10 Things to Know About the Pacific Wine & Food Classic

It’s no accident the word “classic” is at the end of this event; the Pacific Wine & Food Classic is one of the most quintessentially elegant food festivals to happen all year. Organized by the O.C. Restaurant Association, the two-day extravaganza runs as smoothly as a buttery, unoaked Chardonnay. (By the way, shameless plug! Read…

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Beach Eats: Homemade Pasta and Tomatoes

It might seem a little strange to be hawking a pasta recipe on a Sunday that’s such a scorcher, the only thing acceptable to eat should be ice cubes. Except once the summer sun melts and the nighttime cool(ish) descends, there’s still dinner to be made and this recipe is a winner. The tomatoes were…

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Beach Eats Recipe #1: Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts have recently made something of a turnaround. No longer are they the evil stepmother of summer vegetables; now, they’re chic, trendy, appearing on menus as coveted items to enjoy. This particular Brussels sprout dish is aromatic yet light and summer fresh, and uses Brussels sprouts procured from the farmers’ market at Newport Pier.…

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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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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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Ina Garten is Coming to Segerstrom and You Should Probably Go

In a perfectly fantastical world, Ina Garten is our best friend. We share dark (and lighthearted) secrets, divulge our favorite recipes for roasted summer vegetables then cook together in her Long Island kitchen for her husband, Jeffrey, and the entire cast of Mean Girls on Broadway. (Jason Mraz comes too because he’s now a star…

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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 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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