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  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A door worth sliding open

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A door worth sliding open
    My husband and I recently discovered a small bistro on Balboa Boulevard near the pier. The chef, Kevin Cahalan, is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has worked for Bradley Ogden and Wolfgang Puck, among other chefs. He and his fiancée,...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Saddle up and visit the Ranch

     The Gossiping Gourmet: Saddle up and visit the Ranch
    I was going to review a new restaurant that had just opened, or so it seemed when I Googled it. But on arrival I discovered that it wasn't opening for two more days, so my favorite dining companion and I wandered around and decided to try a restaurant...
  • Scrabble club spreads the words

    People who enjoy playing Words With Friends or other word games are invited to join the weekly meeting of the Huntington Beach Scrabble Club No. 34, where everything (except dinner) is free. The club meets at 1 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Pizza the old Italian way

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Pizza the old Italian way
    Do the beach cities really need another pizza place? Well, if it happens to be Settebello, the answer is a great big "yes." It recently opened in the Crystal Cove Shopping Center, transforming a couple of retail shops into a spacious and very attractive...
  • Retail Therapy: Surf's up at Hang Ten

    Surf's up: The Hang Ten warehouse sale is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 153 W. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia. All clothes will be marked from $5 to $25, including tees and tanks, bottoms, jackets and board shorts....
  • All About Food: The romance and reality of culinary labels

    All About Food: The romance and reality of culinary labels
    With the plethora of food shows and fancy menus these days, I thought I might clarify some culinary terms. I must confess that a few of these are as new to me as they may be to you. Berkshire pork: This is purebred swine originating in Britain. It is...
  • Retail Therapy: Make a splash at L*SPACE

    Just swimmingly: Pop by the L*SPACE by Monica Wise swimwear w¿arehouse sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 2525 Pullman Ave., Santa Ana. Save up to 75% on women's trendy beach attire. Information: lspace.com....
  • Retail Therapy: Rockin' at the District

    Roq around the clock: KROQ will present its free, all-ages Roq N' Surf Concert Series from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the AMC courtyard in the District at Tustin Legacy, 2437 Park Ave., Tustin. Enjoy Mike Dena at noon Saturday, followed by...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Oak Grill entices with varied cuisine, tree-lined patio

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Oak Grill entices with varied cuisine, tree-lined patio
    Last Sunday, my husband and I went to brunch at a new restaurant called Oak Grill, in the Island Hotel on the outer circle of Fashion Island. It was a glorious summer day and we dined al fresco on the new patio. Trees surround the large space, and...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A cuisine of many cultures at Malaya

    Orange County's second Malaysian restaurant, Old Malaya Grill, has recently opened in a Huntington Beach strip mall. I am not really familiar with this cuisine but discovered that it is a delicious mélange of Indonesian, Chinese, Indian, Portuguese,...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: This new kitchen is the boss

    The Gossiping Gourmet: This new kitchen is the boss
    Chef Peter Petro has launched a new restaurant called Bosscat Kitchen, right next door to his Ten Asian Bistro. No sushi here — this cuisine is called Southern, but it is a little more eclectic. For example, one of its most popular dishes is...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: The hymn of Tortilla Republic

    The Gossiping Gourmet: The hymn of Tortilla Republic
    Tortilla Republic has opened in the former home of Javier's and Asada in Laguna Beach. Owners have done a very nice job of remodeling the space and pride themselves on serving "a modern take on Mexican comfort cuisine, utilizing recipes featuring farm-...