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Under Cover: Chef Tyler Florence Shares Cooking Secrets

Under Cover: Chef Tyler Florence Shares Cooking Secrets

Anyone who is a fan of Food Network is familiar with Tyler Florence. The popular chef is the host of not only his own cooking show, “Tyler’s Ultimate,” but also Food Network’s competition show, “The Great Food Truck Race.” In addition to his turns as television host and cook, Florence has also penned twelve cookbooks, […]

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Off the Menu Special: Best Wines for Thanksgiving

Off the Menu Special: Best Wines for Thanksgiving

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy What’s the best wine to serve with Thanksgiving dinner? Many wine experts will simply say it’s whatever wine you like to drink, but matching wine with food can enhance the enjoyment of the meal. We decided to ask William Lewis, co-owner and sommelier for The […]

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Off the Menu: Thanksgiving Dining in Newport Beach

Off the Menu: Thanksgiving Dining in Newport Beach

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale ‘Tis the season for tradition, and nothing says tradition like a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. A handful of restaurants in Newport Beach are offering Thanksgiving feasts ranging from prix fixe dinners to generous buffets. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorites: Provenance “You Host, We Roast!” That’s the message […]

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ABT Brings Ballet School to Segerstrom Center

ABT Brings Ballet School to Segerstrom Center

Expanding their 27-year relationship, Segerstrom Center for the Arts and American Ballet Theatre have announced the creation of the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School on the Segerstrom Center campus in Costa Mesa. This partnership will offer unrivaled opportunities for training and nurturing future generations of dancers and dance audiences as well as furthering the development […]

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Under Cover: “Spaghetti Smiles” at Andersen Elementary

Under Cover: “Spaghetti Smiles” at Andersen Elementary

Former Harbor Day teacher and local author, Margo Sorenson has done it again. To celebrate the release of her new picture book, “Spaghetti Smiles,” Sorenson paid a special visit to a group of lucky students at Andersen Elementary School this week. Although I am just a few years north of the target demographic, I was […]

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Off the Menu: Fashion Island Dining

Off the Menu: Fashion Island Dining

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale The Fashion Island Tree Lighting continues nightly through the end of the year, so we thought we’d share a few of our favorite Fashion Island restaurants in case you want to grab a bite to eat before or after the tree lighting. Fig & Olive To help celebrate the tree […]

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Curtain Up: Classic Bands Live On at Lido Live

Curtain Up: Classic Bands Live On at Lido Live

What is it about Frankie Valle and the Four Seasons that seems so timeless that it still endures more than 50 years after that grouped formed? There were many guy (and girl) groups of the fifties and sixties, the Four This and the Four That, but what band of four has generated a hit Broadway […]

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Artscapes: Cultural Arts Grants Awarded for 2015

Artscapes: Cultural Arts Grants Awarded for 2015

ExplorOcean, Newport Beach Film Festival, and OC Museum of Art are just three of the local organizations that recently received Cultural Arts Grants from the city of Newport Beach. Every year, the city gives the Newport Beach Arts Commission $40,000 for “specific cultural or artistic planning or projects as approved by the City Council.” As […]

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Off the Menu: Passport to Culinary Journeys at Moulin and Babette's

Off the Menu: Passport to Culinary Journeys at Moulin and Babette’s

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale We’re always ready to take an exotic culinary journey, so we were thrilled when two new restaurants opened that offered gastronomic trips to France and The East Hamptons. Moulin Pascal’s Epicerie on Bristol Street closed earlier this year, leaving those of us in Newport Beach who enjoyed the bistro experience […]

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Under Cover: 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards

Under Cover: 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards

This week, nominees for the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards were announced. I feel that now is an appropriate time to mention that of the books nominated, five titles have previously been profiled here in the annals of Under Cover. So, not to toot my own book-selecting horn, but…toot toot! In all seriousness, though, I do love […]

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