By Jo Murray
The fast-casual restaurant serving made-from-scratch meals has opened a new location at 2ND & PCH, 6440 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 175. Urban Plates’ mission is to serve quality food at affordable prices, empowering guests to enjoy both wholesome and delicious food choices.
Founded in 2011, Urban Plates combines the seasonal freshness and variety of a food marketplace with a commitment to culinary integrity. All menu items are prepared on premise daily using thoughtfully sourced ingredients, including fresh local produce; antibiotic and hormone-free, grass-fed and finished steak; line-caught tuna; sustainably sourced seafood; and humanely raised and sourced, cage-free, hormone-free chicken.
Urban Plates Long Beach includes 5,138 square feet of indoor-outdoor dining space (including a pet-friendly patio) with cozy seating and expansive communal tables. The restaurant includes fresh design features like tufted banquettes, floor-to-ceiling storefront windows and globally inspired décor items selected by the restaurant staff.
The menu provides diners with a variety of made-from-scratch dishes, ranging from entrée plates, seasonal entrée salads, sandwiches, hot and chilled sides, desserts, craft beers and California wines.
Hi-Lo Liquor Market
Hi-Lo Liquor Market founders Chris Harris and Talmadge Lowe opened the doors of their second location last week in downtown Long Beach on the ground level of The Current, 707 E Ocean Blvd, Unit A.
The Hi-Lo version of a liquor market marries the best in hand-selected wine, beer, spirits, gourmet foods and gifts in a 2,400-square-foot space. The new Long Beach Hi-Lo Liquor Market is designed with a beer and wine tasting bar, The Counter; a dedicated special event and tasting area, and a calendar of weekly and special events.
The new family-friendly space has eight frequently-rotating craft beers on tap, a Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream case full of almost every flavor, a market stocked with delicious seasonal snacks and staples for grab-and-go and entertaining, a window-facing hideaway nook, and a breathtaking wall of spirits. It is open daily, filled with trained team members, and welcomes all.