A Guide to Newport Beach Restaurant Week

Each year, Newport Beach Restaurant Week descends in all its delicious glory on Balboa Peninsula and with so many choices, it’s hard to know where to start. It’s also funny to call it a week because it lasts two weeks — this year from Jan. 14 to Jan. 27 — and it’s undeniably awesome. No…

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A Wine Wednesday Chat: Goldschmidt Vineyards

On Wednesday, we wine. And what better way to celebrate this pre-holiday #WineWednesday than by talking with Nick Goldschmidt? He’s the winemaker at Goldschmidt Vineyards, a winery in the rolling hillside of Northern California, and is here to answer all my questions about wine, world travels, winemaking and wine. Wait, did I mention that last one already?…

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Today’s Wine Wednesday Selection Is …

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

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On the Road

Because nothing is quite as rejuvenating as a good, old-fashioned, holiday road trip … These destinations are all unquestionably awesome, so buckle up, crank the tunes and pack snacks.

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What’s Happening This Week in Newport Beach?

Hello, friends and welcome to Monday morning. This first week of December is replete with holiday cheer, from a jewelry styling party at Fashion Island to a craft brew festival at Lido Bottle Works. (Hey! “Beer” rhymes with “cheer.” Fun!) Anyway, here is a selection of local events you probably want to check out:

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Lido Tasting Room Is the Secret Wine Spot We’ve Always Needed

Guess WHAT? There’s a new wine player in town and it’s bringing quality vino and a high-end tasting experience to Lido Isle. Lido Tasting Room, the brainchild of Northern California’s Bravante Vineyards, recently opened a small space overlooking the quaint courtyard that also houses a local institution, Sabatino’s Sausage Company. If you haven’t been, Lido…

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Hoppy Happenings: Beach, Brews & BBQ at Newport Dunes to Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

If you’re in need of weekend plans, we’re here for you: The fourth annual Beach, Brews & BBQ descends on the gorgeous, water-lined grounds of Newport Dunes Saturday, Oct. 20 from 2-6 p.m.

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5 Reasons to Love the Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival

There’s a lot to love about the Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival. Maybe you’re a fan of small bites procured perfectly by expert chefs into tiny, snackable delicacies. Maybe your predilections sway toward the aquatic, in which case you prefer the Celebrity Chef VIP Twilight Yacht Cruise, which featured some of the nation’s top…

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OK It’s Official: Circle Hook is Really, Really Good

The truth is, you can’t eat mood lighting. Or fancy wall art or plush velvet chairs. A fact universally known: When you go to a restaurant anywhere in the world, the only thing you can ever eat is the food. Maybe the owners of the brand-new Circle Hook Fish Co. at Lido Marina Village had…

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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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