| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:11 PM
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-...
| 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...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 8:51 PM
As the questions kept coming, so did the pizzas.
The mood at Costa Mesa's first Meet the Mayor session at Pitfire Artisan Pizza on Thursday night was mostly light, though with wide-ranging topics that included the 19th Street bridge that never was, the...
| 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...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Chef Jamie Ngo is a talented young chef with serious credentials, including Le Cordon Bleu, the Bazaar (a bastion of molecular gastronomy) in Beverly Hills, the Polo Lounge and the Ritz-Carlton in Pasadena. She now presides over her own kitchen at...
| 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...