// 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 new. // READ MORE
Taco Bell Cantina is a tiny wedge of an eatery standing tall and proud next to Stag Bar on 22nd St. off W. Balboa Blvd. The place is open 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day of the week. And while it might smell like a Taco Bell and taste like a Taco Bell, this one serves six location-specific appetizers, wine and beer, including a local brew collab with Huntington Beach’s Four Sons Brewing. // READ MORE
If you check Yelp, the reviews for The Porch are all shiningly stellar but even the sweet sounds of positive public opinion couldn’t keep this quaint, Newport Beach spot open because, well, it’s closed. In its place now stands the newly taupe-painted “Tupelo Junction Cafe,” a restaurant perhaps owing its namesake to the classic Van Morrison riff. // READ MORE.