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Off the Menu: Dining Adventures During Newport Beach Restaurant Week

“So many restaurants, so little time.” Happens to me every year during restaurant week—with 70 different restaurants participating, it’s not easy to choose which restaurants to dine at, so I try to select a range of cuisines and prices. This year, my initial foray into Restaurant...

Off the Menu: Newport Beach Restaurant Week is Served

Time to grab a fork and dig in to Newport Beach Restaurant Week, which returns January 14 and runs through January 27. Wait—that makes two weeks, which means more opportunities to visit the 70+ restaurants participating in Restaurant Week. Some of my favorites are on the list,...

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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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Off the Menu: Culinary Trips to France, Italy and the Mediterranean

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy We enjoy pairing our cultural outings with our dining experiences, so when we were invited to see Moliere’s classic French comedy “Tartuffe” at South Coast Repertory, we immediately made plans to dine at Pinot Provence...

Clear Your Palate: Restaurant Week Opens Today

We love dining out in Newport Beach, especially when it means trying new restaurants or sampling new menus at our favorite culinary haunts. There’s no better time to do this than during Newport Beach Restaurant Week, which starts today and runs through Jan. 29. During those 10...

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Off the Menu: Late Nite Delights

It’s after 10 p.m. on a Tuesday night. Where do you go for a late night meal? Newport Beach has plenty of fabulous restaurants, but few stay open late. Yard House in Fashion Island is a welcome exception. In fact, they’re encouraging diners to “get their grub...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Christmas Boat Parade Dining

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy It’s time to “Deck the Hulls” and watch the annual Christmas Boat Parade in Newport Harbor. Nearly 100 elaborately-decorated boats will circumnavigate the perimeter of the harbor, cruising past a handful of waterfront...