| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:17 PM
In the days of the Ottoman Empire, Turkish cooking was considered to be among the great cuisines of the world. These days, it is likely to appear on menus featuring Mediterranean food, a mixture of Middle Eastern and Italian.
GG's Bistro in the...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 10:57 AM
The Orange County ska community tackled the dry heat last Thursday and Friday as the Vans Warped Tour stopped in Pomona.
Included on the bill of more than 100 artists, three Huntington Beach bands, Reel Big Fish, the Aquabats and Pacific Dub, showed off...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Pamper party: Oct. 14 marks the return of Spa Week, during which many area spas will offer special $50 treatment deals through the http://www.spaweek.com website. Example participants include Fresh Espace at South Coast Plaza, which is offering three 60-...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:43 AM
The party-bus service, HB2Newport, started its engines in March and recently expanded to include Costa Mesa.
The shuttle service — there are actually two buses — connects the popular bar areas in downtown Huntington Beach, the peninsula in...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Old World Village in Huntington Beach kicked off its 35th annual Oktoberfest in early September, and this year marks the first festival without the presence of longtime Old World pub Rathskeller.
"I would say it does feel like there is a hole in our...
| 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...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 11:33 AM
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...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 9:19 AM
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...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:33 PM
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...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 9:16 AM
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...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:13 AM
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...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:17 PM
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...