| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Stepping into A Restaurant is like stepping into a time machine and finding oneself back in a 1940s steakhouse with dim lighting, nail-studded, dark red leather booths, wood paneling, a roaring fireplace and a buzzing bar.
When oil was discovered in...
| 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...
| 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 —...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 4:17 PM
We've been fans of Chef John Cuevas since we dined on his inventive and delicious fare when he took over as executive chef at The Loft in the Montage Hotel. His departure for the new Montage in Beverly Hills struck a sour note for us.
So his return to...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 4:17 PM
The highly anticipated third annual A Harvest of Hope garden event in Newport Beach returns Friday through Sunday in support of providing sustainability and well-being to local and global communities.
Shop from one-of-a-kind home and garden items, attend...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Since our last visit to the Italian restaurant Romeo Cucina, it has had a touch up and so has the menu.
The capacious room has a warm and inviting ambiance with its wood-burning oven as a focal point. The space is nicely lit and has an uncrowded...