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Long Beach favorites…

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My favorite places to eat and hang out in Iowa-by-the-Sea...also includes some Los Alamitos/Seal Beach favs.

Central Valley Highlights

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Here's where I like to stop between SoCal and NoCal...

Long Beach Dive Bars

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LB is known for its dive bars...and I'm out to conquer them all.

TWO CAVEATS:
1) This list is going to be pretty lean for awhile, but I promise it will gradually fill out...
2) I'm going with a slightly generous definition of dive bar.  Long Beach has straight bars, gay bars, sports bars, bar & grill combos and outright hellholes that fit the best universal description I could come up with: cheap drinks in an establishment that looks like it spent less than $25,000 on furnishings and decor.  It must also have one or more of the following characteristics: unrepaired damage (booths with ripped seams, missing chunks of floor tile, light fixture half falling off the wall, etc.), and/or bizarre bathroom decor (pepto bismol pink paint, kitschy dusty decorative lamp, antique tampon dispenser) and/or questionable items for purchase at the bar (single cigarettes, condoms, alcohol to go, any pickled food item.)

Catalina!

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"26 miles across the sea, Santa Catalina is a-waitin' for me."

(The song got it wrong; it's 22 miles.  But it's an amazing island just a skip away from the mainland."

California Camping...and…

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I fell in love with camping as an adult.  Reviews of some of my travels...

Great Cheap Eats in…

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Places to get a great meal under $10. (Disclaimer: $10 benchmark may be pre-tax and pre-tip for some venues, and many venues listed do have menu options that exceed $10.)

Las Vegas Favorites

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Minneapolis Memories + a…

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I've been to Minne twice in the past 3 years, and loved both trips.  A few of my favs -- and a couple of misses -- most of which I found through Yelpers!

Oddities, Attractions &…

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Some of the more unique experiences in my travels...local and non-local, good and bad!

Big Bear, Baby!!

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I grew up shoveling it; now I run to visit it.  Reviews of BB and other snowy mountain spots.

Roadtrip: Denver, CO &…

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Some trip highlights (good and bad!)

Riverside Redemption

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A few spots I really enjoy...

Sacramento Special

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A few highlights...

"Carnivore, Herbivore, Adventurer, Wanderer"

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Yelper seit

Juli 2009

Dinge, die ich mag

new experiences

Hier bin ich häufig anzutreffen

Downtown LA and environs, moonlighting in Long Beach, or just wandering...

Heimatort

Scranton, PA

Wenn ich nicht gerade yelpe, dann ...

or working, I'm looking for new food, drink, friends and experiences

Warum du meine Beiträge unbedingt lesen solltest

I go out of my way to find adventures.  I'm literate and occasionally funny.

Was ich zuletzt gelesen habe

The Second Coming (Walker Percy)

Mein erstes Konzerterlebnis

I forget (aka it is probably embarrassing, so I've blocked the memory)

Mein Lieblingsfilm

American Beauty

Meine Henkersmahlzeit

I'm utterly paralyzed by such a question

Erzähl's nicht weiter, aber...

I make small noises when I really enjoy what I eat/drink.

Meine neueste Entdeckung

How badly LACMA (still) sucks

Ich schwärme gerade für

Ed Norton..Tom Colicchio..MEAT..Two Harbors, Catalina..pretty clothes..camping

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