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NB Restaurant Association Says "Seize the Dish"

NB Restaurant Association Says “Seize the Dish”

Instead of seizing the day, the Newport Beach Restaurant Association wants diners to “Seize the Dish.” That’s the new marketing campaign for Newport Beach Restaurant Week (Jan. 19 – Feb. 1, 2015) that was unveiled at last week’s Newport Beach Restaurant Association Business Improvement District meeting. “We’re going to be doing a TV spot and […]

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Off the Menu: Dining Delights on Balboa Island

Off the Menu: Dining Delights on Balboa Island

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale Thanks to the annual holiday home decorating competition, Balboa Island will soon be ablaze with colorful and elaborate décor. This also means more people roaming the Island to get a glimpse of the often over-the-top displays, which is good news for Balboa Island shops and restaurants. We’ve dined at […]

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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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NB Restaurant Week Expands to Two Weeks

NB Restaurant Week Expands to Two Weeks

Newport Beach Restaurant Week returns in January, 2015 with a renewed and refreshed format, and expanded dates. Instead of one week, Restaurant Week will be held over two weeks, Jan. 19 – Feb. 1. The prix fixe menus have also expanded to four options for lunch ($10, $15, $20 and $25) and four for dinner […]

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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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Off the Menu: Decadent Dining in Balboa Village

Off the Menu: Decadent Dining in Balboa Village

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Balboa Village has had a long and colorful history dating back more than 100 years. Known for the iconic Balboa Pavilion and the nostalgic Fun Zone, the area has never been viewed as a culinary destination (unless you count the myriad pizza-by-the-slice and hot dog purveyors […]

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Off the Menu: Newport Restaurants Lauded at Golden Foodie Awards

Off the Menu: Newport Restaurants Lauded at Golden Foodie Awards

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Which restaurant has the best wine list in Orange County? How about the best happy hour, or the best hamburger? We learned the answers to those questions and more last Sunday when we attended the Third Annual Golden Foodie Awards, presented by the OC Restaurant Association […]

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Off the Menu: Golden Foodies - Ruby's Dinette - Wine & Food Fest

Off the Menu: Golden Foodies – Ruby’s Dinette – Wine & Food Fest

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy This weekend is the Third annual Golden Foodie Awards at the Fairmont in Newport Beach, presented by the OC Restaurant Association to honor the best culinary creations in a variety of categories. We went down the list of categories and nominees, and were happy to see […]

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Off the Menu Special: Inaugural NB Wine & Food Fest

Off the Menu Special: Inaugural NB Wine & Food Fest

Several hundred foodies and wine aficionados descended on the Newport Beach Civic Center Green on Saturday to enjoy a day of wine tasting and delicious cuisine at the inaugural Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival. Among the highlights: a guided blind tasting of six wines led by an expert panel of sommeliers; cooking demos from […]

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Response to Dr. Glueck’s Column of Sept. 12

Response to Dr. Glueck’s Column of Sept. 12

Dear Dr. Glueck: As you might imagine, I have received my share of guest comments over the years. Mostly positive, but of course, some negative. I try and take the negative ones to heart and use the information constructively to create a better guest experience. I normally would have not responded to a letter like […]

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