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  • Little bean is big business for Irvine's ChocXO chocolate factory entrepreneur

    Little bean is big business for Irvine's ChocXO chocolate factory entrepreneur
    His name isn't Willy Wonka, but that hasn't stopped him from opening a chocolate factory. And Richard Foley, 53, plans to share the inner workings of his ChocXO Bean-to-Bar Chocolatier in Irvine with the public Friday and Saturday. Foley, a Dana Point...
  • Blessing the Boathouse

    Blessing the Boathouse
    Here he grows again. Clayton Peterson, the Costa Mesa native who took over a 1940s industrial building on the west side of town to record local bands, showcase his personal art collection and host a private venue, is now hoping to liven up the space...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Home tour to feature Roger's Gardens home

    Corona del Mar Today: Home tour to feature Roger's Gardens home
    The Corona del Mar Home Tour, the Corona del Mar High School PTA's only annual fundraiser, will take place Tuesday and feature seven homes, including the owners of Roger's Gardens' Cameo Shores home. Tickets are $75, and include breakfast at Le Pain...
  • Irvine's Clay Oven meets New York brownstone

    Irvine's Clay Oven meets New York brownstone
    As sommeliers poured a 2011 Malbec into wine glasses and suited waiters greeted guests, Geeta Bansal stood behind a stainless steel counter and delicately sprinkled a mix of black rice, rye and black salt atop an elk, foie and radish appetizer. "This is...
  • Chef and server, on wheels

    Chef and server, on wheels
    Four years after he started his food-truck career, Phi Nguyen is a Hollywood star. Well, not him specifically. But eateries on wheels have been the rage recently at the multiplex, thanks to "Chef," Jon Favreau's sleeper hit about a man who recovers...
  • Check It Out: Let them eat cake (and read)

    The dog days of summer are here, and while it may be too hot to cook, it's the perfect temperature to read books where baking is a component of the story. "Bread Alone" by Judith Ryan Hendricks features a woman who has found herself moving from Los...
  • Check It Out: From the blog to the bookshelf

    Social media have created ways for people to interact to share, communicate or exchange information. Twitter, with its 140-character-or-less tweets, allows one to post questions or comments. Instagram's users can use digital filters to post videos and...
  • Film festival concludes with Jon Favreau's 'Chef'

    Film festival concludes with Jon Favreau's 'Chef'
    Jon Favreau was right — it's an exceptionally bad idea to watch "Chef" on an empty stomach. Slow-cooked cured meats, golden-brown grilled cheese sandwiches, sugar-sprinkled beignets and undeniably delicious-looking Cuban sandwiches drew murmurs of...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Still on the Mark after two years

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Still on the Mark after two years
    Mark's — renamed ReMark's — recently reopened in Laguna Canyon on the site of his original restaurant that has been shuttered for two years. Mark DePalma tells us proudly that his 11-year-old daughter Ashley suggested the clever new moniker....
  • Community & Clubs: Celebrating philanthropy, Italian style

    Community & Clubs: Celebrating philanthropy, Italian style
    Cindy Dole and Marena Padden, grade-level advisors of the Newport Chapter of the National Charity League, hosted an event this week at the newly opened Hood Kitchen Space in Costa Mesa. More than 30 of the chapter's eighth-grade girls participated in an...
  • Check It Out: Devour a book in the truest sense

    It's officially summertime, and the Newport Beach Public Library's Summer Reading Program begins Saturday. So visit the Central Library or the Balboa, Corona del Mar or Mariners branch and pick up game sheets or review forms, win prizes and enjoy...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Trattoria is treasure on the Island

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Trattoria is treasure on the Island
    Nestled in a tiny storefront on Balboa Island is a new and charming, romantic little bistro called Trattoria Mediterranean. It is a treasure box, with its candlelit atmosphere, the sound of trickling water from the fountain on the terrace and the wrought-...