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Dining and Drinking

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  • All About Food: Will Gwen be cutthroat enough?

    All About Food: Will Gwen be cutthroat enough?
    Celebrity chef Jamie Gwen is a Southern Californian who has lived in south Orange County for the past 10 years. She has authored four cookbooks, worked with many famous chefs and had a television show. She currently has a syndicated radio program....
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A brunch fit for a summer's day

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A brunch fit for a summer's day
    After months of June gloom, it was a pleasure to wake up on a Sunday morning with the sun shining and a cool breeze in the air. The day was perfect for brunch at one of our favorite spots, although it is more accurately described as "blunch," since most...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: The 'Seoul' of fusion cuisine

    The Gossiping Gourmet: The 'Seoul' of fusion cuisine
    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...
  • Retail Therapy: Chile Fest heats up South Coast Plaza

    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...
  • Retail Therapy: Make a Habit of driving in

    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...
  • 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,...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Britta's part of recipe for perfect evening

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Britta's part of recipe for perfect evening
    A perfect night out in Irvine for the Markowitzes includes a nice meal, an art film and a shopping spree at Trader Joe's. What's even nicer is that you can do it all within walking distance of your car. We begin by buying movie tickets at one of the few...
  • Downtown businesses ponder alcohol crackdown

    Downtown Huntington Beach business owners are expressing mixed emotions about the recommendations the chief of police has made to curb alcohol-related incidents. A few believe Chief Ken Small is on the right path to stopping the riffraff in the area...
  • 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: A taste of Italy in Newport Coast

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A taste of Italy in Newport Coast
    Modo Mio Cucina Rustica has been around for quite a while, and I think the reason is that the food is tasty, the portions are generous and the prices are reasonable. The attractive space has the feel of a modern trattoria in Italy with an open kitchen,...
  • Retail Therapy: A wonderful week to waffle

    A delicious trend: Gourmet waffle restaurant chain Bruxie is offering holiday specials including a Maine lobster Bruxie (waffle sandwich), available Thursday only; Vermont apple pie Bruxie; red, white and blue shake; and black cherry cane sugar soda,...