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  • The Gossiping Gourmet: It's a (tasty) jungle in here

    The Gossiping Gourmet: It's a (tasty) jungle in here
    The consequences of these economic times have hit the restaurant industry hard. There are fewer and fewer new restaurants opening, and most of those that do are established chains. So as a reviewer, I find that I must resort to re-reviewing restaurants...
  • Trend Watch: Island Cowgirl celebrates five years

    Trend Watch: Island Cowgirl celebrates five years
    Need last-minute Mother's Day gifts? Island Cowgirl in Huntington Beach just celebrated five years and has plenty of options for mum, according to designer and owner Heather Kraty. The shop originally began as a flagship store for Kraty's own line...
  • Top 10 stories of 2013

    Top 10 stories of 2013
    1) U.S. Open of Surfing disturbance Huntington Beach police called it a disturbance while many in the community called it a riot. However it's labeled, the kerfuffle that erupted at the end of the U.S. Open of Surfing finals in July shook up the...
  • Retail Therapy: Loehmann's goes out on a high

    Farewell, Loehmann's: Sadder words were rarely spoken, but all Loehmann's locations will be out of business by Jan. 31. Save up to 85% on the 92-year-old retailer's famous selection of discounted designer apparel, shoes and accessories. The closest...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: So much to 'ooh' about at Red O

    The Gossiping Gourmet: So much to 'ooh' about at Red O
    Restaurateur Rick Bayless, winner of TV's "Top Chef Masters" and star of the show "One Plate at a Time," has opened the second branch of his Red O Restaurant in a large new building in Fashion Island. The d├ęcor is dazzling, and as you enter, the din...
  • Retail Therapy: We'll always have Casablanca

    Bridal dreams: Orange County-based bridal gown designer Casablanca Bridal will host a grand opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at its new retail location at Crystal Cove Shopping Center in Newport Beach. Brides are asked to book...
  • Santa Ana nightclub beating victim dies

    Santa Ana nightclub beating victim dies
    She was the youngest in a blended family, a psychology grad who discovered she'd really rather write — or talk, the big heart with the sunny personality who picked up causes and friends with a full embrace. Kim Pham, friends and family agreed,...
  • Council: No ban on Styrofoam

    Council: No ban on Styrofoam
    The Huntington Beach City Council will not ban polystyrene food packaging from the city. The proposal, first raised in October, failed Tuesday on a 4-3 vote. Mayor Pro Tem Joe Shaw and Councilwomen Connie Boardman and Jill Hardy voted for the ban....
  • Task force winding up its work

    Time is running out for members of the Huntington Beach Downtown Task Force to finalize recommendations on how to improve the area and send them to the City Council. Councilwoman Connie Boardman, chairwoman of the task force, said during its Jan. 9...
  • Commentary: Polystyrene ban makes perfect sense

    As the debate over the proposed ban on single-use polystyrene food ware and beverage containers heats up in Huntington Beach, it's time for facts. Unfortunately, a lot of misinformation has been swirling around about polystyrene, sometimes referred to as...
  • Retail Therapy: On its day, Bruxie thinks of others

    Dining with a difference: Gourmet waffle restaurant Bruxie will celebrate its third anniversary with a charity fundraiser Friday; 10% of proceeds will benefit the Independence Fund, which provides all-terrain wheelchairs to injured veterans. Area...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: No microwaved taste at Arc

    The Gossiping Gourmet: No microwaved taste at Arc
    Arc, in The OC Mix at SoCo, is one of the most exciting new restaurants to hit Orange County in quite a while. It is distinguished by the fact that everything is cooked in the wood-fired oven or over the wood-fired grill. The stacks of logs inside and...