Tovarish, or not Tovarish, That is the Question

Not only is the beer made in Huntington Beach, with coffee beans roasted by Portola Coffee Lab...

Kutsi, Where Mexican Fare Shows Delicious Promise in Downtown Santa Ana

Entering Kutsi, I look up to see a constellation of starburst light fixtures and hanging bulbs. The tile work and the dining room’s adjacent...

Amar Santana Tapped for ‘Top Chef’

It’s about time Orange County talent was tapped for Bravo TV’s “Top Chef.” And it couldn’t have happened to a more formidable competitor: Amar...

Celebrate YNK’s Travel Around the Sun As They Turn One

Every few months, the cocktail journey changes locale.

Smackdown: Mille-Feuille Crepe Cake

This multitiered confection is a thing of beauty. Its paper-thin layers of crepes and pastry cream make for an ethereal dessert, here with vibrant matcha.

The Bruery (subliminally) Turns Eight

The Bruery opened as part of O.C.'s second wave of breweries, completely marching to its own beat.

Orange County is Home to the Nation’s Most Residential Wine Features

Did you know there are more wine-related features in Orange County homes than in homes anywhere else in the nation? So says an analysis...

Sisters of the Vine

Stepsisters Andréa and Robin McBride both grew up in wine regions thousands of miles apart, and when they met for the first time after...

Fountain Valley Gastropub Recess Room Impresses & Gets a 3-Star Review

When five childhood pals couldn’t find a nearby haunt for chilling after their weekly basketball game, they gave birth to The Recess Room.

Did your faves make the list?

Got my August Wine Spectator and it's the restaurant awards issue for the world's best wine lists. Look under California "South/Other Cities" to see which O.C. restaurants made the list. Lots of the usual suspects including Anaheim White House, The Hobbit,