Malibu Farm in Lido Marina Village to Sell Fresh Food and Drinks

Malibu Farm is set to open at Lido Marina Village in spring 2018 and, as a sign outside the soon-to-be spot announces, it’ll serve alcohol, just as its sister location does in Malibu. (For reference, here’s the current bar menu at the latter establishment.)

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New Restaurant Hook & Anchor to Set Sail in Beach Barrel Location

A new lobster and seafood eatery, Hook & Anchor, is opening January 18 on Balboa Peninsula in the spot where The Beach Barrel Grill once served its Barrel Burger, homemade pesto and BBQ chicken pizza. The small restaurant is located directly next to Newport Fresh along Newport Blvd., a block east of the gas station.…

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Ho Sum Bistro Is Back

Ho Sum Bistro is officially open. The good word arrives after more than a year of silence; in June 2016 a devastating fire shut the place down. Before its unexpected closure, Ho Sum Bistro had something of a cult following. Diners came for the Ho Sum Chicken Salad (and famed dressing) and left completely happy.…

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Sidecar Doughnuts: Sweet Dreams Are Made of These

There are doughnuts and then there are Sidecar Doughnuts. While the name may make you think these ‘nuts are somehow secondary, scuttling astride something bigger or better, they’re just not. They’re the real deal, the main attraction, the big show. It’s a locally known fact Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee offers some of the tastiest sweet…

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Newport Beach Farmers’ Market: How to Prepare

Arriving at the Newport Beach Farmers’ Market unprepared is kind of like showing up to a one-time-only Backstreet Boys reunion concert without your ticket. Sure, you could stand outside the arena and listen to Nick Carter solo on “Everybody” but you won’t be able to really experience the show. (Because let’s face it, when you’re…

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What You Missed: Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival 2017

It’s not every day you stand on the lawn outside your local library and next to you, dressed casually in a pastel collared shirt and beige slacks, is Hubert Keller, James Beard Foundation winner and chef extraordinaire. He’s laughing about a joke you couldn’t hear. What does Hubert find so funny?

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