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Beach Club at Main Beach has reopened behind Hotel Laguna

Hotel Laguna operators, Laguna Creative Ventures, has launched what it calls a...

Best Margaritas in Laguna Beach 2020

National Margarita Day is Saturday, Feb. 22nd, and as far as I'M concerned,...

Wine Gallery’s “Tasting Tuesday” Features Rosenthal Imports

Wine Gallery has another pop up Tasting Tuesday happening on Feb 25th, 5:30 -...

Big Fundraiser Keeps Getting Bigger This Sunday (Feb 23rd) for Adam & Rachel Bernstein

Three weeks ago on January 25th, a GoFundMe page went live for well-loved,...

President’s Day Soirée Celebrates Art & Music

Here's your perfect reason to actually celebrate President's Holiday on...

Ahh, the gift of a Valentine Spa Day

Hopefully, you've made dinner reservations for Valentine's Day (that's...

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Best Margaritas in Laguna Beach 2020

Best Margaritas in Laguna Beach 2020

National Margarita Day is Saturday, Feb. 22nd, and as far as I'M concerned, THIS is the LOVE holiday we really need to be paying attention to in the month of February. (I can't believe the greeting card industry hasn't caught on to this one yet.) SO, time to roll out...

Wine Gallery’s “Tasting Tuesday” Features Rosenthal Imports

Wine Gallery’s “Tasting Tuesday” Features Rosenthal Imports

Wine Gallery has another pop up Tasting Tuesday happening on Feb 25th, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. These are awesome fun. It's a mini-workshop … maybe more like a science lab … with a variety of wines and proffered pairings with the regular Wine Gallery menu. This coming...

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 still putting your plan...

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Beach Club at Main Beach has reopened behind Hotel Laguna

Beach Club at Main Beach has reopened behind Hotel Laguna

Hotel Laguna operators, Laguna Creative Ventures, has launched what it calls a "first stage" Beach Club, open Wednesday through Sunday and holidays (weather permitting) with limited beach service. Anytime between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., you can walk down or park in the...

President’s Day Soirée Celebrates Art & Music

President’s Day Soirée Celebrates Art & Music

Here's your perfect reason to actually celebrate President's Holiday on Monday, Feb. 17th - an Art & Music Soirée at The Deck's Bungalows! While The Deck provides its usual great party fare, there will be plenty going on with Pink and Foo Fighters musician Jessy...

Ahh, the gift of a Valentine Spa Day

Ahh, the gift of a Valentine Spa Day

Hopefully, you've made dinner reservations for Valentine's Day (that's tonight, folks) or Valentine's weekend. If you haven't yet, you can check out my Valentine Dining Roundup article on what's available out there. Now, for that gift! Given the latest stress levels...

Catalina Island Offers “Best of Winter” Packages

Catalina Island Offers “Best of Winter” Packages

Years ago, I actually owned an amazing condo on Catalina Island. I used to go over there in the winter months to write big projects - my own books, ghostwritten books, or those massive 20-page sales letters to sell something like a Tony Robbins coaching program. I...

Longtime Local Bartender Adam Bernstein Needs Our Help

Longtime Local Bartender Adam Bernstein Needs Our Help

If you've been in Laguna Beach for any length of time, you've probably met the great bartender and mixologist Adam Bernstein. The guy brought sunshine and light to a few local establishments, the last being Sapphire Laguna for more than 10 years. About two years ago,...

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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