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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Retail Therapy: Rockin' at the District

    Roq around the clock: KROQ will present its free, all-ages Roq N' Surf Concert Series from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the AMC courtyard in the District at Tustin Legacy, 2437 Park Ave., Tustin. Enjoy Mike Dena at noon Saturday, followed by...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Oak Grill entices with varied cuisine, tree-lined patio

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Oak Grill entices with varied cuisine, tree-lined patio
    Last Sunday, my husband and I went to brunch at a new restaurant called Oak Grill, in the Island Hotel on the outer circle of Fashion Island. It was a glorious summer day and we dined al fresco on the new patio. Trees surround the large space, and...
  • 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...