New-school Spins on the Espresso Martini

Brighten up your day or night with these coffee cocktails around O.C.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Orange County

O.C. restaurants featuring festive food specials, cocktails, and live music on May 5 or throughout the month of May.

Creative Cucina at Bello Chef’s Table

Chef Zach Scherer shows off his pasta prowess at Bello Chef’s Table, offering a dozen or more highly creative courses.

Dick Church’s Brings New Menu Items and Renovations

Dick Church’s marks its 50th anniversary with a new front patio designed for live music, a back patio with new dinner service, and a speakeasy called 1972.

5 Questions With Executive Chef and Co-Owner of New Tableau Kitchen + Bar at...

John Park is also the executive chef and co-owner of Toast Kitchen + Bakery. He is on a mission to give back to the community with both restaurants donating 10 percent of their profits to Orange County charities.
Yup Dduk

Spice Is the Variety

Siam Central Thai Kitchen presents regional Thai cuisine “with the side effect of happiness and the downside of forgetting time.” One fiercely fiery and...
Penelope’s Perfections

HOODS: Weekend Campout

Penelope’s Perfections Known for its elegant wedding cakes and made-to-order birthday cakes, this bakery also offers custom iced sugar cookies, cake pops, and minidesserts such...

Date Bars or Date Bread? Your Choice

Date bars can be tastebud chameleons. As a simple sweet, they can be dusted with powdered sugar and enjoyed as bar cookies. But my...
Fork and Knife

Best New Restaurants 2022: Value Plays We Can’t Resist

Fork and Knife Costa Mesa With A Restaurant in his rearview mirror, chef Jonathan Blackford is soaring solo with lavish sandwiches, creative salads, and ravishing take-home...

Best New Restaurants 2022: Wave of Mexican Food

Puesto Anaheim, Huntington Beach Two new eye-popping venues for canny booze creations, tantalizing tacosCarmelitA’s Taqueria Dana Point Over-the-counter tacos in made-while-you-watch blue corn tortillasAmorcito Costa Mesa Michelin-noted chef Thomas Ortega’s...