Everything’s Coming Up Pumpkin

Everything’s Coming Up Pumpkin

As we all scream around the curve that is October and head for the straightaway of November, it has suddenly occurred to me that this is high-season pumpkin time. This week’s gentle reminder of Wednesday’s “National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day”...
A Tale of Two Breakfasts

A Tale of Two Breakfasts

Dining out for breakfast on the weekends is one of my favorite treats. Recently, I finally ventured out to Harvest at The Ranch Laguna Beach and GG’s Bistro for the first sit-down experience I’ve had in many months. A Peaceful Sojourn at Harvest Prior to...
My Birthday Month’s Spectacular Foodie Finds

My Birthday Month’s Spectacular Foodie Finds

Last month was my birthday month, and it seems my friends know only one thing to do with me – take me to a restaurant. It proved a delightful, busy and caloric month, as those of you who follow my social media can attest. For today’s column, I just had to...
Wine Gallery’s Hidden Gem Menu

Wine Gallery’s Hidden Gem Menu

For years now, I’ve been extolling the cooking virtues of Chef Josh at our locals’ favorite Wine Gallery. While most folks are more than happy to partake in his wings or various creatives pizzas, I always like to try something from the “real”...
Beachcomber Cafe Raises the Flag for Fun Dining

Beachcomber Cafe Raises the Flag for Fun Dining

Last week, I decided it was time for a field trip. Never one to stray far from home, however, I chose a restaurant less than a mile out of Laguna Beach’s northernmost city limits – The Beachcomber Cafe. A very popular restaurant with visitors, the...
Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day!

Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day!

It’s assuring to know that, even in the midst of a global pandemic, we’re all still very willing to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day. Yep! It’s coming up in two days – Sept, 18 2020 – so I thought I’d republishe my latest...
Royal Hawaiian’s Royal Take-Out Treatment

Royal Hawaiian’s Royal Take-Out Treatment

If you’ve been reading my columns this summer, you know that I’ve begun to lean somewhat heavily on our great restaurants in town whenever I have a small dinner party to pull off. A couple weeks ago, it was a special birthday dinner party for a neighbor. I...
Harley Shifts to Summertime Casual Fare

Harley Shifts to Summertime Casual Fare

On Wednesday this week, I unchained myself from my desk and joined a friend (Ali, the lead concierge at Surf & Sand Resort) at Harley Laguna Beach to try Chef Greg Daniel’s outdoor dining. Several weeks ago, it was a happy relief to all of us when Chef Greg...
The Drake Nears First Anniversary With Enthusiasm

The Drake Nears First Anniversary With Enthusiasm

Exactly one year ago, I interviewed the founders of The Drake Laguna Beach who, after three long years, were putting the finishing touches on the city’s new posh jazz supper club. They finally opened the last week of September, just when the City of Laguna Beach...
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