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  • Don't want to cook? Go posh

    Thanksgiving is a day to surround oneself with friends and family and overindulge on home-cooked delights like turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. But how do those who balk at standing in crowded grocery store lines and cleaning and cooking a...
  • The God Squad: Give thanks for those not thanked enough

    Every year at Thanksgiving time, I try to put some deeper meaning into the easily generalized list of people and things for which I'm thankful. Family, food, health, freedom, soldiers, police, firemen, home and stuffing always top the list, and they'...
  • Little bean is big business for Irvine's ChocXO chocolate factory entrepreneur

    Little bean is big business for Irvine's ChocXO chocolate factory entrepreneur
    His name isn't Willy Wonka, but that hasn't stopped him from opening a chocolate factory. And Richard Foley, 53, plans to share the inner workings of his ChocXO Bean-to-Bar Chocolatier in Irvine with the public Friday and Saturday. Foley, a Dana Point...
  • Barbara's Bits & Bites: Mixing food and politics in Costa Mesa

    One reason I enjoy this food column is I get to discover and rediscover fun places to eat locally. It also gives me a break from writing about politics, but this week the two crossed paths. You can't mention Skosh Monahan's Steakhouse and Irish Pub,...
  • Harbor area alive with marina and park projects

    Harbor area alive with marina and park projects
    A new public dock and waterfront restaurant could be coming to the Newport Harbor area if state coastal regulators give the OK. The Balboa Marina West project, proposed for a swath of land on East Coast Highway between Bayside Drive and the Coast...
  • Food, art and exhibits Friday night at Canvas Costa Mesa event

    The inaugural Canvas Costa Mesa event, a one-night program of festivities that spotlight the local arts, will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday in the SoBeCa District. Merchants, eateries and galleries in the roughly triangular area bordered by...
  • Commentary: Preventing illness begins in the produce aisle

    *This post has been corrected, as noted below. For many American families, a healthy lifestyle begins at the supermarket. Nowhere else are more crucial decisions made about our overall health than in the aisles of the local grocery store. Whether you...
  • Barbara's Bits and Bites: Taking a second look at Ruby's Dinette

    Barbara's Bits and Bites: Taking a second look at Ruby's Dinette
    It's been a while since I've checked in with my restaurant column, Barbara's Bits & Bites, which continues to discover and rediscover fun places to eat in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. I've had a bellyful of politics from covering the last election...
  • Around Town: Veterans Day Run Saturday in Irvine

    Around Town: Veterans Day Run Saturday in Irvine
    The fourth annual National Veterans Day Run in Irvine will come to William R. Mason Regional Park on Saturday. The event will offer a 5K (3.1-mile) race and a one-mile family walk/run. Racing will begin at 3:11 p.m. Registration for the 5K is $30 for...
  • Bollettieri honored at Tennis Club

    Bollettieri honored at Tennis Club
    Since Sean Abdali became owner of The Tennis Club at Newport Beach Country Club, he hasn't exactly gotten a lot of sleep. Abdali and his staff have worked all week to provide immediate renovations to the club. Fences were painted, sunscreens were...
  • The Crowd: SPIN in need of matching funds

    Serving People In Need (SPIN), the Costa Mesa-based nonprofit assisting working-poor families in O.C. with housing and basic life necessities, will gather advocates Friday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Huntington Beach for its 26th annual gala. Celebrity...
  • Biz News: New food locations opening

    Grand opening set for Island Hotel gourmet collection The Island Hotel in Newport Beach will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. Wednesday to introduce its gourmet Market Place in the hotel's renovated lobby. Tastes of some of the house...