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Off the Menu: Wahoo’s Adds Chili, Olea Adds Spa Date, Moulin Adds Bistro

The phrase “everything old is new again” certainly applies to Wahoo’s Fish Tacos. The popular restaurant chain co-founded by Newport Beach resident Wing Lam is introducing two new menu items: the Kona Collection featuring chili made with American Style Kobe Beef, and Maria’s...

Off the Menu: Best Newport Beach Dining Experiences of 2018

Another year has come and gone, and with it 52 weeks of memorable dining excursions. Of course, some are more memorable than others, which brings me to my annual list of my favorite Newport Beach culinary experiences of 2018. I dine out multiple times a week at all sorts of...

Tabel for Two

Sushi Splendor

A family-friendly atmosphere and an inspired menu make Blue C a new go-to sushi spot at Fashion Island. By Lauren Matich  | Photos by Jody Tiongco The buzz at Blue C Sushi is palpable, from the vibrant art on the walls to the movement of the conveyor belt offering delicious...

Savoring Summer at Tommy Bahama

Tommy Bahama apparel is synonymous with summer, so it makes sense that the Tommy Bahama Island Grill in Corona del Mar Plaza has introduced new menu items that reflect the season. The regular menu already celebrates the Island lifestyle, but Executive Chef Jacquelyn Nabong has...

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Follies and Housewives – and Pascal, Part 1

“Did you know that Chef Pascal Olhats is singing for his supper?” I asked Stasha. “What are you talking about, Chris?” What I was talking about is that the man behind Brasserie Pascal and Tradition by Pascal is trading in his spatula for a microphone when he sings and dances in...

Off the Menu: New Restaurants To Open in Newport

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy “When one door closes, another one opens.” That sage advice holds true in the restaurant business, especially in Newport Beach. Last fall, Chef Richard Mead shut the doors on his well-known Sage restaurant in...

Dining News

Off the Menu: Father’s Day Dining

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  “Are you taking your dad out to dine on Father’s Day?” I asked Catherine. “It’s coming up next weekend.” “We haven’t made any plans yet,” she replied. “What are my...

Ruby’s Diner Celebrates 35 Years on Dec. 7 with Burger Day

Ruby’s Diner is celebrating its 35th anniversary on Wednesday, Dec. 7 with Burger Day! All Ruby’s Diner locations (except Shake Shack and the airport) will offer the classic RubyBurger with French fries for just $2.99. $1 of each sale will benefit The Ruby Dooby Foundation, named...

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...