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The better the view, the bigger the risk. Laguna Beach’s Driftwood Kitchen, with its yowza seaside panorama, is a beautiful illustration of this gamble. Open since June 2014, this laboriously retooled venue, which for years was the middling Beach House restaurant, now boasts new management under the Sentinel Restaurant and Hospitality Group and a new executive chef-partner, the Austrian-born Rainer Schwarz.
If you love our Neighborhoods column every month, you'll really love this mobile-friendly map to all of our guides! Click on a pin to pull up a neighborhood we've covered near you.
Our July issue is jam-packed with Best of 2015! Our annual compilation of the very best eats, drinks, activities, and shopping in Orange County; 9 Reasons We Need an NFL Franchise in Orange County; Looking for Big George Coyle, an essay on Orange County’s venerable Sea Breeze Pet Cemetery; San Juan Capistrano’s Aline Ohanesian's debut novel, “Orphan’s Inheritance.”