Cook with Chef Amar

Cook with Chef Amar

Chef Amar Santana is teaming up with Lung Cancer Foundation of America for a “Cook with Chef Amar” virtual cooking class on Saturday, Oct. 2nd from noon to 1 p.m. Chef started his first restaurant here in Laguna Beach, Broadway by Amar Santana. He later...
The Drake

The Drake

The Drake of Laguna Beach has just sailed past its second anniversary and is only increasing its velocity as it continues its graceful cruise. Last Sunday night, I opted for The Drake for a post-birthday dinner with one of my best friends. Aside from ordering a couple...
For Chef Craig Strong, Terra is His Terra Firma

For Chef Craig Strong, Terra is His Terra Firma

Folks, I just have to say for the record that it sure is great to see Chef Craig Strong’s smile again. Certainly, one of the most talented chefs to ever grace Laguna Beach, this Michelin-starred and Five-Diamond legend is fully back in play and loving life at Terra at...
Festival of Arts 2021: What I Love Most

Festival of Arts 2021: What I Love Most

The Festival of Arts & Pageant of the Masters is exactly that – two enormous productions that symbiotically co-exist next to each other on the same grounds. This year’s Pageant of the Masters is titled “Made in America, Trailblazing Artists & Their...
Seabutter is Melt-in-Your-Mouth Fresh Sushi

Seabutter is Melt-in-Your-Mouth Fresh Sushi

Last week, the popular Seabutter Beverly Hills sushi restaurant welcomed the arrival of its little sister, Seabutter Laguna Beach. Owners George and Angie Fratkin opted for a week of soft opening evenings but, as the Laguna Beach local coconut telegraph goes, it...
Seabutter Sushi Opens This Week

Seabutter Sushi Opens This Week

This week, Seabutter Sushi began its soft open phase in the old San Shi Go location at 1100 S. Coast Highway. Essentially, they’re using this week to dial in the service and food before they expand to full operational hours. This Friday and Saturday (and moving...
Best Burgers in Laguna Beach, 2021

Best Burgers in Laguna Beach, 2021

This week, July 11th – 17th, launches “Burger Week” across Orange County, Long Beach and L.A. County. All told, about 80 restaurants and chains are participating. In Laguna Beach, exactly ONE restaurant is participating. Sapphire. Cellar. Craft. Cook...
Laguna Beach Fireworks 2021

Laguna Beach Fireworks 2021

The Laguna Beach fireworks show is back in play and will begin at approximately 9 pm on Sunday, July 4th. As usual, the fireworks show will originate from Monument Point at Heisler Park. For this reason, the Monument Point area will be closed all day on the 4th of...
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