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  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A flashback to when French was king

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A flashback to when French was king
    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...
  • Retail Therapy: Building up to Black Friday

    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....
  • 18 years of handing out turkey dinner

    18 years of handing out turkey dinner
    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...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Selanne's Steak Tavern scores

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Selanne's Steak Tavern scores
    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-...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: After three months, Filomena's feels like family

    The Gossiping Gourmet: After three months, Filomena's feels like family
    Finding Filomena's Italian Kitchen was like finding an old friend. This neighborhood restaurant in Costa Mesa brought back memories of the small, family-owned Italian places in New York's Little Italy. The cozy, welcoming atmosphere, the warm,...
  • Retail Therapy: Feeling the Veggie love

    Healthy freebie: Veggie Grill restaurant chain aficionados who download and use the company's new Android and iPhone app will receive a free winter menu item if they install the app before Jan. 5. Look on the "Love" tab of the app for this special offer....
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: An informal dinner on Black Friday

    The Gossiping Gourmet: An informal dinner on Black Friday
    The other evening, I had a most unique dining experience. Perhaps the fact that it was the night after Thanksgiving could explain some of it. My guest and I walked into a large, beautiful dining room with fresh flowers on every table and found ourselves...
  • 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...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Okura brings location back to life

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Okura brings location back to life
    Hush has been hushed, Mark's has been marked off and Katsuya, we'll see ya, because another restaurant has emerged in the spot that previously housed these restaurants. It's a large attractive space that has undergone a facelift and now bears the name...
  • All About Food: More than the sum of its parts

    All About Food: More than the sum of its parts
    It was Sunday afternoon and my husband and I were hungry for some dim sum, so we headed to Capitol Seafood in Irvine and joined the throng of people outside waiting for a table. We were finally seated and sat back to enjoy the cacophony and sip our...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: It's a (tasty) jungle in here

    The Gossiping Gourmet: It's a (tasty) jungle in here
    The consequences of these economic times have hit the restaurant industry hard. There are fewer and fewer new restaurants opening, and most of those that do are established chains. So as a reviewer, I find that I must resort to re-reviewing restaurants...