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Rumor Mill is Bunk: Alessa and Salerno’s Ristorante Not Going Anywhere (In Fact, They’re Partying)

Chef Alessandro Pirozzi has been in the spotlight this week, thanks to a rumor...

Wild Taco’s Wild Year Results in Super Chill Opening

Bear Flag's popular taqueria concept, Wild Taco, opened on Thursday, Jan 16th...

Laguna Beach Restaurateurs Chime in on Biggest Challenges

Laguna Beach Restaurateurs Chime in on Biggest Challenges In the last two...

45+ Top Orange County Chefs are Tackling OC Homelessness at OC Chef’s Table Grand Event

The biggest, swankiest chefs' dinner in the LA Basin, OC Chef's Table is back...

Restaurants in Laguna Beach: A Decade in Review, Part 2

On Friday last week, I wrote "Part One" about Restaurants in Laguna Beach and...

2020 Tipping Challenge: A Great Start to a Precarious Year

For the 2020 Tipping Challenge, the key, it seems, is to keep the “2020”number rolling in some way, shape or form.

Best Food & Drink
Restaurants in Laguna Beach: A Decade in Review, Part I

Restaurants in Laguna Beach: A Decade in Review, Part I

Part I – Total Number of Restaurants in Laguna Beach Now vs. 2010 and What They’re All About When I started writing TheBestofLagunaBeach.com back in 2006, I was just interested in getting to know our chefs and restaurants in town. I had no idea that so much would...

“12 Days of Christmas Cocktails” at Royal Hawaiian

“12 Days of Christmas Cocktails” at Royal Hawaiian

Here's a fun one. Royal Hawaiian's resident Mixologist (and local favorite) Sean Melia has come up with a whole new raft of holiday and seasonal cocktails (hey, Hawaii dreams of a white Christmas, too). What better way to celebrate than to offer a uniquely crafted...

Tommy Bahama Closes Its 10-Year Operation

Tommy Bahama Closes Its 10-Year Operation

Tommy Bahama, known internationally for celebrating the island life, will begin island hopping this Tuesday when it closes its Laguna Beach location in search of a new home. On Saturday morning, the corporate offices notified management at both the restaurant and...

Royal Hawaiian Wins “Best Steak of O.C.”

Royal Hawaiian Wins “Best Steak of O.C.”

After just seven months of operation, Laguna's Royal Hawaiian Fire Grill took down top Orange County accolades with the "Best Steak in Orange County" award. Notified by OC Weekly's editors, Chefs Maro and Martin Molteni were all grins. "It's a really great honor and...

Laguna Restaurants Scaring Up Rumors at October’s Close

Laguna Restaurants Scaring Up Rumors at October’s Close

Fishbone, Wild Taco hoping to open next week While most Laguna-bound restaurants aim to open in early spring, a surprising number end up opening in the quieter months of fall. This makes Laguna locals extremely happy as it gives us a small window of time to get to...

Upcoming Events & News
Annual Surfing Santa Starts Holiday Events With Heart – Nov 23-24, 2019

Annual Surfing Santa Starts Holiday Events With Heart – Nov 23-24, 2019

Whether you’re ready for it or not, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is barreling down the tracks at us. You’ve already seen it begin with holiday décor and holiday ads but it really gets into  full-fledged, endlessly-cheerful caroling mode this coming weekend....

Art & Nature Begins Nov. 7th

Art & Nature Begins Nov. 7th

Laguna Art Museum is celebrating its 7th annual Art & Nature, a multidisciplinary exploration of art in the natural world from November 7-10. For the first time in the event’s history, the commissioned work of art will be inside the museum rather than outside, and...

Sip ‘n Shuck 2019

Sip ‘n Shuck 2019

Next Sunday’s 7th Annual Sip and Shuck party at The Deck just keeps expanding with more enticing fare. Our fine folks at The Driftwood and The Deck restaurants introduced the Sip and Shuck as an oyster/champagne party in the name of non-profit love for Laguna Beach....

Royal Hawaiian Hosts Oct 31st “Voodoo & Lapus” Party

Royal Hawaiian Hosts Oct 31st “Voodoo & Lapus” Party

Because Halloween is on Thursday next week, a few restaurants and bars in town are celebrating this weekend with live music and parties. Next Thursday, though … Halloween night … the only party noted in town is at The Royal Hawaiian Fire Grill with its “Voodoo &...

Hauntin’ Events 2019 Start This Weekend

Hauntin’ Events 2019 Start This Weekend

If you haven't noticed, Halloween has become a month-long event. I'm not sure how this all got started, or when it actually took pole position over the Easter Bunny, but no one seems to be complaining. I was sad to see that the Festival of Arts' Pageant of the...

Spooktacular Paw-ty Options for Your Pets

Spooktacular Paw-ty Options for Your Pets

As Halloween fast approaches, there are plenty of events popping up that cater to kids and adults, alike. Fortunately, Halloween also includes the most important peeps in our lives, too - our pets. There are two upcoming events that are simply "can't miss," even if...

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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