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  • Retail Therapy: A gem of a deal at Ruby's

    Shooby-dooby down: Ruby's Dinette, 428 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, will celebrate the company's 32nd anniversary by selling a classic RubyBurger for 32 cents from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. Guests also will receive a return incentive. The RubyBurger...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Cuisine is A-OK at TLT Food

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Cuisine is A-OK at TLT Food
    The great-grandfather of the food truck was probably the chuck wagon, and many moons later, we had the traveling food trucks that primarily served hot dogs, burgers and fries. However, in the past six years or so, there has been a revolution, and many...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: You'll want more at Hamamori

    The Gossiping Gourmet: You'll want more at Hamamori
    I had the great pleasure of dining as the guest of a friend at Hamamori, the wonderful Japanese restaurant on the third floor of the satellite building across the bridge at South Coast Plaza. We sat at the sushi bar, where we feasted on plate after...
  • 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...
  • Around Town: Plaque to be placed at old Golden Bear site Monday

    Around Town: Plaque to be placed at old Golden Bear site Monday
    Huntington Beach's famed Golden Bear nightclub will be remembered with a plaque placed at 1 p.m. Monday at its former site at 306 Pacific Coast Hwy., now the Pierside Pavilion. The Golden Bear opened as a restaurant in the 1920s and frequently served...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Driftwood comes ashore in Laguna

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Driftwood comes ashore in Laguna
    A Laguna landmark, the Beach House, has been reborn as Driftwood Kitchen. It has gotten a $2-million facelift and a new chef, Rainer Schwarz, who will also oversee the kitchen for the more casual spot next door, The Deck. Both dining areas are blessed...
  • Retail Therapy: Don't be blue on Black Friday

    Work smarter, not harder: If the idea of poring through a stack of Black Friday newspaper ads has you breaking out in a cold sweat, never fear. Websites like bfads.net have done all the work for you, leaving you with a searchable database of offers. For...
  • 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...
  • 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...