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Howling for Coyote Almost at an End

If you’re a SoLag resident, your restaurant options are few and far between....

Wine and Chocolate Tastings at Festival Each Thursday

My favorite weekly event at the Festival of Art? Easy. Thursday evening’s...

Chef David Fune: Ready for Public Consumption

It’s no surprise that some of the most talented chefs get scooped up by the...

South of Nicks Opens in Laguna Beach

It’s said that nature abhors a vacuum, which definitely proves the case this...

Taverna Closes, Montage’s Chef Craig Strong Steps In

As the Laguna culinary world turns in Laguna Beach, I can say one thing for...

Laguna Beach 4th of July Fireworks Show 2018

For 2018, the Laguna Beach 4th of July Fireworks show is once again...

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Two Restaurants in the Local Hood

Two Restaurants in the Local Hood

With growing summer crowds upon us, we locals need to be reminded of those few more tucked away, local-welcoming restaurants that will help get us through the next 10 weeks. I asked my dear buddies, Ruben and Nelson, to join me at two “local” spots this weekend, both...

Pearl Street’s Tiny Coffeeshop a Prized Find

Pearl Street’s Tiny Coffeeshop a Prized Find

About a year ago, the small Pearl St. General Store opened the "Seahorse" in salute to its 1946 predecessor, The Seahorse Bar, which was Laguna's first gay bar. As you can probably imagine in the 1940s, the bar was a word-of-mouth-only speakeasy. Its counterpart...

Top 50 Restaurants in the World: Have You Been?

Top 50 Restaurants in the World: Have You Been?

Yesterday, the winners of the Top 50 Restaurants in the World were announced from Bilbao, Spain. Just six U.S. eateries made it to the list, many of whom are repeat winners. For years, this "award" system has had its critics, primarily because female chefs rarely make...

Garden Fusions Dinner Hosts Famed Sandcastle Sculptor

Garden Fusions Dinner Hosts Famed Sandcastle Sculptor

This Thursday, June 21st, Cafe Jardin at Sherman Gardens in Corona del Mar is hosting another Garden Fusions gourmet dining experience. And, it's even more "summery" in nature this lovely June eve with a "Fusions Sandcastle Lounge" created by famed Chris Crosson ("Mr....

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3 Big Superbowl Parties: Just the Stats

3 Big Superbowl Parties: Just the Stats

Despite the fact that we’ve been seeing a lot of the New England Patriots in Superbowls lately, it’s important that America, as a collective, gather ‘round this Sunday for the Superbowl commercials. Oh. And the game. That, too. (As far as I’m concerned, the...

Oi! Jack Sparrow’s Ship Invites You Aboard!

Oi! Jack Sparrow’s Ship Invites You Aboard!

If you’re a Pirates of the Caribbean fan, here’s your chance to walk in Jack Sparrow’s shoes (preferably not shambling as he does). In fact, even Spock fans will find this an equally interesting tidbit: This coming weekend, the Ocean Institute is enjoying one last...

Offshore Drilling Protest set for Sat, Feb 3rd, Main Beach

Offshore Drilling Protest set for Sat, Feb 3rd, Main Beach

On Saturday Feb 3, between 10 a.m. and noon, Main Beach will once again become the focal point for protestors wanting their voices heard – but this time, the gathering is intended to demonstrate opposition to the Trump Administration’s proposal to open up the...

Arts & Culture

ROUX Closes, Chef Michael Leech Might Step In “Temporarily”

ROUX Closes, Chef Michael Leech Might Step In “Temporarily”

On Tuesday, ROUX Creole, the well-received new restaurant in Laguna Beach, lost founding Chef Norm Theard due to “irreconcilable difficulties” between Theard and investor partners. Theard resigned early Tuesday morning, citing "lack of support and negativity from the...

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Montage Hosts Swank Taste of the Nation May 20th

For a return visit, Taste of the Nation is circling back around to the Montage Resort this Sunday, May 17th for its “No Kid Hungry” endeavor through the Share Our Strength foundation. This is not a small endeavor by any stretch. For 27 years, Taste of the Nation has...

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Sunset Serenades 2018 in Laguna Beach

You KNOW that spring has sprung when our local-favorite Sunset Serenades return! It's a happy day on Friday, May 4th when Sunset Serenades returns to the Heisler Park Amphitheater with a variety of music genres. It's a great way to roll in with an end-of-week picnic,...

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