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  • Retail Therapy: Post-holiday places to be

    Room for more: If you're chomping at the bit to snag some post-holiday deals, head over to Room & Board at South Coast Plaza Village, 1661 W. Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa, for its annual clearance from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Score floor samples for up to...
  • All About Food: A look at the best bites of 2014

    All About Food: A look at the best bites of 2014
    1. The quaglia at Perrozzi in Corona Del Mar, is speck wrapped quail, stuffed with ground wild boar sausage and served on a bed of spectacular mushrooms. The perfectly cooked quail with a nice brown skin had a wrapping of crisped speck. It was stuffed...
  • Retail Therapy: Tight shopping time at Seaside

    Great estates: Seaside Estate Services will host a massive warehouse sale of estate and consignment furnishings, antiques, vintage clothing, housewares, kitchen goods, books, records and more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p....
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Good Eats at Hotel Irvine's gastro pub

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Good Eats at Hotel Irvine's gastro pub
    I remember a time when hotel restaurant food was traditional, fancy, expensive and not particularly good. But times have changed, and many hotels are serving wonderful and inventive food. I don't know exactly why things mutated, but the fact that...
  • Planning Commission rejects tighter alcohol rules for new downtown restaurants

    The Huntington Beach Planning Commission voted not to place tighter restrictions on when new downtown restaurants and bars can serve alcohol. The proposal that failed Tuesday night would have changed the city's zoning in the area to require new eating...
  • 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....
  • 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...