Malibu Farm is HERE!

After months of anticipation, Malibu Farm is finally open in Lido Marina Village. Walk in to experience coastal-chic vibes, private dining, retail space—who doesn’t want a Malibu Farm tee?—and of course, eats and drinks worthy of its eponymous name. Like Malibu, the farm-to-table haven exudes casual elegance on the water, a confluence of unfettered simplicity…

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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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Lido House: Everything You Need to Know

“Take a picture of the pool!” She had a broom in one hand, a bucket filled with soapy washcloths in the other. I had a clunky DSLR camera slung around my neck, click-clicking at nothing (or maybe everything) from a nearby lounge chair. It was too early in the morning for swimmers and this woman,…

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Where to Dine with Your Dog on Balboa Peninsula

If you’re like us, you take your dog everywhere. So, when it comes to dining out on Balboa Peninsula, these are the restaurants that are dog friendly (and some even have pup-approved items on the menu):

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‘American Animals’ and Opening Night Gala Kick off 2018 Newport Beach Film Festival

The 2018 Newport Beach Film Festival began Thursday night just like it should, with cameras flashing. Dozens of photographers crowded a logo-filled backdrop at Edwards Big Newport multiplex as well-groomed actors and filmmakers cascaded across a carpet undeniably red. Held to a staccato beat by the pop of bright lights, guests prepared for the debut…

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The Triangle to Offer Dining Discounts for Newport Beach Film Festivalgoers

Here’s the deal: You already know the Newport Beach Film Festival is coming to town this week (we’ve written about it here and here). What you might not know is that a select group of delicious and cinematic-minded restaurants are featuring discounts for all those who attend a movie at Starlight Triangle Cinemas at The…

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Happening Tonight: Orange County’s First Dueling Piano Bar Opens at The Triangle

If you’ve never experienced the delicious synchronicity of dueling pianos, have you ever really lived?   Tonight, March 9, the question will be tested as Orange County’s first-ever dueling piano bar, Keys on Main, opens at The Triangle in Costa Mesa. The launch of this 8,500-square-foot space signals an exciting twist in the new-business world of Newport…

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Tupelo Junction Cafe Looms Bright as The Porch Swings No More

To be honest, The Porch was good but never great. The feta cheese crumbled on top of the guacamole was a nice, salty touch and the flatbreads more often than not delivered but overall, The Porch occupied that precarious space between elevated bar food and ambiguously mediocre “New American” dining. If you check Yelp, the…

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