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Champagnes Is Aging Well

Locals only! That phrase – used by surfers to denote a secret surfing spot – can also apply to restaurants. Local dining spots are often hidden culinary treasures, which is the case with Champagnes Bistro & Deli. The restaurant has been around for many years, yet...

Five Crowns’ New Offerings

The temperature is sizzling, and so is Five Crowns, which just turned up the heat in its kitchen with the hiring of new Executive Chef Greg Harrison, who will lead the culinary team behind Corona del Mar’s gastronomic institution and its adjoining SideDoor gastropub....

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Off the Menu: Uncorking the 2015 Newport Beach Wine & Food Fest

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy We know it’s still a few months away, but we’re excited about the upcoming Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival that returns to the Newport Beach Civic Center October 3 and 4. Details were released this week, and...

Food, On and Off Screen

“Are you ready to eat your way through the Newport Beach Film Festival?” I asked Stasha as I perused this year’s Film Festival schedule. “Overcooked hot dogs, over-buttered popcorn, and over-carbonated sodas?” she replied with a horrified stare. “No thanks.” “I’m not talking...

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