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  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Great food, same old decor at Forno

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Great food, same old decor at Forno
    Chef Ali Kihanmahd has worked in the restaurant business for 25 years, including 15 spent in top Italian restaurants in New York, and he is now demonstrating his many talents in a charming little restaurant in Costa Mesa called Al Forno Caffe.
  • Huntington council rejects tighter alcohol restraints on new downtown restaurants

    The Huntington Beach City Council decided Monday night not to place additional restraints on new downtown bars and restaurants that serve alcohol despite having supported the notion months before. Council members voted 4-2 to deny a zoning change that...

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Out and about at Social

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Out and about at Social
    Social Costa Mesa is the hot new spot in town. Like many of the new restaurants these days, it is quite casual, and the food is rich and tasty. Chef Jeffrey Boullt was recently the sous chef at Playground, and he brings with him some of the flavors of...

    Retail Therapy: A buck for book smarts

    Take a look, it's in a book: The Friends of the Newport Beach Library will hold their next public buck-a-bag book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave. Proceeds will help the library build its...

    Empty Bowls brim with charity

    Empty Bowls brim with charity
    As Chris Tzorin ladled spicy tortilla soup into bowls at a fundraiser Oct. 23 to benefit Orange County residents struggling with homelessness, hunger and poverty, he stressed the importance of serving those in need. Tzorin, executive chef at Tortilla...