Top Docs: The Orange County Medical Association’s annual list of the county’s top doctors, with inspiring “Two Seconds That Changed My Life” profiles of locals who’ve overcome medical odds.
Reasons to Love O.C.: In short personal essays, dozens of contributors and well-known locals tell us about specific things they love about Orange County—and a few things they loathe. Package includes multiple service entry points to help readers navigate to some of our favorite things.
Best of the West Coast: We dispatch writers to seven specific segments of the vast West Coast to find the best hidden travel destinations, including restaurants, B&Bs, lodges, and roadside attractions between Orange County and the Canadian border. This can be used as a terrific guide to a spectacular coastline road trip, or a tip sheet for seven separate seaside getaways.
Top 10 Restaurants: Our top-secret annual unveiling of the county’s 10 best restaurants, the latest trends, and other extras on the local dining scene.
Our Ocean: A people-oriented celebration of the magnificent and undeniable geographic reality off the O.C. coast, from the resurgent kelp forests to abalone; from coastal privacy and view-obstruction debates to great snorkling spots; from a list of endangered edibles to the cleanliness of our beaches. A living snapshot of the ocean off Orange County as it exists in 2012, in all its glory, power, and sometimes fragile health.
Sandwiches!: Stacked, grilled, wrapped, hot, cold … we love them enough to celebrate the sandwich in all its forms in Orange County, and to make sure our readers know where to find the best of the best.
Best of 2012: Our popular annual catalog of the very best goods and services that Orange County has to offer.
Surf Culture: A collector’s edition pegged to the annual Waterman’s Weekend in August putting a spotlight on the greatest people, events, businesses, and moments from Orange County’s most notable export to the world.
Asian Food Guide: If you thought the Asian food scene in O.C. was just Little Saigon, think again. This is the definitive guide to great sushi, pho noodle shops, bakeries, dim sum, and cuisine hubs such as the Diamond Jamboree area of Irvine, the Koreatown section of Garden Grove, and the Japanese restaurants and marketplaces of Costa Mesa.
10 Great Hikes: An Orange County hiking guide author steers us toward the finest fall hikes in Orange County, with additional stories on everything from choosing a walking stick to how to avoid becoming cougar bait.
Salon Guide: Looks matter in Orange County. This guide not only takes a fun and informative look at the locals with the best hair, but includes a curated list of great salons, instructions on how to get appointments with celebrity stylists, and other tips from the local world of grooming and beauty.
Seafood Guide: Our comprehensive look at the edible undersea marvels (and the people who bring them to us) from the coastal waters off Orange County. Great seafood restaurants, chefs who specialize in seafood recipes, fish markets, charter boats, crabbing tips, and more!
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