| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:42 PM
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...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:13 PM
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...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Animated fun: The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa continues its free outdoor Movie Mondays events with the Disney animated feature "Mulan" this Monday. Contests begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by the the movie at about 8 p.m. Patina Catering...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:29 PM
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...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 12:52 PM
Ice cream social: Pop by Whole Foods Market at Fashion Island from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday for a complimentary ice cream sundae topped with B. toffee's signature "B. bits." B. toffee founder Betsy Thagard will offer samples of her B. Frosty shake along...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 11:58 AM
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...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 2:48 PM
French 75 is becoming seriously French again. It was on its way when Dave Shofner became the chef but now with the collaboration of master chef Pascal Olhats, it has arrived, along with a recession-busting $10 entrée menu called "The Perfect 10." We've...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 4:21 PM
Royal Thai Cuisine in Newport Beach is a dressed up Thai restaurant. It has been open for 27 years, making it one of the oldest in Orange County. Another Royal Thai Cuisine is in Laguna Beach, at 1750 S. Coast Hwy.
The cuisine features foods from all...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Huntington Beach City Councilman Keith Bohr has appealed the Planning Commission's decision to deny Bomburger restaurant a permit to serve beer and wine to customers, claiming the decision may have violated the downtown business' due process and the...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 3:05 PM
If the notion of a vegan meal makes you cringe, a dinner at Mai Nguyen's Au Lac might very well change your mind, especially if you are a fan of Vietnamese, Chinese or Japanese food.
Co-chef Ito actually calls his cuisine "Humanese" because he wishes to...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 4:00 PM
A downtown burger joint withdrew its application to serve alcohol Monday night following a dispute between a council member and the head of a community group fighting the number of alcohol licenses in the area.
Bomburger's decision to rescind its alcohol...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 4:02 PM
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...