Quantcast

Off the Menu

Off the Menu: Wahoo’s Fish Taco Hooks James Beard Dinner

It’s not easy to picture Wahoo’s Fish Taco co-founder Wing Lam of Newport Beach trading surf and sand for the sidewalks of New York, but that’s exactly what he and his brother Mingo Lee did in October when they were invited to host a dinner at the revered James Beard House in New...

Off the Menu: Culinary and Cocktail Updates at Balboa Bay Resort

  Balboa Bay Resort transformed itself several years ago when First Cabin restaurant converted into Waterline with new décor and a new menu. The former Duke’s Place lounge morphed into A&O (Anchors and Oceans) with an all new look, including custom firepits on the patio....

Tabel for Two

This Fest Is the Best

“Memorial Day is coming up next week – you know what that means, don’t you?” I asked Catherine, my editorial assistant. “It means I get a day off?” she replied hopefully “Well, maybe on Monday, but I’m going to make you work on Saturday and Sunday,” I said with a smil...

Mother’s Day Dining

Looking for last minute Mother’s Day dining ideas? Several of Newport’s most classic and classy restaurants are ready to welcome you and your mom. Five Crowns has been around for more than four decades but has remained a popular upscale dining hotspot. Mother’s Day is no...

Subscribe


Join the Local's List


Side Dish

Off the Menu Side Dish: Envy Lounge Opens, Bluewater Gets Crabby

Envy Lounge is Classy Newport Speakeasy Ten Nightclub on MacArthur Blvd. near John Wayne Airport had a long run but closed earlier this year to make way for a new concept: Envy Lounge, a roaring 20s speakeasy featuring craft cocktails, bottled craft microbrews, and American...

Showing the Whey

Everyone has a weakness. Mine is bread. I adore it in all it’s unique and various forms, and therefore, find that abstinence is the best way to avoid temptation and an expanding waistline. However, every once in a while, we need to give in, right? On this occasion, the absolute...

Dining News

Off the Menu Side Dish: Christmas Boat Parade Dining

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy It’s time to “Deck the Hulls” and watch the annual Christmas Boat Parade in Newport Harbor. Nearly 100 elaborately-decorated boats will circumnavigate the perimeter of the harbor, cruising past a handful of waterfront...

Off the Menu: Historic Stag Bar Returns with Classic Food

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  We don’t usually go to bars for dinner, but there’s a new seaside lounge that will soon become as known for its fun bar food as it is for being one of the oldest taverns in town. Stag Bar + Kitchen (formerly The District...

Off the Menu: Tasting Balboa and a Menu for Gangsters and Dolls

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  Taste of Balboa For locals, the Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race is the unofficial start to the boating season in Newport Beach. For us, it means it’s time to celebrate the race with the Balboa Village Fest...