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  • City's first Japanese festival wins high marks

    City's first Japanese festival wins high marks
    Central Park was a bustling hub as the Huntington Beach Sister City Assn. hosted its first Japanese Cultural Festival, which was organized by an ambitious high school student. Hundreds of people gathered at the park Saturday were greeted by the sound of...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Hyatt's seafood grill is a catch

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Hyatt's seafood grill is a catch
    Hotel restaurants are often mediocre, but sometimes you hit upon a really good one. Such is the case with SHOR American Seafood Grill at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. It opened a little over a year ago and features simple fresh ingredients. Its...
  • Retail Therapy: Wash down that waffle

    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...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Authentic Italian, complete with bocce ball

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Authentic Italian, complete with bocce ball
    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....
  • Retail Therapy: Buy to benefit veterans

    Sale frenzy: The Assistance League of Laguna Beach and the Laguna Beach VFW Post 5868 will hold a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Assistance League's Chapter House garage behind its Thrift Shop at 526 Glenneyre St. Items on...
  • In the Pipeline: New entertainment complex brings in new cuisine

    In the Pipeline: New entertainment complex brings in new cuisine
    "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...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: You'll be won over by Umami Burger

    The Gossiping Gourmet: You'll be won over by Umami Burger
    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...
  • Seal Beach shop puts some electric pep into cycling

    Seal Beach shop puts some electric pep into cycling
    When Brian Ballard's blood sugar dropped so low during a bike ride that he didn't know where or who he was, Beth Black, his girlfriend, decided it was time to stop cycling. "I am a type I diabetic," Ballard said, "and on pedal bikes my blood sugar would...
  • Nightclub beating suspects appear in court but hearing is delayed

    Nightclub beating suspects appear in court but hearing is delayed
    Two women charged with killing a woman outside a Santa Ana nightclub were in court Tuesday, but the hearing to determine whether there’s enough evidence to prosecute them was postponed to Monday. Candace Marie Brito, 27, and Vanesa Tapia Zavala,...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Tapping into an ancient grain

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Tapping into an ancient grain
    With the dearth of new fine-dining restaurants opening these days, we are always looking for interesting, small neighborhood spots to review. One is Il Farro on the Balboa Peninsula, just a few steps from the pier. Chef Domenico Maurici has been in...
  • Retail Therapy: Yogurt Day freebies; free SAT practice session

    Brain free(ze): Local frozen yogurt chains are honoring National Frozen Yogurt Day on Thursday with a variety of freebie promotions. Enjoy for free 6 ounces of Menchie's frozen yogurt and toppings when you "Like" Menchie's on Facebook and print the coupon...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Fig comes to Fashion Island

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Fig comes to Fashion Island
    The Fig & Olive has opened in Fashion Island in a freestanding building just across from the Red O. The building is surrounded by fig and olive trees, and the motif is carried out in the decor. This is one gorgeous restaurant. It welcomes diners with...