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Food Lovers Guide: Best Farmers Markets
We count 34 in all Orange County, each market unique in style and location. Our ultimate insider’s guide profiles six of these, but they’re only a fraction of the food fabulousness that awaits. So grab those reusable shopping bags and find your favorite. For a list of five local growers we love, click here. For the full “Food Lovers Guide: Best Farmers Markets” feature, buy a print or digital copy of the August issue here.
by Priscilla Mayfield
The King of What Isn’t
The O.C. Great Park’s original master planner, Ken Smith, offers a long view of his unfulfilled vision.
by Scott Martelle
The Beauty of Authenticity
Before we bulldoze great 1970s California modern design and turn Dana Point Harbor into a neo-New England fishing village, may our architectural expert offer a dissenting opinion? To see the full feature, click here. Web exclusive coming soon! Check back for a photo gallery showing some of the architectural details that make Dana Point Harbor’s design worth saving.
by Alan Hess
Orange County became a center of arts and culture because Henry T. Segerstrom committed time and treasure to make it so. But legacies don’t maintain themselves. To see the full feature, click here. Web exclusive coming soon! Check back for a gallery of iconic photos of Segerstrom selected from the family and foundation archives.
by Laura Bleiberg
Society Editor Gloria Zigner’s monthly recap of the county’s top charity events, including “A Celebration of Healing,” Saddleback Memorial Foundation’s spring gala, which raised $215,000.
Our new Person of Interest page introduces you to Reagan Foy, the headpiece maker at Laguna Beach’s Pageant of the Masters. The Neighborhoods page discovers great places to visit in Corona del Mar, with a printable page and map to take with you. O.C. Answer Man finds out why Costa Mesa once was called “Goat Hill.” In Deconstruction, learn how to fly a water-powered jetpack in Newport Beach. Quotes Videographer Evan Rosenberg explains how he made Anaheim Ballet’s “More Than Dance” podcast a YouTube hit. Web exclusive coming soon! Perfect Getaway takes you for a wonderful weekend in Jackson, Wyo., before the snow flies. Hot Pop compares three local groups that sync and swim. The pop culture pages also explore the world of O.C. skateboard phenom Nyjah Huston. On the Market spotlights local homes in southernmost South County. To see searchable listings for all August events in Orange County, click here.
Discover how to be chic even at work on the monthly Finds page. Hot Shop takes you inside Piajeh boutique in Crystal Cove.
Our dining section this month features a Main Course review of Cal-Mex Carmelita’s in Laguna Beach. Our Rediscovery review assesses Cucina Alessá now that the Newport Beach and Huntington Beach locations have been sold by founder Alessandro Pirozzi. O.C.’s Best discovers seven great summer sippers, from raw juice smoothies to lemonade with a twist. In this month’s Global Diner, Miles Clements takes you to three great O.C. places where you can get memorable Italian subs. Deconstruction A layer-by-layer sampling of the Pambazo Ahi Crudo at Anepalco’s Café in Orange. Pay It Forward Three local chefs reveal their favorite dining spots.
Dining Guide Our authoritative and searchable listings of more than 170 recommended Orange County restaurants
Drive All artists have a preferred medium. We know one, “The High-Gloss King,” who prefers fenders.
Legends A few extra innings with one of pro baseball’s most influential and dapper scouts.
Land’s End You know the economy has turned in Orange County when locals start shopping for a beach place where they can get away from their beachside getaways.
Editor’s Letter Three great examples of locals with perspective, and one who is, ahem, still learning.
Arts & Events
Gallery Spotlight Our Events page highlights seven don’t-miss August happenings, and our Arts page celebrates 20 years with Laguna Beach gallery owner Peter Blake. >> Online Only Click here to see a gallery of Blake’s favorite pieces.