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  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Authentic Italian, complete with bocce ball

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Authentic Italian, complete with bocce ball
    My husband and I have been fans of Il Fornaio since the late '80s, when we used to drive into Los Angeles just to get a good Italian meal. Orange County has changed a lot since then, but we were very pleased when Il Fornaio opened its doors locally....
  • 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,...
  • In the Pipeline: New entertainment complex brings in new cuisine

    In the Pipeline: New entertainment complex brings in new cuisine
    "Italian enchiladas, orange chicken mole and a homemade, savory corn bread waffle topped with a grilled steak chili cheddar cheese and topped with a fried egg." Executive chef Paul Setola, 28, is running down a few of the new items that he has created...
  • Taco Bell to test U.S. Taco Co. concept in Huntington Beach

    Taco Bell to test U.S. Taco Co. concept in Huntington Beach
    Taco Bell plans to test a new fast-casual restaurant in Huntington Beach called U.S. Taco Co. and Urban Tap Room, slated to open in the next couple of months. Like Taco Bell, there will be tacos on the menu, but that's about as similar as the two concepts...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: You'll be won over by Umami Burger

    The Gossiping Gourmet: You'll be won over by Umami Burger
    About five years ago, Adam Fleischman, an unsuccessful screenwriter and owner of a wine bar called BottleRock, decided to open a burger joint. He sold his share in BottleRock and started concocting burgers in his home kitchen. His idea was to try to...
  • 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...
  • Father of nightclub beating victim grieves for daughter

    Father of nightclub beating victim grieves for daughter
    Dung Pham knows only one way to survive the loss of his 23-year-old daughter, Kim, who died last week after she was severely beaten outside a Santa Ana nightclub. "All I can do is practice to forget," Pham, 60, said of his youngest child. "Forget the...
  • Mailbag: We need leaders who will fight for environment

    A disheartening blow was delivered by four Huntington Beach councilmen who voted against the polystyrene ban on Jan. 21. It seems they had already made up their minds before the City Council meeting. Unfortunately, they would not be swayed by the...
  • 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,...
  • Beating victim mourned as second woman pleads not guilty

    Beating victim mourned as second woman pleads not guilty
    As family and friends gathered to remember a 23-year-old woman lost to street violence, another young woman appeared in a nearby courthouse Tuesday to declare her innocence in a predawn beating outside a Santa Ana nightclub that left the recent college...
  • 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...