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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Important Mother’s Day Gift Advice: Personal Shoppers at Fashion Island Are Free

You know that feeling when you thought you finished your avocado toast but aha, there’s one bite left, hidden under a small pile of shaved fennel salad? Well, same. It’s glorious, it’s uplifting and the euphoria can be replicated in a sartorial sense with the surprise-and-delight fact that Fashion Island has its very own personal shopping service.…

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The Long Dumb Road Is Anything But

If Planes, Trains and Automobiles had a baby with Sideways then the baby decided to go to art school, you’d have The Long Dumb Road, a 90-minute film that screened last week at the Newport Beach Film Festival. Taken on its visual surface, the movie serves as a kind of art exhibit, showcasing the lesser-appealing crevices…

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‘The Bill Murray Stories’ Shares Tales of Enlightened Star

Thich Nhat Hanh, a 91-year-old Vietnamese monk and Noble Peace Prize nominee once said that if, while washing dishes, we aren’t mindful of the fact that we are washing dishes then “we are completely incapable of realizing the miracle of life while standing at the sink.” Hanh advocates for complete mindfulness of the present moment,…

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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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5 Summer Movies to Watch Before Summer

Excuse me Newport Beach but do you know you’re … Newport Beach? That means, as stated in the official Mother Nature’s Guide to Newport Beach Weekends, you must be ceaselessly sunny on weekends and also provide as good or better weather than all states along the Eastern coastline. (How can we possibly maintain our reputation as the “Best Coast” if New…

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Orange County’s Finest to Be Honored at TIME Nighclub

Sometimes you’re good and sometimes, you’re the Finest. This Wednesday, April 25, the team at West Oceanfront is proud to help support 12 young professionals for Orange County’s Finest event at TIME Nightclub in Costa Mesa. The celebration, which begins 5:30 p.m., will honor the fundraising efforts of these stellar volunteers, who together have already raised…

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Brunch Boys’ Jeremy Jacobowitz: King of the Mid-morning Meal

At its hollandaise-glopped, egg-yolk-exploded essence, brunch is a meal that’s unpredictable and even a little wild. Brunchers who indulge in its capriciousness must be prepared for absolutely anything. Will it last an hour? All day? The better half of your Earth Day weekend? Unclear. The only thing that’s certain is that nobody gets brunch better than its reigning king,…

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