| Dec 26, 2012
| 2:36 PM
There's never a shortage of important stories in Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley, so choosing 10 is just skimming the top.
These 10 most compelling stories are given in order of chronology. There are sad stories that end well and horrible stories...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:43 PM
We were flabbergasted. We found ourselves eating possibly the best shrimp we had ever tasted.
Caught in the wild, the shrimp were jumbo in size, incredibly tender, moist, juicy and tasting so fresh.
We chose the shrimp with honey garlic from a selection...
| 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.
| 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...
| May 16, 2012
| 12:26 PM
A few years ago, I visited the home of the blues and came away with a theory: If God wants to punish vegans, He sends them to Memphis.
I came to that belief after nearly an hour trying to find an animal-free entrée on the posted menus on Beale Street,...
| May 21, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Wednesday afternoon, I attended a fundraiser for the family of Austin Brashears, the Marina High School graduate who died the weekend before in a New Zealand road accident.
It was held at the Hot Off the Grill restaurant in northwest Huntington Beach,...
| May 23, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Costa Mesa's 17th Street is full of mini-malls and teeming with traffic. So, finding Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop in an old hacienda-like building surrounded by lush greenery is like discovering an oasis in the desert.
Jonathan Rollo has brought his...