Organized by non-profit Long Beach Food & Beverage, the inaugural Long Beach Burger Week will kick off with a unique event for some very special guests. Five top Long Beach chefs/restaurateurs will treat over 250 homeless men, women and children to a multi-course burger lunch at Long Beach Rescue Mission July 27th, announced Burger Week organizer Terri Henry. The lunch will feature burgers courtesy of Harris Ranch Beef and display the culinary talents of some of the city’s leading chefs and favorite restaurants.
The July 27th lunch will be held at:
- Long Beach Rescue Mission (1335 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach)
- 11am – 1pm
- The lunch will be prepared and served by representatives from:
- Harris Ranch Beef – Burgers
- Derricks on Atlantic – Cole Slaw
- Gone Loco food truck – Baked Beans
- Northtown Bistro pop-up – Potato Salad
- Polly’s Pies – Pie Shooters
“We realize that there are many among us who won’t get the chance to dine out during Burger Week,” said Henry, who said that close to 40 participating restaurants are involved in the inaugural Long Beach Burger Week to be held August 1-8, 2021. “Serving a burger BBQ-style meal to our neighbors struggling with homelessness is our way of bringing Burger Week to them and including everyone in the event.”
Despite its size, Long Beach is a tightly knit community where diversity and civic pride is our strength,” said Velika Turner, proprietor of Derricks on Atlantic. “My fellow restaurateurs and I are delighted to kick off Long Beach Burger Week by treating those most vulnerable in our society to an unforgettable meal.”
“The participating chefs felt this was a great way to give back to the community doing what we do best,” added Vida Virgillito, proprietor of the new Gone Loco food truck. “Cooking with love!”
About Long Beach Food & Beverage
Founded in 2019, and a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Long Beach Food & Beverage’s mission is to celebrate and empower the restaurant community through consultation, marketing, public relations, fundraisers and exciting culinary initiatives.
We exist to support our restaurants’ unique interests and literally “put butts in seats”. We celebrate and showcase our restaurants, pubs, breweries, bars and food companies through exciting events throughout the year. Our community includes restaurants of all sizes and profiles and we have a valuable network of resources to support them through all stages of growth.
Today, Long Beach is writing its food future. Long Beach Food & Beverage is proud to represent the restaurant and foodservice industry’s voice, support its advancement, and elevate its profile in our community and beyond. For more information, visit www.lbfoodandbeverage.org or call (562) 572-4770. Registered Tax ID 84-2641039.