| Feb 16, 2011
| 2:39 PM
Ahhh! Sit down and relax with a great cup of tea. Then ponder the power of it. Besides the simple pleasures of a cuppa, this ancient beverage has had medicinal, religious and political implications throughout almost 5,000 years of history. Legend has it...
| May 19, 2011
At the Lazy Ox Canteen on the edge of Little Tokyo, the happy clamor of downtown denizens tucking into chef Josef Centeno's Ox burgers, crispy pig's ears and brick-roasted mussels leaks out the door into the street. But Lazy Ox is no longer the only...
| May 25, 2011
| 9:12 PM
At first glance, one might see "Eco-Warrior" and think it's this summer's blockbuster with DiCaprio or Pitt or Affleck.
No, it's just little ol' James Pribram trying to save the world.
Don't think he can do it? Don't tell that to Maira Khan, whom...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 1:09 PM
Artist and designer Isamu Noguchi was a busy man in the early 1980s.
Born in Los Angeles in 1904, he had won a Guggenheim award as a young man, catapulting him into the arts stratosphere. He spent many years working in Japan and Europe, ascending to...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 3:51 PM
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...
| Sep 8, 2010
| 4:04 PM
The best way to describe the food at Raya might be "Mexasian." The new restaurant at the Ritz Carlton has been advertised as Latin American or Pan-Latin coastal cuisine, but that doesn't explain the presence of miso black cod with kabayaki sauce, tuna...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 5:00 PM
We found out about Huntington Beach-based Dina Marie's incredible photography talents from a friend who trusted her to shoot their precious newborn and family photos. The resulting slide show was mesmerizing, and we couldn't imagine having to decide which...
| 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...
| May 11, 2011
| 4:08 PM
On our foray into ethnic markets, we discovered so many interesting places that we were forced to complete our survey with yet another article. This time, we are looking at Asian markets. Actually, these markets are all pan-Asian, but each focuses on...
| May 11, 2011
| 4:11 PM
The fabulous wine country of Paso Robles rolls into Orange County on Thursday at a not-to-be-missed wine event at Charlie Palmer at South Coast Plaza.
The second annual Stars of Paso Robles wine tasting means nearly 30 of Paso's premier winemakers are...