The dream team of award-winning chef Michael Mina and hospitality legend Brent Bolthouse has scored another hit with the newly opened Bungalow Kitchen at 2nd and PCH in Long Beach.
The dreamy home-away-from-home 10,000 square foot venue overlooking the harbor has four bars in a sprawling comfy space that was originally conceived as a lounge and later grew into a restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining. Designed by Venice, CA design firm Studio Collective, it is an eclectic mix of various size and style rooms, and artwork that reflects the soul of Long Beach and the ‘70s era.
For each of Bolthouse’s Bungalows (this is his third) there has been a muse.
In Santa Monica, the inspiration for his Bungalow at the Fairmont Miramar was a mythological old French lady who traveled the world over and fell in love with the West Coast and the Baja California spirit. In Huntington Beach, it was historic designer and modern bohemian, Ray Eames.
“My muse for Long Beach was Patti Smith,” Bolthouse tells L.A. Weekly in the game room, where the walls are covered with a mix of rock and roll nostalgia, rock-inspired artwork and display Bolthouse’s love of photography. “We […]