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  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Cooking up Italian cuisine runs in family

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Cooking up Italian cuisine runs in family
    Ristorante Rumari is a family restaurant featuring Southern-style Italian cuisine. We haven't been back to this Laguna Beach eatery in six years, and were looking forward to revisiting it to see if the food was as good as we remembered — and to...
  • Last call for H.B.'s Rathskeller

    Last call for H.B.'s Rathskeller
    Rathskeller owner Axel Geub knew the pub's last day was going to be busy, but he didn't expect patrons to be waiting for the doors to open that Saturday morning. "Normally we open at 11 a.m., but there were members from the [Huntington Beach] Elks Lodge...
  • 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...
  • Retail Therapy: Pottery in motion at PBteen

    Teen dream: Pottery Barn just opened its first PBteen specialty store in Orange County at South Coast Plaza in the former Crystal Court area. The shop gives teens and tweens the opportunity to design their own space using a complimentary Design Lab...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Best of Cal meets best of Asia

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Best of Cal meets best of Asia
    We often lament the passing of our favorite Vietnamese restaurant, Xanh Bistro, once located in a strip mall off Brookhurst, but we recently returned to the spot and discovered that it had been replaced by a wonderful new eatery called Ennar Calasian...
  • Community isn't spinning its wheels

    Community isn't spinning its wheels
    Its window has been replaced, but the community is not ready to stop giving. There is a new pane of glass at Easyrider, where rioters broke into the store and stole a bike from the display during the July 28 melee after the U.S. Open of Surfing. But...
  • Retail Therapy: Back to school at the Spectrum

    Back to style: The Irvine Spectrum Center is kicking off the back-to-school shopping season with a Teen Vogue Back-to-School event Saturday. Shoppers will be able to peruse pop-up "style closets" from Nordstrom's TOPSHOP collaboration at 1 p.m. outside...
  • All About Food: Will Gwen be cutthroat enough?

    All About Food: Will Gwen be cutthroat enough?
    Celebrity chef Jamie Gwen is a Southern Californian who has lived in south Orange County for the past 10 years. She has authored four cookbooks, worked with many famous chefs and had a television show. She currently has a syndicated radio program....
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A brunch fit for a summer's day

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A brunch fit for a summer's day
    After months of June gloom, it was a pleasure to wake up on a Sunday morning with the sun shining and a cool breeze in the air. The day was perfect for brunch at one of our favorite spots, although it is more accurately described as "blunch," since most...
  • 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...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Truffle still golden after three decades

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Truffle still golden after three decades
    Alan Greeley's Golden Truffle has been around for more than 30 years, and there is a reason why this neighborhood bistro has had such longevity. The food is good! The restaurant has added a full bar. The menu offers an ever-changing variety, according...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Thai Bros. offers satisfying, if not always spicy, array

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Thai Bros. offers satisfying, if not always spicy, array
    For the past 19 years, Thai Bros. has been serving locals and tourists mostly traditional Thai cuisine, save the occasional exception like fried wontons with cream cheese and avocado. This little storefront restaurant is a pleasant and unpretentious...