Brunch Boys’ Jeremy Jacobowitz: King of the Mid-morning Meal

At its hollandaise-glopped, egg-yolk-exploded essence, brunch is a meal that’s unpredictable and even a little wild. Brunchers who indulge in its capriciousness must be prepared for absolutely anything. Will it last an hour? All day? The better half of your Earth Day weekend? Unclear. The only thing that’s certain is that nobody gets brunch better than its reigning king,…

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Where to Get FREE ICE CREAM for Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day

This morning I went down a deep, dark and decadent rabbit hole: I scrolled through pictures from Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day, a nearly 40-year-long tradition where the company gives away a limitless amount of ice cream. Seriously, once you get a free one you can go back for more like it’s your job. And…

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Fancy Fare in Newport Beach

When you just want to wear something fancy and drink sparkling rosé … Boy and girls: If the mood strikes tonight to put on that suit and tie or unfurl your new floral maxi dress, we’ve got a few suggestions where you can indulge those lavish sensibilities while delighting your senses.

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2018 Newport Beach Film Festival: Culinary Film Series

There’s special care and attention that must be given to a certain genre of films on display at this year’s Newport Beach Film Festival and if you ask why, the answer is food. During the cinematic fête that is the Newport Beach Film Festival (happening April 26 – May 3 in Newport Beach), eight movies…

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

It’s probably fitting the newly opened Lido House—part of the Autograph Collection by Marriott—is calling its 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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