| Nov 25, 2014
| 3:51 PM
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...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 12:54 PM
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...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 4:13 PM
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...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 1:33 PM
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...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 3:26 PM
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...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 2:52 PM
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...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Having been in the food service industry for years, Carol Lung knows what it takes to be a good waiter in a restaurant.
So she watched as dozens of Huntington Beach police officers scrambled from table to table at California Pizza Kitchen in the Bella...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 9:59 AM
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...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 1:29 PM
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.
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Another new restaurant has opened in the ever-expanding Irvine Spectrum Center. It is called Del Frisco's Grille, and it began as a steakhouse.
It is a nationwide chain, but there are only three in California. The large dining room is very attractive....
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:06 PM
The bohemian chic Babette's Restaurant first opened in East Hampton on Long Island some 20 years ago and became one of the most popular eateries there. After many years of catering to the trendy islander set, it opened its second location on the West...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:03 PM
When all is said and done, when the last exclamation of "Sold!" rings out Saturday night at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, Paul Frechette will be left with a bittersweet feeling.
The sweet part, of course, will be the conclusion of the Surfboards...