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Kitchen Queen Aug 12, 2010 03:31 PM

tomorrow for a meeting at "The Grand". I will not partake in the company lunch so, where shall I go instead. The Grand is located on East Willow. I will have about 1 1/2 for lunch so, nothing too far away. Open to all types for lunch but, preferably not heavy meat things. He eats meat, I don't.

  1. monku Aug 12, 2010 08:01 PM

    No responses because the area is void of any decent dining from what I can tell.
    You might ask the concierge at the hotel.

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    1. re: monku
      Kitchen Queen Aug 12, 2010 08:26 PM

      This is a conference center and it's right off the 405 at Lakewood Blvd. and E. Willow. Is there nothing in the area???

      1. re: Kitchen Queen
        monku Aug 12, 2010 09:13 PM

        Google the address "4101 E. Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90815" and "search nearby" for "restaurants" in the area and you'll see plenty of fast food places.

    2. susans Aug 12, 2010 08:25 PM

      Try the Coffee Cup Cafe on 4th and Grand. You'll find breakfast and lunch choices for meat and veggie eaters.

      Coffee Cup Cafe
      3734 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814

      1. Servorg Aug 12, 2010 08:26 PM

        You'll be about 5 miles from Open Sesame. Would that be too far?

        Open Sesame
        5215 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803

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        1. re: Servorg
          Kitchen Queen Aug 12, 2010 09:59 PM

          Thank you Susans and Servorg. I like the Open Sesame idea. How long will it take - Mapquest says 11 minutes. Really? No traffiic? In my research, I discovered the Lakewood Mall to be close. Saw "George's Greek Cafe". Do either of you know this place?

          Open Sesame
          5215 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803

        2. monku Aug 12, 2010 10:38 PM

          Didn't know you were willing to drive. Maybe a little closer 4 miles.

          Jongewaard's Bake and Broil. Very popular with CH's, home style food and excellent cakes and pies made on the premises. The perfect lunch place.

          Bake 'n Broil
          3697 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807

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          1. re: monku
            Kitchen Queen Aug 12, 2010 10:49 PM

            Really! It's only 4 miles away -Cool that's the ticket then! Thanks Monku!!

            1. re: Kitchen Queen
              monku Aug 12, 2010 10:54 PM

              Fresh peach pie is in season.

              Street parking or free parking in the church parking lot across the street (everyday except Sunday).

              1. re: monku
                Kitchen Queen Aug 15, 2010 04:05 PM

                Thx Monku- Bake N' Broil did the trick. Took the counter 'cuz the wait was long(I had only 1 hr) He had a tukey sammy and LOVED that whole grain bread. I wasn' terribly impressed with anything but, for a lunch spot it was fine. We took away a slice of Red Velvet cake and chocolate cream pie - just ok but, I'd go again.

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