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Off the Menu: Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizza and The Sliding Door

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  Two New York chefs have come to town to help open a pair of new restaurants—well, one is new, the other under new owners who have renovated the restaurant, and the menu. Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizza The iconic Sgt. Pepperoni’s...

Off the Menu: Pre-Show Dining at Scott’s and Maro

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  We’re always looking for fun places to dine before catching a show at Segerstrom Center, South Coast Repertory or Laguna Playhouse. Choices abound—some are within walking distance of those venues, others a short drive. We...

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The Girls’ Night Out at Five Crowns

Recently, my friends and I were debating the perfect dinner destination spot to meet for our Girl’s Night out. This was no easy task considering the distances involved: we would be coming from Los Angeles, Laguna, Long Beach, and Santa Monica. The meeting date happened to...

Off the Menu Special: Celebrity Cruises Great Wine Festival – May 31

We were introduced to Celebrity Cruises earlier this year at the kickoff party for OC Restaurant Week at Newport Lexus, and learned that 10 of the cruise line’s restaurants have received Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence,” which we consider an impressive feat. And so, we’re...

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Off the Menu: The Ritz Returns as Seaside Oasis

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy The Ritz Restaurant was one of Orange County’s iconic old school restaurants. It reigned supreme in Fashion Island for decades as a classic steak house with dark booths, a clubby-interior with various sized dining areas...
Posted On 16 Oct 2015