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Off the Menu Side Dish: Creative Conscious Cuisine at Andrei’s

It seems that almost every foodie we know has been to Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails in Irvine near John Wayne Airport—except us. That finally changed when Christopher stopped by for lunch several weeks ago and found out what we have been missing. Andrei’s is known as...

Off the Menu: Fabulous Fall Flavors at True Food Kitchen

Best-selling healthy-living author Dr. Andrew Weil is a proponent of healthy dining, so it’s no surprise that his culinary concepts are behind the menu at True Food Kitchen in Fashion Island. Opened in 2010, True Food Kitchen offers a globally-inspired menu that’s focused on good...

Tabel for Two

The Winery on The Water

Chef and restaurateur Yvon Goetz captures joie de vivre through his food at the restaurant’s new Mariner’s Mile location. By Allison Hata | Photos by Jody Tiongco Some may find it unusual that there’s a second Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar just 10 miles down the road from its...

Comfort Redefined

Pass the plates at A&O Kitchen and Bar, where the creative fare is meant to be shared with everyone at the table. By Kirsti Correa | Photos by Jody Tiongco When Balboa Bay Resort shed its guard tower a little more than a year ago, it served as a reminder to the community that...

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Coming Soon Four new eateries are slated to arrive in Newport in the coming months. The Waffle Affair, which opens in early December at Bayside Center, will serve an inventive take on a Belgian classic. The new eatery will offer 21 flavors of waffles that boasting a crispy...

Off the Menu: Breaking BREAD, Tamarind, Fig & Olive and Cafe Jardin

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy BREAD What do The Winery Restaurant, Balboa Bay Resort, The Golden Truffle, Pelican Hill Resort, Great Maple Restaurant, The Montage, and St. Regis Resort have in common? They all serve their diners bread from BREAD. BREAD...

Dining News

Off the Menu: Newport Beach Restaurant Week is Here

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale Newport Beach Restaurant Week starts Jan. 19 and runs through Feb. 1, and as in previous years, decisions must be made as to where to dine. We perused every Restaurant Week menu on the DineNB.com website to see which prix fixe menus...

Off the Menu: Taste Test for National Doughnut Day

No matter if you spell it doughnut or donut, this popular fried confection is being celebrated on Friday, June 2 on National Doughnut Day. Not simply an excuse to eat more donuts, National Doughnut Day was created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor their members who served...

Off the Menu Special: Centered and Off-Centered at Segerstrom Center

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Segerstrom Center is the place to be this week. The Broadway musical “If/Then” starring Idina Menzel (“Wicked,” “Frozen”) runs through this Sunday, while the Off-Center Festival has presented a variety of unusual...