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Dining and Drinking

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  • Festival pops its first cork

    "Try one," said Bruno Massuger as he presented a lobster crostini appetizer to a guest at a preview in August for the upcoming Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival. The canape, spooned with lobster, chopped mango and onions, was a temptation too strong to...
  • Barbara's Bits and Bites: Great ramen; frustrating dinette

    Barbara's Bits and Bites: Great ramen; frustrating dinette
    Though I enjoy writing about the local political scene, I look forward each month to switching gears to discover and rediscover fun places to eat in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. One place I recently discovered was Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai at 891 Baker...
  • The Crowd: Spreading awareness of children's needs

    This is National Child Awareness Month. Every weekend in September, South Coast Plaza will hold events at the retail center in conjunction with the work of multiple charities focused on child welfare in Orange County. The month-long commitment is the...
  • Biz News: Sidecar offers Friday, Saturday deal

    Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee, 270 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, will now stay open until 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Patrons who visit during the regular morning hours on Fridays and Saturdays and keep their receipt can come back the same day after 4 p.m....
  • Fitness Files: Take advice with a grain of salt

    "Don't Toss Out Your Salt Shaker!" says Dr. Niels Graudal's Danish study, which adds that people with very low levels of salt in their diets suffer elevated mortality. Of course, a few lines down, Graudal's American Journal of Hypertension article...
  • The Crowd: Vikki Vargas on the scene at SPIN

    The Crowd: Vikki Vargas on the scene at SPIN
    In the world of broadcast journalism, it is most unusual for an on-camera reporter/anchor to enjoy a 30-plus-year career in a single market. Vikki Vargas, Orange County bureau chief for NBC 4, is such a journalist. Her breadth and depth of knowledge...
  • Biz News: SusieCakes to treat Costa Mesa starting Saturday

    A vintage-themed bakery is scheduled to open Saturday in Costa Mesa's South Coast Collection. SusieCakes, 3321 Hyland Ave., specializes in "sentimental dessert favorites" made from scratch by its team of onsite bakers, according to a news release. It...
  • Newport council candidate returns disputed campaign donation

    Newport Beach City Council candidate Scott Peotter says he has returned a $1,100 campaign contribution to Woody's Wharf to avoid costly legal repercussions. The four owners of the Balboa Peninsula restaurant and bar had already donated the maximum $1,...
  • Former dishwasher now Zov's culinary director

     Former dishwasher now Zov's culinary director
    "Hold on," said Louie Jocson. "I'm in the process of caramelizing onions." The newly appointed culinary director of Zov's, the restaurant chain known for its Eastern Mediterranean-influenced cuisine, is a fixture on the Southern California culinary...
  • Din Tai Fung comes to Orange County

    Din Tai Fung comes to Orange County
    Visitors to a new Chinese restaurant at South Coast Plaza already know their fortune when they walk through the door. It's going to be a two-hour wait. That's because Din Tai Fung, the acclaimed Taiwanese restaurant that opened Monday, is famous for...
  • Barbara's Bits and Bites: The Ritz, Pizza Nova

    Barbara's Bits and Bites: The Ritz, Pizza Nova
    It's time to take my monthly break from writing about politics and focus on something more far delicious for all those foodies out there who enjoy discovering — and re-discovering — fun places to eat in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa as much...
  • Biz News: Cucina Enoteca opens at Fashion Island

    A new Fashion Island restaurant that caught on fire during construction opened Wednesday. Cucina Enoteca joins other recently opened, upscale restaurants at the shopping center, including Fig and Olive and Red O. The restaurant offers communal seating...