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Harley Restaurant Officially Opened: Old Friends, New Chef, Creative Food

I so enjoy meeting new chefs of new restaurants in Laguna Beach … especially...

Kaj Debuts Wood Sculpture Treasures – Sunday, Nov. 18

If you grew up in Laguna Beach or spend any time at the Orange Inn, chances...

Surfing Santa Makes First Official Holiday Stop This Weekend

Whether you’re ready for it or not, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is...

Super “Heart” Fan? Win Tix to Nancy Wilson at KXMas Concert

KX 93.5 is looking for a lucky Heart super fan. Starting now until November...

Lumberyard Celebrating 10 Years This Thursday (Can You Believe It?)

On the heels of its little sister’s successful 1-year anniversary last Friday...

OC Chef’s Table 2019 – Top-Ranked Chefs and 3 Laguna New Entries

These last few days, I’ve been immersed in what is certainly one of the most...

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Chef Strong’s Ocean at Main – Initial Review

Chef Strong’s Ocean at Main – Initial Review

When Chef Craig Strong left his immaculate Montage-based restaurant, Studio, to start his own restaurant in Laguna Beach, the news was something akin to Moses coming down from the Mount. As much as we've all loved Craig Strong in our community, few of us regularly...

Chef Craig Strong Opens Restaurant Friday, Oct. 5th

Chef Craig Strong Opens Restaurant Friday, Oct. 5th

This just in from Chef Craig Strong and his new Laguna Beach restaurant, Ocean on Main. I'm heading there now for a dining preview - news and photos shortly! His website isn't quite live yet -oceanatmain.com  but you might be able to call for reservations: (949)...

Lost Pier Café: A Local’s Love Offering

Lost Pier Café: A Local’s Love Offering

You’re not going to believe this. I finally found a truly great cup of morning coffee in South Laguna. It’s in the uncanniest of locations: The Lost Pier café. Right. I already know your question: “Lost Pier Café? Excuse me?” Correct. In the last few months, while we...

This Week in Laguna  Beach: Restaurant Rumors Running Wild

This Week in Laguna Beach: Restaurant Rumors Running Wild

This weekend, a large ad in the OC Register noted that Stonefire Grill was expanding to Brea this fall and, then, to Laguna in early 2019. Really? A 12th location for Stonefire Grill here in Laguna? Well … no. After jumping on the phone to chat with the City and the...

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Pet Parade & Chili Cook-Off

Pet Parade & Chili Cook-Off

Dress your pets and prep that palate for the return of Laguna Beach's Pet Parade & Chili Cook-Off on September 30th at the Tivoli Too Grounds. A 22-year tradition, this is one serious contest for pets (well, and maybe their owners) as pets participate in six...

Tall Ships Festival 2018 Always a Treat

Tall Ships Festival 2018 Always a Treat

This Wednesday afternoon, I decided on a very rare lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Clemente. As I sat there enjoying the ocean view, a giant “pirate ship” appeared from the south, winging its way on brisk winds toward the Dana Point Harbor. Ahhh! The Tall Ships are...

Ohio State Buckeyes at Skyloft

Ohio State Buckeyes at Skyloft

Last year as the college football season rolled into play, Skyloft hoisted a flag that caused quite a stir – an Ohio State Buckeyes flag, a mere 2,250 miles from the famed Columbus, Ohio Buckeyes stadium. While it took residents and visitors by surprise, it certainly...

Arts & Culture

History of the HIP District Solves All Those Questions

History of the HIP District Solves All Those Questions

The Laguna Beach Historical Society will present “The History of the HIP District” on Tuesday, Sept 25 at the Susi Q, by Susan Elliott, Joe Hanauer, and Chris Keller. It's a free event that begins at 7:30 p.m. Frankly, I just want to know what those darned animals are...

A Bevvy of Sight and Sound in our Own Little Town

A Bevvy of Sight and Sound in our Own Little Town

On Saturday, I decided to do a walkabout in Laguna Beach. I had already spent the morning on Ruben Flores’ Garden Walk (an excursion sponsored by Laguna Nursery). It was a particularly spectacular event as we had a handsome, shirtless dude invite us over to see his...

Star Treatment at The Ranch: National Geographic Night is Heavenly

Star Treatment at The Ranch: National Geographic Night is Heavenly

If you’ve visited Mark Christy’s renovated Ranch at Laguna Beach, you know we have a special gem on our hands. I call it our “oasis in our oasis” as it’s such a serene world tucked less than a half mile back from our raucous summer. National Geographic thinks it’s a...

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Sip ’n Shuck Shindig Returns Nov. 4th

I know the 5th annual Driftwood Kitchen + The Deck Sip ’n Shuck party isn’t happening for an entire month (Nov. 4th to be exact, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.). The tickets for this event, though, disappear faster than oysters on the half shell, the namesake for this event. Our...

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Lost Pier Café: A Local’s Love Offering

You’re not going to believe this. I finally found a truly great cup of morning coffee in South Laguna. It’s in the uncanniest of locations: The Lost Pier café. Right. I already know your question: “Lost Pier Café? Excuse me?” Correct. In the last few months, while we...

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Ohana Fest 2018 Will Undoubtedly Wow Again

Ohana Fest 2018 is back for its 3rd year at Doheny State Beach, beginning Friday afternoon, Sept 28th through Sunday, Sept. 30th. Some tickets are still available for an ever-growing amazing line-up of music at TheOhanaFest.com; the vast majority of tickets were sold...

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Chef Maro: The Boy is Back in Town

If you’ve seen this guy wandering around town, it’s not an optical illusion. Chef Maro (Mariano) Molteni is back in town AND looking for a new restaurant space to hang his chef’s hat. Last year in May, local favorite Maro Wood Grill suddenly changed ownership and Chef...

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