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  • Food mecca is saying goodbye

    Food mecca is saying goodbye
    After 13 years of countless wine pours and meals prepared by chefs-in-training and home cooks, Laguna Culinary Arts is about to say farewell to Laguna Beach. Founder Nancy Milby, who along with executive chef Laurent Brazier created a wine and food...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: An informal dinner on Black Friday

    The Gossiping Gourmet: An informal dinner on Black Friday
    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...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: After three months, Filomena's feels like family

    The Gossiping Gourmet: After three months, Filomena's feels like family
    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,...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Selanne's Steak Tavern scores

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Selanne's Steak Tavern scores
    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-...
  • All About Food: A delectable treat in Laguna Beach

    All About Food: A delectable treat in Laguna Beach
    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...
  • Retail Therapy: Build that yoga wardrobe

    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...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Britta's part of recipe for perfect evening

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Britta's part of recipe for perfect evening
    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...
  • Trend Watch: Orange Theory Fitness comes to Newport

    Trend Watch: Orange Theory Fitness comes to Newport
    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...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: A lot more than wine

    The Gossiping Gourmet: A lot more than wine
    The popular Wine Gallery in Corona Del Mar has opened a beautiful second location in Laguna Beach. The large room is centered around a spacious, U-shaped, marble-topped bar that faces the white-tiled, open kitchen featuring a wood-burning oven. The...
  • Trend Watch: Home-style cooking gets new spot in H.B.

    We got a tip from a reader that Kathy May's Restaurant has moved and opened up as Kathy May's Lakeview Café at 6622 Lakeview Drive in Huntington Beach. The home-style restaurant, previously on Goldenwest Street, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner at...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Truffle still golden after three decades

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Truffle still golden after three decades
    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...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Cucina Enoteca's decor and food hit high notes

     The Gossiping Gourmet: Cucina Enoteca's decor and food hit high notes
    There are several new eateries in the ever-evolving entertainment center that is the Irvine Spectrum. One of the hippest is Cucina Enoteca, just across the courtyard from the Cineplex. As you approach the restaurant, the first thing you see is the...