| Feb 29, 2012
| 4:05 PM
True extra virgin olive oil has been prized throughout the ages as a food, medicine and beauty product as well as a vital component in religious rituals. In its purest form it has as many subtle flavors as wine, and medical researchers continuing to...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 4:13 PM
Since the day it opened in Los Angeles, Pizzeria Mozza has been a hot ticket with long lines out the door.
When word got out that another location was opening in Newport Beach, foodies jumped for joy.
The brilliant collaboration between two famous...
| May 23, 2012
| 12:45 PM
You can go to the islands of the Caribbean for the pirates, the islands of Hawaii for the waves, or even the islands of the South Pacific for the sushi — or you can make the wise decision and go to Islands Restaurants in Orange County for their...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 1:55 PM
Chances are you know someone who has diabetes or your life is affected by it. Thankfully, researchers and scientists are dedicating their lives to finding a cure.
From 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 3, join award-winning documentary filmmakers Lisa Hepner and Guy...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 5:00 PM
The tiny eatery Laguna Thai by the Sea has had a face lift this past year and added bamboo wainscoting and more mobile-type paper decorations swinging in the breeze, but the major new addition is a fancy wood, floor-to-ceiling wine cabinet that...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:06 PM
It's finally feeling like fall, which means time to wear cozy sweaters for cooler weather.
At two amazing boutiques in Newport Beach — Sienna Brown Fashion at Corona del Mar Plaza and its sister store Coastal Cool at Crystal Cove Promenade —...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:07 PM
Join the 22nd annual SPIN gala, Bella Notte, a gourmet food and wine event at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Hilton Waterfront Hotel & Resort in Huntington Beach, 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Two award-winning chefs, Executive Chef Jeff Littlefield of Shades...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 2:24 PM
The name Rothschild's evokes the Old World, not Italian food. Helmut Reiss named his restaurant after his mother's family.
Until its recent remodel, when a large sign was put up advertising "Fine Italian Food," people often wondered what kind of...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 4:55 PM
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...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 3:48 PM
While bars and restaurants abound in Laguna Beach, Chris Olsen and Jeff Schroeder contend that locals deserve a watering hole for their favorite glass of Pinot Noir as well.
The two co-founders of Wine Gallery, which opened its first location in Corona...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:43 PM
Steve and Jason Berger went in their backyard in search of a specimen from an exotic species, the yellow dragonfruit.
Crouching behind their Huntington Beach home, they traveled through a narrow corridor of encroaching leaves, branches and cacti...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 2:11 PM
"If you are lucky enough to drink wine by the sea … you are lucky enough."
That is the motto of SeaLegs Wine Bar, a new hip spot in Huntington Beach. "By the sea," in this case, means just a few blocks up the street.
This attractive and...