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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...