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Off the Menu: Thanksgiving Dining in Newport Beach

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale Let someone else do the cooking—and the dishes—this Thanksgiving. Here’s a list of 10 Newport Beach restaurants that are serving Thanksgiving brunches and dinners to suit almost any budget. You can even order your holiday...

Off the Menu: Wine and Lobster for the Holidays

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy What’s the best wine to serve with Thanksgiving dinner? Many wine experts will simply say it’s whatever wine you like to drink, but matching wine with food can enhance the enjoyment of the meal. We decided to ask William...

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Off the Menu: Vodka Battered Fish & Chips at Circle Hook

Lido Marina Village has been attracting attention ever since its remodel nearly two years ago. Since then, three popular restaurants have opened: Zinquè, Lido Bottle Works and the world famous Nobu. Make that four restaurants. Circle Hook opened its doors this week in a small...

Off the Menu: Envy Revamps Menu, Modo Mio Leads to ‘All Shook Up’

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Earlier this year, Ten Nightclub on MacArthur Blvd. near John Wayne Airport closed its doors to make way for a new concept: Envy Lounge, a roaring 20s speakeasy featuring craft cocktails, bottled craft microbrews, and...

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Off the Menu Special: Food and Wine are Perfect Pairings at Charity Events

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale Food and wine are perfectly paired with philanthropy at two charity events coming up next month. One is focused on vino, the other on cuisine. Having attended both events every year, we know how much fun they are, and also how...