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  • 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...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Delicious Alessa offers new location, fare

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Delicious Alessa offers new location, fare
    The amazing Alessandro Pirozzi has opened a new trattoria in Laguna Beach, Alessa, in the old Pomodoro space. You may have had the pleasure of dining in his Cucina Alessa in Newport or Huntington, but Laguna's version is unique. Although there are many...
  • City Lights: Writing isn't always glamorous

    I still remember the first time I saw my name in print. It was the spring of my freshman year in high school, and I submitted an essay on the Major League Baseball strike to a Los Angeles Times column, "My Turn," that featured work by local teenagers....
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Passion for craft shows in flavors

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Passion for craft shows in flavors
    We're back at the Camp again, that hip foodie enclave in Costa Mesa, this time to sample the fare at Old Vine Café, the joint creation of the brothers McDonald. Chef Mark and sommelier Brandon run this little restaurant virtually by themselves, with one...
  • Gossiping Gourmet: A different, delicious take on Chinese

    Gossiping Gourmet: A different, delicious take on Chinese
    For a great night out "on the wagon," we would like to recommend the Lotus Chinese Eatery, which is one of the few Islamic Chinese restaurants in Orange County. They feature halal meats and serve no alcohol. Although there is no pork, there are a number...
  • All About Food: A great week of food up in Newport Beach

    All About Food: A great week of food up in Newport Beach
    By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz Newport Beach's fifth annual Restaurant Week, a culinary celebration that offers gourmet prix fixe menus at bargain prices, will take place from Jan. 21 to Jan. 27. The concept has been hugely successful since...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet Bringing authentic Japanese dining to O.C.

    The Gossiping Gourmet Bringing authentic Japanese dining to O.C.
    The other night we dined in Japan without having to board an airplane. We feasted on monkfish liver, mountain potatoes and inaniwa udon at a strip mall restaurant in Costa Mesa. Kappo Sui's daily menu is in Japanese, and we were the only patrons who...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Find a taste of Tibet at Himalayan Grill

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Find a taste of Tibet at Himalayan Grill
    The Himalayan Grill serves a wide variety of superior Indian food. Reviewers have raved about the tandoori chicken and chicken tikka masala, but we were intrigued by the possibility of tasting Tibetan food, which, to our knowledge, is not available...
  • Councilman's action 'calls for concern'

    Councilman Keith Bohr contacted four of seven city planning commissioners before they voted on an issue affecting a business, customers and residents in downtown Huntington Beach. His action has raised questions among some city officials on whether it...