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  • The Gossiping Gourmet: No microwaved taste at Arc

    The Gossiping Gourmet: No microwaved taste at Arc
    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...
  • 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....
  • 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-...
  • 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: 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...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Provenance a new hit for Cathy Pavlos

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Provenance a new hit for Cathy Pavlos
    I have been a fan of chef Cathy Pavlos since she first opened Lucca in the Quail Hill Shopping Center in 2005, and I have been eagerly awaiting her new restaurant, aptly called Provenance. It is in the Eastbluff Village Center in Newport Beach. The...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: The new star at Starfish Laguna Beach

    The Gossiping Gourmet: The new star at Starfish Laguna Beach
    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...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Up for a spontaneous lunch?

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Up for a spontaneous lunch?
    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...
  • New game complex brings out the kid in everyone

    New game complex brings out the kid in everyone
    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...