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Casting Call for Pageant of the Masters 2019 Show

Can you stand still for 90 seconds? The Pageant of the Masters is looking for...

This Week’s OC Chef’s Table Interviews – Mastro’s, Cali Fresh, Trevor’s, Slapfish, Villa Roma

I know this might sound like a really odd thing to say, but after 30 years of...

South of Nick’s Margarita Making a Run for Champ Title

Last night, I stopped in at South of Nick's with my good friend, Ali North. It...

Tibetan Monks Returning to Laguna for New Mandala Creation

The Sawdust Art Festival will be the new host for the Drepung Gomang Monks...

This Week’s OC Chef’s Table Interviews – Celebrity Chef Jet Tila, Rose Café, Farmhouse, Filomena’s

This year, I have the distinct pleasure and honor of interviewing all the top...

New Year’s Eve Dining, Parties & New Year’s Day Dining Guide in Laguna Beach 2019

Happy Holidays, everyone! We tried to round up as many comments as possible...

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

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

On the heels of its little sister’s successful 1-year anniversary last Friday (Slice Pizza and Beer), big sister Lumberyard is celebrating her 10th anniversary this Thursday, Oct. 25th. To celebrate the milestone, Lumberyard is offering specials throughout the day,...

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

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 enjoyable aspects of my life – interviewing chefs. Forty-two of them, actually. For the second year in a row, I have the pleasure of working with the Illumination Foundation and their...

One-Year Old Slice Pizza: Laguna’s Crafty Custom Pizza Concept

One-Year Old Slice Pizza: Laguna’s Crafty Custom Pizza Concept

I love the way our Laguna restaurateurs love their restaurants. Last week, I met with Cary Redfearn, who will be celebrating the 1-year anniversary at Slice Pizza and Beer, the crafty concept restaurant he and wife, Suzanne, concocted. It sits directly across the...

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)...

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Laguna’s Annual Holiday Hospitality Night – 12/7

Laguna’s Annual Holiday Hospitality Night – 12/7

Our Laguna Beach annual Holiday Hospitality Night happens Friday, Dec. 7th, 5-10 p.m. Normally, it’s one of the coolest parties we have going on each year, and we have thousands of visitors join us to celebrate. While Santa’s arrival at 6:00 p.m. is definitely a plus,...

Winter Fantasy Festival Offers Hundreds of Unique Gift Ideas

Winter Fantasy Festival Offers Hundreds of Unique Gift Ideas

I love the Winter Fantasy Festival at Sawdust more than our summer affair, the Sawdust Art Festival (which I happen to like a lot). Aside from 170 artists’ booths in this cool outdoor setting, you have a “Towne Square (sorry grownups, this is kid-size only), live...

Kaj Debuts Wood Sculpture Treasures – Sunday, Nov. 18

Kaj Debuts Wood Sculpture Treasures – Sunday, Nov. 18

If you grew up in Laguna Beach or spend any time at the Orange Inn, chances are you know Kaj Garmshausen, one of the friendliest, happiest souls on the planet. I've written about Kaj before as he's an incredibly talented artist in both pen-and-ink drawings (Santa...

Surfing Santa Makes First Official Holiday Stop This Weekend

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 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....

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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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Starfish Annual Toy Drive on Dec. 10th

Get into the holiday spirit at Starfish by participating in The Starfish Annual Toy Drive. This year the toys will be donated to the victims of the California Wildfires. Starfish is offering a great discount to customers that bring in an unwrapped toy on Monday, Dec...

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Holiday Singalong at SoLag Park – Dec 9th

Holiday Sing-Along at The Garden Park takes place this Sunday The community is invited to the annual Holiday Sing-Along at The Garden Park (SoLag) this Sunday, Dec 9 from 2 - 4 p.m. Bring your instruments, singing voices, and treats to share during this festive day in...

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