| Nov 14, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Saturday afternoon, I sat in a cramped, paper-laden office inside Don the Beachcomber — the kind of setting that evokes thoughts of long hours and minute detail — and listened to a man on a computer screen talk about leaving reality behind:...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 5:00 PM
The tiny eatery Laguna Thai by the Sea has had a face lift this past year and added bamboo wainscoting and more mobile-type paper decorations swinging in the breeze, but the major new addition is a fancy wood, floor-to-ceiling wine cabinet that...
| Mar 28, 2013
Monica Geub wiped tears away from her face as she scrolled through iPhone photos of her family-owned bar of 35 years, the Rathskeller pub in Old World Village.
The underground pub is closing its doors Sunday after the building's new owners, Orange...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 9:18 PM
Eating healthfully has never been easier.
The team at Fit Foods 4 Life has taken all the work out of planning and preparing healthy meals, including a free consultation with their nutritionist to help you design a custom dining plan for weight loss or...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 2:56 PM
Although Tradition by Pascal has closed its doors after 24 years as Orange County's premier French restaurant, chef Pascal Olhats is still busy with his catering business, his eponymous epicerie and overseeing Café Jardin and Brasserie Pascal, as well...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 11:36 AM
Looking for a fantastic dinner experience at a family owned neighborhood bistro?
Champagnes Bistro & Deli in Newport Beach is celebrating 23 years in business, and it just debuted an expanded dinner menu that starts after 4:30 p.m. with bistro...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 3:00 PM
The Habit Burger Grill, an Irvine-based restaurant chain, opened its first location in Huntington Beach on Wednesday.
But first, the restaurant held three fundraisers to benefit local charities and organizations, said Mike Mirkil, the growing chain's...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 3:10 PM
The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday overturned a Planning Commission recommendation and approved an expansion of Pierside Pavilion, a retail, restaurant and office center on Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway.
The expansion of the four-story...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 12:56 PM
Elle's son lives in Thailand, so she is very familiar with the tiny neighborhood restaurants lining the streets of Phuket, serving fresh food made to order, with that homemade feel, for a very few baht.
Thai Pepper has that vibe. Located in one of the...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Some neighbors have voiced opposition to a beachside complex owner's plans to expand the property to include a restaurant and more retail and office space.
Joe Daichendt, who owns Pierside Pavilion at 300 Pacific Coast Hwy., says the expansion will...
| 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.
| 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...