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  • Retail Therapy: Chile Fest heats up South Coast Plaza

    Back to fashion: Teen Model presents a back-to-school fashion show from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Mall, 1025 Westminster Mall, Westminster. The show includes a fall trend preview, performances and surprises. It is co-sponsored by Macys and...
  • Retail Therapy: A wonderful week to waffle

    A delicious trend: Gourmet waffle restaurant chain Bruxie is offering holiday specials including a Maine lobster Bruxie (waffle sandwich), available Thursday only; Vermont apple pie Bruxie; red, white and blue shake; and black cherry cane sugar soda,...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A perfect place to noodle around

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A perfect place to noodle around
    Having traveled in Vietnam, my husband and I are devotees of the wonderful food from that part of the world. Short of a trip across the ocean, Orange County residents are in a perfect place to enjoy Vietnamese cuisine. We have the privilege and...
  • All About Food: More than the sum of its parts

    All About Food: More than the sum of its parts
    It was Sunday afternoon and my husband and I were hungry for some dim sum, so we headed to Capitol Seafood in Irvine and joined the throng of people outside waiting for a table. We were finally seated and sat back to enjoy the cacophony and sip our...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A taste of Italy in Newport Coast

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A taste of Italy in Newport Coast
    Modo Mio Cucina Rustica has been around for quite a while, and I think the reason is that the food is tasty, the portions are generous and the prices are reasonable. The attractive space has the feel of a modern trattoria in Italy with an open kitchen,...
  • 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: 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...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Still 'As Is' after 30+ years

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Still 'As Is' after 30+ years
    Dizz's As Is has been around since 1977, and that kind of longevity for a restaurant indicates it has been doing something very right, for a very long time. Upon entering this cottage-like building, you feel as if you have been transported into the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....