Dining Reviews

Blessing the Boathouse

Blessing the Boathouse

Here he grows again.

 The Gossiping Gourmet: Eclectic bites at Fusion

The Gossiping Gourmet: Eclectic bites at Fusion

The new Ayres Hotel in Fountain Valley, just off the 405 Freeway at Brookhurst Street, is home to a delightful restaurant called Fusion Bites. And the name is an accurate description of the eclectic menu, which is filled with tapas-sized dishes full of imaginative and tasty fusion food.

The Gossiping Gourmet: Pizza the old Italian way

The Gossiping Gourmet: Pizza the old Italian way

Do the beach cities really need another pizza place? Well, if it happens to be Settebello, the answer is a great big "yes."

The Gossiping Gourmet: Oak Grill entices with varied cuisine, tree-lined patio

The Gossiping Gourmet: Oak Grill entices with varied cuisine, tree-lined patio

Last Sunday, my husband and I went to brunch at a new restaurant called Oak Grill, in the Island Hotel on the outer circle of Fashion Island.

The Gossiping Gourmet: Ivory speaks to new motif, management and menu

The Gossiping Gourmet: Ivory speaks to new motif, management and menu

The former home of Mark's Restaurant, in the strip mall across from the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, has undergone a makeover. It now has a new name, Ivory Restaurant & Lounge; a new owner, Marsha Benson; a new chef, Abel Gonzales; a new d├ęcor; and a new menu.

The Gossiping Gourmet: The hymn of Tortilla Republic

The Gossiping Gourmet: The hymn of Tortilla Republic

Tortilla Republic has opened in the former home of Javier's and Asada in Laguna Beach.

All About Food: Mucus, margarine and other myths

I have gotten some nice feedback on the article I wrote a few weeks ago called "Adhering to these food myths? Stop" (All About Food, May 22) and have decided to do a second installment.

The Gossiping Gourmet: A bumper crop at Mendocino Farms

The Gossiping Gourmet: A bumper crop at Mendocino Farms

A new sandwich shop has arrived in Orange County, and it is really like no other.

The Gossiping Gourmet: Stellar food from a familiar chef

The Gossiping Gourmet: Stellar food from a familiar chef

The energetic and charming Alessandro Pirozzi has opened yet another excellent restaurant, this one in Corona del Mar.

The Gossiping Gourmet: A sushi master at work at Sota

The Gossiping Gourmet: A sushi master at work at Sota

Sota Akiyama has had extensive experience at many fine sushi restaurants in California.

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