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April 2011

April 2011

Cover Story
Best New Restaurants INSIDERS ONLY!
Local diners haven’t seen this many great new restaurants since the lusty ’90s, making now the perfect time to choose the top 10 from the past year’s bumper crop. Did your favorite make our list?
By Gretchen Kurz

Feature
The Rememberers
Most people remember they day they lost their virginity. But what kind of person also recalls that day’s headlines? Or what they had for breakfast that morning? UC Irvine researchers have found nine otherwise normal individuals who remember all the days of their lives. But how is that possible?
By Patrick J. Kiger

A Tale of Two Artists
How Laguna Beach’s Cheryl and Dennis Eckstrom share their work, lunch, and life in 2,600 square feet.
By Barbara Thornburg

Zoom!
Candlelight Concert Society Editor Gloria Zigner’s monthly recap of the county’s charity events, including the Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ annual concert to support arts and education programs.

Guide
Late-Night Happy Hour Deals INSIDERS ONLY!
Our guide to popular local restaurants and watering holes where prices drop as the night goes on.
>> Online Only Browse our past Guides

Coast Lines
Intersection explores Via Lido and Lafayette Road in Newport Beach, and we review UC Irvine associate professor Michelle Latiolais’ “Widow: Stories” in Books. Also, ultimate hockey mom Lisa Niedermayer shares her Trade Secrets, Perfect Getaway takes you to Solvang, Santa Ana surfing phenom Courtney Conlogue talks about competition, our new Nibbles & Bits page looks at Bacon Mania’s lamb-and-bacon slider, and O.C. Answer Man proves that Richard Nixon had too much baggage.

O.C. Style
Finds shows how vintage and vintage-style pieces with a bespoke feel add individuality and create the look of a well-curated wardrobe. In Voices, meet the Miller sisters, whose Newport Beach-based Mikoh Swimwear is making waves, including in the recent Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

Departments
Rituals Why Little Saigon commemorates Black April.
Drive Bruce Meyers created the original dune buggy, Orange County’s rolling icon. Then he re-created it. But that doesn’t mean he likes to see things change.
My Orange County What do you do when someone you love gets termites?

 

Columns
Land’s End An Untold Story: Who might we lose if we deport a legal immigrant’s illegal child?

Editor’s Letter The Bard of Car Culture
Arts & Events Artist Spotlight “Rooster and Hen With Hydrangeas,” from the collection of Joe and Etsuko Price, at the Bowers Museum
>> Online Only Our events listings guide you to the best in local arts and entertainment.

Dining
Main Course Seasons 52 in South Coast Plaza
Rediscovery Kimera Restaurant Lounge in Irvine
>> Online Only Our expanded, searchable dining listings  

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