| May 21, 2013
| 1:48 PM
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...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:23 AM
Dan Muraira and Eric Wilford often have their Kona Ice Trucks compared to ice cream trucks, but there's one big difference.
"We don't go anywhere unless we're invited," said Wilford, who's Muraira's uncle. "We aren't an ice cream truck where we just...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 11:45 AM
A few people and many open hearts have made a big difference for one orphanage in Mexico.
For the past 12 years, Jack and Vicki Dishon and Humberto and Emma Macias from Huntington Beach's Seaside Community Church have organized a monthly trip to Tijuana...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 4:31 PM
The following column is very funny. At least, it better be. A prize-winning comedian helped me write it.
The other week, an email landed in my inbox declaring that Mark Schumacher, a high school teacher who lives in Trabuco Canyon, had trounced the...
| May 15, 2013
| 12:42 PM
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...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 5:22 PM
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...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 2:05 PM
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...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 10:25 AM
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...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 5:00 PM
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...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:06 PM
It's finally feeling like fall, which means time to wear cozy sweaters for cooler weather.
At two amazing boutiques in Newport Beach — Sienna Brown Fashion at Corona del Mar Plaza and its sister store Coastal Cool at Crystal Cove Promenade —...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 12:07 PM
The new, long-awaited Whole Foods Market in Fashion Island has opened with a bang, and patrons are flocking to this mega-food emporium like sports fans to the Super Bowl. Traffic is so intense at the moment and a parking spot so precious that there are...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 3:34 PM
The new Bruxie to open soon in Huntington Beach will include a feature unique to the location.
Known for its waffle sandwiches, the fifth Orange County Bruxie will be the first to have "Bruxie Streetside." Patrons will be able to walk up to the curbside...