| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:38 PM
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...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 12:24 PM
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.
| Oct 28, 2014
| 9:10 AM
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,...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 10:27 AM
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:...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 10:25 AM
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...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 1:05 PM
I think Bacchus Bar & Bistro is the kind of place we would all like to have in our neighborhood: casual and friendly with good food and live music at a reasonable decibel. It is located in the Quail Hill Village Center and has indoor and outdoor dining....
| Jan 28, 2015
| 3:10 PM
Unlike most college graduates searching for their first jobs, Kendra Senn is already closing deals with company executives to create and manage corporate wellness programs.
The 23-year-old entrepreneur is helping employees take charge of their health...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Take a look, it's in a book: The Friends of the Newport Beach Library will hold their next public buck-a-bag book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave. Proceeds will help the library build its...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Social Costa Mesa is the hot new spot in town. Like many of the new restaurants these days, it is quite casual, and the food is rich and tasty.
Chef Jeffrey Boullt was recently the sous chef at Playground, and he brings with him some of the flavors of...
| 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.
| Feb 3, 2015
| 3:41 PM
Yelp has just come out with its list of 100 best places to eat in the U.S. in 2015, and five of them are here in our area.
"From food trucks to fine dining and even a café located in a laundromat, there are hidden gems galore and something for every...