Celebrity Los Angeles chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger are dropping a trio of surprise new restaurants in Long Beach this week. The eyebrow-raising development comes as part of the brand new 2nd & PCH property, which opens on Thursday after nearly 10 years of work.
First up is Border BBQ, which will focus on smoked meats with a Southwest profile. The restaurant will also offer beer and wine in the coming months, and will play up beer-based cocktails when the time comes.
The second restaurant is called Pacha Mamas, and it will also offer beer, wine, and sangria along with meat skewers and ceviches. Both restaurants fast casual hangs for the shoppers inside the sprawling complex, which includes more than a dozen other restaurants as well as retailers like Nike, Whole Foods, Urban Outfitters, and Barry’s Bootcamp. Both Pacha Mamas and Border BBQ are set to open on Thursday, keeping hours from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, or 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. A third restaurant, Twist, will focus on churros, chocolate, and other dessert items.
Meanwhile, Feniger and Milliken remain hard at work on opening Socalo, their Santa Monica follow-up from the shuttered Border Grill days, and the pair continue to run spots in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, including food trucks.
2nd & PCH. 6400 E. Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA.