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  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A sushi master at work at Sota

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A sushi master at work at Sota
    Sota Akiyama has had extensive experience at many fine sushi restaurants in California. He began his career at Hapi Sushi in Laguna Beach and eventually started his own private chef company. This was followed by a stretch at Ozumo, training in San...
  • Council draws line on alcohol permit

    Kathy May's Lakeview Café, in Huntington Beach Central Park, will not be able to serve alcohol. The Huntington Beach City Council, on a 4-3 vote Monday, said it was unfair to change the terms of the 10-year lease with the city, which disallows alcohol,...
  • Retail Therapy: Glamour rules at Glamour Kills

    Juniors' jam: The Glamour Kills sample sale is slated for noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2525 Pullman Ave., Santa Ana. Score large discounts on trendy apparel for guys and girls, and if you are among the first 10 people to show up each day, win a...
  • All's fair in love at Art-A-Faire

    All's fair in love at Art-A-Faire
    For two months, Tara Stemper and Bill Solis were positioned about 200 feet apart yet completely unaware of each other's existence. Both artists remained stationed at their pop-up shops at Art-A-Faire in Huntington Beach's Pier Plaza, rarely getting...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Watertable still finding its legs

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Watertable still finding its legs
    When a new restaurant opens, I always like to wait a few weeks to give the operators time to get their act together before doing a review, but I inadvertently found myself at Watertable in the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa on the night...
  • Retail Therapy: Rip Curl hosts major sale through weekend

    Surfing sale: The Rip Curl Sample Sale runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at 3030 Airway Ave., Costa Mesa. Enjoy savings of up to 75% off apparel, wetsuits and accessories for the whole family. The first 200 people will receive a free T-...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Raise a toast to Winery's new spot

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Raise a toast to Winery's new spot
    After 20 years in business, another grand dame of the Newport restaurant scene has passed on, and in Villa Nova's place, overlooking the bay, the highly regarded Winery from Tustin has opened its second location. After a major remodel, the new...
  • German food with an accent at Old World

    German food with an accent at Old World
    According to the old saying, necessity is the mother of invention. And in the case of Vojo Brasnovic, the new general manager of Old World German Restaurant, it was his mother who prompted the necessity. The Croatia native, who joined the restaurant in...
  • Retail Therapy: Ruby's expands, offers freebies

    Sweet surprise: Ruby's Diner Inc. will begin offering Santa Cruz ice cream favorite Marianne's at its Southern California locations, beginning with a rollout at its Laguna Beach diner. Pop by from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday or 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at 30622 S....
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A warm meal at the Fireside

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A warm meal at the Fireside
    Fireside Tavern is the latest venture from one of my favorite chefs, Scott Brandon, recently of the Crow Bar and Kitchen in Corona del Mar. He is currently serving his gourmet pub food in the Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County on Bristol Street, just...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Provenance a new hit for Cathy Pavlos

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Provenance a new hit for Cathy Pavlos
    I have been a fan of chef Cathy Pavlos since she first opened Lucca in the Quail Hill Shopping Center in 2005, and I have been eagerly awaiting her new restaurant, aptly called Provenance. It is in the Eastbluff Village Center in Newport Beach. The...
  • Retail Therapy: Treat your favorite teacher

    Teaching appreciation: Lark Creek Newport Beach at Fashion Island, 957 Newport Center Drive, will honor teachers throughout May by offering a $10 discount per person to those who show their teacher or school employment identification at the restaurant....