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  • Letters From the Editor: Deep-fried and bacon-wrapped? Must be fair time

    Letters From the Editor: Deep-fried and bacon-wrapped? Must be fair time
    I hope to drop weight this summer. The Orange County Fair has other plans. I may as well wait until New Year's to break my resolution. The theme of the July 12 to Aug. 11 shindig is "Come & Get It." The "It" to come and get is batter-slathered, deep-...
  • All About Food: The best dishes of 2012

    All About Food: The best dishes of 2012
    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...
  • Just call it Burrissimo

    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-...
  • Costa Mesa gets a slice of Chicago

    Costa Mesa gets a slice of Chicago
    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?...
  • Surfing a 25-year wave

    Surfing a 25-year wave
    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...
  • New stores bloom at SoCo

    New stores bloom at SoCo
    South Coast Collection continues to display economic activity, with three businesses opening recently and three more expecting to do so in the coming months. All six new tenants of the Costa Mesa shopping center, nicknamed SoCo, are exclusive to...
  • Smith: A pedestrian mall for The Triangle

    Smith: A pedestrian mall for The Triangle
    Several years ago, I called Costa Mesa's Triangle Square the Bermuda Triangle Square, as it seemed to be where businesses went to disappear. In the roughly 20 years since it opened, the center has hosted a Niketown, Virgin Records (where they answered...
  • Beach Hut Deli comes to the Mesa

    Beach Hut Deli comes to the Mesa
    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...
  • Community & Clubs: Teens feel good about service

    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...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A reason to go Native

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A reason to go Native
    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...
  • All About Food: A week free from doing dishes

    All About Food: A week free from doing dishes
    Orange County Restaurant Week is celebrating its fifth delicious year with prix fixe menus from every corner of the county. Between Sunday and March 2, about 100 restaurants will feature specially priced menus. Lunch will be $10, $15 or $20. Dinner will...
  • Smith: Remember to 'eat less and move more'

    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...