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9th Annual Lobsterfest at Newport Dunes Aug.6th

Did you know today is National Lobster Day? June 15th who knew? Mark your calendars! Sunday, August 6, 2017, from 3-8pm will be the 9th Annual Lobsterfest at Newport Dunes. Fresh Lobster and many other delicious items are on the menu—plus music, dancing and best of all this benefits two fantastic charities: Make-A-Wish® Foundation and  … Read More

North Italia Restaurant Launches Special Community Wine Dinners

North Italia hit the scene with a big splash here in Irvine. An instantly popular spot, we quickly forgot that California Pizza Kitchen existed in this spot previously. The dining room is ginormous with lots of seating options—from intimate two-tops, to huge round tables, and long tables for bigger groups.. The large glass wall allows  … Read More

Dock & Dine In The Beautiful Newport Harbor—Just In Time For Summer Fun!

Motoring around the Newport Harbor is an idyllic adventure. The charming homes line the waterfront promenades, the seals are barking, pelicans are gliding above, and we smile and wave at our fellow boaters and kayak paddlers. And boating often turns to dining in one form or another. Here we find 12  great choices for “dock side” dining  … Read More

A Great Pairing! Rombauer Wine Dinner at 21 Oceanfront

It is always great when two wonderful things are paired together, and this is the case here with this announcement. On Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30pm my favorite vineyard, Rombauer in Napa Valley, and 21 Oceanfront will be presenting an exceptional Wine Dinner at their restaurant. The guest speaker escorting us through this dinner will  … Read More

Beachcomber Café At Crystal Cove Beach Unveils Delicious New Spring Menu!

It’s hard to describe the Beachcomber Café and Bootlegger Bar without first understanding the Crystal Cove Historic District. I call this spot a “toes in the sand” experience, with a Restaurant, Bar, Rental Cottages, an Experience Center and Private Event Space. For those wanting to take out of town guests somewhere really special, this is  … Read More