I'm headed to the Carpenter Center for the Arts in Long Beach tomorrow night. Benley Vietnamese Kitchen sounded like a good possibility, but a poster in Zagat from June said the restaurant was no longer there. I called and got an answering machine (seems like they ought to be open and answering their phone, but at least it wasn't disconnected).
Does anyone know if they're still open? And if they're not, does anyone have any other good suggestions (preferably not too pricey, but ethnic and interesting would be great) for places close to the Carpenter Center (6200 E. Atherton St.)? I'll be coming from Hollywood, so something on the way would also be possible.