| Jan 2, 2013
| 9:59 AM
Our two favorite new restaurants of the year are Three Seventy Common in Laguna Beach and Juliette Kitchen & Bar in Newport Beach.
There were few fine dining establishments that opened in 2012; perhaps it's the economy or perhaps it's the trend toward...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 9:53 PM
They're calling it a different spin on a tried-and-true concept.
Burrissimo Fresh Italian is a newly opened fast-casual restaurant in Costa Mesa with assembly-line service reminiscent of Chipotle Mexican Grill. But don't expect south-of-the-border-...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Good pizza comes to those who wait.
That's the motto of sorts for the folks at Rance's Chicago Pizza, whose pies are made in authentic Chi-Town style, right down to the Wisconsin cheese.
But how long a wait is it for such iconic Midwestern flavor?...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Twenty-five years ago, Wing Lam's hair was shorter and the fish taco restaurant he co-founded was brand new.
These days, however, Wahoo's Fish Taco is a household brand, with 64 stores in seven states, that continues to spread its fins.
All that started...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 5:15 PM
An animal-rights group has sent letters threatening legal action to two Orange County chefs who serve foie gras.
The chefs serve fattened duck liver at Arc in Costa Mesa and Broadway by Amar Santana in Laguna Beach, drawing the ire of People for the...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Bistango has been around for 26 years and is still going strong, perhaps even better than ever. This could be attributed to its chameleon-like nature.
By day, it is a power lunchtime gathering place, located in the atrium of a tall office building. By...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 10:18 PM
It took a rejection from a sandwich chain for Troy Feist to realize that he should just start his own.
Fresh out of high school and 19 years old, Feist always loved food — sandwiches, in particular — and he figured opening up a Togo's...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 7:47 PM
Julie Clayton, a mother of a Newport Harbor High School water polo player, reported that a number of the boys' water polo team members took advantage of one of their only breaks from practice this holiday to volunteer their time at the Someone Cares...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 10:58 AM
We approached Native Foods Café with a bit of trepidation because our previous encounters with faux meats had been regrettable. However, word-of-mouth has been very good for this casual vegan restaurant, so we headed for the Camp in Costa Mesa and...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Peruvian food is an interesting and delicious mixture of indigenous cuisine combined with influences from the Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese and West Africans who settled there. At the family-run Inka Cantina in Fountain Valley, you will find a...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Coca-Cola has an ad campaign that confronts what it calls the "complex challenge of obesity."
In the campaign, Coke notes that of its more than 650 beverages, there are more than 180 low- or no-calorie drinks. Most of the full-calorie drinks also have...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Classic moment on "The Office": At a barbecue at the home of paper salesman Jim Halpert, icy accountant Angela Martin stands in the queue before the grill and deadpans, "I'm a vegetarian." Without missing a beat, Jim helpfully replies, "There's soda...