| Jul 20, 2011
| 2:36 PM
Tucked away in the corner of a very unprepossessing mini-mall is a tiny box of a restaurant called Thai Gulf Restaurant with a perpetual line out the door. At first, we couldn't tell if people were waiting for a washing machine at the laundromat next door...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 3:05 PM
If the notion of a vegan meal makes you cringe, a dinner at Mai Nguyen's Au Lac might very well change your mind, especially if you are a fan of Vietnamese, Chinese or Japanese food.
Co-chef Ito actually calls his cuisine "Humanese" because he wishes to...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 4:00 PM
A downtown burger joint withdrew its application to serve alcohol Monday night following a dispute between a council member and the head of a community group fighting the number of alcohol licenses in the area.
Bomburger's decision to rescind its alcohol...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 4:02 PM
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...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 4:03 PM
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...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 3:51 PM
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...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 5:00 PM
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...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 4:06 PM
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...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 2:13 PM
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,...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 4:21 PM
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...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 1:19 PM
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...
| May 4, 2011
| 3:04 PM
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...