| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Mark's — renamed ReMark's — recently reopened in Laguna Canyon on the site of his original restaurant that has been shuttered for two years. Mark DePalma tells us proudly that his 11-year-old daughter Ashley suggested the clever new moniker....
| Apr 10, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Elle Harrow, a restaurant critic and food columnist for Times Community News South for the past eight years, has died, according to her collaborator, Terry Markowitz. She was 72.
Harrow, a Laguna Beach reisdent who co-wrote the Gossiping Gourmet...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 9:23 AM
With 100 restaurants to choose from, the biggest question about the fifth Orange County Restaurant Week isn't whether to partake; it's where.
The now-annual culinary event opens Sunday and offers three-course menus for all palates, from down-home...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 10:13 PM
COSTA MESA — The Capital Grille, a new upscale steak house at South Coast Plaza, is open for business.
The restaurant is part of a chain that started on the East Coast and is known for its dry-aged steaks, seafood and wine selection. The Capital...