Exploring On A Pedego Electric Bike – Crystal Cove & Pelican Hill

Now that the weather is better, let's get out there and ride!!!   This is one of my favorite bike routes, and on this adventure, we ride approximately 12 miles total. It has the charm of Corona del Mar, a nature trail with look-out points along the bluffs, amazing coastal views of the Pacific, and a few impressive spots to grab a quick drink,  or bite to eat. Best of all, riders are able to stay off most of the busy streets, by following this handy Bike Route as your guide.

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Five Crowns… Our Beloved Classic Restaurant Is Now Wearing A Tiara!

A special occasion calls for a special place. Don’t you think? So…when we recently celebrated our 20th Wedding Anniversary (glup), we went to SideDoor and Five Crowns in Corona del Mar. I have a list of new spots to try, however we wanted something special, that we know well, and never disappoints. Enter Five Crowns.

It was a stellar evening. We started in their gastropub SideDoor which is a favorite of ours. We pretend we are in England or some cozy European bar. I...

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 for all the “history buffs” in the room (myself included) I have a bit more historic factoids on this landmark’s early beginnings toward the end of this article. It actually dates back to the...

Game On! OC Restaurant Week Is In Full Swing Thru March 1st….

There are an astounding list of 28 different cities represented for this latest OC Restaurant Week. With 100 different participating restaurants, the choices are endless. My hat is off to Pam Waitt and her team at the Orange County Restaurant Association. This event is a year in the making to be sure. The web site is better than ever----very robust with menus, chef profiles, and guests can select based on: lunch vs. dinner, all different price points, city location and so forth.

From San...