Here’s What We Know about Lido House Food + Drinks

It’s probably fitting the soon-to-be-opened Lido House—part of the Autograph Collection by Marriott—is calling its new dining establishment, Mayor’s Table Pacific Pub & Kitchen. After all, Lido House (3300 Newport Blvd.) is located on the site of the old Newport Beach City Hall and its presence is a constructed symbol of old Balboa Peninsula meeting…

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New Chef Takes Helm at Lido Bottle Works

Many months ago, we profiled Chef Joel Harrington, the farm-to-table innovator who helped launch Lido Bottle Works at Lido Marina Village as a fresh, sustainable option in the chic development catering to the bon vivant lifestyle. Now, Harrington is out and former Executive Sous Chef Amy Lebrun has taken over as Executive Chef. A lengthy…

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Valentine’s Day Dinners on Balboa Peninsula and Balboa Island

A quiet, corner table, a candlelit dinner for two, a soft voice answering the phone with melodic exuberance, “Thanks for calling but we’re all booked up for tonight!” As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s wise to plan ahead. Nobody wants to be the one stuck at home with two cans of tuna fish and a 12-pack…

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Super Bowl at The Triangle: Where to Go This Sunday

Here’s the thing: We’d never knock the Peninsula (it’s our home) but we have to admit, getting into a beach bar on Super Bowl Sunday is harder than finding street parking on the Fourth of July. If you’re looking to have a stress-free game-watching experience, The Triangle is an excellent option, just far enough from…

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Newport Beach Nutritionist Dishes On Punting Super Bowl Junk Food

According to NFL history, the football showdown this Sunday—pitting the Philadelphia Eagles against Tom Brady’s New England Patriots—will be the 52nd Super Bowl and the 48th modern-era National Football League championship game. According to our stomachs, it’ll be yet another chance to binge on disgusting bar food from the comfort of our very own living…

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Malibu Farm in Lido Marina Village to Sell Fresh Food and Drinks

Malibu Farm is set to open at Lido Marina Village in spring 2018 and, as a sign outside the soon-to-be spot announces, it’ll serve alcohol, just as its sister location does in Malibu. (For reference, here’s the current bar menu at the latter establishment.)

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New Restaurant Hook & Anchor to Set Sail in Beach Barrel Location

A new lobster and seafood eatery, Hook & Anchor, is opening January 18 on Balboa Peninsula in the spot where The Beach Barrel Grill once served its Barrel Burger, homemade pesto and BBQ chicken pizza. The small restaurant is located directly next to Newport Fresh along Newport Blvd., a block east of the gas station.…

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Crab Cooker Founder Leaves Legacy of Seafood and Songs Behind

Bob Roubian, founder of iconic Balboa Peninsula restaurant, The Crab Cooker, passed away over the holidays at the age of 91. Last night at the Newport Beach City Council meeting, Councilwoman Diane Dixon closed the session with a brief tribute to the local legend. 

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Newport Beach Restaurant Week: Where to Dine on Balboa Peninsula, Balboa Village and Balboa Island

Newport Beach Restaurant Week is hard. So many choices, only 14 days of culinary bliss. It’s also confusing because the week is actually not a week at all; it’s two weeks—this year happening Jan 15 to 28—when restaurants across Newport Beach and Balboa Peninsula forego their usual pricing to offer diners sweet, sweet specials on…

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E. coli Outbreak Prompts Warning to Californians: Avoid Romaine Lettuce

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is currently investigating a multi-state outbreak of E. coli infections affecting 13 states, including 3 reported illnesses in California. The illnesses occurred between Nov. 15 and Dec. 8. The Public Health Agency of Canada is also investigating an outbreak of E. coli infections in several provinces and has identified romaine lettuce…

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