| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:47 PM
The Diamond Jamboree Center in Irvine is a marvelous collection of Asian eateries: Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese, ranging from large restaurants to small storefront places as well as a big Korean supermarket.
The center is always...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Back to fashion: Teen Model presents a back-to-school fashion show from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Mall, 1025 Westminster Mall, Westminster. The show includes a fall trend preview, performances and surprises.
It is co-sponsored by Macys and...
| 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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:46 PM
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...
| 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...
| May 21, 2014
| 11:51 AM
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....
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:37 PM
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...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:44 AM
My husband and I have been fans of Il Fornaio since the late '80s, when we used to drive into Los Angeles just to get a good Italian meal.
Orange County has changed a lot since then, but we were very pleased when Il Fornaio opened its doors locally....
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:08 AM
Finding Filomena's Italian Kitchen was like finding an old friend. This neighborhood restaurant in Costa Mesa brought back memories of the small, family-owned Italian places in New York's Little Italy.
The cozy, welcoming atmosphere, the warm,...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:46 AM
"Italian enchiladas, orange chicken mole and a homemade, savory corn bread waffle topped with a grilled steak chili cheddar cheese and topped with a fried egg."
Executive chef Paul Setola, 28, is running down a few of the new items that he has created...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 9:33 AM
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...