Diane Armitage

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Dine-In Closures Prompt Rapid Outdoor Action

On Wednesday this week, Governor Newsom announced that dine-in options would...

Burgers & BBQ To Go This Holiday Weekend

Typically on the 4th of July in Laguna Beach, many of our dine-in restaurants...

Chef Craig Connole finds new level of expression at Ristorante Rumari

Fourteen years ago, I decided I'd make a hobby out of covering all the "best...

Yard Bar Patio Restaurant Debuts to Happy Acclaim

On Wednesday afternoon, a new patio restaurant was born in the heart of...

Sawdust Will Open Smaller Outdoor Marketplace on July 17th

Clearly, the above photo will NOT be happening at the Sawdust Art Festival...

New Sapphire, Cellar. Craft. Cook Lives Up to its Name

Nothing gives me greater pleasure than seeing a talented restaurateur choose...

Best Food & Drink

Harley Restaurant Re-opens for Summery Take-Out

Harley Restaurant Re-opens for Summery Take-Out

It's been nearly three months since Chef Greg Daniels temporarily closed his doors at his popular Harley Laguna Beach restaurant. Today (Fri, June 5th), he re-opens for take-out with family meal options that will certainly brighten any backyard or beachy picnic. For...

June 1: At Least 36 Dine-In Restaurants Are Back in Play in Laguna

June 1: At Least 36 Dine-In Restaurants Are Back in Play in Laguna

After receiving news on Saturday, May 23rd that they could begin the re-opening process, several Laguna Beach restaurants immediately hopped into motion. By Memorial Weekend's end, at least 12 restaurants were either offering patio seating or the full dine-in...

Papa’s Tacos is Back With 60+ Menu Items To Go

Papa’s Tacos is Back With 60+ Menu Items To Go

After temporarily shuttering on March 223nd, Papa's Tacos Owner Michael Skerly figured he might be able to quietly merge back into business eight weeks later … on Saturday of Memorial Weekend. Instead, he and his crew were zambonied. "It was three days in an absolute...

Laguna Beach Restaurants Open for Dining as of Thurs, May 28th

Laguna Beach Restaurants Open for Dining as of Thurs, May 28th

Laguna Beach restaurants are beginning to open for dine-in and/or patio dining. This is a list of those who have opened to date. Watch for dates of more openings this week here in this blog and in my Instagram and Facebook platforms. Please share the news! This is...

Laguna Beach Restaurants Open for Dine In as of Monday, May 25th

Laguna Beach Restaurants Open for Dine In as of Monday, May 25th

Laguna Beach restaurants are beginning to open for dine-in and/or patio dining. This is a list of those who have opened to date. Watch for dates of more openings this week here in this blog and in tomorrow’s @stunewslaguna. DINE IN & PATIOS OPEN Today (Memorial...

Upcoming Events & News

2020 Festival of Whales Parade Changes Dana Point Route

2020 Festival of Whales Parade Changes Dana Point Route

While Laguna Beach has its Annual Patriot's Day Parade on the morning of Saturday, March 7th, neighboring Dana Point has its own parade - the 49th Annual Festival of Whales Parade - same day, same timeframe – which is just the beginning of a two-weekend festival of...

Laguna Playhouse’s “Barefoot in the Park” a Must

Laguna Playhouse’s “Barefoot in the Park” a Must

Laguna Playhouse is debuting one of my all-time favorites, Barefoot in the Park, with shows that begin on Sunday, March 1st and run through Sunday, March 22nd. No less than Paul Rodriguez and Rita Rudner are in two of the four starring roles. Rodriguez plays the part...

2020 Patriot’s Day Parade Promises Fun & LESS Traffic Snarls!

2020 Patriot’s Day Parade Promises Fun & LESS Traffic Snarls!

In Laguna Beach, the well-loved Annual Patriot's Day parade starts at 11 a.m., which means hundreds of happy citizens participating, thousands watching from the sidewalks, and traffic diversions beginning as early as 9:00 a.m. The parade starts at 11:00 a.m. by Laguna...

Beach Club at Main Beach has reopened behind Hotel Laguna

Beach Club at Main Beach has reopened behind Hotel Laguna

Hotel Laguna operators, Laguna Creative Ventures, has launched what it calls a "first stage" Beach Club, open Wednesday through Sunday and holidays (weather permitting) with limited beach service. Anytime between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., you can walk down or park in the...

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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