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Off the Menu: Musical Menus

Off the Menu: Musical Menus

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy A “Mama Mia” Dinner We’ve been attending the Broadway musical series at Segerstrom Center, and last year discovered the clever themed menus that Executive Chef Ross Pangilinan has been creating at Leatherby’s Café Rouge adjacent to Segerstrom Center. Chef Ross has done it again for The Center’s current show, “Mama […]

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Just Desserts at ‘Dessert Lab’

Just Desserts at ‘Dessert Lab’

The name The Dessert Lab is most deceiving, but in a very good way. It’s where you go to get your sugar fix or even a healthier alternative, but once inside, find so much more. Healthy breakfast? Check. Scrumptious homemade cheesecake? Check. Amazing gourmet Italian coffees and beans? Check. A true family operation, the Dessert […]

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Off the Menu: New Restaurants and Secret Spots

Off the Menu: New Restaurants and Secret Spots

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Welcome to Provenance It’s official—Provenance Restaurant is now open! Chef Cathy Pavlos, whose Lucca restaurant in Irvine has garnered well-deserved acclaim, opened Provenance in Eastbluff Village Center on March 25, in the spot formerly occupied by Sage Restaurant. Chef Pavlos has based her concept, and menu, […]

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Off the Menu: Leatherby's "Lucy" Menu, Buffalo Frog Legs, Tacos & Tequila

Off the Menu: Leatherby’s “Lucy” Menu, Buffalo Frog Legs, Tacos & Tequila

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy What could be more fun than watch a favorite episode of “I Love Lucy?” Watching it live on stage, which is happening through this weekend at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. “I Love Lucy Live on Stage” brings Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel together for an […]

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Off the Menu: Dining News & Reviews

Off the Menu: Dining News & Reviews

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Chef Pascal Keeps Cooking The iconic Ritz Restaurant in Fashion Island garnered headlines when it closed last month. Another Fashion Island favorite, Brasserie Pascal, closed last December when Chef Pascal Olhats was unable to renegotiate his lease. A similar thing occurred last month when Chef Pascal had […]

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Off the Menu: OC Restaurant Week in Newport Beach

Off the Menu: OC Restaurant Week in Newport Beach

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy If you enjoyed the culinary delights of last month’s Newport Beach Restaurant Week, you’ll love another restaurant week celebration that starts this Sunday: Orange County Restaurant Week. More than 100 restaurants throughout OC have created lunch and dinner menus that range from $10 to $40, and […]

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Moment for Health: The Price of Overindulging

Moment for Health: The Price of Overindulging

Dyspepsia. Sounds like some bad disease ready to knock over an immune system or two, but we’ve all suffered under its influence one time or another. Dyspepsia, better known as indigestion, is not a disease, yet it is no laughing matter. The rumbling and grumbling of an upset stomach leaves no winners in this common […]

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Moment for Health: Got Milk?

Moment for Health: Got Milk?

I love cows. I remember years ago when I was taking a drive to Anza Borrego with my Australian shepherd and drove past a large herd of cows. I pulled over and, with several barks and yips out the window, my Aussie had all those scattered cows crowding at the fence looking at her. It […]

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Off the Menu Special: New Year's Eve Dining in Newport Beach

Off the Menu Special: New Year’s Eve Dining in Newport Beach

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy What are you doing New Year’s Eve? We have a few suggestions courtesy of some of our favorite Newport Beach restaurants.  BALBOA BAY RESORT The Balboa Bay Resort has several ways to ring in the New Year in style. The First Cabin restaurant is serving […]

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Off the Menu: Best Newport Beach Dining Experiences of 2013

Off the Menu: Best Newport Beach Dining Experiences of 2013

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy “Pizza at Barone, and gnocchi at Sliding Door, risotto at Andrea, the burger at ARC, that steak at A Restaurant was better than good, these are a few of our favorite foods.” Yes, we’re singing about food, and it’s an upbeat tune for Newport Beach […]

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