| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Sota Akiyama has had extensive experience at many fine sushi restaurants in California.
He began his career at Hapi Sushi in Laguna Beach and eventually started his own private chef company. This was followed by a stretch at Ozumo, training in San...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:46 PM
The energetic and charming Alessandro Pirozzi has opened yet another excellent restaurant, this one in Corona del Mar.
This is the fourth restaurant of his that I have reviewed, and by now he knows who I am. It has always been my policy to remain...
| 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....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Last Sunday, my husband and I went to brunch at a new restaurant called Oak Grill, in the Island Hotel on the outer circle of Fashion Island.
It was a glorious summer day and we dined al fresco on the new patio. Trees surround the large space, and...
| 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,...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Looking to treat Dad this weekend? Here are some venues in Huntington Beach offering Father's Day specials:
Say it with song
Pianist Vern Nelson performs a Father's Day concert at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave., with an...
| May 15, 2013
| 12:42 PM
Alan Greeley's Golden Truffle has been around for more than 30 years, and there is a reason why this neighborhood bistro has had such longevity.
The food is good! The restaurant has added a full bar. The menu offers an ever-changing variety, according...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:17 PM
In the days of the Ottoman Empire, Turkish cooking was considered to be among the great cuisines of the world. These days, it is likely to appear on menus featuring Mediterranean food, a mixture of Middle Eastern and Italian.
GG's Bistro in the...