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Dining and Drinking

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  • All About Food: A delectable treat in Laguna Beach

    All About Food: A delectable treat in Laguna Beach
    A wonderful new store in Laguna Beach — Laguna Wine, Coffee, & Specialty Foods — is an oenophile's paradise and a gourmet's delight. Even if you are neither, you will find the knowledgeable and friendly staff eager to help you make your...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: It's a (tasty) jungle in here

    The Gossiping Gourmet: It's a (tasty) jungle in here
    The consequences of these economic times have hit the restaurant industry hard. There are fewer and fewer new restaurants opening, and most of those that do are established chains. So as a reviewer, I find that I must resort to re-reviewing restaurants...
  • Council Preview: City to ask AQMD for specific projects

    Huntington Beach City Council members on Monday plan to ask air quality regulators to invest money collected from a power plant for specific improvement projects within the city. The South Coast Air Quality Management District can collect an estimated...
  • Retail Therapy: Doggie dress-up

    Going to the dogs: New dog boutique Charlie & Me, 410 W. Coast Hwy., Suite C, Newport Beach, is offering a range of canine Halloween costumes. It will also host a free dog parade and costume party from 3 to 5 p.m. on Balboa Island at Classic Kids...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Okura brings location back to life

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Okura brings location back to life
    Hush has been hushed, Mark's has been marked off and Katsuya, we'll see ya, because another restaurant has emerged in the spot that previously housed these restaurants. It's a large attractive space that has undergone a facelift and now bears the name...
  • Council seeks to ban polystyrene packaging

    The Huntington Beach City Council is looking to add polystyrene food containers to its banned items list. Council members voted 5 to 2, with Mayor Pro Tem Matthew Harper and Councilman Joe Carchio dissenting, to advise staff to write up two ordinances...
  • Retail Therapy: Scare up a good burrito

    Dia de los deals: Chipotle locations will offer $3 burritos, tacos, salads or bowls from 4 p.m. to closing on Halloween for those who arrive in costume. The Boorito fundraiser benefits the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation. Information: chipotle.com. Boo...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A taste of Turkey in O.C.

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A taste of Turkey in O.C.
    There are very few authentic Turkish restaurants in South Orange County, so my dining partner and I were delighted to find Istanbul Grill, which has recently opened in a strip mall in Fountain Valley just off the 405 Freeway near Euclid. This bright,...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Zimzala a joy in any language

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Zimzala a joy in any language
    I first visited Zimzala three years ago when it was opening and executive chef Jenny Cox was refining the California/Mediterranean menu for this new restaurant on the top floor of the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach. I had a delicious meal and gave...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Not enough Spark at acclaimed restaurant

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Not enough Spark at acclaimed restaurant
    Over the years, I have found that the best dining in Huntington Beach is often in strip malls away from the center of town: small, chef-owned, ethnic places that have great food at modest prices. However, when I was searching for a place to review there,...
  • Retail Therapy: Pottery in motion at PBteen

    Teen dream: Pottery Barn just opened its first PBteen specialty store in Orange County at South Coast Plaza in the former Crystal Court area. The shop gives teens and tweens the opportunity to design their own space using a complimentary Design Lab...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Best of Cal meets best of Asia

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Best of Cal meets best of Asia
    We often lament the passing of our favorite Vietnamese restaurant, Xanh Bistro, once located in a strip mall off Brookhurst, but we recently returned to the spot and discovered that it had been replaced by a wonderful new eatery called Ennar Calasian...