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Easter Restaurant Options in Laguna Beach During COVID

I love celebrating Easter, but this year has almost gotten away from me....

Tues, 4/7/2020 Restaurant Update & Cool New “Challenge”

Here I am again, back with more Laguna Beach restaurant updates for you. I...

Tues, April 7th – Downloadable PDF: Laguna Beach Restaurants Offering To Go & Easter Options: Version 7

This is VERSION #7, dated Tuesday, April 7th, 2020, of current Laguna Beach...

New Sapphire Pantry Opens with Inventive Breakfast, Lunch Options

As restaurants are temporarily shuttering everywhere, it's such a blessed and...

Tues, March 31st – New Laguna Restaurant Creativity + Updated Complete PDF Directory!

Restaurant operators: If I don't have your information listed here or if it...

Thurs Update: 3/27/200: Laguna Restaurant Updates: It Just Keeps Getting More Creative

So, here's the thing I've learned about my beloved Laguna chefs and...

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2020 OC Restaurant Week Starts Sunday, March 8th

2020 OC Restaurant Week Starts Sunday, March 8th

OC  Restaurant Week is just around the corner with dates set for Sunday, March 8th  – Saturday, March 14th. For locals here in Laguna Beach, this can be a bane or a boom, depending entirely on the opinion you chose. On the bane side, this always designates a much...

Chef Azmin’s last day of service at Sapphire is Saturday, March 7th

Chef Azmin’s last day of service at Sapphire is Saturday, March 7th

For 13 years, Chef Azmin Gharhreman has offered one of the most innovative, globally-oriented menus in Orange County. While I'm a fan of everything I've had the pleasure to try at Sapphire, I have to tell you this, straight up: If you've never tried the hot dog at...

Bear Flag Looking at 18 Months Before Opening in Old Boom Boom

Bear Flag Looking at 18 Months Before Opening in Old Boom Boom

In August last year, the same Bear Flag Co. of Wild Taco announced its intentions to move its third Bear Flag Fish Co. restaurant into the former Boom Boom Room space. At that time, Bear Flag Founder Thomas Carson noted that he had always wanted to open his first Bear...

Best Margaritas in Laguna Beach 2020

Best Margaritas in Laguna Beach 2020

National Margarita Day is Saturday, Feb. 22nd, and as far as I'M concerned, THIS is the LOVE holiday we really need to be paying attention to in the month of February. (I can't believe the greeting card industry hasn't caught on to this one yet.) SO, time to roll out...

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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...

Ahh, the gift of a Valentine Spa Day

Ahh, the gift of a Valentine Spa Day

Hopefully, you've made dinner reservations for Valentine's Day (that's tonight, folks) or Valentine's weekend. If you haven't yet, you can check out my Valentine Dining Roundup article on what's available out there. Now, for that gift! Given the latest stress levels...

Catalina Island Offers “Best of Winter” Packages

Catalina Island Offers “Best of Winter” Packages

Years ago, I actually owned an amazing condo on Catalina Island. I used to go over there in the winter months to write big projects - my own books, ghostwritten books, or those massive 20-page sales letters to sell something like a Tony Robbins coaching program. I...

Longtime Local Bartender Adam Bernstein Needs Our Help

Longtime Local Bartender Adam Bernstein Needs Our Help

If you've been in Laguna Beach for any length of time, you've probably met the great bartender and mixologist Adam Bernstein. The guy brought sunshine and light to a few local establishments, the last being Sapphire Laguna for more than 10 years. About two years ago,...

My (Own) 25th Year Anniversary Evening at the Surf & Sand Resort

My (Own) 25th Year Anniversary Evening at the Surf & Sand Resort

When it comes to planning romantic getaways (read: Valentine's Day) or badly needed solo trips, most of us don't realize how lucky we are. While the rest of the world battles officious airport security lines, crowded planes and rental car hassles, we just saunter over...

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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