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  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Too much ho-hum at Ho Sum

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Too much ho-hum at Ho Sum
    When Ho Sum Bistro first opened in 1987, there was virtually no other Asian fusion restaurant in the area and the notion of healthy Asian cuisine didn't exist. "Califoriental" was the way they described their concept, and we both went back many times...
  • Commentary: Charter government suits Costa Mesa's personality

    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....
  • Ruby's marks 3 decades of burgers

    Ruby's marks 3 decades of burgers
    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...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Thai spice (if you ask) at Bamboo Bistro

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Thai spice (if you ask) at Bamboo Bistro
    We were on our way to dine at a restaurant in the Quail Hill Shopping Center in Irvine, but when we arrived, we discovered it was packed, so we wandered around the center and came across a sweet little Thai place called Thai Bamboo Bistro. This casual...
  • Trend Watch: Plenty of events for Easter

    Trend Watch: Plenty of events for Easter
    Easter is just around the corner and several places are hosting special events. Here are a few hopping ideas on how to celebrate the holiday. * Easter Family Fun in H.B. In Huntington Beach, the Easter Hunt and Family Fun Day will take place form...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Romance in a mundane spot

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Romance in a mundane spot
    In a nondescript strip mall on 17th Street in Costa Mesa, located next to a Chixy Natural and a Bomburger, along with several other chain restaurants, is a very good family-owned Mediterranean-Italian bistro called Café Tria. Large windows overlook...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: From O.C. to the shores of Peru

    The Gossiping Gourmet: From O.C. to the shores of Peru
    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...
  • Ruby returns to Ruby's

    Ruby returns to Ruby's
    This post has been corrected, as noted below. The woman who put the Ruby in Ruby's Diner was all smiles Monday as she arrived at the restaurant where it all began. And though it was her 91st birthday, Ruby Cavanaugh remains forever young as the...
  • Talking Shop: Healthy treats at Modern Pop

    Talking Shop: Healthy treats at Modern Pop
    Brooks Podolec is only 18 months old, but he's already a powerful influence in the Orange County retail world. His parents, Julie and Brad Podolec, sought last year to launch a popsicle business that would provide stores with an all-natural treat...
  • Bruxie introduces Irvine location

    Forget bread on sandwiches, the people want waffles. The gourmet waffle sandwich chain, Bruxie, is opening its sixth Southern California location Tuesday at the Heritage Plaza Center in Irvine, according to a news release. The chain, which first...
  • 4 held in connection with sandwich theft

    4 held in connection with sandwich theft
    Four men were arrested Sunday in Newport Beach on suspicion of stealing a bag containing a sandwich — valued at $10 — from a parked car. Oscar Iglesias, 25, of South Gate, Daniel Godinez, 23, and Edwin Yhuit, 27, both of Cudahy, and Daniel...
  • Community & Clubs: Beating the heat at Balboa Bay Club

    During a hot July in Rancho Mirage, Barbara and I took long weekends in Orange County and enjoyed the sun on the beach at the Balboa Bay Club daily. The new club ownership has made some noticeable, positive changes, including eliminating the "guard...