What to Know about the 2018 Newport Beach Santa Pub Crawl

Yes, this post is all about the 2018 Newport Beach Santa Pub Crawl but first, a story:

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OK It’s Official: Circle Hook is Really, Really Good

The truth is, you can’t eat mood lighting. Or fancy wall art or plush velvet chairs. A fact universally known: When you go to a restaurant anywhere in the world, the only thing you can ever eat is the food. Maybe the owners of the brand-new Circle Hook Fish Co. at Lido Marina Village had…

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10 Things to Know About the Pacific Wine & Food Classic

It’s no accident the word “classic” is at the end of this event; the Pacific Wine & Food Classic is one of the most quintessentially elegant food festivals to happen all year. Organized by the O.C. Restaurant Association, the two-day extravaganza runs as smoothly as a buttery, unoaked Chardonnay. (By the way, shameless plug! Read…

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The Happiest of Happy Hours on Balboa Peninsula

Oh, happy hour! You’re just unendingly wonderful and delightful and … happy! Is there anything better than escaping from the confines of a gray-ish cubicle to the sunshine of an outdoor patio, cool drink in hand? We think not. And so, to guide you on this libation-minded, post-work journey, we’re listing some of our favorite…

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Balboa Peninsula: Where to Party

Balboa Peninsula can sometimes be a deceptively fickle place, a mix between high-end and low down, craft cocktails to remember and shots (of something) to immediately forget. And there’s no season that captures this capricious spirit of good-vibes and coastal duality more than summer. So, if you’re looking to party with the local—or just spend…

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Your Ultimate Local Gift Guide for Father’s Day

This year on Father’s Day, let’s make a pact. Can we please promise to skip the generic, last-minute card on which we all hastily scribble some reference to an obscure dad-centric fishing trip we’ll never take, or a fancy car we’ll one day buy him when we finally find an investor for our digital cat-walking…

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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 rapidly growing, build-your-own pizza brand that’s set to open a new location later this summer at VUE on Balboa Peninsula. The Pizza Press was founded in 2012 by CEO Dara Maleki, who grew up in…

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Newport Beach Brew Co. Announces New Hours and Dishes

Gone are the days when the clock strikes midnight and Newport Beach Brew Co. shuts its green-painted doors. Under new Lounge Group ownership, Brew Co. has announced extended hours of operation — opening earlier and closing later — along with an updated menu.

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Beer Me Please: Newport Beach Beerfest 2018 Is Almost Here

There are a whole lot of reasons to attend the Newport Beach Beerfest, and not all of them include beer. (OK most of them do but still, not all.) For example: If you’re about that gourmet, one-of-a-kind fusion food truck life, then cool, come on down and have yourself a Hawaiian pizza burrito. If you…

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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.

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