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  • 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...
  • 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: Truffle still golden after three decades

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Truffle still golden after three decades
    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...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Thai Bros. offers satisfying, if not always spicy, array

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Thai Bros. offers satisfying, if not always spicy, array
    For the past 19 years, Thai Bros. has been serving locals and tourists mostly traditional Thai cuisine, save the occasional exception like fried wontons with cream cheese and avocado. This little storefront restaurant is a pleasant and unpretentious...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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: Not enough Spark at acclaimed restaurant

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Not enough Spark at acclaimed restaurant
    Over the years, I have found that the best dining in Huntington Beach is often in strip malls away from the center of town: small, chef-owned, ethnic places that have great food at modest prices. However, when I was searching for a place to review there,...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Lucca offers cuisine that's more fun to share

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Lucca offers cuisine that's more fun to share
    Since the day Lucca Café opened in Irvine, owner/chef Cathy Pavlos has consistently prepared exciting, delicious Mediterranean-style cuisine. The menu features a gorgeous variety of vegetable antipasti, a superb selection of cheese and an extensive list...
  • Restaurant owner, downtown group's spokesman reach agreement

    The owner of a downtown restaurant reached a tentative agreement Friday with the head of a political action organization who he said threatened his employees. The court ordered Alessandro Pirozzi, the owner of Cucina Alessa in downtown Huntington Beach,...
  • Restraining order against Kramer dismissed

    A request for a restraining order against the head of a downtown political group by a restaurant owner was dismissed Friday following an agreement between the two parties that was reached outside of court. Alessandro Pirozzi, the owner of Cucina...