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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The Pubs to Visit on Balboa Peninsula

We get it. Sometimes, you just want a cold beer, a hot plate of comfort food and a TV with your favorite sports team victoriously hurtling across the screen. Enter: the pub scene of Newport Beach. These gems of the culinary casual are ideal places for arm, friendly vibes. So, pop a squat, play a…

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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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Newport Beach’s Taco Bell Cantina is Fast Food with Booze

Taco Bell Cantina just opened in Newport Beach, a tiny wedge of an eatery standing tall and proud next to Stag Bar on 22nd St. off W. Balboa Blvd. (Yes, it’s in the same location as the now-defunct Original Pizza and yes, its presence represents the encroaching maniacal claws of rampant consumerism on our small,…

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Pacific Wine and Food Classic Graces Newport Beach

Morning’s fingers released their grip on the day and the early fog that had settled on the shore lifted, finally. It was bright outside, or brighter than it had been. I stood in a space large but inviting, decorated with white canopied tents that filled with wind and looked like sails along the water. A…

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Road Trip from Newport Beach: Experience the Holidays at Big Bear

The road to Big Bear, CA, for those who have never been, is a tale of paved un-expectation. What begins as a characterless, fifty-three lane freeway—rough estimate—soon turns to a thin, serpentine course that twines around rippling, green-pine landscape licked by slow-moving fog and then, sunshine. It’s so crazy beautiful to twist your way up…

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Lido Bottle Works is Farm-to-Table Perfection

“5:30.”  “In the morning?” “Yes. And everyone showed up.” I was sitting in the corner booth at Newport Beach’s latest bay-side dining experience, Lido Bottle Works, about to dive into an expertly seared halibut set before me moments before by Executive Chef Joel Harrington. From what I could already tell, the chef commands his kitchen with…

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