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  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A flashback to when French was king

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A flashback to when French was king
    Are you old enough to remember when French cuisine came to the United States and set the standard for fine dining? Home cooks across America were loyally watching Julia Child and rushing to buy her cookbooks, while a plethora of French eateries from...
  • Commentary: Styrofoam ban doesn't make sense

    As cities in Orange County and across California discuss banning styrofoam, the debate on each side of the argument is starting to emerge. Being a lifelong surfer and a conservationist who is concerned about our environment and our oceans, I understand...
  • Retail Therapy: Building up to Black Friday

    Discover reading: The Barnes & Noble bookseller at Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave., No. 110, Huntington Beach, is hosting a Discovery Friday event Nov. 22 featuring a full day of activities for the entire family, along with giveaways and book signings....
  • 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...
  • Slapfish set to jump into bigger pond

    Slapfish set to jump into bigger pond
    While Huntington Beach restaurant Slapfish has endured the typical trials and tribulations of a new business, its owners are now reeling in success and ready to cast a wide net into the Middle East. On a recent afternoon, founders Andrew Gruel and...
  • Task force considers more solutions to downtown alcohol issues

    Another round of alcohol-related discussions dominated the Huntington Beach Downtown Task Force meeting Thursday as the committee talked about the possibility of new rules for bars, restaurants and liquor stores in the area. The city would accomplish...
  • Retail Therapy: Loehmann's goes out on a high

    Farewell, Loehmann's: Sadder words were rarely spoken, but all Loehmann's locations will be out of business by Jan. 31. Save up to 85% on the 92-year-old retailer's famous selection of discounted designer apparel, shoes and accessories. The closest...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: So much to 'ooh' about at Red O

    The Gossiping Gourmet: So much to 'ooh' about at Red O
    Restaurateur Rick Bayless, winner of TV's "Top Chef Masters" and star of the show "One Plate at a Time," has opened the second branch of his Red O Restaurant in a large new building in Fashion Island. The décor is dazzling, and as you enter, the din...