| 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...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 4:24 PM
After 20 years as Antonello's award-winning chef, Franco Barone opened his own restaurant in 2009 with his wife, Donatella. Lots of good buzz finally brought us to Il Barone Ristorante, a pleasant bistro tucked away in the rear of a business and...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:17 PM
It's always exciting to meet people who have bravely given up "real jobs" to fulfill their passions after years of thinking and planning. John Bennett and Hans-Erich Vogel are two such people.
They recently opened Vin Goat, the cleverly-dubbed wine and...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 5:01 PM
A six-month investigation has led to the arrest of a waitress who was allegedly selling cocaine on the job at a popular downtown bar and restaurant, according to Huntington Beach police.
A man who allegedly helped the waitress obtain drugs for sale was...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 1:59 PM
"Last night, my boyfriend Louie and I dined on a succulent mélange of sautéed ground beef with a touch of beef liver. Bite-sized pieces of steamed sweet and white potatoes added heartiness, while finely chopped green beans, carrots and peas provided a...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 3:05 PM
We do not need more bars in downtown Huntington Beach ("ABC officials approve license," June 9). Our crime and DUI rates are off the charts. The taxpayers have to pay for the law enforcement costs. So, why did these folks protest the license? It's not...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 2:40 PM
I am writing this in response to the front page article June 9 regarding the possible approval of an expanded ABC license for a local business in the downtown Huntington Beach area ("ABC officials approve license".
I fully agree with the ABC officials in...