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  • Former dishwasher now Zov's culinary director

     Former dishwasher now Zov's culinary director
    "Hold on," said Louie Jocson. "I'm in the process of caramelizing onions." The newly appointed culinary director of Zov's, the restaurant chain known for its Eastern Mediterranean-influenced cuisine, is a fixture on the Southern California culinary...
  • Newport council candidate returns disputed campaign donation

    Newport Beach City Council candidate Scott Peotter says he has returned a $1,100 campaign contribution to Woody's Wharf to avoid costly legal repercussions. The four owners of the Balboa Peninsula restaurant and bar had already donated the maximum $1,...
  • Biz News: Cucina Enoteca opens at Fashion Island

    A new Fashion Island restaurant that caught on fire during construction opened Wednesday. Cucina Enoteca joins other recently opened, upscale restaurants at the shopping center, including Fig and Olive and Red O. The restaurant offers communal seating...
  • Din Tai Fung comes to Orange County

    Din Tai Fung comes to Orange County
    Visitors to a new Chinese restaurant at South Coast Plaza already know their fortune when they walk through the door. It's going to be a two-hour wait. That's because Din Tai Fung, the acclaimed Taiwanese restaurant that opened Monday, is famous for...
  • Barbara's Bits and Bites: The Ritz, Pizza Nova

    Barbara's Bits and Bites: The Ritz, Pizza Nova
    It's time to take my monthly break from writing about politics and focus on something more far delicious for all those foodies out there who enjoy discovering — and re-discovering — fun places to eat in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa as much...
  • 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...
  • SUV slams into low wall in front of Denny's in Costa Mesa

    SUV slams into low wall in front of Denny's in Costa Mesa
    Costa Mesa police and fire crews worked to remove an SUV that was stuck on the grass area at the Denny's on Harbor Boulevard Tuesday morning. Paramedics and firefighters responded to the Denny's at 3170 Harbor Blvd. at 10:27 a.m. after receiving reports...
  • The Harbor Report: It's August, and the marlins are biting

    I made my way around the harbor this week and checked in with some old friends. From the Balboa Angling Club, Amy Elliott gave me the following: "This year's Helen Smith Offshore Tournament was held Aug. 1 and 2, and the fishing was awesome. We had 51...
  • Biz News: JP Morgan Chase opens office near Fashion Island

    Biz News: JP Morgan Chase opens office near Fashion Island
    JP Morgan Chase recently celebrated the grand opening of a "private client office" near Fashion Island. The site, at 1470 Jamboree Road, used to house the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce and looks over the Newport Beach Country Club, according to a...
  • Biz-News: Ruby's to open 'Dinette' on 17th Street

    Biz-News: Ruby's to open 'Dinette' on 17th Street
    The Ruby's Diner at 428 E. 17th St. in Costa Mesa will reopen Thursday as Ruby's Dinette. The new concept advances the diner's look a couple of decades — from the well-known 1940s theme of red vinyl booths, Formica counters and juke boxes, to what a...
  • Venezia: Buckle up as campaigns get interesting

    Political twists and turns are coming fast and furious these days in the Newport Beach and Costa Mesa council races — and beyond. The Aug. 8 filing deadline saw the exit of two candidates. Newport's Michael Glenn dropped his bid for the Balboa...
  • What's on the menu? Jam

    What's on the menu? Jam
    Elizabeth An rushed past an elevated glass platform, carrying floral arrangements to tables lined in white linen at AnQi Gourmet Bistro & Noodle Bar at South Coast Plaza. The high-end restaurant An operates is known as a venue for fashion shows, charity...