photo credit: Jakob Layman
One drink turned into two drinks turned into you crawling down 4th St. last night, and now you’re paying the price. Get yourself to The Attic. This converted bungalow has been open for a decade and is still the most popular brunch spot in Long Beach. Everyone’s here for three things: A great side patio, massive Bloody Marys, and Long Beach’s unofficial/maybe official food icon, the Mac N’ Cheetos—a giant bowl of mac and cheese covered in hot Cheetos. This seems like one of those things that was created for Instagram, and maybe it was. But it tastes pretty fantastic. The Southern-inspired supper menu is a more polished than it used be since a chef with a fine dining background took over, and that's a good thing: oozing pimento cheese toast, fried green tomatoes, and a thick burger with house steak sauce are solid options. Arrive before the rush, or plan to wait it out on the sidewalk.