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  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Tang at the perfect temperature

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Tang at the perfect temperature
    I recently had a delicious dinner at a small Korean restaurant in a mall in Irvine. The restaurant is called Tang 190. The word "tang" means soup, and 190 stands for the ideal temperature for eating Korean soup. I think most people are more familiar...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Din Tai Fung worth the wait

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Din Tai Fung worth the wait
    In 1993, Din Tai Fung was voted one of the 10 best restaurants in the world by the New York Times. The first one opened in 1958 in Taiwan. Eventually, its success led to other restaurants opening throughout Asia, Australia and then the U.S. Its latest...
  • 3 questions: Where Huntington Beach City Council candidates stand on the issues

    Two incumbents and nine challengers are running for four spots on the seven-member Huntington Beach City Council. The Huntington Beach Independent asked each candidate the same three questions: 1) How would you address the problems downtown (alcohol,...
  • Retail Therapy: All things sweet and spooky

    Sweet stuff: Baskin-Robbins lovers can receive a scoop of ice cream for $1.31 at all locations Friday. Information: baskinrobbins.com. If you prefer shakes, enjoy one for a special price of $2.99 at Ruby's from 3 to 5 p.m. weekdays this fall. Information:...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: This Italian restaurant would make Puck proud

    The Gossiping Gourmet: This Italian restaurant would make Puck proud
    I love to find small new shopping center restaurants that serve really good food. My latest discovery is Ceppo in Huntington Beach. This modest little restaurant has a world-class chef, Tomi Harase, who started his cooking career in his hometown of...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Wine and friendly neighborhood ambiance at Bacchus

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Wine and friendly neighborhood ambiance at Bacchus
    I think Bacchus Bar & Bistro is the kind of place we would all like to have in our neighborhood: casual and friendly with good food and live music at a reasonable decibel. It is located in the Quail Hill Village Center and has indoor and outdoor dining....
  • A perfect Fit for health-minded companies

    A perfect Fit for health-minded companies
    Unlike most college graduates searching for their first jobs, Kendra Senn is already closing deals with company executives to create and manage corporate wellness programs. The 23-year-old entrepreneur is helping employees take charge of their health...
  • Retail Therapy: A buck for book smarts

    Take a look, it's in a book: The Friends of the Newport Beach Library will hold their next public buck-a-bag book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave. Proceeds will help the library build its...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Out and about at Social

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Out and about at Social
    Social Costa Mesa is the hot new spot in town. Like many of the new restaurants these days, it is quite casual, and the food is rich and tasty. Chef Jeffrey Boullt was recently the sous chef at Playground, and he brings with him some of the flavors of...
  • Huntington council rejects tighter alcohol restraints on new downtown restaurants

    The Huntington Beach City Council decided Monday night not to place additional restraints on new downtown bars and restaurants that serve alcohol despite having supported the notion months before. Council members voted 4-2 to deny a zoning change that...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Great food, same old decor at Forno

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Great food, same old decor at Forno
    Chef Ali Kihanmahd has worked in the restaurant business for 25 years, including 15 spent in top Italian restaurants in New York, and he is now demonstrating his many talents in a charming little restaurant in Costa Mesa called Al Forno Caffe. With this...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A bouquet for Mama D's, courtesy of Yelp

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A bouquet for Mama D's, courtesy of Yelp
    Yelp has just come out with its list of 100 best places to eat in the U.S. in 2015, and five of them are here in our area. "From food trucks to fine dining and even a café located in a laundromat, there are hidden gems galore and something for every...