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Off the Menu

Off the Menu: The Boss of Burgers

I’ve been driving past the new Burger Boss location on Coast Highway and Orange Street for several weeks, watching workers put the finishing touches on the restaurant. As of Friday, work is finished and Burger Boss is now open. It’s the sixth Burger Boss restaurant and the fifth...

Off the Menu: The Lot is a Lux Culinary and Cinematic Experience

The Lot sounds like an odd name for an upscale movie theater, but upon reflection the moniker makes sense: the food is a Lot better than any other movie theater dining I’ve experience, the theaters are a Lot better than other luxury movie theaters, and The Lot has a Lot going on....

Tabel for Two

Not Hard to Cope With Cabana Dining

Pelican Hill springs forward with a leap, once again. Now through May 14, make sure to set your alarms for lavish, Private Cabana Dining at Coliseum Pool & Grill – and get there early. Eighteen ultra-luxurious private cabanas offer breathtaking ocean views and overlook...

Mardi Gras-by-the-Bay

With Mardi Gras coming March 8, and the likelihood of going to Carnival slim-to-none, I realized the only way to celebrate the holiday was with some New Orleans-inspired fare. Mardi Gras, which means “Fat Tuesday,” actually refers to the last night of eating rich,...

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Side Dish

Off the Menu: Luminous Cuisine at Lighthouse Café

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  The long-awaited Marina Park opened at the end of 2015, and with it came the new Lighthouse Café, the latest project from restaurateur Doug Cavanaugh, the man behind Ruby’s Diner. Cavanaugh opened the original Ruby’s more...

Off the Menu Side Dish: Valentine’s Dining in Newport Beach

Compiled by Laura Wise | NB Indy 21 OCEANFRONT 21 Oceanfront is offering a special Valentine’s week Surf and Turf menu February 10 – 13. For $145 for two, toast with a pair of sparkling rose splits and choice of starter. Entrées are sweetheart suf and turf with prime New...

Dining News

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...

The Goulash of October

“I don’t believe it! Oktoberfest is almost over!” I lamented to Stasha. “What are you talking about? It’s still September!” “True, but in Munich, Oktoberfest starts in mid-September and only runs through the first Sunday in October.” “Good thing we’re not in Germany.” “But we are...

Off the Menu: Easter Brunch Dining

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale Easter is a signal that spring has arrived, and with it the first lavish brunch occasion of the season. Many restaurants in town are offering a variety of Easter brunch specials on Sunday, April 5, from bountiful buffets to prix...