Scott McIntosh Opens 3rd Reunion Kitchen Location

Scott McIntosh Opens 3rd Reunion Kitchen Location

Congratulations to my restaurateur/chef buddy Scott McIntosh, who’s known in this town for Boat Canyon’s successful Reunion Kitchen as well as Asada Tacos + Beer. On Monday this week, he opened his 3rd Reunion Kitchen location, this time in Santa Barbara right on the...
Laguna Beach Foodie Fare

Laguna Beach Foodie Fare

In case you aren’t privy to my social media platforms @bestoflaguabeach, I thought I’d use this column to share some of my favorite single items that you definitely want to follow up on. Before I explain all these beautiful food and drink items, let me answer those...
Larsen is Friendly Hospitality at its Finest

Larsen is Friendly Hospitality at its Finest

With the new Larsen restaurant open in Hotel Laguna, everyone and his neighbor can be seen at the new swank digs. I was one of those people last week, meeting my two dear friends, both chef concierges at Montage Laguna Beach and The Resort at Pelican Hill. These lead...
Oliver’s Weekend Brunch

Oliver’s Weekend Brunch

For several months now, Chef/Owner Erik De Marchi of Oliver’s Osteria has been serving up brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. I’ve been so intent on dining on his sumptuous food in the evenings, that I never got around to brunch until this past weekend. Now I wonder how...
Best Local Lobster is Back: Coyote Grill

Best Local Lobster is Back: Coyote Grill

In Laguna Beach, we locals look forward to about three events each year. In October, it’s all about the lobster … for the month’s duration, you’ll find us standing on street corners in South Laguna, anxiously awaiting the unfurling of the “Local Lobster” banner at...
Ruben Flores’ Garden Walks 2022

Ruben Flores’ Garden Walks 2022

Every other Saturday, award-winning Landscape Architect Ruben Flores offers one of the most informative “field trips” around with his Laguna Nursery Garden Walks. Garden Walkers are asked to meet at the Laguna Nursery by 10 a.m. to purchase their day...
Ruben Flores’ Garden Walks 2021

Ruben Flores’ Garden Walks 2021

Every other Saturday, award-winning Landscape Architect Ruben Flores offers one of the most informative “field trips” around with his Laguna Nursery Garden Walks. Garden Walkers are asked to meet at the Laguna Nursery by 10 a.m. to purchase their day...
Pumpkin Jumps Into Menus

Pumpkin Jumps Into Menus

As we all scream toward Halloween and the surprising arrival of November, this week’s gentle reminder of Thursday’s (Oct. 21st) “National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day” and Tuesday’s (Oct. 26th) “National Pumpkin Day” prompted me into fast action. We have...
Everything’s Coming Up Halloween

Everything’s Coming Up Halloween

As we all scream toward Halloween and the surprising arrival of November (already??!), it’s heartening to see that four of our restaurants have announced the return of their popular Halloween parties. McClain Cellars is hosting its first 1920s Speakeasy party on...
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