| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:47 PM
For many years, Costa Mesa's Westside hasn't fully tapped its great potential, despite being just one mile from the beach, the capital of the world's action sports industry and the subject of an innovative revitalization plan drawn up about a decade ago...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 3:25 PM
A new Costa Mesa restaurant aiming for a classic American tavern feel with a modern twist held its grand opening Thursday afternoon.
Fireside is located inside the Crowne Plaza hotel on Bristol Street and across the freeway from South Coast Plaza. Its...
| 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...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Looking to treat Dad this weekend? Here are some venues in Newport-Mesa offering Father's Day specials:
Top of the Hill
The Resort at Pelican Hill hosts a Father's Day brunch at two restaurants: a three-course a la carte brunch from 10 a.m. to 3...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 10:30 PM
Steven Duhoux grimaced in pain on the court last week. He tried to ignore it but it was just too much to deal with, so he handled it the best way he could.
Each time the ball was on the other side of the net he tried to shake off the pain. The pain...
| 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...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:42 PM
No, Todd Olympius didn't survive a hair-raising encounter with a person willing to kill for an ice cream.
Even if that's what an observer might guess from looking at his truck.
Olympius, a Costa Mesa resident who will join in the Classic Car Show...
| 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 10, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Twenty-five years ago, Wing Lam's hair was shorter and the fish taco restaurant he co-founded was brand new.
These days, however, Wahoo's Fish Taco is a household brand, with 64 stores in seven states, that continues to spread its fins.
All that started...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:39 PM
The holiday season still sparkles at Newport's Ritz Restaurant. Stopped in for lunch Tuesday to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary and found that the Christmas lights were still ablaze as Ritz restaurateur Ray Jacobi greeted the arriving crush,...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 10:22 PM
Matador Alcove is a place where men get to be, well, men.
One step into the place and it's clear: top-shelf liquor prominently displayed on a bar, sports flickering on a television and plenty of dark, richly colored furniture and decor, including the...
| 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...