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  • Retail Therapy: Walk with an Italian accent

    Sole comfort: A new store featuring Italian shoes has opened in Laguna Beach. Quattro Passi, 305 Forest Ave., Suite 103, owned by Gabriella Caltabiano, focuses on offering comfortable, versatile and beautiful footwear by brands that have been long...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Fig comes to Fashion Island

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Fig comes to Fashion Island
    The Fig & Olive has opened in Fashion Island in a freestanding building just across from the Red O. The building is surrounded by fig and olive trees, and the motif is carried out in the decor. This is one gorgeous restaurant. It welcomes diners with...
  • H.B. couples adopt Tijuana orphanage

    H.B. couples adopt Tijuana orphanage
    A few people and many open hearts have made a big difference for one orphanage in Mexico. For the past 12 years, Jack and Vicki Dishon and Humberto and Emma Macias from Huntington Beach's Seaside Community Church have organized a monthly trip to Tijuana...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Plenty of Turkish delight at GG's

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Plenty of Turkish delight at GG's
    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...
  • Chili champ does it for the basketball

    Chili champ does it for the basketball
    "I'm a champion. Come get me. Challenge my chili," said Angelo Barriga, the Thursday after he won Surf City Chili at the Beach cook-off. "Try my chili and tell me you don't like it. It's impossible." At first, entering chili cook-offs was a way for...
  • Retail Therapy: It's tofu time at Chipotle

    Tofu tryouts: The Chipotle fresh-Mex restaurant chain is offering a free order of its new sofritas (braised tofu) entrees to those who text the word "sofritas" to 888222. Try a free sofritas burrito, burrito bowl, salad or order of tacos when you show the...
  • In the Pipeline: A little history at the sandwich shop

    In the Pipeline: A little history at the sandwich shop
    Huntington Beach loves its history. Since my column a couple of weeks ago about my goal to locate old buildings as the first stage in trying to create a historic marker program around the city, I have received some truly fascinating emails from people...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Carmelita's misses getting the details right

     The Gossiping Gourmet: Carmelita's misses getting the details right
    Bienvenidos a Carmelita's, Laguna's newest Mexican restaurant. It replaces the long-gone Vietnamese Cajun restaurant on Broadway with a spiffy new renovation. With its tasteful tile and stonework accents, the remodeled interior might be called modern...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Cucina Enoteca's decor and food hit high notes

     The Gossiping Gourmet: Cucina Enoteca's decor and food hit high notes
    There are several new eateries in the ever-evolving entertainment center that is the Irvine Spectrum. One of the hippest is Cucina Enoteca, just across the courtyard from the Cineplex. As you approach the restaurant, the first thing you see is the...
  • Gossiping Gourmet: High dining at the Himalayan

    Gossiping Gourmet: High dining at the Himalayan
    There is a charming little restaurant in Peter's Landing that draws us back with its unique blend of Tibetan and Indian cuisine. Last time we visited the Himalayan Grill, we focused more on the Tibetan food, so this time we went Indian. As we perused...
  • Icy business rolls through O.C.

    Icy business rolls through O.C.
    Dan Muraira and Eric Wilford often have their Kona Ice Trucks compared to ice cream trucks, but there's one big difference. "We don't go anywhere unless we're invited," said Wilford, who's Muraira's uncle. "We aren't an ice cream truck where we just...
  • City Lights: The funniest man in the county

    City Lights: The funniest man in the county
    The following column is very funny. At least, it better be. A prize-winning comedian helped me write it. The other week, an email landed in my inbox declaring that Mark Schumacher, a high school teacher who lives in Trabuco Canyon, had trounced the...