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  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Stellar food from a familiar chef

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Stellar food from a familiar chef
    The energetic and charming Alessandro Pirozzi has opened yet another excellent restaurant, this one in Corona del Mar. This is the fourth restaurant of his that I have reviewed, and by now he knows who I am. It has always been my policy to remain...
  • Natural Perspectives: Birding in Big Bear more fun than a barrel of monkeyflowers

    Natural Perspectives: Birding in Big Bear more fun than a barrel of monkeyflowers
    Vic led a birding trip to Big Bear Lake recently for his senior citizen class in bird watching. I was more than happy to go with him because I love the San Bernardino Mountains. We drove up State Route 38 on a beautiful Friday morning, meeting the...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Everything made from scratch at Mazara Trattoria

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Everything made from scratch at Mazara Trattoria
    Once again, we are all excited about a little neighborhood restaurant in a Huntington Beach strip mall. This time, it's Sicilian and the chef/owner Joe Maiale has realized his longtime dream of opening his own ristorante, along with his wife-to-be, Laura....
  • Saving lives, saving money

    Every summer, school-aged children from neighborhoods like Dover Shores and Corona del Mar board the Balboa Island Ferry and travel together to the beach. They wear massive backpacks and matching red and blue clothes — all from a marquee surfwear...
  • Greer's O.C: New coffeehouse for Huntington Beach

    Huntington Beach just landed a new gourmet coffeehouse, Adams Avenue Coffee, which is proudly serving custom-roasted Kéan Coffee along with tasty treats such as the legendary Adams Avenue Donuts and pastries. Owner Gretchen Bock worked for Diedrich...
  • 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...
  • Greer's OC: An event that celebrates women

    Spa Gregorie's in Newport Beach will be celebrating women of all ages in a major way from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday with its 5th annual Women are Wonderful: In Full Bloom event. It's a women's expo featuring beauty demonstrations, exhibits, presentations...
  • Greer's OC: Mix surf, art with hotel stay

    The Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach and world-renowned ocean photographer Aaron Chang (who has a pop-up gallery in the Shorebreak lobby) have teamed up to create an experience for surf and art lovers. Booking an "On a Mission for Art" package...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Orchid offers generous taste of Persian food

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Orchid offers generous taste of Persian food
    If you are looking for a great deal and some interesting food, we suggest you try the buffet at Orchid in Costa Mesa, served both at lunch and dinner every day but Saturday. It might be a nice introduction to Iranian — or Persian — cuisine...
  • Natural Perspectives: Centennial Farm at fair is fun, educational

    Natural Perspectives: Centennial Farm at fair is fun, educational
    Vic and I spent a fantastic day at the Orange County Fair this past Sunday. We went with our son Scott, his wife, Nicole, and their three preschoolers, Allison, Lauren and Megan. This was the girls' first visit to the O.C. Fair, although they've...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Cap off your day at Kappo Honda

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Cap off your day at Kappo Honda
    Kappo Honda is primarily an izakaya restaurant, but it does have a sushi bar in a separate room. Izakaya traditionally is a very casual drinking establishment that also serves small plates. In the U.S., it has morphed into an actual style of restaurant....
  • Fences causing controversy

    Fences causing controversy
    When Michael Novratil and his family moved into a house on Alabama Street two years ago, they got a special bonus from the city: a piece of municipally owned land in the backyard, complete with a fence, that provided a perfect place for their dogs to...