Diane Armitage

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

Laguna Beach restaurants are beginning to open for dine-in and/or patio...

Some Laguna Restaurants Open for Dine-In This Week While Others Quietly Assess

At the start of our Memorial Holiday on Saturday morning, word came down that...

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...

Laguna Beach Restaurants Open for Dine-In on Sunday. May 24th

Note: The photo attached is my file photo from @royalhawaiianlb LAST SUMMER,...

Breaking News: State Approves Dine-In For Orange County

Breaking News: The State has just approved Orange County “stage 2” approval...

Best Burgers in Laguna Beach, 2020

Just because our world is topsy-turvy and my favorite Memorial Day Pancake...

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Laguna Restaurants Still Love  All the Women You Call “Mom”

Laguna Restaurants Still Love All the Women You Call “Mom”

Now that our dear city has essentially been "closed" through St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Eastern Orthodox Easter, Earth Day, the First of Ramadan and May Day, you'd better believe that our Laguna restaurants have Mother's Day wrapped and ready to rock for you. We all...

Mother’s Day in a Box at Sapphire, Cellar. Craft. Cook

Mother’s Day in a Box at Sapphire, Cellar. Craft. Cook

Sappphire, Cellar. Craft. Cook, our newest entry to Laguna Beach, is offering yet another peek into its coming menu with a Mother's Day meal package priced at $169 for four to six people. Happily, it ALSO has your Mother's Day gifts covered with a rather inventive...

Mozambique & Skyloft Get Back in the Game

Mozambique & Skyloft Get Back in the Game

When this pandemic crisis began, Ivan Spiers chose to close both of his restaurants. A few weeks ago, he announced food trucks in his parking lot at Mozambique, each offering different cuisines. While the food trucks are still in place, he has also decided to re-open...

Copper Mugs, New Specials & Tiki Cocktails Debut

Copper Mugs, New Specials & Tiki Cocktails Debut

Earlier this week, I announced the sad news that Chef Marc Cohen had decided to permanently close his popular Watermarc restaurant. While rumors circulate about other possible "permanent" closures, not one restaurateur has made any mention or announcement. In fact,...

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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...

President’s Day Soirée Celebrates Art & Music

President’s Day Soirée Celebrates Art & Music

Here's your perfect reason to actually celebrate President's Holiday on Monday, Feb. 17th - an Art & Music Soirée at The Deck's Bungalows! While The Deck provides its usual great party fare, there will be plenty going on with Pink and Foo Fighters musician Jessy...

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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