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Dining and Drinking

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  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A sushi master at work at Sota

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A sushi master at work at Sota
    Sota Akiyama has had extensive experience at many fine sushi restaurants in California. He began his career at Hapi Sushi in Laguna Beach and eventually started his own private chef company. This was followed by a stretch at Ozumo, training in San...
  • Retail Therapy: Glamour rules at Glamour Kills

    Juniors' jam: The Glamour Kills sample sale is slated for noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2525 Pullman Ave., Santa Ana. Score large discounts on trendy apparel for guys and girls, and if you are among the first 10 people to show up each day, win a...
  • Council draws line on alcohol permit

    Kathy May's Lakeview Café, in Huntington Beach Central Park, will not be able to serve alcohol. The Huntington Beach City Council, on a 4-3 vote Monday, said it was unfair to change the terms of the 10-year lease with the city, which disallows alcohol,...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Raise a toast to Winery's new spot

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Raise a toast to Winery's new spot
    After 20 years in business, another grand dame of the Newport restaurant scene has passed on, and in Villa Nova's place, overlooking the bay, the highly regarded Winery from Tustin has opened its second location. After a major remodel, the new...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Stellar food from a familiar chef

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Stellar food from a familiar chef
    The energetic and charming Alessandro Pirozzi has opened yet another excellent restaurant, this one in Corona del Mar. This is the fourth restaurant of his that I have reviewed, and by now he knows who I am. It has always been my policy to remain...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A warm meal at the Fireside

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A warm meal at the Fireside
    Fireside Tavern is the latest venture from one of my favorite chefs, Scott Brandon, recently of the Crow Bar and Kitchen in Corona del Mar. He is currently serving his gourmet pub food in the Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County on Bristol Street, just...
  • German food with an accent at Old World

    German food with an accent at Old World
    According to the old saying, necessity is the mother of invention. And in the case of Vojo Brasnovic, the new general manager of Old World German Restaurant, it was his mother who prompted the necessity. The Croatia native, who joined the restaurant in...
  • Retail Therapy: Ruby's expands, offers freebies

    Sweet surprise: Ruby's Diner Inc. will begin offering Santa Cruz ice cream favorite Marianne's at its Southern California locations, beginning with a rollout at its Laguna Beach diner. Pop by from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday or 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at 30622 S....
  • 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...
  • Top 10 stories of 2013

    Top 10 stories of 2013
    1) U.S. Open of Surfing disturbance Huntington Beach police called it a disturbance while many in the community called it a riot. However it's labeled, the kerfuffle that erupted at the end of the U.S. Open of Surfing finals in July shook up the...
  • Retail Therapy: Enjoy flavors of Baja

    Fresh Mex: The much-anticipated fresh casual Mexican restaurant Solita Tacos & Margaritas has opened at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach, 7631 Edinger Ave., Suite 1508. Created by the team behind SOL Cocina of Newport Beach and featuring the big flavors of...