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  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A coastal feast at Babette's

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A coastal feast at Babette's
    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...
  • 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: Saddle up and visit the Ranch

     The Gossiping Gourmet: Saddle up and visit the Ranch
    I was going to review a new restaurant that had just opened, or so it seemed when I Googled it. But on arrival I discovered that it wasn't opening for two more days, so my favorite dining companion and I wandered around and decided to try a restaurant...
  • Scrabble club spreads the words

    People who enjoy playing Words With Friends or other word games are invited to join the weekly meeting of the Huntington Beach Scrabble Club No. 34, where everything (except dinner) is free. The club meets at 1 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Pizza the old Italian way

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Pizza the old Italian way
    Do the beach cities really need another pizza place? Well, if it happens to be Settebello, the answer is a great big "yes." It recently opened in the Crystal Cove Shopping Center, transforming a couple of retail shops into a spacious and very attractive...
  • Retail Therapy: Surf's up at Hang Ten

    Surf's up: The Hang Ten warehouse sale is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 153 W. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia. All clothes will be marked from $5 to $25, including tees and tanks, bottoms, jackets and board shorts....
  • All About Food: The romance and reality of culinary labels

    All About Food: The romance and reality of culinary labels
    With the plethora of food shows and fancy menus these days, I thought I might clarify some culinary terms. I must confess that a few of these are as new to me as they may be to you. Berkshire pork: This is purebred swine originating in Britain. It is...
  • Retail Therapy: Make a splash at L*SPACE

    Just swimmingly: Pop by the L*SPACE by Monica Wise swimwear w¿arehouse sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 2525 Pullman Ave., Santa Ana. Save up to 75% on women's trendy beach attire. Information: lspace.com....
  • 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 décor 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...