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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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Off the Menu Special: Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival Schedule

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale It’s back, and we couldn’t be happier! The Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival returns to town this weekend for three days of superb wine tasting, creative cuisine from some of Orange County’s best restaurants (including Golden...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Local Restaurants Serve Dining Deals for Fall

The Bungalow Restaurants Celebrates 20 Years Hard to believe it’s been 20 years since The Bungalow open its doors in Corona del Mar. To celebrate the occasion, guests dining at The Bungalow in October receive 20 percent off their entire guest check during the month-long...

Dining News

Off the Menu Side Dish: Time for Sangria at CPK

September is California Wine Month, and California Pizza Kitchen (including the location in Fashion Island) is celebrating the occasion – and our hot weather – by featuring the restaurant’s signature Sangria. Sangria selections include the Orchard Sangria (white wine, St. Germain...

Off the Menu: Pacific Wine and Food Classic at Newport Dunes Aug. 19-20

We’re preparing our palates for the inaugural Pacific Wine and Food Classic that takes place at Newport Dunes Aug.19-20. This food, wine and cocktail festival features more than 100 food and libation stations, all inspired by summer. In addition to all the food and wine (and...

Off the Menu: Fashion Island Dining

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale The Fashion Island Tree Lighting continues nightly through the end of the year, so we thought we’d share a few of our favorite Fashion Island restaurants in case you want to grab a bite to eat before or after the tree lighting. Fig...