aloha Pineapple Smoothie W/Energy & Daily Vitamin Boosts
Arnold’s Restaurant (Bixby Knolls, gone, but not forgotten)— The only place in town where bread pudding was a vegetable. (Yes, Mom, I’m eating my veggies.)

So, you see— there are great places to eat without leaving our area. Bon Appétit!

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Thoughts from the Associate Publisher