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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Worker Bee Oliver’s Osteria Still Alive in “The Hive”

Worker Bee Oliver’s Osteria Still Alive in “The Hive”

Although The Hive in Laguna Beach's Canyon may seem to be slumbering, rest assured – there are still a couple worker bees buzzing in that hive. Laguna Beach Beer Company is still open seven days a week with significant beer sales occurring daily. Their food menu is...

Chef Marc Cohen Permanently Closes Watermarc

Chef Marc Cohen Permanently Closes Watermarc

On Monday (yesterday), Chef Marc Cohen announced that he has permanently closed his second restaurant in Laguna Beach, Watermarc. "I can't tell you how distraught I am to announce that Watermarc Restaurant is now closed permanently," he noted in his online message....

Did You Hear that Dinner Bell at Sapphire’s Pantry?

Did You Hear that Dinner Bell at Sapphire’s Pantry?

As you know, in the middle of all this uproar Restaurateur Russ Bendel is working to get the revitalized Sapphire, Cellar. Craft. Cook in play for those days when all of our restaurants are granted opening reprieve. While he still putters in the main restaurant, his...

Fabulous Salads to Beat Back the COVID Bloat

Fabulous Salads to Beat Back the COVID Bloat

OK, let's admit it. When this whole "stay at home" thing began in early March, many of us may have been guilty of diving into comfort food and snacks. Three weeks ago, beef stroganoff and anything with pepperoni seemed very sensible and essential food groups to me....

New Craft Cocktails, Pizza Kits & … Spin Bikes?

New Craft Cocktails, Pizza Kits & … Spin Bikes?

Welcome to another week of imaginative cookery and cocktailing from our Laguna Beach restaurants! First, thanks to all of you out there who stepped up and ordered your Easter Sunday dining fare from one of our Laguna Beach restaurants. It buoyed many of our...

Easter Restaurant Options in Laguna Beach During COVID

Easter Restaurant Options in Laguna Beach During COVID

I love celebrating Easter, but this year has almost gotten away from me. (Seems I've had other things on my mind. You, too?) Several restaurants are reporting special menus for Easter Sunday. Keep in mind that just about all of these restaurants offering Easter...

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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...

Pageant of the Masters – Casting Call, Jan 10-12

Pageant of the Masters – Casting Call, Jan 10-12

For more than 50 years, hundreds of volunteers have filled the Pageant of the Masters' stage each year. It doesn't necessarily require acting, dancing or vocal skills. In fact, your greatest talent lies in your ability to stand as still as a stone for 90 seconds. It's...

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