| Apr 17, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Bistango has been around for 26 years and is still going strong, perhaps even better than ever. This could be attributed to its chameleon-like nature.
By day, it is a power lunchtime gathering place, located in the atrium of a tall office building. By...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 1:24 PM
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...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:32 AM
As most of you already know, Friday is the start of the 66th Annual Lexus Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race.
If you are reading my column before 10 a.m., you still have time to head out to the Corona del Mar cliffs to watch the starts from 11 a.m. to noon....
| Apr 10, 2013
| 5:09 PM
As the co-owner of a new doughnut shop in Costa Mesa, Sumter Pendergrast believes in the concept of the tried-and-true treats.
After all, he says, with that cupcake craze "on the way out," Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee can take over with its daily...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 9:13 PM
The board of directors for Save Our Youth will honor three people during an anniversary event later this month.
The Costa Mesa-based charity commonly known as SOY, which aims to reduce violence among youths, plans to give awards to Joe Erickson, Carmen...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Justin Miller is executive chef of Pizzeria Ortica in Costa Mesa. Miller, born and raised in Orange County, describes his approach to cooking as "relaxed," a good fit for the rustic Italian cuisine at David Myers’ restaurant, centered on a wood-...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 5:15 PM
An animal-rights group has sent letters threatening legal action to two Orange County chefs who serve foie gras.
The chefs serve fattened duck liver at Arc in Costa Mesa and Broadway by Amar Santana in Laguna Beach, drawing the ire of People for the...
| 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,...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 10:37 PM
CORONA DEL MAR — The Corona del Mar High doubles team of Kenzie Purcifull and Riley Gerdau earned its first "triple bagel" of the season Wednesday.
Purcifull and Gerdau swept visiting San Marcos, 6-0, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1 doubles. It was part of a...