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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

Circle Hook to Open at Lido Marina Village

Circle Hook is the latest eatery set to open at Lido Marina Village. Arriving summer 2018, Circle Hook will a new fried fish concept by Thos Carson, founder of Bear Flag Fish Co. and Wild Taco, and Scott Breneman, a fourth-generation Dory Fleet fisherman and owner of West Caught Fish Company. // 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

Taco Bell Cantina is Fast Food with Booze

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