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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Around Town: Downtown Residents Assn. makes endorsements

    Downtown residents group makes election endorsements The Huntington Beach Downtown Residents Assn. says it is endorsing Planning Commissioner Mark Bixby and incumbents Joe Shaw and Connie Boardman in the Nov. 4 City Council election. The group also...
  • Surfboards on Parade now up for auction

    Surfboards on Parade now up for auction
    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...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A coastal feast at Babette's

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A coastal feast at Babette's
    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...