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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...
  • The Crowd: Cause in Cabo deserves attention

    The Crowd: Cause in Cabo deserves attention
    Americans have become somewhat numb to the constant barrage of disasters, natural and manmade, blasted across the media. Sadly, the media seldom follow up on the aftermath. It's on to the next headline. Last month in Mexico, Hurricane Odile devastated...
  • Irvine's Clay Oven meets New York brownstone

    Irvine's Clay Oven meets New York brownstone
    As sommeliers poured a 2011 Malbec into wine glasses and suited waiters greeted guests, Geeta Bansal stood behind a stainless steel counter and delicately sprinkled a mix of black rice, rye and black salt atop an elk, foie and radish appetizer. "This is...
  • Vitamin Shoppe opening in Costa Mesa

    Vitamin Shoppe, Costa Mesa, Share the Health, SOCIAL Costa Mesa restaurant, Bistango, Bill Blank, Talk About Curing Autism, "Real Help Now" conference, Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa hotel, Michael Leon, Dr. Anju Usman, True Health Medical Center, Dan...
  • Corona del Mar Today: 7 Japanese exchange students visit CdM Middle School

    In an assembly that was both all-American and distinctly Japanese, Corona del Mar Middle School students on Friday welcomed seven exchange students from Okazaki, Japan. The visiting students arrived Thursday and will leave Tuesday morning, said Connie...
  • Is that yogurt parfait on students' plates? Eating healthy is schools' goal

     Is that yogurt parfait on students' plates? Eating healthy is schools' goal
    During a typical lunch break at Newport Harbor High School, cups filled with celery, broccoli, jicama and red peppers sit in the cafeteria beside plastic containers packed with fresh fruit and yogurt. Teenagers file through the lunch line, piling...
  • 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...
  • Zov's Irvine restaurant closes briefly after diners get sick

    County health officials briefly shut down Zov's restaurant in Irvine on Wednesday after diners were sickened by a bacteria traced to the location, authorities said. Four people who ate at Zov's between Sept. 16 and 22 were infected with shigella, a form...
  • 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...
  • 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...