O.C.’s Best: Happy Hour

Who doesn’t like happy hour? Tasty cocktails, cold beer, and good wine are nirvana after a long workday—especially accompanied by great snacks at special prices. Katherine Nguyen rounds up seven fabulous O.C. happy hours—some extending into late night.

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: Charcuterie Boards

The perfect course to graze on with friends or enjoy as a feast for one, charcuterie boards typically entail a combination of cured meats,...

O.C.’s Best: Date-Night Restaurants

O.C. abounds with restaurants eager to pamper couples looking for a special night out. Katherine Nguyen offers seven suggestions for date-night destinations, from casual Kettlebar to sumptuous Studio at the Montage.

O.C.’s Best: Fusion Cuisine

It was only a matter of time before the diverse mix of culinary tastes here in Orange County began blending—sometimes, all in one dish. Korean BBQ tacos? Yakisoba hot dogs? Yes, please! These restaurants offer dishes that represent a clever and delicious melding of cultures.

Here Are Some of O.C.’s Best Sweet Things to Eat

July is the most wonderful time of the year - time for celebrating the 'Best' that O.C. has to offer. Here are some of our winners that we selected for the sweeter side of things.

The 9 Best Brunch Buffets in O.C.

Ten spots where all-you-can-eat is a delightful and lengthy Sunday affair.

O.C.’s Best: Surprising Sandwiches

Today’s “anything goes” attitude toward food yields unexpected fillings in these winsome sandwich creations.

O.C.’s Best: Neapolitan Pizza

Thin-crusted, lightly topped, and baked to a blistering finish in a wood-fired oven—Neapolitan-style pizza has become the county’s pizza of choice. Katherine Nguyen’s search for the best yields five favorites, from Dana Point to Fullerton.

O.C.’s Best: Boba!

Just when you thought boba tea—also called bubble tea or milk tea—was old news, it’s back and tricked-out with all kinds of mix-ins.