| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Bella Terra in Huntington Beach seems to be opening new restaurants right and left, much to my delight.
The latest addition is called Eureka! and it specializes in burgers, although there is a lot more from which to choose. The restaurant décor is...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:54 PM
W-2 cool: Ways & Means Oyster House, 513 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, will host an End of the Tax Season party from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Those who sit at the oyster and cocktail bar will receive a complimentary cocktail and passed appetizers. Those who...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Set sail for Newport: Visitors are welcome to view the 65th Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race starting at 11 a.m. April 25 off the Balboa Pier. The last boat is expected to pass by at 1:30 p.m. More than 130 boats enter the competition, which...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Teaching appreciation: Lark Creek Newport Beach at Fashion Island, 957 Newport Center Drive, will honor teachers throughout May by offering a $10 discount per person to those who show their teacher or school employment identification at the restaurant....
| May 21, 2014
| 11:51 AM
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....
| Apr 2, 2014
| 9:16 AM
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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Starfish Laguna Beach has hired a new chef since my last visit. He came to work there about a year and four months ago. His name is Marco Romero and he is Venezuelan.
I was curious to see what a South American chef would make of this Pan Asian...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 9:27 AM
The term "fusion cuisine" was born in California sometime in the '70s.
Calasian was one of the first experiments in the blending of cuisines, along with Tex Mex and Pacific Rim. French-Chinese appeared in Los Angeles at Chinois, Roy Yamaguchi brought us...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Buy, baby, buy: Enjoy savings of up to 80% on baby clothes and nursery goods at the Piyo Piyo warehouse sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Friday at 14150 Myford Road, Irvine. Cash only. Information: piyopiyousa.com.
Hot tamale: Join chef...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:00 PM
When Caterina Serato heard that children at the Boys & Girls Club of Anaheim weren't being served dinner, she told her son to make them pasta.
Huntington Beach resident Bruno Serato has continued to do so since the chef's concerned mother visited the...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 9:26 AM
We are always finding delightful small restaurants in Huntington Beach's plethora of strip malls. Several friends told us about the Black Trumpet Bistro, saying the food was uniformly good, so we tried it last Saturday night. They don't take reservations,...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:39 PM
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...