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These days, when we are jonesing for pizza, we are confronted with a vast array of choices even before we think about toppings. Are you in the mood for thin crust, thick crust, stuffed crust, cracker crust, deep dish or even flat bread? The oldest and...
There is a charming little restaurant in Peter's Landing that draws us back with its unique blend of Tibetan and Indian cuisine. Last time we visited the Himalayan Grill, we focused more on the Tibetan food, so this time we went Indian. As we perused...
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 —...
Soheila Siadate is an amazing chef, working quietly in the kitchen of her little Persian restaurant, Green Rice Kabob, in a Huntington Beach strip mall, where she turns out some wonderful cuisine. Chef Soheila has a distinctive way with Middle Eastern and...
Tags: Lifestyle and Leisure, Pita Bread, Appetizers, Cucumbers, Onions
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...
Vic and I had "slow food" this past week at two events. One was the annual Harvest Potluck by the Huntington Beach Community Garden. The other was the annual picnic in Bommer Canyon in Irvine put on by the Orange County chapter of Slow Food U.S.A. We...
It's always a pleasure to dine with an old friend and 230 Forest Avenue is one of our favorites. No matter how many times we visit, the food is always reliably good. With occasional changes in the menu, there is always something new to try, if that's your...
Tags: Cucumbers, Cheese, Onions, Salads, Foods and Beverages
This long, hot summer is finally winding down. After two months free from teaching, Vic has started back to school with his birding and natural history classes at Saddleback College. Classes will begin soon at Golden West College, where he teaches...
Something about a county fair brings out the kid in all of us. With all the hope and optimism of a kid, I have been trying for several years to win a blue ribbon in the Largest Beet category at the Orange County Fair. Vic has been very supportive of my...
Tags: Beets, Green Beans
Back-to-school shopping is already starting at Huntington Surf and Sport. All four HSS stores will open Friday at 8 a.m. and the sale will continue through Sunday. A sidewalk sale will take place outside and prices in entire store will be reduced 20%...
Andrei's Conscious Cuisine is unusual in several ways. For starters, it is a not-for-profit restaurant that donates funds to the Andrei Foundation, named after Andrei Olenicoff, the owner's brother, who died in a car accident at age 32. The foundation...
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