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  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Cooking up Italian cuisine runs in family

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Cooking up Italian cuisine runs in family
    Ristorante Rumari is a family restaurant featuring Southern-style Italian cuisine. We haven't been back to this Laguna Beach eatery in six years, and were looking forward to revisiting it to see if the food was as good as we remembered — and to...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Zimzala a joy in any language

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Zimzala a joy in any language
    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...
  • Retail Therapy: The best of N.Y. in O.C.

    Fashion flash: Wish you were able to attend Fashion Week in New York City? South Coast Plaza is bringing the hottest in apparel, beauty and home d├ęcor to locals with its Live the Look event Thursday through Sunday. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday...
  • Retail Therapy: Seven days at the spa

    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-...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: El Corazon may elicit affection

    The Gossiping Gourmet: El Corazon may elicit affection
    Triangle Square (isn't that an oxymoron?) has recently been rebranded. It is now known simply as The Triangle, and with the addition of quite a few new restaurants, representatives are designating it as a culinary center. My companion and I recently...
  • Shuttle service keeps the party going

    Shuttle service keeps the party going
    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...
  • All About Food: A delectable treat in Laguna Beach

    All About Food: A delectable treat in Laguna Beach
    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...
  • Oktoberfest in full bloom, even without Rathskeller

    Oktoberfest in full bloom, even without Rathskeller
    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...
  • Council Preview: City to ask AQMD for specific projects

    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...
  • 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: Pottery in motion at PBteen

    Teen dream: Pottery Barn just opened its first PBteen specialty store in Orange County at South Coast Plaza in the former Crystal Court area. The shop gives teens and tweens the opportunity to design their own space using a complimentary Design Lab...
  • H.B. bar managers get tips at trainings

    Employees and owners of downtown Huntington Beach restaurants and bars received training on how to become more responsible business representatives. Folks met Tuesday at the 2nd Floor restaurant off Main Street and Walnut Avenue and listened as former...