| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 8, 2010
| 5:43 PM
"The buffet will be about 100 feet long and will extend down that way."
Andrew Pereira, a local entrepreneur, is guiding me through the vast space of a single-story structure that seems to stretch for miles. The building is adjacent to the Thomasville...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 3:00 PM
"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning."
So wrote Louis L'Amour, and had "America's Storyteller" ever tasted one of the cinnamon rolls at Alice's Breakfast in the Park, he might have asked afterwards,...
| Sep 29, 2010
| 4:23 PM
It is probably true that every chef dreams of owning his or her own restaurant someday, and James Peters is no exception, having grown up in the food business, working at his family's restaurant, then doing his time at culinary school and in fine kitchens...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 4:45 PM
A La Carte has finally bitten the dust. The gourmet takeout restaurant and catering company that we lovingly created in 1986 from a fortune teller's apartment and sold seven years ago, passing through two subsequent owners, is now undergoing a complete...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 3:49 PM
Once again, we are all excited about a little neighborhood restaurant in a Huntington Beach strip mall. This time, it's Sicilian and the chef/owner Joe Maiale has realized his longtime dream of opening his own ristorante, along with his wife-to-be, Laura....
| 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...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 4:06 PM
A request for a restraining order against the head of a downtown political group by a restaurant owner was dismissed Friday following an agreement between the two parties that was reached outside of court.
Alessandro Pirozzi, the owner of Cucina...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 8:28 PM
A downtown restaurant owner has refuted comments made in the Independent by the head of a political organization about their disagreements.
Alessandro Pirozzi, owner of Cucina Alessá, dismissed his restraining order request against Kim Kramer,...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 8:28 PM
At the Newport Beach Restaurant Week kickoff party, we had the pleasure of talking with Chef Chad Blunston from bambú Restaurant at the Fairmont Hotel. He was very excited about his new customized menu catering to guests' special dietary needs.