| Aug 15, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Kyle Domer, owner of the cleverly named Phoney Baloney's, a vegan sandwich shop in Irvine, is passionate about his food.
After his parents' divorce when he was a young man, he gained about 45 pounds from eating fast food and had health issues.
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:12 PM
The SlapFish sustainable seafood food truck has come to a halt, but loyal followers and new fans can revel in news that SlapFish just opened its first restaurant in Huntington Beach.
The fast-moving, casual eatery offers an inventive, chef-driven menu,...
| May 16, 2012
| 12:26 PM
A few years ago, I visited the home of the blues and came away with a theory: If God wants to punish vegans, He sends them to Memphis.
I came to that belief after nearly an hour trying to find an animal-free entrée on the posted menus on Beale Street,...
| May 21, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Wednesday afternoon, I attended a fundraiser for the family of Austin Brashears, the Marina High School graduate who died the weekend before in a New Zealand road accident.
It was held at the Hot Off the Grill restaurant in northwest Huntington Beach,...
| May 23, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Costa Mesa's 17th Street is full of mini-malls and teeming with traffic. So, finding Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop in an old hacienda-like building surrounded by lush greenery is like discovering an oasis in the desert.
Jonathan Rollo has brought his...
| Jul 28, 2010
| 4:40 AM
The Huntington Beach Police Department is considering posting the names of drunk-driving offenders on its website as part of a stepped-up strategy to address DUIs downtown and citywide.
Police submitted a report this month to the City Council...
| Jul 21, 2010
| 5:32 PM
Whitewashing: glossing over or covering up vices, crimes, scandals or to exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data.
Greenwashing: the practice of companies disingenuously spinning their products and...
| Aug 11, 2010
| 3:10 PM
No Rest for Bridget, the one-stop shopping boutique for affordable and in-style apparel, is having a summer sale at both Orange County stores in Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach — save up to 80% on the latest styles.
This is the place to find...
| Jul 29, 2010
| 11:26 AM
Huntington Beach smokers could be out of luck if they want to light up while eating on outdoor patios if the City Council approves a proposal Monday to ban the act.
The proposed ordinance would ban smoking on outdoor patios and within 20-feet of them in...
| Aug 24, 2010
| 6:40 PM
Shortly after Joe Carchio was elected to his first term on the Huntington Beach City Council, he went for an orientation with the city's department heads. At one point, meeting an official, he launched into a spiel about all the things he wanted to...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Pizza and beer are a tasty pairing. A profitable one too.
BJ's Restaurants Inc. specializes in deep-dish pizza and offers its own brand of craft-brewed beer, a combination that has helped it grow from a single restaurant in Santa Ana to 132 locations in...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 5:13 PM
Doug Cavanaugh had to disobey his mother to make her a household name.
The founder of Ruby's Diner, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary this weekend, got the idea for his restaurant chain when he jogged past a dilapidated building on the Balboa...