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Boat Parade Dining

Planning to watch the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Dec. 13-17 and wondering where to dine during the parade? We’ve got you covered. Nearly 100 elaborately-decorated boats will circumnavigate the perimeter of the harbor, cruising past a handful of waterfront restaurants...

Off the Menu: Newport Restaurateurs Open ARC Pizza House

Newport Beach residents and restaurateurs Marin and Noah von Blöm always seem to have something fun in store for adventurous diners. Their first restaurant, ARC, at SoCo Collection in Costa Mesa, has been a hit ever since it opened several years ago. Everything is cooked over...

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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Side Dish

Off the Menu: A Silver Trumpet Heralds “Nutcracker”

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  One of the holiday traditions we enjoy every year is a production of “The Nutcracker” ballet. This classic tale of a young girl and her nutcracker prince is packed with Christmas joy and filled with exuberant dancing, not...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Golden Foodie Award Nominations

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Did you vote yet? Awards in two dozen categories will be presented to restaurants throughout the county at the fifth annual Golden Foodie Awards, to be held this fall at the Fairmont Newport Beach. Nominations started last...

Dining News

Off the Menu: Preparing our Palates for Restaurant Week

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale One of our favorite times of the year is almost here: Newport Beach Restaurant Week, which has expanded from one week to two this year (Jan. 19 – Feb. 1). Over those two weeks, 60 restaurants throughout the city are offering a...

Off the Menu: Time Trial–Blaze Versus Lemonade

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Fashion Island has plenty of restaurant options, but if you’re going to catch a movie at the Island Cinemas and you only have 15 minutes to spare, where do you dine? It’s a common dilemma, with an easy solution that does...

A List for Easter Eaters

“Have you noticed that if you remove the ‘s’ from Easter, you get eater?” I asked Catherine, our editorial assistant. “Chris, only you could find a food reference like that,” replied Catherine, laughing. “But eating and Easter go together perfectly,” I reasoned. “Easter Brunch is...