| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:19 AM
Are you old enough to remember when French cuisine came to the United States and set the standard for fine dining? Home cooks across America were loyally watching Julia Child and rushing to buy her cookbooks, while a plethora of French eateries from...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:49 PM
Discover reading: The Barnes & Noble bookseller at Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave., No. 110, Huntington Beach, is hosting a Discovery Friday event Nov. 22 featuring a full day of activities for the entire family, along with giveaways and book signings....
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:22 PM
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...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Wrap it up: The Container Store at Metro Pointe at South Coast is hosting gift wrap and bow demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and noon and 2 p.m. Sunday. Learn new techniques and have the chance to win a $20 gift card for attending. In...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 1:34 PM
The charming little Japanese restaurant Ikko has a chalkboard sign next to the door that warns, "No American rolls." Its sushi is very traditional, but it does take liberties with the rest of the food. For example, you will find a number of dishes that...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:59 PM
The former home of French 75 has had a complete makeover, and the new restaurant, Selanne's Steak Tavern, is quite attractive.
The front has some beautiful new landscaping. The outdoor patio with its fireplace has some wonderful new hanging Moroccan-...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:19 PM
Frank Tahvildari's decision 18 years ago to serve a free holiday meal each Thanksgiving now means opening the doors to his Huntington Beach restaurant to about 600 people.
"I got a place to live, and I got food to eat. Therefore it doesn't hurt me to...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 4:21 PM
It seems like the vast majority of restaurants in Huntington Beach are in strip malls with generally unprepossessing exteriors. Such is the case with La Fontana, but once you step through the door, you find yourself in a warm, welcoming atmosphere created...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 4:38 PM
This weekend, Huntington Beach will get a serenade from the man who gave it its name.
Well, its second name, anyway.
Henry Huntington, the railroad magnate whose firm developed the city in 1909, may not have been renowned for his singing voice. But...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 1:18 PM
SATURDAY: The Kiwanis Club of Huntington Beach hosts a Family Fun Day at the Huntington Central Park Sports Complex, 18100 Goldenwest St. The event lasts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes entertainment, karate demonstrations, games, food...
| May 4, 2011
| 3:04 PM
Antonello, which opened its doors in 1979, is as venerable as an Orange County restaurant gets. This grand old dame has been serving exemplary and well-praised Northern Italian cuisine for more than 32 years.
The ersatz Old World palazzo is a step...
| May 11, 2011
| 4:11 PM
The fabulous wine country of Paso Robles rolls into Orange County on Thursday at a not-to-be-missed wine event at Charlie Palmer at South Coast Plaza.
The second annual Stars of Paso Robles wine tasting means nearly 30 of Paso's premier winemakers are...