BEST NEW RESTAURANTS | Dig into our annual list of O.C.’s most notable restaurants. Discover inspired dishes, today’s trends, the perfect spot for any occasion, and our pick for Restaurant of the Year.
HISTORICAL FIGURE | Cal State Fullerton musical theater alum Rubén Carbajal was 18 months out of college when he got his big shot: a role in the national tour of “Hamilton,” which starts its run at Segerstrom Center for the Arts next month.
OUR LAND OF ORANGES | Today, O.C.’s orange kingdom has been reduced to a dozen museum plots and small family farms. Fortunately, many photos survive in the Orange County Archives, and they celebrate the era of this once-ubiquitous crop.
PEOPLE & PLACES
’HOODS | International fusion fare and aerial fitness in Fountain Valley
PERFECT GETAWAY | Visit Boise, Idaho, for its sophisiticated dining scene and picturesque riverbank.
CULTUREPHILE | UC Irvine MFA graduate Jen Beagin and her frank debut novel “Pretend I’m Dead”
O.C. EVENTS | Corgi Beach Day, Literary Orange, and more in April
STYLE & HOME
SOURCED | Home decor for your backyard or patio
ROOMS WE LOVE | A repurposed dining room becomes a place to entertain for this San Clemente family.
ON THE MARKET | Standout homes built in 2017
HOT SHOP | G2G Designs in Corona del Mar
FINDS | Fringe is in fashion.
FOOD & DRINK
FIVE QUESTIONS WITH |Executive chef-partner at The Cut in Irvine
FOOD NEWS | New places to try including Free Range Cafe in Newport Beach
MR O.C. | Raising daughters in the era of Time’s Up and #MeToo
EXCURSIONS | Checking in on the vital dredging operation needed to save the Bolsa Chica wetlands
DINING GUIDE | All of our 200-plus restaurant reviews and a spotlight on Garden Grove
PERSON OF INTEREST | Marlene Hurtado, a barber at Good Fellaz Barber Shop