| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:29 PM
More than 70 Newport Beach restaurants will serve up popular dishes at a slashed price during the city's restaurant week, which kicks off Friday.
Some of the city's most elite eateries are participating in the eighth annual Newport Beach Restaurant...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 1:10 PM
I had an interview postponed this week and needed to pull something out of my hat to fill my column. So while I took a Duffy cruise of the harbor, looking for that last-minute story, the thought kept coming into my head to interview myself — a...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:38 PM
Brian Hirsty, executive chef for the Bluewater Grill, died March 10 following a recent diagnosis of a rare bone marrow disease. He was 47.
Hirsty grew up in Southern California. He would often awake before the sun rose, eager to spend time with local...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Posted unobtrusively low in the floor-to-ceiling front window of a trendy salad joint or fading in its plastic sleeve at the sushi place next door, the orange-ringed seal has for decades been a great equalizer of sorts among Orange County restaurants...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:03 PM
For as long as Frank Bruni can remember, food has played a lead role in his life.
In his Italian-American household in White Plains, N.Y., every family gathering was marked by culinary creations. He was a ravenous eater, with chubbiness to show for it....
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:38 PM
I have written about my brother LeRoy periodically over the years in my Daily Pilot column. I am sorry to say he passed away at the age of 79 on March 12 from complications of polio, which he contracted in 1952.
LeRoy graduated from St. Louis Park...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum, and the Eastbluff Village, Crystal Cove and Bayside shopping centers, have announced the openings of multiple new businesses.
Each of the centers is owned and operated by the Newport Beach-based Irvine Co.
Some of the...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Hoag Hospital and the Alzheimer's Family Services Center are sponsoring a spirituality conference on "Navigating the Journey of Caregiving" on March 28.
The day begins with registration and a hot breakfast from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m., with the program...
| Nov 9, 2013
In a county dominated by the need to drive, a few Newport Beach spots offer late-night revelers something rare: a walkable nightlife.
One of these clusters of restaurants and bars lies on the Balboa Peninsula, near the Newport Pier. Patrons have come...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:26 AM
A new Bruxie eatery will open Nov. 19 in Costa Mesa, according to a news release.
The restaurant, known for its sandwiches made with waffles instead of bread, will occupy a location on 17th Street at Santa Ana Avenue.
The first Bruxie opened in 2010...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Newport Beach, one of Southern California's most affluent cities, is about to transform an industrial area near John Wayne Airport into a distinctly urban community of homes and shops.
Uptown Newport Village will replace a pair of aging industrial...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 12:58 AM
From the sound of things in the locker room, Coach Justin Taylor figured his Costa Mesa High boys' water team was ready for revenge. The Mustangs were about to play host to Temecula Chaparral in the wild-card round of the CIF Southern Section Division 2...