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...

HOP ON IT! Easter Brunches & Dinners in The OC!

This Sunday is Easter . This is the perfect time to gather the family and celebrate this spring holiday in style. Many of our favorite restaurants and event venues have a great deal of fun in store for kids of all ages for brunch and dinner service. Here is list of some of my favorites in Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, Anaheim and South Coast Plaza. Easter brunches, dinners and events, with all the highlights such as: menus, pricing, hours and web sites. Here’s to planning a wonderful...

Five Crowns Welcomes Spring In Style!

Have you been in lately? If not, please do drop in to enjoy a cocktail in the SideDoor and then a lovely dinner in the restaurant.
They recently completed a renovation and I just love the new touches! It is newly painted inside and out, with lush new landscaping
all the way around----from entry to patio. It is just charming!

 

 

 

 

It’s that time of year again, and Five Crowns is unveiling a creative new Spring Menu. I had the dubious...

Gobble Up This Year’s Delicious Dining Options in Newport Beach

As the calendar tick-tocks down to Thursday, November 24th Thanksgiving planning is in full-swing. Here we have gathered some interesting and flexible options to help friends and families who may want to step away from the oven and let someone else do the cooking. We have uncovered some excellent value menus, brunches, sit down dinners, harbor dinner cruises and even some gourmet “to go” options. Hosts can go from zero to hero with one simple phone call. We do suggest making...

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...