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  • Huntington Beach's Hyatt opens new restaurant called Watertable

    Huntington Beach's Hyatt opens new restaurant called Watertable
    Just in time for summer, Surf City beachgoers and vacationers will find a new resort restaurant in town, Watertable, which has opened at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa.  Watertable, featuring contemporary American food, replaces the...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A sushi master at work at Sota

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A sushi master at work at Sota
    Sota Akiyama has had extensive experience at many fine sushi restaurants in California. He began his career at Hapi Sushi in Laguna Beach and eventually started his own private chef company. This was followed by a stretch at Ozumo, training in San...
  • Council draws line on alcohol permit

    Kathy May's Lakeview Café, in Huntington Beach Central Park, will not be able to serve alcohol. The Huntington Beach City Council, on a 4-3 vote Monday, said it was unfair to change the terms of the 10-year lease with the city, which disallows alcohol,...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Stellar food from a familiar chef

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Stellar food from a familiar chef
    The energetic and charming Alessandro Pirozzi has opened yet another excellent restaurant, this one in Corona del Mar. This is the fourth restaurant of his that I have reviewed, and by now he knows who I am. It has always been my policy to remain...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A bumper crop at Mendocino Farms

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A bumper crop at Mendocino Farms
    A new sandwich shop has arrived in Orange County, and it is really like no other. Mendocino Farms is the creation of Mario del Pero and his wife, Ellen Chen. They opened their first unit in downtown Los Angeles and now have six more. A few weeks ago,...
  • H.B. ponders cap on downtown liquor licenses

    In its continuing effort to crack down on downtown disturbances, the Huntington Beach City Council decided Monday to look into restricting alcohol licenses. Council members voted 5 to 2 to direct city staff to draft an amendment to the zoning code...
  • Huntington Beach's Pacific City complex aims to draw locals, tourists

    Huntington Beach's Pacific City complex aims to draw locals, tourists
    The developers of a $135-million shopping center near the famed Huntington Beach Pier face an unusual challenge — how to embrace the city's proud identity as Surf City without descending into surfing kitsch. Sure, they hope to attract tourists...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: This new kitchen is the boss

    The Gossiping Gourmet: This new kitchen is the boss
    Chef Peter Petro has launched a new restaurant called Bosscat Kitchen, right next door to his Ten Asian Bistro. No sushi here — this cuisine is called Southern, but it is a little more eclectic. For example, one of its most popular dishes is...
  • Retail Therapy: You might throw in a "moo" too

    Well spotted: Chick-fil-A's next Cow Appreciation Day will be July 11. The annual event, held at all Chick-fil-A locations, allows patrons who dress partially like a cow (say a cow-spotted shirt) to receive a free entrée, while those who dress head to toe...
  • Retail Therapy: Summer, and savings, start here

    Fair deals: The 2014 OC Fair, with the theme "Summer Starts Here," opens Friday at 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Here's your one-stop savings guide, so you can keep more money to spend on a Krispy Kreme triple cheeseburger. (Yep, it's a thing —...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Ivory speaks to new motif, management and menu

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Ivory speaks to new motif, management and menu
    The former home of Mark's Restaurant, in the strip mall across from the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, has undergone a makeover. It now has a new name, Ivory Restaurant & Lounge; a new owner, Marsha Benson; a new chef, Abel...
  • Retail Therapy: Buy to benefit veterans

    Sale frenzy: The Assistance League of Laguna Beach and the Laguna Beach VFW Post 5868 will hold a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Assistance League's Chapter House garage behind its Thrift Shop at 526 Glenneyre St. Items on...