| 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...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 4:09 PM
A downtown hamburger joint wants a permit to sell beer and wine but wants to keep its 2 a.m. closing time — a conflict with a City Council resolution put in place to curb alcohol-related problems in the downtown bar scene.
Bomburger Restaurant, 200...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 3:48 PM
The Huntington Beach Planning Commission denied a downtown burger joint's request on Tuesday to serve beer and wine to its customers.
Bomburger Restaurant, which has been serving burgers, fries and onion rings at 200 Main St. for almost a year, applied...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 3:48 PM
Councilman Keith Bohr contacted four of seven city planning commissioners before they voted on an issue affecting a business, customers and residents in downtown Huntington Beach.
His action has raised questions among some city officials on whether it...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Huntington Beach City Councilman Keith Bohr has appealed the Planning Commission's decision to deny Bomburger restaurant a permit to serve beer and wine to customers, claiming the decision may have violated the downtown business' due process and the...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 2:48 PM
The Huntington Beach Police Department is restricting Baja Sharkeez' entertainment hours in an effort to curb alcohol consumption at the restaurant.
A Feb. 8 letter from Police Chief Ken Small informed Sharkeez management that beginning in March, bands,...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 4:22 PM
A Huntington Beach restaurant owner has requested a restraining order against the head of a downtown political action organization.
Alessandro Pirozzi, the owner of Cucina Alessa, accused Kim Kramer, the spokesman of the Huntington Beach Downtown...
| 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...
| May 24, 2012
| 5:23 PM
Wing Lam still isn't quite sure what happened to his last name.
The former Wing Lee had his moniker changed somehow when his family emigrated to the United States from Brazil in the 1970s. Either his father misspelled it, or the immigration official did,...
| May 30, 2012
| 2:51 PM
Folks in Laguna Beach and Newport Coast won't have to journey to the Balboa Peninsula anymore to get their sensational, fresh fish tacos from Bear Flag Fish Co.
This casual restaurant and seafood market has opened a location in the Crystal Cove...