A couple of blocks from the busy part of Main Street in Seal Beach, a few standout restaurants and boutiques cater to locals and in-the-know visitors.
Two new restaurants are bringing international fusion fare to this busy corner of Fountain Valley, near the border of Huntington Beach.
Surprising finds—from a vet who focuses on preventive care to one of the county’s best indoor climbing gyms—have taken over this Lake Forest neighborhood.
Two new spots draw visitors to this section of Tustin, where folks seeking authentic Greek food and vintage treasures have long gathered.
Robin Jones introduces readers to the refreshingly industrial Midway Market, a rough-edged bloom of businesses tucked in the middle of warehouses and auto body shops. Look for the Quonset hut and you’ll find Viridian, a treasure-trove of jewelry, art, and intriguing one-of-a-kind objects. The Boathouse Collective is an unpretentious urban cafe with a hip, ad-hoc aesthetic (pallet furniture!) and live music. At Waffleholic Café, the waffles can be sweet or savory, served with crab cakes, or turned into BLTs.
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This updated neighborhood doesn’t have to try hard to be interesting, original, surprising, and modern—it just is. Take the mile-long stretch of strip malls along 17th Street, between Newport Boulevard and Irvine Avenue, the heart of the renaissance. Foodies come for the Instagram-worthy Aussie-style meat pies at PieNot, coconut French toast at Plums Café, and braised pork panini at Pitfire Artisan Pizza. And that’s just the Ps. Other homegrown restaurants and shops tip toward lean-and-clean fare, such as the casual Jan’s Health Bar. Plus it’s the birthplace of Mother’s Market & Kitchen.
Students and locals slurp noodles, sip milk tea, browse bouquets, and jump into the e-sports craze.
Time to discover the intersection of Baker Street and Fairview Avenue in Costa Mesa.
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