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Sundays Are Really Sundaze BBQ At The Oak Grill

Mark your calendars!! Because on May 1st, Oak Grill is unveiling their Slow Smoked Sundaze BBQ. This is a family-friendly BBQ Supper that is a perfect way to ease into the week, and this will be happening all summer long!  Executive Chef Marc Johnson and his team are launching this every Sunday evening from 5  … Read More

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A Fabulous Waterfront “Social Hour” Making A Big Splash In Newport!

It’s not brand new, but it was new to me. The Ritz Prime Seafood has launched a very creative “Social Hour”. It is Happy Hour full throttle and offers an impressive array of cuisine and cocktails. And let’s face it, who doesn’t enjoy sipping a crafty cocktail, nibbling on the chef’s favorite offerings and gazing  … Read More

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Five Crowns & SideDoor Create A Charming “Evening Out” in Corona del Mar

It doesn’t even have to be a “special evening” for us to pop in and enjoy both the SideDoor Gastropub and Five Crowns Restaurant. And it is hard to believe that it was 51 years ago when Five Crowns first opened its doors right here along a very desolate stretch of Pacific Coast Highway. And  … Read More

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Putting On The Ritz in the Heart of Newport Beach, CA!

Tucked along the waterfront of the tawny Miracle Mile Restaurant Row is a rather swanky new spot. Meet The Ritz Prime Seafood restaurant. This is quite modern in style—- with porcelain tiles, mesquite woods, etched glass and white leather chairs and couches built just for two. Owner Grill Concepts reimagined the dining room to showcase  … Read More

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Meet Me At “The 4th Street Market” in Santa Ana

Who doesn’t like the smell of espresso coffee wafting through the air? This is what welcomes me as soon as I open the door to this mega-food emporium. I enter the 4th Street Market, and no matter what time of day or night, I just know to come hungry! Portola Coffee Lab—home of gourmet coffee.  … Read More