| 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...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 1:53 PM
A planned 7-Eleven store in downtown Huntington Beach has applied for a license to sell beer and wine, causing some to protest another business selling alcohol in the DUI-plagued neighborhood.
A Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control spokesman...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 2:40 PM
David and Goliath. Spartans and Persians. North vs. South. Good vs. evil.
Epic battles have always given us hope, inspired our actions and captured our imaginations. This Saturday, a battle of epic proportions will take place, and although it might not...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 2:01 PM
In our experience of cooking, dining, researching and writing about food, as well as running a restaurant and catering business in Laguna Beach, we have accumulated a wealth of tips that may help you avoid kitchen nightmares or just make your cooking life...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 2:13 PM
"The funny thing about Thanksgiving, or any huge meal, is that you spend 12 hours shopping for it and then chopping and cooking and braising and blanching. Then it takes 20 minutes to eat it and everybody sort of sits around in a food coma, and then it...
| 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 27, 2012
| 1:31 PM
Old World Village hosts its fourth annual Multi Chamber Business Mixer at 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach. Representatives from local businesses and chambers of commerce will be in attendance from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:35 PM
T'was the season to be jolly but now tis the season of our discontent. We are unhappy with the size of our bank accounts and even more dismayed by the size of our waistlines.
Yet don't despair, we have discovered a sweet little place in a strip mall in...