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  • The Gossiping Gourmet: An informal dinner on Black Friday

    The Gossiping Gourmet: An informal dinner on Black Friday
    The other evening, I had a most unique dining experience. Perhaps the fact that it was the night after Thanksgiving could explain some of it. My guest and I walked into a large, beautiful dining room with fresh flowers on every table and found ourselves...
  • H.B. bar managers get tips at trainings

    Employees and owners of downtown Huntington Beach restaurants and bars received training on how to become more responsible business representatives. Folks met Tuesday at the 2nd Floor restaurant off Main Street and Walnut Avenue and listened as former...
  • H.B. officer cleared in shooting death

    Prosecutors in the Orange County district attorney's office said Monday that a police officer's fatal shooting of a Huntington Beach man was justified. Huntington Beach Police Officer Doug Martin was cleared in the death of Ian Berrier, 20, whom he...
  • Retail Therapy: It's a wrap at South Coast

    Wrap it up: The Container Store at Metro Pointe at South Coast is hosting gift wrap and bow demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and noon and 2 p.m. Sunday. Learn new techniques and have the chance to win a $20 gift card for attending. In...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Tradition, twists at Ikko Japanese Cuisine

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Tradition, twists at Ikko Japanese Cuisine
    The charming little Japanese restaurant Ikko has a chalkboard sign next to the door that warns, "No American rolls." Its sushi is very traditional, but it does take liberties with the rest of the food. For example, you will find a number of dishes that...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Retail Therapy: Doggie dress-up

    Going to the dogs: New dog boutique Charlie & Me, 410 W. Coast Hwy., Suite C, Newport Beach, is offering a range of canine Halloween costumes. It will also host a free dog parade and costume party from 3 to 5 p.m. on Balboa Island at Classic Kids...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Okura brings location back to life

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Okura brings location back to life
    Hush has been hushed, Mark's has been marked off and Katsuya, we'll see ya, because another restaurant has emerged in the spot that previously housed these restaurants. It's a large attractive space that has undergone a facelift and now bears the name...
  • Council seeks to ban polystyrene packaging

    The Huntington Beach City Council is looking to add polystyrene food containers to its banned items list. Council members voted 5 to 2, with Mayor Pro Tem Matthew Harper and Councilman Joe Carchio dissenting, to advise staff to write up two ordinances...
  • Retail Therapy: Scare up a good burrito

    Dia de los deals: Chipotle locations will offer $3 burritos, tacos, salads or bowls from 4 p.m. to closing on Halloween for those who arrive in costume. The Boorito fundraiser benefits the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation. Information: chipotle.com. Boo...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A taste of Turkey in O.C.

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A taste of Turkey in O.C.
    There are very few authentic Turkish restaurants in South Orange County, so my dining partner and I were delighted to find Istanbul Grill, which has recently opened in a strip mall in Fountain Valley just off the 405 Freeway near Euclid. This bright,...