O.C.’s Best: Reinventing Ice Cream

The bliss-inducing treat that conjures up sunny days and happy childhood memories continues to evolve as small-batch purveyors experiment and reinvent the classic frozen dessert. Whether it’s salted caramel, or blackberry sorbet infused with St. Germain, ice cream has never looked, or tasted, better.

O.C.’s Best: Roast Chicken

Whether it’s cooked slowly over open flames on a spit-roast or stuffed with herbs and roasted in the oven to golden perfection, few dishes are as comforting as a simple roast chicken. While it’s hard to beat a home-cooked version, these seven diverse locales in Orange County do right by this ubiquitous classic.

O.C.’s Best Sunday Suppers

While Fridays and Saturdays are the designated nights to dine out, Sunday provides a decidedly less hectic experience.

O.C.’s Best: Brunch O’Clock

For many of us, weekends are for sleeping in and enjoying sumptuous breakfasts that can last until late afternoon—and perhaps a mimosa or two to round out the affair. Here are six restaurants where you can stroll in for a great not-quite-breakfast, not-quite-lunch experience.

O.C.’s Best: Elixir Soups

There’s nothing like the warmth of soup to soothe the misery of a cold or flu. Whether it’s a light broth or hearty porridge, it’s a universally nurturing remedy. If mom’s not around to prepare her famous homemade chicken soup, these five Orange County options are the next-best thing.

O.C.’s Best: Cookies ‘n’ (Ice) Cream

Thick and chewy or thin and crispy, cookies are hard to resist—especially when paired with another classic sweet. Here are our six favorite Orange...

The 5 Best Whiskey Joints in Orange County

Here are five places to experience the best of bourbon, rye, Scotch, Irish whiskey, and Japanese whiskey—neat, shaken, or stirred.

Best of 2013: Local Candies

C SALT, the handmade-with-love confections by self-taught Courtney Dudman Donley, has long been O.C.’s candy company to beat. But Donley may have outdone herself with her latest creation—luscious, soft butter caramels with sea salt. We can’t describe them without drooling on our keyboards, but you can pick up your own at any Mother’s Market location. $11 for six pieces; $18 for a dozen. csaltgourmet.com

O.C.’s Best: Vegan Breakfasts

Veg-heads don’t just mow down bowls of granola and slam wheatgrass shots at the break of dawn. Most want to enjoy brunching on Sunday-Funday with everyone else. And because it can be hard to find tofu scrambles and dairy-free waffles, we’ve rounded up five local eateries that provide tasty vegan options to start the morning right.

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