| Jan 30, 2013
| 9:57 AM
There's nothing like a good butt-kicking, and I had my own on a recent Friday morning, thanks to the newly opened Orange Theory Fitness in Newport Beach.
The hour-long class was a mix of rowing, treadmill, floor exercises, lunges, arm and core work, all...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 1:28 PM
"Bring back that loving feeling," so the song says, and with Valentine's Day here, there are plenty of ways to do that. Here are just a few ideas.
The Californian at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa has a special menu for the big night...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:59 PM
The former home of French 75 has had a complete makeover, and the new restaurant, Selanne's Steak Tavern, is quite attractive.
The front has some beautiful new landscaping. The outdoor patio with its fireplace has some wonderful new hanging Moroccan-...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:08 AM
Finding Filomena's Italian Kitchen was like finding an old friend. This neighborhood restaurant in Costa Mesa brought back memories of the small, family-owned Italian places in New York's Little Italy.
The cozy, welcoming atmosphere, the warm,...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:31 PM
The other evening, I had a most unique dining experience. Perhaps the fact that it was the night after Thanksgiving could explain some of it.
My guest and I walked into a large, beautiful dining room with fresh flowers on every table and found ourselves...
| May 15, 2013
| 12:42 PM
Alan Greeley's Golden Truffle has been around for more than 30 years, and there is a reason why this neighborhood bistro has had such longevity.
The food is good! The restaurant has added a full bar. The menu offers an ever-changing variety, according...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 11:33 AM
A wonderful new store in Laguna Beach — Laguna Wine, Coffee, & Specialty Foods — is an oenophile's paradise and a gourmet's delight. Even if you are neither, you will find the knowledgeable and friendly staff eager to help you make your...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Strike a pose: Yoga and activewear apparel designer Solow will hold an event hosted by yogi Angela Leigh of Equinox gym from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Irvine Spectrum Center's Nordstrom store. Attendees will enjoy cold-pressed juices and other...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 10:53 AM
A perfect night out in Irvine for the Markowitzes includes a nice meal, an art film and a shopping spree at Trader Joe's. What's even nicer is that you can do it all within walking distance of your car.
We begin by buying movie tickets at one of the few...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 1:45 PM
Zubies Dry Dock in Huntington Beach will celebrate its 20th anniversary Jan. 7 by rolling prices back to 1992.
Celebrate and enjoy food and drink specials all day. Zubies is a great casual dining spot for seafood, steaks, ribs, chicken, pizza and oysters...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 1:43 PM
If your New Year resolution involves healthier eating habits, you're in luck.
From 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 11, Whole Foods Market Huntington Beach is bringing in celebrity chef Raya Belna from Seabirds Food Truck for a New Year Raw Foods Detox class.
| Jan 11, 2012
| 3:51 PM
Three-Seventy Common Kitchen + Drink is a wonderful new addition to the Orange County dining scene. Well, not entirely new because it is in the former home of Sorrento Grille. New owner, Executive Chef Ryan Adams, and his Chef de Cuisine Mitch Gillam...