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  • 18 years of handing out turkey dinner

    18 years of handing out turkey dinner
    Frank Tahvildari's decision 18 years ago to serve a free holiday meal each Thanksgiving now means opening the doors to his Huntington Beach restaurant to about 600 people. "I got a place to live, and I got food to eat. Therefore it doesn't hurt me to...
  • Sign honoring vets may have to be taken down

    Sign honoring vets may have to be taken down
    Perched atop Johnny's Saloon is a rather subtle sign with a simple message, "Thank a veteran for your freedom," and the National League of POW/MIA Families logo next to it. That reminder to Huntington Beach residents is being threatened after city...
  • In the Pipeline: City should have tread lighter regarding sign

    In the Pipeline: City should have tread lighter regarding sign
    Johnny Kresimir excuses himself during our conversation to recharge his cell phone for the third time that day. He's never had to worry about that too much before but, given the national news attention, it now rings all day and night. As many of you...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: After three months, Filomena's feels like family

    The Gossiping Gourmet: After three months, Filomena's feels like family
    Finding Filomena's Italian Kitchen was like finding an old friend. This neighborhood restaurant in Costa Mesa brought back memories of the small, family-owned Italian places in New York's Little Italy. The cozy, welcoming atmosphere, the warm,...
  • Inking support for Johnny's, veterans

    Inking support for Johnny's, veterans
    Huntington Beach tattoo artist Hector "HEK" Valdez was busy at work Tuesday — a tattoo machine in one hand and a patron's arm in the other. The design of choice was a scaled-down version of the now nationally recognized sign atop Johnny's Saloon,...
  • Task force focuses on small alcohol bottles, over-serving

    The Huntington Beach Downtown Task Force is shifting its attention to the influence of sales of small bottles of alcohol on the problems in the area. The committee Thursday asked City Atty. Jennifer McGrath to see if banning sales of the 1-ounce bottles...
  • Retail Therapy: Feeling the Veggie love

    Healthy freebie: Veggie Grill restaurant chain aficionados who download and use the company's new Android and iPhone app will receive a free winter menu item if they install the app before Jan. 5. Look on the "Love" tab of the app for this special offer....
  • 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...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Provenance a new hit for Cathy Pavlos

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Provenance a new hit for Cathy Pavlos
    I have been a fan of chef Cathy Pavlos since she first opened Lucca in the Quail Hill Shopping Center in 2005, and I have been eagerly awaiting her new restaurant, aptly called Provenance. It is in the Eastbluff Village Center in Newport Beach. The...
  • Retail Therapy: Treat your favorite teacher

    Teaching appreciation: Lark Creek Newport Beach at Fashion Island, 957 Newport Center Drive, will honor teachers throughout May by offering a $10 discount per person to those who show their teacher or school employment identification at the restaurant....
  • Retail Therapy: See our sailors off to sea

    Set sail for Newport: Visitors are welcome to view the 65th Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race starting at 11 a.m. April 25 off the Balboa Pier. The last boat is expected to pass by at 1:30 p.m. More than 130 boats enter the competition, which...
  • Chef Bruno Serato has mission to feed children

    Chef Bruno Serato has mission to feed children
    When Caterina Serato heard that children at the Boys & Girls Club of Anaheim weren't being served dinner, she told her son to make them pasta. Huntington Beach resident Bruno Serato has continued to do so since the chef's concerned mother visited the...