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  • 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...
  • 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: 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: 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...
  • 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...
  • Natural Perspectives: Memoirs of a wildlife photographer

    Natural Perspectives: Memoirs of a wildlife photographer
    Last week, Vic and I wrote about my recent visit to Yellowstone National Park. The reason I was in that area was to attend a wildlife photography workshop in Grand Teton National Park. The workshop was sponsored by a photography group called the...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Laguna Thai has its ups and downs

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Laguna Thai has its ups and downs
    The tiny eatery Laguna Thai by the Sea has had a face lift this past year and added bamboo wainscoting and more mobile-type paper decorations swinging in the breeze, but the major new addition is a fancy wood, floor-to-ceiling wine cabinet that...