Credit: Rachel Hoops
Credit: Rachel Hoops

Nora Tatum, Owner of In the Kitchen, Shares Her Favorite Bites Around Long Beach

She Cooks From the Soul!

Name: Nora Tatum 
Job Title: Owner of In the Kitchen
Resident of: Long Beach
Local Living: 3 years Nora Tatum Long Beach

Nora Tatum Long Beach

3 Favorite Dishes to Cook….

-Mac and Chicken


Treating You Like Family

At In the Kitchen, everything is prepared fresh to order. We offer nothing but Southern hospitality—excellent customer service. We have a genuine love for our community and passion for food. Our environment is like home.

“This community cares about one another. We’re all reaching out to help however we can.”

Sea to Table

I love eating at Big Catch Seafood House in Long Beach. I absolutely love seafood. I typically order the crab boil, which has Cajun seasoning with sausage and shrimp.

Nora Tatum Long Beach

Taste of Mexico

Los Compadres in Long Beach is my favorite small-business restaurant to support. They serve delicious, authentic Mexican food for a great price! The atmosphere feels like you’re in Mexico and they have a full bar if you’re in the mood for a drink!

Nora Tatum Long Beach

Inspo in the Kitchen

My mom is definitely my inspiration for cooking. She knows how to bring family and friends together with food. She’s the reason that I enjoy home cooking, and I think about her most when I’m in the kitchen.


Sustainable Seafood


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Lure Fish House in Santa Barbara is my favorite restaurant to visit in California. They feature the freshest sustainable seafood from trusted sources and have the most delicious grilled oysters that I’ve ever experienced. Prepare for an upscale evening!

Nora Tatum Long Beach

Say Cheese

One of my favorite things to cook for the holidays is mac and cheese—my family loves it! I use elbow noodles and prepare it with three different cheeses. After bringing it to a boil, I add vegetables and broiled chicken pieces and also include a cream sauce with fresh-grated cheddar cheese. Then, I bake it for about 25 minutes. When it’s done, I add a generous amount of sharp cheddar on top and place it back in the oven until the cheese melts and has a light-brown coating.


In the Kitchen
900 Long Beach Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90813

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