Since the Packing House opened in downtown Anaheim more than a year ago, a fresh batch of restaurants and shops has cropped up on the neighboring Center Street Promenade, luring foodies and wine lovers after their sojourn to the...
The corner of Harbor Boulevard and 19th Street in Costa Mesa has always been busy, but these days it’s hotter than ever. In the shadow of the renovated Triangle and two bustling restaurants, Social and Il Dolce, these four...
It’s Orange County’s least populated city, but Villa Park, surrounded by the city of Orange, has some of the top-value real estate in the area. Claiming barely more than two square miles and about 6,000 residents, it has a...
The southernmost town in Orange County is known for its world-class surf spots, but it’s enjoying an on-shore cultural revival. Stroll through downtown San Clemente and pick up a coffee, a new summer outfit, a custom-made piece of furniture,...
Orange County’s newest food hall feels a bit like a permanent food truck meet-up, with walk-up counters serving imaginative concoctions to enthusiastic customers. There are lots of tables inside and out, but you might have to hunt for seating...
On the edge of Garden Grove’s Korean Business District, auto dealerships, cafes, and day spas dominate the landscape. But a strip mall at Brookhurst Street and Garden Grove Boulevard stands out for its quiet, low-key atmosphere—and for its newest...
Just across the freeway from downtown San Juan Capistrano, Marbella Plaza offers top-notch restaurants and an upscale boutique, each with a distinct style and vibe, away from the hustle and bustle of the historic district.
Downtown Fullerton, long a shopping destination for antiques and vintage furniture, has been adding more restaurants and boutiques to the mix the past few years. Check out what the 128-year-old city currently has to offer by visting these diverse...
Built on the site of a former Borders bookstore (blessed be its name), Union Market is honeycombed with purveyors of comfort food (The Kroft), innocent enjoyments (Front Porch Pops), health (Drinkbar Juicery) and creative inspiration (Timree Art Studio).
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.