Around Town

Lido Tasting Room Is the Secret Wine Spot We’ve Always Needed

// There’s a new wine player in town and it’s bringing quality vino and a high-end tasting experience to Lido Isle. Lido Tasting Room, the brainchild of Northern California’s Bravante Vineyards, recently opened a small space overlooking the quaint courtyard that also houses a local institution, Sabatino’s Sausage Company. // READ MORE

Lido House: Everything You Need to Know

The nautical details, the potted succulents, the backlit wall of wine, the beach-inspired rooftop oasis. Every piece of Lido House in Newport Beach is a careful articulation of coastal refinement. Here’s everything you need to know about the new Marriott Autograph Collection hotel that now calls Balboa Peninsula home. // READ MORE

Hot Off The Pizza Press

When is pizza more than sauce and cheese, melted on just-baked dough? When it’s created by The Pizza Press, a build-your-own pizza brand that’s set to open a new Balboa Peninsula location later this summer. Bonus: It’ll stay open late and serve a whole host of locally curated craft beers. // READ MORE

Crow Burger Kitchen Closes; Chihuahua Brewing Company Set to Open in Its Location

With little fanfare or explanation, Crow Burger Kitchen closed its dog-friendly doors March 30, ending a nearly seven-year-long run on Balboa Peninsula. In its place arrives Chihuahua Brewing Company, formed in 2017 “to brew quality beer in a fun, inviting and relaxed atmosphere,” according to a job posting on LinkedIn. Focused on brewing “great beers,” the company is inspired by Mexican-style lagers and the spirited life that surrounds South of the Border style. // READ MORE