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  • 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: Back to school at the Spectrum

    Back to style: The Irvine Spectrum Center is kicking off the back-to-school shopping season with a Teen Vogue Back-to-School event Saturday. Shoppers will be able to peruse pop-up "style closets" from Nordstrom's TOPSHOP collaboration at 1 p.m. outside...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Best of Cal meets best of Asia

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Best of Cal meets best of Asia
    We often lament the passing of our favorite Vietnamese restaurant, Xanh Bistro, once located in a strip mall off Brookhurst, but we recently returned to the spot and discovered that it had been replaced by a wonderful new eatery called Ennar Calasian...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A brunch fit for a summer's day

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A brunch fit for a summer's day
    After months of June gloom, it was a pleasure to wake up on a Sunday morning with the sun shining and a cool breeze in the air. The day was perfect for brunch at one of our favorite spots, although it is more accurately described as "blunch," since most...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Charm galore plus good food at The Bungalow

     The Gossiping Gourmet: Charm galore plus good food at The Bungalow
    The Bungalow is a charming restaurant in a building that actually looks like a bungalow. The main entry is in the rear, where there is valet parking. The low walls are made of stone, as is the entryway. A trellis of flowers adorns the area. You walk...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: The 'Seoul' of fusion cuisine

    The Gossiping Gourmet: The 'Seoul' of fusion cuisine
    The Diamond Jamboree Center in Irvine is a marvelous collection of Asian eateries: Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese, ranging from large restaurants to small storefront places as well as a big Korean supermarket. The center is always...
  • 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: 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...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Britta's part of recipe for perfect evening

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Britta's part of recipe for perfect evening
    A perfect night out in Irvine for the Markowitzes includes a nice meal, an art film and a shopping spree at Trader Joe's. What's even nicer is that you can do it all within walking distance of your car. We begin by buying movie tickets at one of the few...
  • Retail Therapy: As summer nears, time to celebrate 'Spring'

    Editor's Note: Candice Baker returns with Retail Therapy, bringing you the best in local deals, new businesses and special opportunities. Rite on: The Pacific Symphony will host a free live simulcast of its "Rite of Spring Turns 100" celebration in...