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  • 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...
  • Retail Therapy: Furniture bargains, pickup only

    Closing time: The Jennifer Convertibles store in The Market Place, 2866 El Camino Real, Tustin, will shut its doors after this weekend. Samples are being sold for up to 70% off retail price, including complete bedroom sets, sofas, chairs and ottomans....
  • Father of nightclub beating victim grieves for daughter

    Father of nightclub beating victim grieves for daughter
    Dung Pham knows only one way to survive the loss of his 23-year-old daughter, Kim, who died last week after she was severely beaten outside a Santa Ana nightclub. "All I can do is practice to forget," Pham, 60, said of his youngest child. "Forget the...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Stellar food from a familiar chef

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Stellar food from a familiar chef
    The energetic and charming Alessandro Pirozzi has opened yet another excellent restaurant, this one in Corona del Mar. This is the fourth restaurant of his that I have reviewed, and by now he knows who I am. It has always been my policy to remain...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A warm meal at the Fireside

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A warm meal at the Fireside
    Fireside Tavern is the latest venture from one of my favorite chefs, Scott Brandon, recently of the Crow Bar and Kitchen in Corona del Mar. He is currently serving his gourmet pub food in the Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County on Bristol Street, just...
  • German food with an accent at Old World

    German food with an accent at Old World
    According to the old saying, necessity is the mother of invention. And in the case of Vojo Brasnovic, the new general manager of Old World German Restaurant, it was his mother who prompted the necessity. The Croatia native, who joined the restaurant in...
  • Retail Therapy: Ruby's expands, offers freebies

    Sweet surprise: Ruby's Diner Inc. will begin offering Santa Cruz ice cream favorite Marianne's at its Southern California locations, beginning with a rollout at its Laguna Beach diner. Pop by from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday or 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at 30622 S....
  • Mailbag: We need leaders who will fight for environment

    A disheartening blow was delivered by four Huntington Beach councilmen who voted against the polystyrene ban on Jan. 21. It seems they had already made up their minds before the City Council meeting. Unfortunately, they would not be swayed by the...
  • Taco Bell to test U.S. Taco Co. concept in Huntington Beach

    Taco Bell to test U.S. Taco Co. concept in Huntington Beach
    Taco Bell plans to test a new fast-casual restaurant in Huntington Beach called U.S. Taco Co. and Urban Tap Room, slated to open in the next couple of months. Like Taco Bell, there will be tacos on the menu, but that's about as similar as the two concepts...
  • Beating victim mourned as second woman pleads not guilty

    Beating victim mourned as second woman pleads not guilty
    As family and friends gathered to remember a 23-year-old woman lost to street violence, another young woman appeared in a nearby courthouse Tuesday to declare her innocence in a predawn beating outside a Santa Ana nightclub that left the recent college...
  • 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...
  • Ways to treat dad on Father's Day

    Looking to treat Dad this weekend? Here are some venues in Huntington Beach offering Father's Day specials: * Say it with song Pianist Vern Nelson performs a Father's Day concert at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave., with an...