| Nov 8, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Everyone will have a chance this weekend to get a sneak peek and taste of the new Habit Burger Grill restaurant, which is set to open at 1510 Adams Ave. in Costa Mesa.
As part of its grand-opening celebration, the Habit has teamed up with three local...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 7:18 PM
There are plenty of places to pick up a hamburger down Costa Mesa's Harbor Boulevard. The Habit Burger Grill served up one more Wednesday with the grand opening of its newest location.
Tony Serritella, Habit's chief operating officer, couldn't help but...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 5:38 PM
The lovable dive known as the Little Knight left its spot on 17th Street in August, and the Wild Goose Tavern has swooped in.
Reporter Jill Cowan and I stopped by for media night Nov. 8. Not just a bar, the tavern boasts a menu of gourmet sausages,...
| 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 19, 2013
| 9:41 AM
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.
| Mar 20, 2013
| 3:04 PM
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...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 4:26 PM
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...