Diane Armitage

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Beach Club at Main Beach has reopened behind Hotel Laguna

Hotel Laguna operators, Laguna Creative Ventures, has launched what it calls a...

Best Margaritas in Laguna Beach 2020

National Margarita Day is Saturday, Feb. 22nd, and as far as I'M concerned,...

Wine Gallery’s “Tasting Tuesday” Features Rosenthal Imports

Wine Gallery has another pop up Tasting Tuesday happening on Feb 25th, 5:30 -...

Big Fundraiser Keeps Getting Bigger This Sunday (Feb 23rd) for Adam & Rachel Bernstein

Three weeks ago on January 25th, a GoFundMe page went live for well-loved,...

President’s Day Soirée Celebrates Art & Music

Here's your perfect reason to actually celebrate President's Holiday on...

Ahh, the gift of a Valentine Spa Day

Hopefully, you've made dinner reservations for Valentine's Day (that's...

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My Opinion: Address 2 Issues to Help Our Laguna Beach Restaurants

My Opinion: Address 2 Issues to Help Our Laguna Beach Restaurants

As most of you know, TheBestofLagunabeach.com® blog has been primarily devoted to my writing about Laguna beach restaurateurs and chefs since 2006. They don't pay me to do it. I simply find restaurateurs and chefs to be some of the most admirable, passionate people on...

Chef Craig Strong Closing Ocean at Main on Feb. 5th

Chef Craig Strong Closing Ocean at Main on Feb. 5th

One of the most talented chefs we’ve yet seen in Laguna Beach is calling it quits. Award-winning Chef Craig Strong of Ocean at Main at 222 Ocean Avenue has announced he’s closing on February 5th. The shuttered doors come just 16 months after his grand opening in...

Wild Taco’s Wild Year Results in Super Chill Opening

Wild Taco’s Wild Year Results in Super Chill Opening

Bear Flag's popular taqueria concept, Wild Taco, opened on Thursday, Jan 16th in the old Johnny Rocket's space at the corner of Ocean and Coast Highway. Interestingly, the opening was 362 days from the day the City of Laguna Beach granted the company access to begin...

Laguna Beach Restaurateurs Chime in on Biggest Challenges

Laguna Beach Restaurateurs Chime in on Biggest Challenges

In the last two weeks, I've written about restaurant growth, changes and trends over the last decade in Laguna Beach. (If you missed them each Friday in StuNews, you can find them here: Restaurants in Review, part I Restaurants in Review, part 2 And this is my latest...

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My (Own) 25th Year Anniversary Evening at the Surf & Sand Resort

My (Own) 25th Year Anniversary Evening at the Surf & Sand Resort

When it comes to planning romantic getaways (read: Valentine's Day) or badly needed solo trips, most of us don't realize how lucky we are. While the rest of the world battles officious airport security lines, crowded planes and rental car hassles, we just saunter over...

Pageant of the Masters – Casting Call, Jan 10-12

Pageant of the Masters – Casting Call, Jan 10-12

For more than 50 years, hundreds of volunteers have filled the Pageant of the Masters' stage each year. It doesn't necessarily require acting, dancing or vocal skills. In fact, your greatest talent lies in your ability to stand as still as a stone for 90 seconds. It's...

Last Minute Options for NYE Parties!

Last Minute Options for NYE Parties!

If your world has been anything like my world this last month, you just woke up yesterday and realized that you've got to get a plan in place for tonight. Don't ask me how we ended up on the last day of the year already. Fortunately, there are quite a few party...

Laguna Beach Pride Rockin’ around the Tiki Tree This Friday

Laguna Beach Pride Rockin’ around the Tiki Tree This Friday

The folks at Laguna Beach Pride decided it was time to do a Holiday Party in honor of the LGBTQ community before everyone heads to family Christmas functions. The party takes place in the Tiki Lounge at Royal Hawaiian Fire Grill this Friday, Dec. 20th. RSVPs are...

Montage Offers Something For Everyone on NYE

Montage Offers Something For Everyone on NYE

For years, the Montage Laguna Beach's Lobby has been known to gather up Laguna residents for a chummy sort of NYE celebration. Here's hoping the tradition continues! Here's what the Montage is offering in three locations this holiday. Seatings are still available in...

Get to Know OC & LA Chefs

Chef Jeff Moore – EATS Kitchen – Irvine

Chef Jeff Moore – EATS Kitchen – Irvine

Meet Chef Jeff Moore, Owner and Chef of EATS in Irvine. Chef Moore started working in restaurants to stay alive in college and, after learning to make the best Philly Cheesesteak in the world, he was hooked on creating food that people love. Click to learn more about...

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