| Aug 29, 2012
| 12:30 PM
Writer's Note: My friend Meesh is guest-writing "Unveiled" this week. I hope you find it reflective. —Mona Shadia
My family is from Iran, and we're Jewish.
When my father was a young boy walking to school, children in the neighborhood would...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Want the tryptophan-induced coma without all the work? Here are a few alternatives to preparing your own Thanksgiving meal.
Lobster or turkey
Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., offers a three-course menu with...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 11:03 AM
Taco Asylum is joining the disaster relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy victims.
From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday, 100% of the restaurant’s profits will be donated to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund.
Previously, restaurant partners Greg Daniels,...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 7:54 PM
A week-and-a-half ago, Someone Cares Soup Kitchen wasn't quite sure where it would get the money for its 26th annual Thanksgiving Day meal.
Shannon Santos, the Costa Mesa soup kitchen's executive director, got her answer when the founder of Premiere...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 7:54 PM
Celebrate the holidays with some old fashioned Christmas entertainment — and ice cream.
Orange Coast College's Repertory Theatre Company will present its annual show, "An Old-Fashioned Christmas Melodrama and Ice Cream Social," for two weekends...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 6:38 PM
Democracy and sausage-making have often been "linked" (sorry) as really ugly processes that produce good things. But having just passed through one of the nastiest local election cycles I can remember, I'm not feeling the parity between the two anymore....
| Dec 5, 2012
| 5:13 PM
Doug Cavanaugh had to disobey his mother to make her a household name.
The founder of Ruby's Diner, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary this weekend, got the idea for his restaurant chain when he jogged past a dilapidated building on the Balboa...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 6:55 PM
When Danish duo Christian Toxboe and Laura Nielsen brought their gelato recipe to the U.S., they wanted to make it different.
They wanted to make it nice.
Using fresh, organic ingredients, they launched N'ice Cream: Nielsen's Homemade Gelato and Sorbet,...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 10:33 PM
The quintessential Independence Day celebration involves a parade, fireworks, hot dogs, hamburgers and homemade apple pie, but what do other countries do?
At a fiesta Friday afternoon in the multipurpose room, Kaiser Elementary School third-grade...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 4:10 PM
We are happy to announce that we can now include Irvine in our dining reviews. For our first outing, we went to visit an old friend, the venerable (for Orange County) SW Seafood and BBQ.
We return here again and again because we think they have the...
| May 16, 2012
| 9:09 PM
Save Our Youth is ready to celebrate another year of helping students succeed with all the trappings of a good party: margaritas, delicious food and an inspiring story.
SOY is hosting its fourth annual Fiesta on Thursday evening to celebrate helping...
| May 15, 2012
| 9:14 PM
A popular Eastside Costa Mesa restaurant has expanded into Newport Beach with a menu geared toward the grab-and-go surf crowd.
Eat Chow's new location — described by owner Brian McReynolds as "modern Californian cuisine, like a gastropub with...