| 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...
| 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 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 15, 2014
| 2:04 PM
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...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 5:42 PM
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...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:03 PM
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...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:06 PM
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...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Having been in the food service industry for years, Carol Lung knows what it takes to be a good waiter in a restaurant.
So she watched as dozens of Huntington Beach police officers scrambled from table to table at California Pizza Kitchen in the Bella...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Another new restaurant has opened in the ever-expanding Irvine Spectrum Center. It is called Del Frisco's Grille, and it began as a steakhouse.
It is a nationwide chain, but there are only three in California. The large dining room is very attractive....
| May 28, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:13 PM
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,...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:26 PM
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...