| 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...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 9:28 PM
Irvine's new Habit Burger Grill helped raise more than $4,000 for three area nonprofits at fundraisers Sunday and Monday, a news release said.
The Habit helped raise $1,341 for the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. of Orange County and Inland Empire, $1,991 for...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 2:16 PM
A Costa Mesa private school raised more than $2,000 Saturday for veteran's families.
Mariners Christian School, K-8, raised $2,382 at a pancake breakfast Saturday for Fisher House Foundation, a national public-private partnership that provides housing...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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,...
| 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...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:36 AM
The Saddle Ranch Chop House and El Corazón de Costa Mesa, two new restaurants at The Triangle, held small ribbon-cutting ceremonies earlier this week.
Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce employees, city officials and others posed for the grand-opening photos...
| 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...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 5:41 PM
Optimus Prime, Elmo, Rapunzel and even Darth Vader visited South Coast Plaza last weekend — all in the name of helping children.
The 21st annual Pumpkins and Pancakes event offered up the aforementioned breakfast staple from Plum's Cafe & Catering,...