| Sep 17, 2014
| 1:43 PM
The Huntington Beach City Council received updates this week on key issues related to the downtown area to get a better sense of how to make it safer for residents and visitors.
During a study session Monday, city staff presented a report on how...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Bargain babes: Save up to 90% on new and gently used infant, toddler and children's clothing, gear, toys and more at the So Cal 4 Kids Consignment Sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Sun and...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:40 PM
My husband and I recently discovered a small bistro on Balboa Boulevard near the pier. The chef, Kevin Cahalan, is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has worked for Bradley Ogden and Wolfgang Puck, among other chefs.
He and his fiancée,...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Drive and dine: The Habit, an Irvine-based burger chain, will open its first drive-through location next week at 2200 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, in a former Burger King location in front of the Jo-Ann Fabric superstore. All proceeds raised Sunday and...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Ristorante Rumari is a family restaurant featuring Southern-style Italian cuisine. We haven't been back to this Laguna Beach eatery in six years, and were looking forward to revisiting it to see if the food was as good as we remembered — and to...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Triangle Square (isn't that an oxymoron?) has recently been rebranded. It is now known simply as The Triangle, and with the addition of quite a few new restaurants, representatives are designating it as a culinary center.
My companion and I recently...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Having traveled in Vietnam, my husband and I are devotees of the wonderful food from that part of the world.
Short of a trip across the ocean, Orange County residents are in a perfect place to enjoy Vietnamese cuisine. We have the privilege and...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:13 PM
It was Sunday afternoon and my husband and I were hungry for some dim sum, so we headed to Capitol Seafood in Irvine and joined the throng of people outside waiting for a table.
We were finally seated and sat back to enjoy the cacophony and sip our...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Pamper party: Oct. 14 marks the return of Spa Week, during which many area spas will offer special $50 treatment deals through the http://www.spaweek.com website. Example participants include Fresh Espace at South Coast Plaza, which is offering three 60-...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:43 AM
The party-bus service, HB2Newport, started its engines in March and recently expanded to include Costa Mesa.
The shuttle service — there are actually two buses — connects the popular bar areas in downtown Huntington Beach, the peninsula in...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Old World Village in Huntington Beach kicked off its 35th annual Oktoberfest in early September, and this year marks the first festival without the presence of longtime Old World pub Rathskeller.
"I would say it does feel like there is a hole in our...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Dizz's As Is has been around since 1977, and that kind of longevity for a restaurant indicates it has been doing something very right, for a very long time.
Upon entering this cottage-like building, you feel as if you have been transported into the...