| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Got caffeine? Waffle sandwich darling Bruxie is debuting its own proprietary The Bold Blend coffee with a free cup offer on its Facebook page. Visit facebook.com/BruxieWaffles to learn more.
(e)Book smart: The Newport Beach Public Library has begun...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:44 AM
My husband and I have been fans of Il Fornaio since the late '80s, when we used to drive into Los Angeles just to get a good Italian meal.
Orange County has changed a lot since then, but we were very pleased when Il Fornaio opened its doors locally....
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:46 AM
"Italian enchiladas, orange chicken mole and a homemade, savory corn bread waffle topped with a grilled steak chili cheddar cheese and topped with a fried egg."
Executive chef Paul Setola, 28, is running down a few of the new items that he has created...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 10:56 AM
One of the best bargains in Orange County is the lunchtime prix fixe "Spontanee" menu at Marche Moderne in South Coast Plaza. It is also, in my opinion, the best restaurant in the O.C.
The excellent three-course meal costs only $25. The meal usually...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:03 PM
It took an eager, wide-eyed boy to assemble the game lineup at Fuzion, the new family entertainment complex that opened this week in Huntington Beach.
That boy exists inside a 38-year-old man, but there you have it.
General manager Alfred Sims, who...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Arc, in The OC Mix at SoCo, is one of the most exciting new restaurants to hit Orange County in quite a while.
It is distinguished by the fact that everything is cooked in the wood-fired oven or over the wood-fired grill. The stacks of logs inside and...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Back to style: The Irvine Spectrum Center is kicking off the back-to-school shopping season with a Teen Vogue Back-to-School event Saturday. Shoppers will be able to peruse pop-up "style closets" from Nordstrom's TOPSHOP collaboration at 1 p.m. outside...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:55 PM
We often lament the passing of our favorite Vietnamese restaurant, Xanh Bistro, once located in a strip mall off Brookhurst, but we recently returned to the spot and discovered that it had been replaced by a wonderful new eatery called Ennar Calasian...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Fresh Mex: The much-anticipated fresh casual Mexican restaurant Solita Tacos & Margaritas has opened at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach, 7631 Edinger Ave., Suite 1508. Created by the team behind SOL Cocina of Newport Beach and featuring the big flavors of...