| Dec 11, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Healthy freebie: Veggie Grill restaurant chain aficionados who download and use the company's new Android and iPhone app will receive a free winter menu item if they install the app before Jan. 5. Look on the "Love" tab of the app for this special offer....
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:54 PM
W-2 cool: Ways & Means Oyster House, 513 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, will host an End of the Tax Season party from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Those who sit at the oyster and cocktail bar will receive a complimentary cocktail and passed appetizers. Those who...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:03 PM
It took an eager, wide-eyed boy to assemble the game lineup at Fuzion, the new family entertainment complex that opened this week in Huntington Beach.
That boy exists inside a 38-year-old man, but there you have it.
General manager Alfred Sims, who...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 9:27 AM
The term "fusion cuisine" was born in California sometime in the '70s.
Calasian was one of the first experiments in the blending of cuisines, along with Tex Mex and Pacific Rim. French-Chinese appeared in Los Angeles at Chinois, Roy Yamaguchi brought us...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Got caffeine? Waffle sandwich darling Bruxie is debuting its own proprietary The Bold Blend coffee with a free cup offer on its Facebook page. Visit facebook.com/BruxieWaffles to learn more.
(e)Book smart: The Newport Beach Public Library has begun...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 9:33 AM
About five years ago, Adam Fleischman, an unsuccessful screenwriter and owner of a wine bar called BottleRock, decided to open a burger joint.
He sold his share in BottleRock and started concocting burgers in his home kitchen. His idea was to try to...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 9:35 AM
When Brian Ballard's blood sugar dropped so low during a bike ride that he didn't know where or who he was, Beth Black, his girlfriend, decided it was time to stop cycling.
"I am a type I diabetic," Ballard said, "and on pedal bikes my blood sugar would...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:38 AM
With the dearth of new fine-dining restaurants opening these days, we are always looking for interesting, small neighborhood spots to review. One is Il Farro on the Balboa Peninsula, just a few steps from the pier.
Chef Domenico Maurici has been in...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Brain free(ze): Local frozen yogurt chains are honoring National Frozen Yogurt Day on Thursday with a variety of freebie promotions. Enjoy for free 6 ounces of Menchie's frozen yogurt and toppings when you "Like" Menchie's on Facebook and print the coupon...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:28 AM
The Huntington Beach Downtown Task Force on Thursday recommended increasing surveillance cameras, improving streets signs and — with an eye toward bars and restaurants — preventing oversaturation of certain types of businesses.
| May 13, 2014
| 3:51 PM
After 20 years in business, another grand dame of the Newport restaurant scene has passed on, and in Villa Nova's place, overlooking the bay, the highly regarded Winery from Tustin has opened its second location.
After a major remodel, the new...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:48 PM
The developers of a $135-million shopping center near the famed Huntington Beach Pier face an unusual challenge — how to embrace the city's proud identity as Surf City without descending into surfing kitsch.
Sure, they hope to attract tourists...