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  • Around Town: Assemblyman Harper trying to repeal state plastic bag ban

    Assemblyman Matthew Harper (R-Huntington Beach) has introduced legislation to repeal California's ban on the use of plastic grocery bags, his office said Tuesday. He also introduced a separate measure to repeal the requirement that retailers charge 10...
  • Around Town: Plaque to be placed at old Golden Bear site Monday

    Around Town: Plaque to be placed at old Golden Bear site Monday
    Huntington Beach's famed Golden Bear nightclub will be remembered with a plaque placed at 1 p.m. Monday at its former site at 306 Pacific Coast Hwy., now the Pierside Pavilion. The Golden Bear opened as a restaurant in the 1920s and frequently served...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Driftwood comes ashore in Laguna

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Driftwood comes ashore in Laguna
    A Laguna landmark, the Beach House, has been reborn as Driftwood Kitchen. It has gotten a $2-million facelift and a new chef, Rainer Schwarz, who will also oversee the kitchen for the more casual spot next door, The Deck. Both dining areas are blessed...
  • Retail Therapy: Don't be blue on Black Friday

    Work smarter, not harder: If the idea of poring through a stack of Black Friday newspaper ads has you breaking out in a cold sweat, never fear. Websites like bfads.net have done all the work for you, leaving you with a searchable database of offers. For...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: You'll want more at Hamamori

    The Gossiping Gourmet: You'll want more at Hamamori
    I had the great pleasure of dining as the guest of a friend at Hamamori, the wonderful Japanese restaurant on the third floor of the satellite building across the bridge at South Coast Plaza. We sat at the sushi bar, where we feasted on plate after...
  • Retail Therapy: Last-minute meal suggestions for Valentine's Day

    As promised, here is my annual Last Minute Valentine's Day Meal Guide, a cross section of some of the many dining options in the county, to prevent any unnecessary Friday night freak-outs. Just remember, where appropriate, to make that reservation...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Bottom of the Barrel? Not this one

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Bottom of the Barrel? Not this one
    With new fine-dining establishments popping up infrequently in this struggling economy, I find myself more and more often in some small, unpretentious new place that has surprisingly good food. One is The Beach Barrel on the peninsula in Newport. It had...
  • Police work for restaurant tips to help H.B. serve Special Olympics athletes

    Police work for restaurant tips to help H.B. serve Special Olympics athletes
    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...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A double dose of Del Frisco's

     The Gossiping Gourmet: A double dose of Del Frisco's
    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....
  • In the Pipeline: Festival would be more festive with bigger crowd

    In the Pipeline: Festival would be more festive with bigger crowd
    Well, the first Huntington Beach Food, Art & Music Festival has come and gone. I wish the turnout had been stronger, but more on that later. I'd rather focus on a couple of folks my family and I met there who made the weekend festival truly worthwhile....
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Reefs has plenty of edge

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Reefs has plenty of edge
    Reefs Edge Grill calls itself "an urban grill with a gourmet flair." The d├ęcor definitely reflects the current trend at almost every new dining spot, meaning repurposed wood, stone floors, hanging lights with exposed bulbs above the bar, gray walls, a...
  • Huntington studies alcohol, business regulations

    The Huntington Beach City Council received updates this week on key issues related to the downtown area to get a better sense of how to make it safer for residents and visitors. During a study session Monday, city staff presented a report on how...