Off the Menu

Off the Menu: Pascal’s Personal Chef Battle, Women Chefs in Newport

Chef Pascal Olhats, who currently runs Café Jardin in Corona del Mar as well as Pascal Restaurant in San Juan Capistrano (and once had several other restaurants in Newport Beach) has won many chef battles over the years, but his latest battle is against a tough opponent. This...

Off the Menu: Newport is Ready for OC Restaurant Week March 3-9

Newport Beach Restaurant Week ended a month ago, but another Restaurant Week is already upon us. Orange County Restaurant Week returns March 3 through 9, with nearly 150 restaurants participating this year with prix fixe menus, cocktail specials and even Breakfast for Dinner...

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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Off the Menu: CPK Starts ‘Next Chapter’ in Newport

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Roasted wild halibut. Fire-grilled rib eye steak. Lobster flatbread. Welcome to the new California Pizza Kitchen. Yes, we’re fans of CPK—Catherine loves their pizza, while Christopher prefers the pasta dishes. However, the...

Off the Menu: Bayside Dining, Cucina Wining

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy We popped into Bayside Restaurant last Thursday evening to catch the always fabulous Ron Kobayashi Trio featuring Jerry Mandel on saxophone. We were hungry, and asked owner Marc Ghoukassian, who came by to say hello, for...

Dining News

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...

Off the Menu: Newport Welcomes New Restaurants

Coast Highway is getting a makeover—well, not the road, the restaurants. Several new eateries are opening on our scenic coastal highway, which is already packed with popular restaurants. However, two of those restaurants come from seasoned culinary pros with a successful track...

A Fair for Foodies

Where can you devour giant turkey legs wrapped in bacon, deep fried Oreos, BBQ sandwiches, corn on the cob, and chocolate covered bacon, all in the same spot? Only one place: the Orange County Fair, which I’ve dubbed OC Foodie Fair since the focus is on outrageous and...