230 Forest – 26 Years and Still Going Strong

230 Forest – 26 Years and Still Going Strong

Chef Marc Cohen established his “California Cuisine” restaurant, 230 Forest in 1995 when very few people even knew what that kind of cuisine was. Chef Marc proved a trailblazer in the field and – 26 years later with a world of chefs scrabbling after...
Cocktails, Anyone?

Cocktails, Anyone?

With the announcement of their new spring cocktail roll out, Oak Laguna Beach (photo above) reminded me this morning that next Wednesday is (drum roll please) National Cocktail Day. If you’re willing to play, I’m here to take your votes! I’ll be...
OC Restaurant Week Begins Sunday, March 7th

OC Restaurant Week Begins Sunday, March 7th

Bless the OC Restaurant Week folks for staying the course with promotions throughout Orange County. While it’s certainly a different kind of OC Restaurant Week this year, five Laguna restaurants will be participating with specialty discounted menus throughout...
San Shi Go Calls it a Day

San Shi Go Calls it a Day

As much as we hoped that our restaurants and bars would be able to keep their heads above water, some have grown weary of treading water. After 32 years as one of Laguna’s most loved sushi restaurants, San Shi Go was still operating on Saturday evening, Feb....
White House Laguna Renovations Begin

White House Laguna Renovations Begin

After our beloved White House (Laguna Beach) restaurant shuttered its doors in the fall of 2019, we all fell to wondering who would be next to move into the central downtown space. At one point Chef Reiner Schwarz (The Deck, Driftwood Kitchen, Hendrix) and his team...
Main Street Bar Throws Out an Anchor

Main Street Bar Throws Out an Anchor

Last week, cries of alarm sounded in the streets (and in my text messages) when the Main Street Bar’s rainbow flag disappeared from the front window. Had the last bastion in Laguna’s gay bars surrendered? Probably not. After all, Main Street has been a...
Best Margaritas in Laguna Beach, 2021

Best Margaritas in Laguna Beach, 2021

National Margarita Day is Monday Feb. 22nd, an as far as I’m concerned, this is the love holiday we really need to be paying attention to this month. So, it’s time to roll out (once again), Diane’s updated Annual “Best Margaritas of Laguna...
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