New parklet opens at Taste Wine-Beer-Kitchen in Long Beach

Neighborhood favorite now taking reservations for outdoor seating

Long Beach, Calif. (October 7, 2019) --- In order to take advantage of Southern California's amazing climate, as well as to offer additional seating to Long Beach's loyal diners, Taste Wine-Beer-Kitchen has completed construction on a 21-seat parklet on Broadway to be shared with its sister market, Olives Gourmet Grocer.

Taste Wine-Beer-Kitchen's shared parklet with Olives Gourmet Grocer is now open.

Taste, which has been serving the local community with seasonally inspired smaller plates since 2015, is now taking reservations for customers wishing to dine al fresco style. Additionally, the parklet will be available as a venue for those wishing to host special events and holiday parties.

"As our guests savor dishes inspired by the various local climates throughout Southern California, our hope is that the parklet will give them a chance to connect with our community in a different way," said owners and managers Erin O'Hagan and Laurie Semon. "This helps us further our longtime goal of continuing to bring high quality, seasonal dishes to our immediate neighborhood and beyond."

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The parklet's opening coincides with Taste's transitioning of its menu from summer to autumn. New dishes on the upcoming menu will include Charred Broccolini with Chilies, Garlic and Lemon; Brussels Sprouts Gratin; Smoked Baby Beets Salad; Twice Baked Squash with Mascarpone and Parmesan; and Braised Short Ribs with Celery Root Mashed Potatoes & Fall Vegetable Pot a Feu Sauce.

Coming early next year, Taste will open for weekend brunch with a brand-new menu, designed to reflect all the produce associated with spring gardens. The menu will continually be updated with the changes of season in mind.

The new parklet also expands the options for patrons of Olives Gourmet Grocer. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the outdoor seating during daytime hours. O'Hagan and Semon have plans to add a breakfast menu at Olives for the first time. The neighborhood market will feature table service, giving guests a chance to have a cup of coffee while enjoying handcrafted morning dishes outdoors.

O'Hagan and Semon haven't forgotten about the guests who might appreciate this addition the most - Long Beach's doggie diners! A special menu will soon be available just for dogs.

Taste is located at 3506 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803.


About Taste Wine-Beer-Kitchen and Olives Gourmet Grocer

Since opening in August of 2015, Taste has continued to bring seasonally inspired smaller plates cuisine to Broadway in Long Beach, Calif. Owners Laurie Semon and Erin O'Hagan have made a name for themselves by directly managing a restaurant that serves locally and sustainably sourced produce, seafood and meats, in order to give their customers high quality dishes. Taste partners with local gardens and bakers, shops at farmer's markets and buys directly from local breweries to provide guests with the freshest products. Its menu knows no boundaries as the kitchen is encouraged to explore the various cuisines of the world to keep dishes at Taste lively and thoughtful. Semon and O'Hagan's grab-and-go market, Olives Gourmet Grocer, opened in 2004, with a focus on providing quick and friendly service, along with chef-inspired recipes. Olives was named the "Best Caterer" by the Long Beach Post.