This Week’s O.C. Food News (Nov. 23 to 29)

From Lido Bottle Works’ new seasonal menu to the opening of Semi Tropic Wines in Costa Mesa, here is our weekly guide to the latest in O.C.’s dining scene.

Letter From the Editor on Our December Noodles Issue

"Breathe deeply and take solace knowing we’re at the sunset of this year. Here’s hoping 2021 will bring reassurance, optimism, and hugs."

A Peek at Our Noodles Issue | December 2020

Take a peek into what's in our latest issue!

4 Hotel Rooftop Bars and Lounges To Visit in O.C.

O.C.’s hotel rooftop bars and lounges garnish their cocktails with spectacular views.

Thanksgiving, Filipino Style: Blending Cultural Traditions During Thanksgiving

Holding to the spirit of sharing, a family develops traditions all their own.

Updated: Where to Dine In O.C. on Thanksgiving

These restaurants feature menus inspired by classic dishes.

Louis Vuitton’s Malle Pique-Nique Debuted at South Coast Plaza This Spring

The trunk made its North American debut at South Coast Plaza and includes a variety of signature items.

This Week’s O.C. Food News (Nov. 16 to 22)

From family-style takeout meals to Glasspar’s new seasonal items, here is our weekly guide to the latest in O.C.’s dining scene.

Updated: Order Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go From These O.C. Restaurants

Turn to these O.C. restaurants to ease the stress of preparing this year’s holiday feast. With many offering takeout packages with all the fixings, all you’ll have to do is set the table.

Interior Designer and Newport Harbor High Alum on His Renovation of the Obama White...

Michael S. Smith chronicles his renovation of the Obama White House in “Designing History.”

A Look at Shoppe Amber Interiors at Lido Marina Village

Interior designer Amber Lewis opened her first O.C. location at Lido Marina Village in July.

Sweet Deeds: Orange Resident Christin Le Is a Regional Director at CovEd, A Nonprofit...

The John Hopkins University student is a CovEd mentor as well as the founder of Lê Crumb, a philanthropic home bakery. CovEd offers free online mentoring for K-12 students nationwide.

Made in Dana Point: Super Batter, a Vibrant and Healthy Pancake and Waffle Mix

The pancake and waffle mix features better-for-you ingredients such as pitaya, cacao, matcha, and turmeric.

5 Questions With Beto Castillo, Owner of Buenas Coffee in Costa Mesa

Castillo crafts drinks honoring his Mexican heritage.

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FOOD & DRINK

This Week’s O.C. Food News (Nov. 23 to 29)

From Lido Bottle Works’ new seasonal menu to the opening of Semi Tropic Wines in Costa Mesa, here is our weekly guide to the latest in O.C.’s dining scene.

4 Hotel Rooftop Bars and Lounges To Visit in O.C.

O.C.’s hotel rooftop bars and lounges garnish their cocktails with spectacular views.

This Week’s O.C. Food News (Nov. 16 to 22)

From family-style takeout meals to Glasspar’s new seasonal items, here is our weekly guide to the latest in O.C.’s dining scene.

Updated: Order Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go From These O.C. Restaurants

Turn to these O.C. restaurants to ease the stress of preparing this year’s holiday feast. With many offering takeout packages with all the fixings, all you’ll have to do is set the table.

CATHY THOMAS & FRIENDS

A Lunch With Daniel Boulud Inspires Cathy Thomas to Make His Grandmother’s Chicken Fricassee.

Cathy Thomas recalls a long-ago lunch with Celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud and his grandmother’s irresistible chicken fricassee. See how she makes it.

Cathy Thomas Shows Us How to Easily Prepare Gravlax

Cathy Thomas shows how to easily prepare gravlax, cured salmon that’s delicious in appetizers, green salads, sandwiches, pasta, or warm potato salads.

Cathy Thomas’ Irresistible Goat Cheese Spiked Asparagus Lasagna

Cathy Thomas shows how to prepare one of her favorite recipes, Asparagus Lasagna spiked with a luscious goat cheese-based sauce.

How to Make Cathy Thomas’ Decadent Chocolate Candy Box Cake

As the global pandemic looms, Cathy takes center stage cooking alone with the camera rolling, sharing some of her favorite recipes—until safer times prevail.

LIFE & STYLE

Thanksgiving, Filipino Style: Blending Cultural Traditions During Thanksgiving

Holding to the spirit of sharing, a family develops traditions all their own.

Louis Vuitton’s Malle Pique-Nique Debuted at South Coast Plaza This Spring

The trunk made its North American debut at South Coast Plaza and includes a variety of signature items.

A Look at Shoppe Amber Interiors at Lido Marina Village

Interior designer Amber Lewis opened her first O.C. location at Lido Marina Village in July.

TRAVEL

Perfect Getaway: Otherworldly Scenes in Cappadocia, Turkey

For true transcendence, Cappadocia is a must.

O.C. Staycation Ideas for Wellness

Local resorts and activities geared towards wellness

Romantic O.C. Staycation Ideas

Local resorts and things to do for a romantic getaway in O.C.

O.C. Staycation Ideas for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Local resorts and camp communities to stay at and things to do outdoors

FEATURES

Interior Designer and Newport Harbor High Alum on His Renovation of the Obama White House

Michael S. Smith chronicles his renovation of the Obama White House in “Designing History.”

Sweet Deeds: Orange Resident Christin Le Is a Regional Director at CovEd, A Nonprofit Offering Free Online Mentoring

The John Hopkins University student is a CovEd mentor as well as the founder of Lê Crumb, a philanthropic home bakery. CovEd offers free online mentoring for K-12 students nationwide.

The Days We Were Dry: Orange County During the Prohibition Era

Here’s what the county looked like during the Prohibition era from 1920 to 1933.

Newport Beach Yoga Instructor Chelsey Lowe Competes With Her Dog on Amazon’s “The Pack”

"It’s just a feel-good show where you see an amazing bond with people and their dogs."

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