Show 167, April 9, 2016: Executive Chef David MacLennan, James Republic, Long Beach

David McLennan of Dine LBCThe annual Dine LBC – Long Beach Restaurant Week is taking place April 23 – May 1, 2016. Each participating restaurant from twelve unique neighborhoods in the city offers a three course menu priced at $20, $30, $40 or $50, either per guest with wine pairing options at fine dining locations OR dinner for two priced at $20, $30, $40 or $50, where diners share an appetizer, each enjoy their own entree, then share a dessert at more casual establishments.

James Republic encores in 2016 as a participating restaurant in DINE LBC. They hosted the launch party this year.

“Our menus are a labor of love – a love of the finest foods. We proudly serve a large array of local artisan products. Organic is important to us, but more importantly we believe in all natural products without the use of steroids, growth hormones, and animals raised responsibly. As well as our preference for products and practices that are sustainable, we try to embrace the idea of localism to strengthen our community. Most of our items are priced under $20 which is incredible considering the high quality of products we serve. Our passion for the seasons and what it brings to us in food keeps us always searching for great new combinations. Come join us for a journey in cuisine.”

Smart thinking…Avoid the crowds during Dine LBC – Long Beach Restaurant Week and enter the Contest to win two JetBlue travel certificates to any destination they fly in the USA. Dine Sunday through Thursday of Dine LBC. Take a photo of your meal inside or yourself outside of one of the participating restaurants. Follow @DINE LBC on Instagram and post your photo with hashtag #DINELBC along with the name of the restaurant you visited. One lucky winner will be selected at random. Good luck…!

Producer Terri Henry and Executive Chef David MacLennan of James Republic (an encoring participating restaurant) are our guests with all the tempting specifics.

The good folks at GrubTribe were gracious enough to interview both Chef Andrew Gruel and Producer Andy Harris about DINE LBC – Long Beach Restaurant Week at the recent launch party.