A Toast to French Toast

Today I want to talk eggs. Why? Because there are eggs that are eggs and then there are eggs that are EGGS. The ones sold by Divine Harvest Family Farms at the Newport Beach Farmers’ Market on Sundays are undeniably the latter. They’re EGGS. Delicate rounds of gooey goodness, sent into the world from the…

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Chef Chat with a Napa Valley Culinary Master

It’s not every day you can ask one of the most renowned chefs in Napa Valley absolutely anything, but along came this article, and that’s exactly what I got to do.   Victor Scargle, a California native, is currently the culinary director at Boisset Collection, France’s third-largest wine group and the biggest wine producer in Burgundy. Though he calls Northern California home,…

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In Defense of the Carrot Greens

Look, I know I’m biased. I just finished this dish not more than fifteen minutes ago. Heck, I’ve still got a small piece of carrot green stuck on my thumb as I type this very word. And these. OK, it’s gone. STILL. The meal—seasoned avocado on sautéed carrot greens and onions with soft-boiled eggs—was delicious.…

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Hey, Thanksgiving: You’ve Got Kale

This is crazy. Thanksgiving is in four days. WHERE IS TIME? And does it know how to cook a turkey in the microwave? Anyway, here we are, on Monday morning, steeped in things to do, people to see and the encroaching fear of what to make for Thanksgiving dinner. Well, good thing it’s time for…

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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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YEP, the Lido Marina Village Farmers Market Is Back!

Like sock tans and the smell of sunscreen as you walk a tourist-packed beach, the Lido Marina Village Farmers Market is BACK! The market, once a bustling site for local fare plucked straight from our fair Southern California earth, disappeared years ago when construction first commenced on Lido Marina VIllage.

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Here’s What They’re Serving at Lido Bottle Works for Brunch

A new chef is continuing her predecessor’s penchant for whimsicality and local eats. On a coldish Sunday in February about eight or nine of Orange County’s most notable food reporters and editors – palate’s sharp as a chef’s knife – gathered at Lido Bottle Works for brunch. (A nod must be sent to Lido Bottle…

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New Chef Takes Helm at Lido Bottle Works

Many months ago, we profiled Chef Joel Harrington, the farm-to-table innovator who helped launch Lido Bottle Works at Lido Marina Village as a fresh, sustainable option in the chic development catering to the bon vivant lifestyle. Now, Harrington is out and former Executive Sous Chef Amy Lebrun has taken over as Executive Chef. A lengthy…

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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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