| Oct 29, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Sweet stuff: Baskin-Robbins lovers can receive a scoop of ice cream for $1.31 at all locations Friday. Information: baskinrobbins.com. If you prefer shakes, enjoy one for a special price of $2.99 at Ruby's from 3 to 5 p.m. weekdays this fall. Information:...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 10:25 AM
I love to find small new shopping center restaurants that serve really good food. My latest discovery is Ceppo in Huntington Beach.
This modest little restaurant has a world-class chef, Tomi Harase, who started his cooking career in his hometown of...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 12:24 PM
In 1993, Din Tai Fung was voted one of the 10 best restaurants in the world by the New York Times. The first one opened in 1958 in Taiwan. Eventually, its success led to other restaurants opening throughout Asia, Australia and then the U.S.
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:38 PM
I recently had a delicious dinner at a small Korean restaurant in a mall in Irvine. The restaurant is called Tang 190. The word "tang" means soup, and 190 stands for the ideal temperature for eating Korean soup.
I think most people are more familiar...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:06 PM
The bohemian chic Babette's Restaurant first opened in East Hampton on Long Island some 20 years ago and became one of the most popular eateries there. After many years of catering to the trendy islander set, it opened its second location on the West...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Another new restaurant has opened in the ever-expanding Irvine Spectrum Center. It is called Del Frisco's Grille, and it began as a steakhouse.
It is a nationwide chain, but there are only three in California. The large dining room is very attractive....
| Aug 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
I was going to review a new restaurant that had just opened, or so it seemed when I Googled it. But on arrival I discovered that it wasn't opening for two more days, so my favorite dining companion and I wandered around and decided to try a restaurant...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Do the beach cities really need another pizza place? Well, if it happens to be Settebello, the answer is a great big "yes."
It recently opened in the Crystal Cove Shopping Center, transforming a couple of retail shops into a spacious and very attractive...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 8:50 PM
Surf's up: The Hang Ten warehouse sale is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 153 W. Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia. All clothes will be marked from $5 to $25, including tees and tanks, bottoms, jackets and board shorts....
| Aug 6, 2014
| 11:58 AM
Just swimmingly: Pop by the L*SPACE by Monica Wise swimwear w¿arehouse sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 2525 Pullman Ave., Santa Ana. Save up to 75% on women's trendy beach attire. Information: lspace.com....
| Sep 17, 2014
| 12:43 PM
Reefs Edge Grill calls itself "an urban grill with a gourmet flair."
The décor definitely reflects the current trend at almost every new dining spot, meaning repurposed wood, stone floors, hanging lights with exposed bulbs above the bar, gray walls, a...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:40 PM
My husband and I recently discovered a small bistro on Balboa Boulevard near the pier. The chef, Kevin Cahalan, is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has worked for Bradley Ogden and Wolfgang Puck, among other chefs.
He and his fiancée,...