| Dec 1, 2010
| 3:52 PM
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...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 12:21 PM
The top 10 dishes of 2010 (in no particular order and not a list of the 10 best restaurants):
Café Grill (Fountain Valley): Sweet Potato Ravioli is a winner! Looking more like cannelloni, the toothsome pasta is wrapped around an exquisite sweet potato...
| Jul 7, 2010
| 8:43 PM
While we're always on the lookout for the hot new thing, we love to rediscover an oldie but goodie. We were a bit worried about revisiting Marrakesh in Costa Mesa since neither of us had been there for at least 12 years. We're happy to report that our...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 4:08 PM
Hotel restaurants are often quite pricey and the food is frequently mediocre. With a few exceptions, like the Montage, locals tend to dine elsewhere. However, the Californian at the Hyatt in Huntington Beach is a surprising contradiction to this popular...
| 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...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 3:51 PM
Join Second Chance Pet Adoptions of Huntington Beach for a wine and beer tasting fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Brix Wine Bar in Sunset Beach. The party includes wine and beer tastings, plus snacks. A tax-deductible donation costs $35 per person,...
| Aug 19, 2010
Leatherby's Café Rouge, in Segerstrom Concert Hall, with a new chef and a brand new menu, has just reopened for the up and coming arts season.
Although most of their clientele are dining before a performance, we would like to encourage you to think of...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 2:48 PM
French 75 is becoming seriously French again. It was on its way when Dave Shofner became the chef but now with the collaboration of master chef Pascal Olhats, it has arrived, along with a recession-busting $10 entrée menu called "The Perfect 10." We've...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 2:29 PM
Greer's OC and the mobile Rasta Taco are teaming up to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. While enjoying awesome, mobile, street-style tacos at a location of your choice, Rasta Taco will donate 5% of the sales from mid-week...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Kudos to Nancy Wilhelm! This consummate restaurateur has finally opened her dream establishment with a concept that she has been refining in her imagination for years.
Starfish is a gorgeous transformation of the former Taz restaurant in the South...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 4:09 PM
Experiencing a culinary delicacy doesn't get much better than Crab Tuesdays at AnQi Gourmet Bistro & Noodle Bar at South Coast Plaza. It's a rare weekly foodie event hosted by celebrity Chef Helene An, the matriarch and executive chef of all An Family...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 3:49 PM
Once again, we are all excited about a little neighborhood restaurant in a Huntington Beach strip mall. This time, it's Sicilian and the chef/owner Joe Maiale has realized his longtime dream of opening his own ristorante, along with his wife-to-be, Laura....