Made In Orange County: Floral and Succulent-Themed Pastries from Sweet Songbird Bakery

The signature cupcakes by Westminster-based Sweet Songbird Bakery are picture-perfect for bridal showers, birthday parties, and weddings.

Our Editor’s Note for the July 2019 Best Of Issue

"Every July, we look forward to sharing the 'Best Of' everything in Orange County."

A Peek Into Our Annual Best Of Issue | July 2019

Preview the issue before it hits stands this Friday!

Lifelong Friends Behind Hit Show ‘Impractical Jokers’ Bring Their Comedy Tour To Anaheim

Sal Vulcano, one quarter of “The Tenderloins,” on the tour, the TV show, and what’s next for the New York-based comedy troupe. See them perform at The Honda Center tomorrow!

Climate Panic Creates Chaos at Home — For a Bit

Not to be overly dramatic, but I just noticed the world is about to end!

Firkfest! O.C’s Only Surviving Festival Truly Focused on Beer

At the Packing House in Anaheim, this intimate, beer-focused gathering of friends is a great time.

Bites: Italian-Style Spring Rolls And A Turmeric Margarita

Two menu items to try right now!

Style Finds: Summer Sunset Creates Mood for the Season

These warm colors are bringing the heat.

On The Market: Spanish Transitional Carves Out Space in Surf Town

Enjoy beautiful coastal panoramas from the comfort of your home in San Clemente, O.C.’s southernmost beach town.

O.C. At Night: Best Sunset Spots

Readers share their favorite places.

Food News: A Growing Acai Chain Plus Three New Spots To Try

Classics and reimagined staples shine at these new spots.

Aid Worker Follows in Family Footsteps to Open Black Bough Home-Decor Boutique

The store features products you’ll have a hard time finding elsewhere.

Take Your Pils: The Cure for What Doesn’t Ale Ya

Although there may be a hint of heritage in them, the 30 packs you buy with “Fine Pilsner” on the can is anything but.

Perfect Getaway: Southern Utah’s Stunning Views and Utter Relaxation

A smorgasbord of sensory delights awaits you at this desert oasis.
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FOOD & DRINK

Made In Orange County: Floral and Succulent-Themed Pastries from Sweet Songbird Bakery

The signature cupcakes by Westminster-based Sweet Songbird Bakery are picture-perfect for bridal showers, birthday parties, and weddings.

Food News: A Growing Acai Chain Plus Three New Spots To Try

Classics and reimagined staples shine at these new spots.

Acclaimed Couple Behind Church & State Opens Knife Pleat At South Coast Plaza

Chatting with Yassmin Sarmadi and Tony Esnault of Knife Pleat in Costa Mesa

CATHY THOMAS & FRIENDS

Descanso Executive Chef Sergio Ortega Shares Recipe for Mushroom Tacos with Crispy Cheese

The cheese is browned on one side, giving it alluring richness and texture.

Executive Chef At Journeyman’s Zachary Geerson Shares Technique For Branzino Fillets

Zachary Geerson, executive chef at Journeyman’s Food and Drink in Fullerton, shows how to prepare a pan-roasted branzino with green vegetables and beurre blanc sauce in Cathy Thomas’ kitchen.

Executive Chef at Lido Bottle Works Shows Off Her Fish Mastery in Cathy Thomas’ Kitchen

Amy Lebrun, the talented executive chef at Lido Bottle Works at Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach, joined Cathy Thomas in her kitchen to show off her fish-cookery skills.

Executive Pastry Chef at Marché Moderne Creates Valentine’s Day Pavlova Extravaganza

Amelia Marneau, co-owner and executive pastry chef of Marche Moderne in Newport Coast, joins Cathy Thomas to create a Valentine’s Day pavlova extravaganza.

LIFE & STYLE

Lifelong Friends Behind Hit Show ‘Impractical Jokers’ Bring Their Comedy Tour To Anaheim

Sal Vulcano, one quarter of “The Tenderloins,” on the tour, the TV show, and what’s next for the New York-based comedy troupe. See them perform at The Honda Center tomorrow!

In Plain Sight: A Moonset At Little Corona in Corona del Mar

A stunning moonset in Orange County and how to capture a similar shot!

5 Things We Love About Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge And Top Tips On Navigating the Land

Our favorite aspects of the land and a handful of tips to help you make the most of your experience.

TRAVEL

Perfect Getaway: You Can See Lots of London in a Day, But Why?

Plan to be leisurely as you walk through history in London.

FEATURES

Anaheim Native Denim Richards On His Role on Paramount Network’s “Yellowstone”

He plays a scene-stealing role as a cowboy in the modern-day Western drama "Yellowstone," which premieres its second season this month.

Plowing Ahead: A Q&A With Kenny Tanaka of Irvine’s Tanaka Farms

The Tanakas have planted seeds in Orange County for decades. Today, fourth-generation farmer Kenny Tanaka manages the thriving agritourism business in Irvine.

Married Secret Service Agents Worked Cases and Raised Family in O.C.

Decades protecting presidents and working counterfeit cases coincided with a suburban O.C. existence for this pair.

Orange County’s Best New Restaurants of 2019

We update you on O.C.’s dining landscape with the most notable restaurants, from brand-spanking new to well-seasoned influencers. Plus, we name the Restaurant of the Year.