| 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.
| Apr 12, 2012
| 8:47 PM
Los Angeles-based healthy salads and sandwiches eatery Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop will expand into Orange County with the April opening of a Costa Mesa location.
Greenleaf opens April 30 on East 17th Street, between Orange and Santa Ana avenues, in a 4,...
| 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...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 8:10 PM
Looking to cut down on homeless services in Costa Mesa, Mayor Eric Bever asked the city CEO to investigate some of the city's most prominent charities.
Bever singled out Share Our Selves and Someone Cares Soup Kitchen, two nonprofits that give food and...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 11:58 AM
We always enjoy it when our readers write us to recommend a find or a favorite restaurant in their neighborhood. Often, these places are not on the radar because they don't represent destination dining, but they do offer tasty food at palatable prices....
| Dec 29, 2011
| 8:29 PM
Orange County will have a smorgasbord of New Year's Eve offerings as Americans say goodbye to 2011 and ring in 2012. Here's a list of some of the O.C. bashes on tap:
An Ultramodern Evening
For a one-of-a-kind touch of the big city in O.C., consider...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 1:41 PM
People are wild about salmon, but wild salmon is wildly expensive and in short supply.
Farmed salmon, on the other hand, is readily available but not necessarily something you want to eat, as it often contains PCBs, antibiotics and other dangerous...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 8:25 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — If the walls of this beachside jazz joint could talk, oh, the story they would tell.
Those walls of The Blue Beet date back 100 years, but the music venue and restaurant near the Newport Pier over the years has been shaped by much...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 10:51 PM
The first word Kendall Mulvaney used to describe winning Most Valuable Player of the Los Tacos Holiday Tournament was "unexpected."
Mulvaney, a sophomore, said she wanted to share the award with her teammates on defense for the Corona del Mar High girls'...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 6:37 PM
CORONA DEL MAR — After she lugged six teenagers, folding chairs and a pink zebra-print bag full of blankets from San Dimas to Corona del Mar, all Julie Riccardo wanted was a cool iced tea.
"I'm thirsty, and there's nothing to drink," Riccardo, 53,...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 6:46 PM
The smell of warm chili filled the air Saturday afternoon as Costa Mesa citizens and politicians gathered for the annual Halecrest Community Chili Cook-Off.
About 15 chili-cooking groups competed at the free event, which included food, music and vendors....