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  • 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...
  • Huntington Beach's Pacific City complex aims to draw locals, tourists

    Huntington Beach's Pacific City complex aims to draw locals, tourists
    The developers of a $135-million shopping center near the famed Huntington Beach Pier face an unusual challenge — how to embrace the city's proud identity as Surf City without descending into surfing kitsch. Sure, they hope to attract tourists...
  • Huntington Beach's Hyatt opens new restaurant called Watertable

    Just in time for summer, Surf City beachgoers and vacationers will find a new resort restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. Watertable, featuring contemporary American food, replaces the hotel's Californian, which closed in...
  • Retail Therapy: You might throw in a "moo" too

    Well spotted: Chick-fil-A's next Cow Appreciation Day will be July 11. The annual event, held at all Chick-fil-A locations, allows patrons who dress partially like a cow (say a cow-spotted shirt) to receive a free entrée, while those who dress head to toe...
  • 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-...
  • Council eases stance on restaurant hours

    The Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to ease up on a proposed zoning change focused on new downtown bars and restaurants that sell alcohol. Council members amended a zoning change, proposed in June, that would require new eateries in the...
  • Retail Therapy: Summer, and savings, start here

    Fair deals: The 2014 OC Fair, with the theme "Summer Starts Here," opens Friday at 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Here's your one-stop savings guide, so you can keep more money to spend on a Krispy Kreme triple cheeseburger. (Yep, it's a thing —...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Ivory speaks to new motif, management and menu

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Ivory speaks to new motif, management and menu
    The former home of Mark's Restaurant, in the strip mall across from the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, has undergone a makeover. It now has a new name, Ivory Restaurant & Lounge; a new owner, Marsha Benson; a new chef, Abel...
  • 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: A bumper crop at Mendocino Farms

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A bumper crop at Mendocino Farms
    A new sandwich shop has arrived in Orange County, and it is really like no other. Mendocino Farms is the creation of Mario del Pero and his wife, Ellen Chen. They opened their first unit in downtown Los Angeles and now have six more. A few weeks ago,...
  • H.B. ponders cap on downtown liquor licenses

    In its continuing effort to crack down on downtown disturbances, the Huntington Beach City Council decided Monday to look into restricting alcohol licenses. Council members voted 5 to 2 to direct city staff to draft an amendment to the zoning code...