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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A perfect place to noodle around

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A perfect place to noodle around
    Having traveled in Vietnam, my husband and I are devotees of the wonderful food from that part of the world. Short of a trip across the ocean, Orange County residents are in a perfect place to enjoy Vietnamese cuisine. We have the privilege and...
  • 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: Still 'As Is' after 30+ years

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Still 'As Is' after 30+ years
    Dizz's As Is has been around since 1977, and that kind of longevity for a restaurant indicates it has been doing something very right, for a very long time. Upon entering this cottage-like building, you feel as if you have been transported into the...
  • Retail Therapy: A wonderful week to waffle

    A delicious trend: Gourmet waffle restaurant chain Bruxie is offering holiday specials including a Maine lobster Bruxie (waffle sandwich), available Thursday only; Vermont apple pie Bruxie; red, white and blue shake; and black cherry cane sugar soda,...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A taste of Italy in Newport Coast

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A taste of Italy in Newport Coast
    Modo Mio Cucina Rustica has been around for quite a while, and I think the reason is that the food is tasty, the portions are generous and the prices are reasonable. The attractive space has the feel of a modern trattoria in Italy with an open kitchen,...
  • Greer's OC: Coffee bar Theorem now open

    Once again, Jeff and Christa Duggan, the husband and wife team behind Portola Coffee Lab at OC Mart Mix in Costa Mesa, are bringing Orange County a new coffee experience unlike anything we've had before: a dedicated slow bar to explore the wonders of...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: New treats abound at an old favorite

     The Gossiping Gourmet: New treats abound at an old favorite
    It's always a pleasure to dine with an old friend and 230 Forest Avenue is one of our favorites. No matter how many times we visit, the food is always reliably good. With occasional changes in the menu, there is always something new to try, if that's your...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A Restaurant that's like time machine travel

     The Gossiping Gourmet: A Restaurant that's like time machine travel
    Stepping into A Restaurant is like stepping into a time machine and finding oneself back in a 1940s steakhouse with dim lighting, nail-studded, dark red leather booths, wood paneling, a roaring fireplace and a buzzing bar. When oil was discovered in...
  • Greer's OC: Air alcoholic beverage now sold at local stores

    Ever since Air debuted in grocery stores, organic markets, beverage shops and convenience stores throughout Orange County, it's upping the ante on carbonated water by making it more exciting. Air is the first sparkling water infused with alcohol that...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Thai Pepper brings authenticity

     The Gossiping Gourmet: Thai Pepper brings authenticity
    Elle's son lives in Thailand, so she is very familiar with the tiny neighborhood restaurants lining the streets of Phuket, serving fresh food made to order, with that homemade feel, for a very few baht. Thai Pepper has that vibe. Located in one of the...