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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mailbag: Bee boxes are 'lawsuit waiting to happen'

    I reside in Landmark, which is a Huntington Beach condominium community for seniors. The Woodshop Club in our community has made wooden boxes in which to raise bees and places those boxes on top of sheds located in our RV parking lot. The sheds are for...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Charm galore plus good food at The Bungalow

     The Gossiping Gourmet: Charm galore plus good food at The Bungalow
    The Bungalow is a charming restaurant in a building that actually looks like a bungalow. The main entry is in the rear, where there is valet parking. The low walls are made of stone, as is the entryway. A trellis of flowers adorns the area. You walk...
  • 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: 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 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,...
  • 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...