Grab Tacos, Pour Beer: Chihuahua Cerveza Opens Taproom in Newport Beach

Chihuahua Cerveza, a brand small but feisty as its name, started brewing beers six month ago in Newport Beach. The company’s four, Mexican-style lagers are now available throughout Southern California and beyond, (find locations to buy the beers here) and as of Nov. 19, Chihuahua Cerveza also owns an eponymous taproom on Balboa Peninsula, in…

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On the Beet

If I had a skywriter, I’d ask the pilot to fly above the blue, morning skies of Newport Beach and write “Welcome to Make Your Market” in fluffy smoke lettering. But I don’t (although I should) and so instead, I just have this very sentence where I will say “welcome” in quotation markets to denote…

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Holiday Gift Ideas: DIY Hot Sauce from Grow and Make

OK let’s talk about something that has a near-cult following in Newport Beach: hot sauce. If you were so inclined (and hungry), you could spend an entire afternoon touring the many hot sauce spots on Balboa Peninsula. Visit Cassidy’s and pour their special stuff on a burger. Hop across the street to Aurora, where they…

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Lido Theater Rings in Holiday Season with Annual Showing of ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’

In the cannon of holiday cinema, It’s A Wonderful Life rightly earns its spot (or wings) as one of the most angelic Christmas classics. Watching the 1946, Frank Capra-directed movie, starring James Stewart and Donna Reed, is a perennial family tradition for many, and the good people at Lido Theater in Newport Beach know it. The beloved…

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Make Your Market: A Newport Beach Farmers’ Market & West Oceanfront Collab

Hello and top o’ the morning to each and every reader of West Oceanfront Magazine! Today, the very first Monday of November, brings with it not just expected Southern California sunshine but also a warm, slice of good news. If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you’d know an obsession with the Newport Beach Farmers’…

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Monday Fiction: The Pizza Cat

The rumors are true. The Pizza Cat is real. 

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Aurora is Your New Favorite Neighborhood Hangout That’s Been Around for Years

It’s three o’clock in the afternoon. Friday. On West Balboa Boulevard, the street is still quiet, a study in windblown palm trees and paved, empty roadway that’ll soon fill with cars tangled in the nighttime whirl. Along 23rd Street, an open door, wedged between darkened windows and yellow walls. This is Aurora, a onetime-Mediterranean eatery…

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Holiday Eats: Coffee Squash

Coffee squash? Squash coffee? No matter how you mash it, the combo sounds a little weird. Stick with us on this one, friends, we’ve got places to go and butternut squash to eat. (By the way, the squash was procured fresh from the Newport Beach Farmers’ Market, which takes over the Newport Pier every Sunday,…

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See You Lager: Newport Beach Brew Co. to Brew No More

After 23 years in business, Newport Beach Brewing Company, known among locals as simply Brew Co., will pour out its final beer on Nov. 4, 2018. (Also, apologies for the bad pun in this headline but our brains aren’t working right after hearing the unfortunate update.) Brew Co. was a longtime Balboa Peninsula go-to for…

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Halloween Parties in Newport Beach

Halloween is a beautiful time of year. For the shy, the self-conscious or the timid, possibilities are literally endless; you can shed your inhibitions and be anyone you want to be. (Of course, you can do that every other day, too, but it’s 100% socially acceptable on October 31). And for the bold, you can…

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