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Laguna Beach Restaurants Open for Dining as of Thurs, May 28th

Laguna Beach restaurants are beginning to open for dine-in and/or patio...

Some Laguna Restaurants Open for Dine-In This Week While Others Quietly Assess

At the start of our Memorial Holiday on Saturday morning, word came down that...

Laguna Beach Restaurants Open for Dine In as of Monday, May 25th

Laguna Beach restaurants are beginning to open for dine-in and/or patio...

Laguna Beach Restaurants Open for Dine-In on Sunday. May 24th

Note: The photo attached is my file photo from @royalhawaiianlb LAST SUMMER,...

Breaking News: State Approves Dine-In For Orange County

Breaking News: The State has just approved Orange County “stage 2” approval...

Best Burgers in Laguna Beach, 2020

Just because our world is topsy-turvy and my favorite Memorial Day Pancake...

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Laguna Beach Restaurants Open for Dining as of Thurs, May 28th

Laguna Beach Restaurants Open for Dining as of Thurs, May 28th

Laguna Beach restaurants are beginning to open for dine-in and/or patio dining. This is a list of those who have opened to date. Watch for dates of more openings this week here in this blog and in my Instagram and Facebook platforms. Please share the news! This is...

Laguna Beach Restaurants Open for Dine In as of Monday, May 25th

Laguna Beach Restaurants Open for Dine In as of Monday, May 25th

Laguna Beach restaurants are beginning to open for dine-in and/or patio dining. This is a list of those who have opened to date. Watch for dates of more openings this week here in this blog and in tomorrow’s @stunewslaguna. DINE IN & PATIOS OPEN Today (Memorial...

Laguna Beach Restaurants Open for Dine-In on Sunday. May 24th

Laguna Beach Restaurants Open for Dine-In on Sunday. May 24th

Note: The photo attached is my file photo from @royalhawaiianlb LAST SUMMER, NOT TODAY! Social distancing will change this scenario obviously but you can still toast your Lapu Lapus! Laguna Beach restaurants OPEN for dine-in and/or patio service SUNDAY, May 24th -...

Breaking News: State Approves Dine-In For Orange County

Breaking News: State Approves Dine-In For Orange County

Breaking News: The State has just approved Orange County “stage 2” approval for all restaurants dine-in, retail shopping with social distancing, manufacturing, offices, outdoor museums. Green light! This is not immediate ... ALL businesses must have prepared plan,...

Best Burgers in Laguna Beach, 2020

Best Burgers in Laguna Beach, 2020

Just because our world is topsy-turvy and my favorite Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast has been cancelled does not mean that all traditions for the first true weekend of summer should be kicked to the curb. We still have our burgers. And when you have great burgers,...

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Beaches in Laguna Beach – City vs. County Beaches in Laguna Beach

Beaches in Laguna Beach – City vs. County Beaches in Laguna Beach

Thanks to all of its beautiful cove beaches, Laguna Beach has an extraordinary number of beaches in just an eight mile stretch. With all of the recent closures, many people have been confused on WHAT a CITY beach is and WHAT a COUNTY beach is as they're somewhat...

Update: Orange County Beach Closures Beginning May 1, 2020

Update: Orange County Beach Closures Beginning May 1, 2020

As you probably know, Governor Newsom announced on Thursday a HARD CLOSE of all Orange County beaches. The Governor did not include other counties in California in his order. Beaches may be closed in OTHER counties and cities, based on the decision of their city and...

Laguna Beach Books Announces Virtual Best-Selling Author Events

Laguna Beach Books Announces Virtual Best-Selling Author Events

Just when you thought our entire globe had relegated itself to Netflix binge watching and TikTok karaoke, I have refreshing news: People are ordering books. That's right – actual books that have covers and pages and smell like books!  "I can't say that we're seeing as...

Phenom Musician Francois Dean Takes It Virtual

Phenom Musician Francois Dean Takes It Virtual

If you've followed me for any length of time, you know that I'm a giant fan of the great musician, Francois Dean. Here in town, he's primarily played at Skyloft and Mozambique, and also ran the "Laguna Voice" contest with me at Mozambique for over a year. This guy is...

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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