| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Mark's — renamed ReMark's — recently reopened in Laguna Canyon on the site of his original restaurant that has been shuttered for two years. Mark DePalma tells us proudly that his 11-year-old daughter Ashley suggested the clever new moniker....
| Feb 12, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Cindy Dole and Marena Padden, grade-level advisors of the Newport Chapter of the National Charity League, hosted an event this week at the newly opened Hood Kitchen Space in Costa Mesa.
More than 30 of the chapter's eighth-grade girls participated in an...
| 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 12, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Nestled in a tiny storefront on Balboa Island is a new and charming, romantic little bistro called Trattoria Mediterranean. It is a treasure box, with its candlelit atmosphere, the sound of trickling water from the fountain on the terrace and the wrought-...
| 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-...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 10:02 PM
Someone Cares Soup Kitchen in Costa Mesa is looking for new toys to give to local children.
The organization expects to give the toys to nearly 1,000 children Friday at the Neighborhood Community Center.
The unwrapped toys, as well as gift cards, for...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 4:02 PM
Eat Chow is a funky little place with no décor to speak of, but some pretty tasty food. This is their second location. The first is their popular Costa Mesa spot, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. This one is tucked away on a small street just off...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 8:53 PM
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...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 9:30 PM
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...