| Aug 26, 2011
| 8:30 PM
COSTA MESA — Red, yellow and orange bell peppers were being chopped alongside iceberg lettuce. Juicy red strawberries were sliced, dainty mushrooms cut up.
A stew of elk and lamb meat bubbled inside industrial-sized metal pots while steam rushed...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 9:05 PM
COSTA MESA — If you've ordered from the Wahoo's Fish Taco food truck this summer, there a good chance your grilled fish burrito was served up by Wing Lam, the restaurant chain's co-founder.
And even with 60 Wahoo's locations nationwide —...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 10:47 PM
Get those tastebuds ready — the Taste of Newport is back in town.
Now in its 23rd year, the annual food, beverage and music fest features more than 30 participating restaurants and 15 wineries.
Live entertainment is included in the admission fee....
| Sep 17, 2011
| 9:07 PM
Smoked billowed off the two grills as Sicilian sausage, hand-stuffed with three types of imported cheeses and coiled into neat foot-wide circles, cooked over the mesquite coal.
The sausages went from the grill into a C'est Si Bon roll, topped with...
| May 22, 2012
| 9:19 PM
VALLEY GLEN — The night before the biggest match of his high school career, Corona del Mar High senior tennis player Zach Williams couldn't sleep.
It wasn't because he was nervous. It was because had a very raspy throat and felt nauseous....
| 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...