Long Beach Post Readers’ Choice Awards
FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN DOWNTOWN
The 4th Horseman has already built itself a reputation as a pizza empire after only a handful of months since their opening. Bringing the aesthetic of horrorcore mixed with high-brow-to-low-brow offerings—it’s home to one of the few Miller High Life tap handles while offering a slew of independent beer offerings—it has created a viable, community-driven hangout.
BEST PIZZA IN LONG BEACH
Not only did this newcomer score readers’ choice as the best restaurant in Downtown, it nudged out plenty of fair competition in this category—and for good reason. Chef Adam Schmalz’s style is wonderfully distinct: not Neapolitan-style, not New York-style, his pizzas are odes to the Californian culture of fusion; a chewy, not-too-thick-not-too-thin crust that comes with an abundance of options.