| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:00 PM
When Caterina Serato heard that children at the Boys & Girls Club of Anaheim weren't being served dinner, she told her son to make them pasta.
Huntington Beach resident Bruno Serato has continued to do so since the chef's concerned mother visited the...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:50 PM
I think the Taste of Huntington Beach is my favorite event of the year and not just because of how full I am at the end of the day.
Since 2002, the Taste has raised more than $400,000 for the Huntington Beach Children's Library. As co-organizer Gail...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:46 AM
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...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 4:16 PM
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:15 PM
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 décor is...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:54 PM
W-2 cool: Ways & Means Oyster House, 513 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, will host an End of the Tax Season party from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Those who sit at the oyster and cocktail bar will receive a complimentary cocktail and passed appetizers. Those who...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Central Park was a bustling hub as the Huntington Beach Sister City Assn. hosted its first Japanese Cultural Festival, which was organized by an ambitious high school student.
Hundreds of people gathered at the park Saturday were greeted by the sound of...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 9:16 AM
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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 1:22 PM
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...
| May 13, 2014
| 3:51 PM
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...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:10 PM
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...