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  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Tapping into an ancient grain

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Tapping into an ancient grain
    With the dearth of new fine-dining restaurants opening these days, we are always looking for interesting, small neighborhood spots to review. One is Il Farro on the Balboa Peninsula, just a few steps from the pier. Chef Domenico Maurici has been in...
  • Retail Therapy: Yogurt Day freebies; free SAT practice session

    Brain free(ze): Local frozen yogurt chains are honoring National Frozen Yogurt Day on Thursday with a variety of freebie promotions. Enjoy for free 6 ounces of Menchie's frozen yogurt and toppings when you "Like" Menchie's on Facebook and print the coupon...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Fig comes to Fashion Island

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Fig comes to Fashion Island
    The Fig & Olive has opened in Fashion Island in a freestanding building just across from the Red O. The building is surrounded by fig and olive trees, and the motif is carried out in the decor. This is one gorgeous restaurant. It welcomes diners with...
  • Retail Therapy: Furniture bargains, pickup only

    Closing time: The Jennifer Convertibles store in The Market Place, 2866 El Camino Real, Tustin, will shut its doors after this weekend. Samples are being sold for up to 70% off retail price, including complete bedroom sets, sofas, chairs and ottomans....
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: You'll be won over by Umami Burger

    The Gossiping Gourmet: You'll be won over by Umami Burger
    About five years ago, Adam Fleischman, an unsuccessful screenwriter and owner of a wine bar called BottleRock, decided to open a burger joint. He sold his share in BottleRock and started concocting burgers in his home kitchen. His idea was to try to...
  • Seal Beach shop puts some electric pep into cycling

    Seal Beach shop puts some electric pep into cycling
    When Brian Ballard's blood sugar dropped so low during a bike ride that he didn't know where or who he was, Beth Black, his girlfriend, decided it was time to stop cycling. "I am a type I diabetic," Ballard said, "and on pedal bikes my blood sugar would...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Growth proves slow but business leaders have hope

    The business sector slowly improved in Huntington Beach in 2013, and some in the community are optimistic about the opportunities the new year will bring. Chamber of Commerce President Jerry Wheeler categorized last year as a "mild success" because...
  • Retail Therapy: Corner comes to Irvine

    Grand slam: The Irvine Chamber of Commerce has announced several upcoming ribbon-cutting events. The newly remodeled Corner Bakery at 13786 Jamboree Road will celebrate its grand opening at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 14 with free snacks and beverages. Information:...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Adding Chicano to the Mix

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Adding Chicano to the Mix
    Carlos Salgado spent a decade learning his craft in some of the best restaurants in Northern California. After returning to Orange County a few years ago, he started a food truck business with his sister Silvia using their parents' 25 year-old taqueria in...
  • Starbucks uncorked

    Regulars can still order a venti mocha Frappuccino with a pastry at the Seacliff Village Starbucks, but starting this week, adults will be able to sip a glass of red wine from Paso Robles and munch on bacon-wrapped dates with a balsamic glaze. The...