Top Nine of 2018

Today, Instagram is aglow with the top nine images from the year. So we decided to share our top 10, most-read stories instead.

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The Crab Cooker to Reopen Summer 2019

For decades, the Crab CToker was like everyone’s favorite neighbor. If it could toss you a newspaper and wish you a good morning, it probably would. Its cherry-red edifice was an institution, a 1930s-era symbol etched out of comfort food and fresh crab. Now, as a casual drive down West Balboa Blvd. would prove, the…

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Holiday Shopping with West Oceanfront

Here’s the deal. We’re not going to sit here, typing away at our computer and try to convince you to shop our shop. Why? Because that would be lame. Instead, we’ll list four fun things that will absolutely, irrevocably happen if you DO shop our shop, hence convincing you in a roundabout way that yes,…

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Today’s Wine Wednesday Selection Is …

Today’s #WineWednesday selection is 21 Oceanfront in Newport Beach

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Make Your Market: Mint Tea

OK folks, let’s try something a little different for this week’s episode of “Make Your Market,” the most exciting farm-to-table, farmers’ market culinary series to ever hit Balboa Peninsula (and beyond). Today I want to talk tea. “But really, Melissa?” You might ask, because you’re used to fun recipes you can eat for dinner that…

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Grab Tacos, Pour Beer: Chihuahua Cerveza Opens Taproom in Newport Beach

Chihuahua Cerveza, a brand small but feisty as its name, started brewing beers six month ago in Newport Beach. The company’s four, Mexican-style lagers are now available throughout Southern California and beyond, (find locations to buy the beers here) and as of Nov. 19, Chihuahua Cerveza also owns an eponymous taproom on Balboa Peninsula, in…

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On the Beet

If I had a skywriter, I’d ask the pilot to fly above the blue, morning skies of Newport Beach and write “Welcome to Make Your Market” in fluffy smoke lettering. But I don’t (although I should) and so instead, I just have this very sentence where I will say “welcome” in quotation markets to denote…

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Make Your Market: A Newport Beach Farmers’ Market & West Oceanfront Collab

Hello and top o’ the morning to each and every reader of West Oceanfront Magazine! Today, the very first Monday of November, brings with it not just expected Southern California sunshine but also a warm, slice of good news. If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you’d know an obsession with the Newport Beach Farmers’…

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Where to Shop Locally for Handmade Halloween Treats

There’s no denying it: Halloween is a sweet holiday. The costumes, the thrill of collecting candy and of course, the treats. If you’ve been to the supermarket lately, you’ll know a bag of candy costs approximately $756 (and the price will mysterious recede to normal come Nov. 1), so if you want to save money…

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10 Things to Know about Newport Beach’s Electric Bike Company

Entering the workshop of Electric Bike Company in Newport Beach is like stepping inside a magical Hobbit hole of electric-bike wizardry. From the ceiling, dozens of bike frames hang in perfectly painted glory; all around, machines are buzzing, sparks are quite literally flying, and a team of local experts assembles what Electric Bike Review voted as…

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