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  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Lucca offers cuisine that's more fun to share

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Lucca offers cuisine that's more fun to share
    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...
  • Greer's OC: Get used gear at REI

    Don't miss the REI members-only Used Gear Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach. REI will allow members to purchase used and returned gear at substantial discounts. REI is known for the best deals on top-quality...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Olive Pit chef has trained under some greats

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Olive Pit chef has trained under some greats
    What does a chef do after he has trained at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and worked under haute cuisine celebrities such as Daniel Boulud in New York and Wolfgang Puck in Beverly Hills? If your name is Yianni Koufodontis, then you...
  • 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...
  • Greer's OC: Get a cut, help Japan

    In response to the recent tsunami and earthquake in Japan, Marinello Schools of Beauty is holding a Japan Relief Cut-A-Thon in Huntington Beach through Saturday. The school will offer $5 haircuts; all proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross for...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Menu choices for any lifestyle at bambú

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Menu choices for any lifestyle at bambú
    At the Newport Beach Restaurant Week kickoff party, we had the pleasure of talking with Chef Chad Blunston from bambú Restaurant at the Fairmont Hotel. He was very excited about his new customized menu catering to guests' special dietary needs. It is...
  • Greer's OC: Store makes gifting, parties a snap

    I just discovered Party All the Time, a new boutique in Corona del Mar that's best described as a combination of Anthropologie, Where's The Party? and Roger's Gardens. Three sisters-in-law opened the shop a few months ago, and locals are going crazy for...
  • Greer's OC: Best places for grilled cheese

    It's National Grilled Cheese Month, and you celebrate everyday by trying some of the best in grilled cheese creations at some of my fave spots. At Zinc Café & Market in Laguna Beach and Corona del Mar, I can't get enough of the gruyere cheese grilled...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Sundried Tomato hitting all the high notes

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Sundried Tomato hitting all the high notes
    In our dining experience, Sundried Tomato has had some ups and downs over the years, but now it's definitely riding on a high. We hadn't eaten there in several years but were delighted with our recent visit. Well prepared food by chef Moises Villalva,...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Go from the top to the toe of Italy's boot

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Go from the top to the toe of Italy's boot
    It seems like the vast majority of restaurants in Huntington Beach are in strip malls with generally unprepossessing exteriors. Such is the case with La Fontana, but once you step through the door, you find yourself in a warm, welcoming atmosphere created...
  • Greer's OC: 'Lido Goes Pop!' at film festival

    As if eight nights and 350 films aren't exciting enough, now we have "Lido Goes Pop!" to look forward to. For the first time in its 12-year run, Newport Beach Film festivalgoers can convene nightly at Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach as Riviera...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Antonello continues fine dining tradition

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Antonello continues fine dining tradition
    Antonello, which opened its doors in 1979, is as venerable as an Orange County restaurant gets. This grand old dame has been serving exemplary and well-praised Northern Italian cuisine for more than 32 years. The ersatz Old World palazzo is a step...