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  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Hyatt's seafood grill is a catch

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Hyatt's seafood grill is a catch
    Hotel restaurants are often mediocre, but sometimes you hit upon a really good one. Such is the case with SHOR American Seafood Grill at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. It opened a little over a year ago and features simple fresh ingredients. Its...
  • Retail Therapy: Buy to benefit veterans

    Sale frenzy: The Assistance League of Laguna Beach and the Laguna Beach VFW Post 5868 will hold a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Assistance League's Chapter House garage behind its Thrift Shop at 526 Glenneyre St. Items on...
  • Taco Bell to test U.S. Taco Co. concept in Huntington Beach

    Taco Bell to test U.S. Taco Co. concept in Huntington Beach
    Taco Bell plans to test a new fast-casual restaurant in Huntington Beach called U.S. Taco Co. and Urban Tap Room, slated to open in the next couple of months. Like Taco Bell, there will be tacos on the menu, but that's about as similar as the two concepts...
  • In the Pipeline: Tasty food truck tidbit

    In the Pipeline: Tasty food truck tidbit
    I recently went to the LeBard Park fields, where Seaview plays its Little League baseball games, and I had a chance to see the new marker that was placed this season for Greg Willard. He was the beloved Seaview Little League board member — and...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Eureka! It's a new restaurant!

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Eureka! It's a new restaurant!
    Bella Terra in Huntington Beach seems to be opening new restaurants right and left, much to my delight. The latest addition is called Eureka! and it specializes in burgers, although there is a lot more from which to choose. The restaurant d├ęcor is...
  • Retail Therapy: Wash down that waffle

    Got caffeine? Waffle sandwich darling Bruxie is debuting its own proprietary The Bold Blend coffee with a free cup offer on its Facebook page. Visit facebook.com/BruxieWaffles to learn more. (e)Book smart: The Newport Beach Public Library has begun...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Authentic Italian, complete with bocce ball

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Authentic Italian, complete with bocce ball
    My husband and I have been fans of Il Fornaio since the late '80s, when we used to drive into Los Angeles just to get a good Italian meal. Orange County has changed a lot since then, but we were very pleased when Il Fornaio opened its doors locally....
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: No canned dishes at this Cannery

    The Gossiping Gourmet: No canned dishes at this Cannery
    I thought it was time to check out the Cannery restaurant because it has a new chef, Nick Weber, and a new menu. The original building was an actual fish cannery beginning in 1921. In 1973, it was remodeled as a restaurant and sold in 1999 to current...
  • In the Pipeline: New entertainment complex brings in new cuisine

    In the Pipeline: New entertainment complex brings in new cuisine
    "Italian enchiladas, orange chicken mole and a homemade, savory corn bread waffle topped with a grilled steak chili cheddar cheese and topped with a fried egg." Executive chef Paul Setola, 28, is running down a few of the new items that he has created...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Up for a spontaneous lunch?

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Up for a spontaneous lunch?
    One of the best bargains in Orange County is the lunchtime prix fixe "Spontanee" menu at Marche Moderne in South Coast Plaza. It is also, in my opinion, the best restaurant in the O.C. The excellent three-course meal costs only $25. The meal usually...
  • New game complex brings out the kid in everyone

    New game complex brings out the kid in everyone
    It took an eager, wide-eyed boy to assemble the game lineup at Fuzion, the new family entertainment complex that opened this week in Huntington Beach. That boy exists inside a 38-year-old man, but there you have it. General manager Alfred Sims, who...
  • All About Food: Mixing and matching in 2014

    All About Food: Mixing and matching in 2014
    The term "fusion cuisine" was born in California sometime in the '70s. Calasian was one of the first experiments in the blending of cuisines, along with Tex Mex and Pacific Rim. French-Chinese appeared in Los Angeles at Chinois, Roy Yamaguchi brought us...