Long Beach native GIVĒON shares his favorite hometown haunts that have a special meaning to him. The critically-acclaimed R&B artist picked a variety of spots where he likes to eat, plus he shares places that sparked his love for music growing up.Less
"Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is where I worked for a few years before I quit and made music my purpose full time."
"The Leadership ARTS Mentoring Program (LAMP) is here. LAMP is where my love for music truly began, where I learned about music a little more in depth and also met my mentor-turned-friend, Schyler O’Neal."
"I truly feel lucky to have attended Long Beach Poly High School. Some of my favorite memories came from attending that school, and I can also say I attended the same school as the Legend and GOAT, Snoop Dogg."
"Chuck E. Cheese was my first ever job. It was pretty much what you expect it to be, with excited kids and tired parents, but it was a fun experience."
"Many may not know this, but I used to skateboard when I was younger and I would be at Silverado Skatepark just about every day for one summer."
"Gus’s was a frequent stop for me when I couldn’t shake the urge to have some fried chicken. I was definitely addicted for a little bit."
"Aside from working in the area, I was also at the Pike pretty often. It’s a popular place in Long Beach to shop, eat, and go see a movie."
"Park Pantry was one of my favorite breakfast places. They definitely add a secret ingredient to the hot chocolate that will keep you coming back."
"Casa Sanchez was hands down one of my favorite places to get a burrito – most specifically their red burritos."
"El Dorado Park was somewhere I loved to go for a walk and clear my head. They also have a nature center that is super peaceful."