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HIP District celebrates Summer Solstice this weekend

Photo credit: Mary Hurlbut It is our very hope that the HIP District's...

Royal Hawaiian Rolls out New Entrées & Summer Cocktail Wonders

Last night, I drove through a gray and cold Laguna Beach and wondered when the...

August’s Pacific Wine & Food Classic – Tickets NOW on Sale

The Pacific Wine & Food Classic is still my favorite outdoor food festival...

Taste of Laguna for Thurs, Oct 3rd, 2019 – Tix Now on Sale

​The Taste of Laguna Food & Music Festival combines two of our community's...

Laguna Beach Pride Festival Set to Celebrate May 31-June 2

In play for the LGBTQ community since 1994, the Laguna Beach Pride folks have...

Men’s Volleyball Open Draws High-Level Players June 1-2

The Men’s 65th Annual Laguna Open Doubles Beach Volleyball Tournament - the...

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Royal Hawaiian Rolls out New Entrées & Summer Cocktail Wonders

Royal Hawaiian Rolls out New Entrées & Summer Cocktail Wonders

Last night, I drove through a gray and cold Laguna Beach and wondered when the gods above were going to cut our retailers and restaurants a break. Although there were people roving the streets … in parkas … the town was relatively quiet for a Friday night. It was a...

Best Mother’s Day Buffets and Dining in Laguna Beach

Best Mother’s Day Buffets and Dining in Laguna Beach

My Mom LOVES Laguna Beach. (And I so love my Mom. The photo is us when I was about 8.) There's no place she would rather be on Mother's Day than here in Laguna Beach. So, by default, I'm sure your mothers all feel the same. Fortunately, there are a number of Laguna...

Chef Peter Lai – The Blind Rabbit Speakeasy – Anaheim

Chef Peter Lai – The Blind Rabbit Speakeasy – Anaheim

Meet Chef Peter Lai, new Chef of the award-winning Blind Rabbit speakeasy in Anaheim. Chef Peter Lai wasn't even looking for a new job when he was invited to take a look at The Blind Rabbit … and then he couldn't even find the door when he showed up for his...

Royal Hawaiian re-opens on April 3rd with renovated look and menus

Royal Hawaiian re-opens on April 3rd with renovated look and menus

Laguna’s grand dame, the Royal Hawaiian Fire Grill restaurant, is re-opening this Wednesday, April 3rd, under new owner/operators (and brothers) Maro Molteni and Martin Molteni, and the buzz is significant. The restaurant will be open six days a week, beginning at...

Laguna Chefs Share the Love on Valentine’s Day

Laguna Chefs Share the Love on Valentine’s Day

Yesterday, I was talking to one of our Laguna chefs about Valentine’s Day. Oddly, reservations for Valentine’s Day tend to occur well in advance, while Mother’s Day reservations tend to happen at the last minute. Imagine that. If you’re one of the few who’s still...

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HIP District celebrates Summer Solstice this weekend

HIP District celebrates Summer Solstice this weekend

Photo credit: Mary Hurlbut It is our very hope that the HIP District's celebration of summer this weekend will coax the sun from her hiding plac! Everyone’s invited to celebrate the awakening of summer this weekend in historic Laguna style with music, sales, and...

August’s Pacific Wine & Food Classic – Tickets NOW on Sale

August’s Pacific Wine & Food Classic – Tickets NOW on Sale

The Pacific Wine & Food Classic is still my favorite outdoor food festival in South Orange County. Set for August 17th and 18th, 2019 at the Newport Dunes, and featuring hundreds of food, wine and cocktail stations from the foodiest of foodie chefs at...

Taste of Laguna for Thurs, Oct 3rd, 2019 – Tix Now on Sale

Taste of Laguna for Thurs, Oct 3rd, 2019 – Tix Now on Sale

​The Taste of Laguna Food & Music Festival combines two of our community's favorite events, The Chamber of Commerce's Taste of Laguna and KX 93.5's concert, into one mega evening for foodies and live music fans. This limited event will sell out, so get your...

Laguna Beach Pride Festival Set to Celebrate May 31-June 2

Laguna Beach Pride Festival Set to Celebrate May 31-June 2

In play for the LGBTQ community since 1994, the Laguna Beach Pride folks have diligently worked for years to secure historic footholds in our community. It wasn't until 2017 that they, with city and City Council support, were able to establish the Laguna Beach LGTBQ...

Men’s Volleyball Open Draws High-Level Players June 1-2

Men’s Volleyball Open Draws High-Level Players June 1-2

The Men’s 65th Annual Laguna Open Doubles Beach Volleyball Tournament - the world's longest running volleyball tournament - will be this Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2 at Main Beach, along with the first annual “Battle of the Beaches” four-person city championship....

Men’s Volleyball Open Draws High-Level Players June 1-2

Men’s Volleyball Open Draws High-Level Players June 1-2

The Men’s 65th Annual Laguna Open Doubles Beach Volleyball Tournament - the world's longest running volleyball tournament - will be this Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2 at Main Beach, along with the first annual “Battle of the Beaches” four-person city championship....

Get to Know OC & LA Chefs

Chef Peter Lai – The Blind Rabbit Speakeasy – Anaheim

Chef Peter Lai – The Blind Rabbit Speakeasy – Anaheim

Meet Chef Peter Lai, new Chef of the award-winning Blind Rabbit speakeasy in Anaheim. Chef Peter Lai wasn't even looking for a new job when he was invited to take a look at The Blind Rabbit … and then he couldn't even find the door when he showed up for his...

Chef Linda Johnsen – Filomena’s – Costa Mesa

Chef Linda Johnsen – Filomena’s – Costa Mesa

Meet Chef Linda Johnsen, Owner and Chef of the ever-popular Filomena's in Costa Mesa. Chef Linda purchased the restaurant in 2009 when the real estate market tanked (her primary career at the time), and she's never looked back. Click to learn more about Chef Johnsen...

Chef Rich Mead – Farmhouse – Newport Beach

Chef Rich Mead – Farmhouse – Newport Beach

Meet Chef Rich Mead the unassuming chef of Farmhouse in Newport Beach at Roger's Gardens. Chef Mead has been cooking for GIANT tables of guests for years, so he's looking forward to his return to OC Chef's Table where he simply tends to 10 guests during the...

Chef Jet Tila – Food Network’s Iron Chef

Chef Jet Tila – Food Network’s Iron Chef

Meet the Food Network’s Celebrity Chef Jet Tila, the likable and uber-talented chef on a number of shows, including Iron Chef America.  Chef Jet Tila is returning for his second year to OC Chef’s Table as the spotlight celebrity chef.   Click to learn more about Chef...

Chef Jason Neroni – Rose Cafe – Santa Monica

Chef Jason Neroni – Rose Cafe – Santa Monica

Meet Chef Jason Neroni, the renowned L.A. based chef of Rose Cafe in Santa Monica. Chef Neroni has heard about the OC Chef's Table, and was so affected by the homelessness in his own neighborhood, that he contacted Illumination Foundation, the non-profit entity...

Chef Randy Gruspe – Duke’s – Huntington Beach

Chef Randy Gruspe – Duke’s – Huntington Beach

Meet Chef Randy Gruspe, new Chef of the renowned Duke's in Huntington Beach. Chef Randy Gruspe was born and raised a Hawaiian, which might make him the best possibly suited chef for the popular Duke's chain. Click to learn more about Chef Randy Gruspe and … The events...

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