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  • 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...
  • Retail Therapy: Dinner for a good cause

    Scholarship smorgasbord: Local chefs and restaurants have joined with Golden West College for this year's Chefs for Scholarships event from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the college's student center. All attendees receive unlimited tastes from nearly 30 vendors...
  • Retail Therapy: Corner comes to Irvine

    Grand slam: The Irvine Chamber of Commerce has announced several upcoming ribbon-cutting events. The newly remodeled Corner Bakery at 13786 Jamboree Road will celebrate its grand opening at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 14 with free snacks and beverages. Information:...
  • All About Food: New treats something to Cro about

    All About Food: New treats something to Cro about
    Gastronomically speaking, the current answer to the question "What will they think of next?" is Cronuts. What are they, you wonder? Avian private parts? No, they are the love child of croissants and donuts, brought into the world in New York City in...
  • Retail Therapy: Feeling the Veggie love

    Healthy freebie: Veggie Grill restaurant chain aficionados who download and use the company's new Android and iPhone app will receive a free winter menu item if they install the app before Jan. 5. Look on the "Love" tab of the app for this special offer....
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Authentic Italian, complete with bocce ball

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Authentic Italian, complete with bocce ball
    My husband and I have been fans of Il Fornaio since the late '80s, when we used to drive into Los Angeles just to get a good Italian meal. Orange County has changed a lot since then, but we were very pleased when Il Fornaio opened its doors locally....
  • 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...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: The good buzz about Il Barone is all true

     The Gossiping Gourmet: The good buzz about Il Barone is all true
    After 20 years as Antonello's award-winning chef, Franco Barone opened his own restaurant in 2009 with his wife, Donatella. Lots of good buzz finally brought us to Il Barone Ristorante, a pleasant bistro tucked away in the rear of a business and...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Hot off the grill: fine food and dessert

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Hot off the grill: fine food and dessert
    If they gave out an Academy Award for "most congenial hospitality in a food service establishment," hands down, the Oscar would go to Maro Wood Grill. The dramatic makeover of the former site of A La Carte in Laguna Beach has turned the little deli into...