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Off the Menu: The Boss of Burgers

I’ve been driving past the new Burger Boss location on Coast Highway and Orange Street for several weeks, watching workers put the finishing touches on the restaurant. As of Friday, work is finished and Burger Boss is now open. It’s the sixth Burger Boss restaurant and the fifth...

Off the Menu: The Lot is a Lux Culinary and Cinematic Experience

The Lot sounds like an odd name for an upscale movie theater, but upon reflection the moniker makes sense: the food is a Lot better than any other movie theater dining I’ve experience, the theaters are a Lot better than other luxury movie theaters, and The Lot has a Lot going on....

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: Musings on Menus for Restaurant Week

  So many restaurants, so little time! That’s the dilemma diners encounter during Newport Beach Restaurant Week, which started January 18 and runs through January 27. Some 70 restaurants throughout the city are participating this year (a record number), a good...

Off the Menu: A South of the Border Brunch at SOL Cocina

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  What’s more fun than celebrating a birthday? Celebrating it with a media brunch at SOL Cocina! That’s what Christopher did on Saturday, October 1, when we were invited to try some of the new brunch items and cocktail...

Dining News

Off the Menu Side Dish: Nobu Opens in Lido Marina Village

After months of watching the waterfront structure take shape, we’re excited to report that Nobu Restaurant has finally opened in Lido Marina Village. For those that don’t know, Nobu is the world-renowned Japanese restaurant empire founded by Nobu Matsuhisa and actor Robert De...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Golden Foodie Nominations – Week Three

Last chance to vote for your favorite restaurants! The fifth annual Golden Foodie Awards will be held this fall at the Fairmont Newport Beach. Awards in two dozen food categories will be presented to restaurants from throughout the county. The public is welcome to go to the...

Off the Menu: Dining Without Whining

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy We’re often asked how we select the restaurants we write about, whether we go incognito or they know we’re coming, and why we seem to always like the food at every restaurant. “You like everything,” one loyal reader...