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Off the Menu: Two Culinary Legends Open Louie’s by the Bay

Ron Salisbury owns The Cannery Restaurant in Newport Beach as well as the Corona del Mar location of El Cholo, among others. Piero Selvaggio owned the famed Valentino restaurant in Santa Monica for 46 years before closing it last December. These culinary legends have launched a...

Off the Menu: Easter Dining in Newport Beach

  Easter is a few days away, which means this is the perfect time to make a reservation for Easter brunch—or dinner. A basketful of Newport Beach restaurants are serving Easter brunch. Some are buffet-style, with more goodies than a dozen Easter bunnies could consume. Others...

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...

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Off the Menu: From Paella to Chowder

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Which bread plate is mine? Did I grab the wrong water glass? Which fork do I start with? Those are just a few of the dilemmas we’re faced with every time we sit down to dine at a gala event with a table filled with fellow...

Off the Menu: Musings on Menus for Restaurant Week

  So many restaurants, so little time! That’s the dilemma diners encounter during Newport Beach Restaurant Week, which started January 18 and runs through January 27. Some 70 restaurants throughout the city are participating this year (a record number), a good...

Dining News

The Maestro of Mastro’s

Mastro’s. The name says it all. Known for their classic steak houses, sophisticated ambience, superb service standards and outstanding cuisine combined with the very best in live entertainment, Mastro’s has always been a distinguished and dynamic epicurean experience. I have...

Off the Menu Side Dish: New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day Dining

Compiled by Laura Wise | NB Indy  21 OCEANFRONT 21 Oceanfront is ringing in the New Year with two different seating and menu options. The first seating is their full menu with regular reservations from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Second seating is a four-course dinner with a split of Moet...

Newport Beach Restaurant Week

Prepare your palate and clear your calendar—it’s time for the 7th annual Newport Beach Restaurant Week! This year, more than 70 local restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week, which starts on Friday, January 18, and goes through Sunday, January 27. That’s 10 days of...