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Long Beach July 24 - 27

L.Nightshade | Jul 21, 2013 07:05 PM

Not much here on Long Beach, what is here, seems to be old. I'll be there on business at the end of this week. We have plans to go to Michael's on Naples one night, unless I hear any strong objections here. Also dining with friends in Orange County on one night. That leaves two dinners unaccounted for. We're staying at the Hyatt Pike, carless, so walking or taxi-distance recommendations are appreciated.

I figure Michael's will be our one nice dinner out, and I'm looking for something casual and easy on the other nights. Where I live now, we have almost zero decent non-American restaurants, so foreign food would be delightful.

During the L.A. Olympics I had a meal on the Queen Mary. I had my first steak tartare in a clubby room with dark wood walls. I didn't know anything about food then, but I loved the atmosphere, and loved walking around the ship. From photos I've viewed, it looks like rooms have been modernized, which means it's lost it's appeal to me if that is true. Is there a spot on the ship that's nice and vintage, even just for a drink? I'd love to take Mr. NS there, if there is. I'm sure it's touristy, but I'll be an out-of-towner, so that's acceptable.

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