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  • Eat, then drink, and be merry

    Eat, then drink, and be merry
    It was not "Mad Men" protagonist Don Draper's name or profession that viewers learned first. It was his drink of choice: "Do this again — old-fashioned, please." Whether meeting clients or dining with his wife, Megan, that's what the advertising...
  • A heartfelt goodbye at the Ritz

    A heartfelt goodbye at the Ritz
    While Valentine's Day promises love for some, it marks an imminent end to the longstanding love affair between the Ritz Restaurant and its current Newport Beach location. Facing a Feb. 28 deadline to vacate its premises near Fashion Island, the...
  • Biz News: Winery adds another O.C. location

    The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar opened its second location in Orange County last week, at 3131 W. Coast Hwy. in Newport Beach, overlooking the marina. The restaurant aims to provide an experience similar to that at its flagship location, at The...
  • O.C. Restaurant Week starts Sunday

    The Orange County Restaurant Assn. will spotlight eating establishments around the county for the sixth year in a row when Orange County Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday. The event, which lasts through March 1, offers prix fixe menus at more than 100...
  • Commentary: A post-marathon indulgence

    Last week, nine of my retired teacher pals lunched at a garden restaurant. We studied the menu, looking for a no-holds-barred, high-calorie lunch. This group doesn't waste a minute worrying about the Mediterranean diet. My former principal called out,...
  • Biz News: South Coast Metro Alliance names new president

    David Rowley, who works in commercial real estate, has been named president of the South Coast Metro Alliance. The business group serves building owners and property managers in the commercial sector along and around the Costa Mesa-Santa Ana border near...
  • Community & Clubs: Kudos to the local Kiwanis

    Forty-six members of the 99-student Circle K Club of Orange Coast College attended the 60th annual convention of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Circle K International in Burbank from March 21 to 23. They joined 750 students from colleges and...
  • The power brokers of tomorrow?

    The power brokers of tomorrow?
    On the third Thursday night of most months, a select Orange County venue fills with an array of people in heels, loafers, dresses and suits. It's called a "schmoozer," and the attendees arrive prepared to network, handing over a donation to the...
  • The Crowd: A golden night of caring for CHOC

    The Crowd: A golden night of caring for CHOC
    They called the evening "50 Golden Years of Caring." The 2014 Children's Hospital of Orange County Cherishes Children Gala unfolded Feb. 8 at Newport Beach's Island Hotel. The event was as glamorous as it was substantial. In the ultra-capable hands of...
  • No dancing at Woody's

    No dancing at Woody's
    An Orange County Superior Court Judge this week banned dancing at a quintessential Newport Beach restaurant — at least for the time being. In a preliminary injunction handed down Tuesday, Judge Derek Hunt sided with the city of Newport Beach and...
  • Home decor stores multiplying at South Coast Collection

    Home decor stores multiplying at South Coast Collection
    On a recent weekday afternoon, the South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa is inhabited by an eclectic crowd — young hipsters sipping lattes at Portola Coffee Lab, professionals in business suits nibbling on carnitas de pato at Taco Maria, moms pushing...
  • City deconstructs 60th anniversary party

    During an occasionally tense three-hour meeting Wednesday, members of the 60th Anniversary Planning Committee, Costa Mesa residents and other interested parties sounded off about what went right, what went wrong and what remains unresolved about the city'...