| Jan 16, 2013
| 2:28 PM
It nearly has everything you want, all enclosed in one space.
Fresh produce, food, jewelry, a bounce house for the kids and the freedom to walk through the streets without worrying about a vehicle running into you — where could this place possibly...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Time after time, we find small strip-mall restaurants in Huntington Beach that are chef-owned and reasonably priced and offer a menu with their particular, inventive slant on whatever cuisine they prepare.
Our newest discovery, the Corner, has been...
| May 21, 2013
| 1:48 PM
For the past 19 years, Thai Bros. has been serving locals and tourists mostly traditional Thai cuisine, save the occasional exception like fried wontons with cream cheese and avocado.
This little storefront restaurant is a pleasant and unpretentious...
| May 15, 2013
| 12:42 PM
Alan Greeley's Golden Truffle has been around for more than 30 years, and there is a reason why this neighborhood bistro has had such longevity.
The food is good! The restaurant has added a full bar. The menu offers an ever-changing variety, according...
| May 8, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Need last-minute Mother's Day gifts?
Island Cowgirl in Huntington Beach just celebrated five years and has plenty of options for mum, according to designer and owner Heather Kraty.
The shop originally began as a flagship store for Kraty's own line...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Rathskeller owner Axel Geub knew the pub's last day was going to be busy, but he didn't expect patrons to be waiting for the doors to open that Saturday morning.
"Normally we open at 11 a.m., but there were members from the [Huntington Beach] Elks Lodge...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 3:56 PM
Seeking out some really good "craic" (a great time) thisSt. Patrick's Day? Whether you have a toddler in tow or are looking for the best green beer deals, we've got you covered.
And if you want everyone to think you have "bua na cainte" (the gift of...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 4:10 PM
It's one thing to adore bacon. As former members of the Bacon of the Month Club, we get it.
It's another thing to call yourself the Bacon Vixen and dedicate years to perfecting handmade gourmet bacon candies. Meet Tara Simon of Costa Mesa, part-Pilates...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 3:58 PM
We discovered DX Peruvian Restaurant in a little collection of small ethnic eateries across the street from South Coast Plaza.
Early influences from Spain and later China, Africa and Europe have all played their part in Peru's culinary evolution but,...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 3:46 PM
Judging by the long line and then the smiling faces of first tasters at N'iceCream, who enjoyed a free scoop when the new shop opened at the OC Mart Mix on March 23, this Venice-born ice creamery will make Costa Mesa even sweeter.
By way of Denmark, co-...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 3:40 PM
There aren't a lot of new restaurant openings these days, so we thought we might check in from time to time at some places we've enjoyed in the past to see if they are still up to snuff.
Executive chef and partner Marc Cohen opened Watermarc in Laguna...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 3:39 PM
So the kids want to hunt for eggs, eat ham and raise the roof this Easter, but you just want to sleep in.
Relax. There are myriad opportunities for merriment this year, with no tree climbing or oven manhandling necessary. Enjoy your beauty rest, then...