Quick Bites :: California Fish Grill

Quick Bites :: California Fish Grill

I’ve been awaiting the opening of California Fish Grill for weeks, watching the progress from outside its window when I visit Habit Grill or Starbucks on Lakewood by the Long Beach Airport. Today, I was so craving it that I called around 9:00 to ask when they were going to open (the website only answered me vaguely with December 2015). No one answered, which I took to mean their doors might be closed until quite late in the month.

So the Work Wife and I settled on Habit Grill (it’s our current “go to” spot, as were Chipotle and Pick Up Stix and Togos at some point), needing to park quite a distance away with our near noon arrival. So we had to pass California Fish Grill, which appeared to be bustling – still the sign on the door boldly stated they would not be open until the following week; that they were training. Just as I was going to scoff at the lucky souls picked to sample their food on training day, I was asked to be one of those lucky souls.

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That’s right – lunch on them, the smartly dressed man said when he approached. So my Fish Grill dreams came true, just like that. A pair of succulent, richly dressed and flavorful fish tacos served with saucy beans and zesty rice. They were ready, indeed.

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So if you persevere, if you believe and hope and eat a lot and stalk restaurants like I do, you’re bound to be offered at least one free lunch in your life.

California Fish Grill Now Open!
3801 Lakewood Blvd. in Long Beach
and other locations

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