It has been just a little over a month since the long-time Los Altos establishment Fish Tale closed but E.J. Malloy's is ready to open its doors to business tomorrow at 11 in the morning. Â I don't expect to find a big change on either the interior or the menu or bar offerings but I have a feeling this will sit well with the conservative leaning Los Altos area.
This will now be E.J. Malloy's third location in Long Beach. Â They opened their first location on Broadway in 1990 and their second in Bixby Knolls in 2001, so obviously this family knows a thing or two about eateries/bars. Their marketing pieces say they are proud to be "Long Beach's neighborhood bar". I have to say, that they probably will become the Los Altos neighborhood bar. Â Of course, we do have the bars Poor Richard's and The Interlude but they are more our neighborhood "dive" bars. Â If E. J. Malloy's keeps the same hours as Fish Tale, which were to close up shop by 10 pm, they will be the more respectable of the area bars.
I have had the pleasure of trying their Fish-n-Chips on Broadway and I still get hungry every time I think about that meal. Â Let's face it, this is an impossible dish to mess up but I have seen it happen. Â I have had drinks at the Atlantic location and it seemed to serve its purpose as the neighborhood bar.
I think E.J. Malloy's is a perfect replacement for Fish Tale and a perfect fit for the neighborhood. From the comments on the Nextdoor site I can sense there is strong support from the residence wishing them success. Â I will be there tomorrow to help document the grand opening. Hope to see you there soon!