A Peek at Our Noodles Issue | December 2020

Vegan miso ramen at Freesoulcaffé in Tustin, photographed by Emily J. Davis

Features 

Noodles!
An age-old staple spanning multiple cultures and cuisines, noodles are the ultimate comfort food. The tradition of handcrafting the golden strands from scratch lives on at many O.C. restaurants. From steaming bowls of ramen to savory plates of pappardelle, here are 46 of our favorite noodle and pasta dishes in the county.
orangecoast.com/ocdining/your-guide-to-o-c-s-finest-noodles/

Stellar Sunsets
As 2020 comes to a close, we offer a collection of amazing photos—many submitted by readers—that capture the golden glow of an Orange County day’s end. Enjoy these images, and take a few moments to savor the sunset on your own as you reflect on the past year.
orangecoast.com/photo-essay/our-favorite-submissions-from-the-o-c-sunset-photo-contest/

A Great Connector
Nella Webster O’Grady is honored as Outstanding Philanthropist, having used her experience, compassion, and relationships to lift Orange County nonprofits.
orangecoast.com/features/o-c-s-nella-webster-ogrady-honored-as-outstanding-philanthropist/

People & Places

Opener | A Christmas tree on Laguna’s Main Beach
orangecoast.com/life-style/in-plain-sight-a-christmas-tree-on-lagunas-main-beach/
’Hoods | Four spots with unconventional business models in Costa Mesa
orangecoast.com/life-style/hoods-four-new-costa-mesa-spots-to-check-out/
Perfect Getaway | Breckenridge, Colorado, home of the highest ski resort in North America
orangecoast.com/oc-traveler/perfect-getaway-breckenridge-colorado-home-of-the-highest-ski-resort-in-north-america/
Culturephile | Huntington Beach singer-songwriter David Rosales
orangecoast.com/features/meet-huntington-beach-singer-songwriter-david-rosales/
O.C. Events | Boat parades, holiday walks, and more
orangecoast.com/life-style/december-o-c-events-holiday-lights-walks-and-more/

Style & Home

Opener | Irvine-based ZO Skin Health’s Anti-Aging Program
orangecoast.com/life-style/irvine-based-zo-skin-healths-anti-aging-program/
Style Talk With … | UC Irvine alum and Revolve’s chief brand officer
orangecoast.com/life-style/uc-irvine-alum-raissa-gerona-is-revolves-chief-brand-officer/
Finds | Light up a room with these sparkling pieces.
orangecoast.com/life-style/shine-bright-6-sparkling-pieces-from-o-c-shops/
On The Market | A property with Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade views
orangecoast.com/ochome/on-the-market-a-newport-beach-property-with-waterfront-views/
Rooms We Love | This Newport Beach living room features a variety of textures to make you feel at home.
orangecoast.com/ochome/this-newport-beach-living-room-features-a-variety-of-neutral-organic-textures/

Food & Drink

Opener and Main Course | Exceptional fare meets a waterfront setting at Shorebird.
https://www.orangecoast.com/main-course-dining/exceptional-fare-meets-a-waterfront-setting-at-shorebird-in-newport-beach/
The Breakdown | The Spanish octopus dish at Mayfield in San Juan Capistrano
orangecoast.com/ocdining/a-breakdown-of-the-spanish-octopus-dish-at-mayfield-in-san-juan-capistrano/
Food News | Live music on restaurant patios around the county

Departments

My O.C. | A mixed-race family establishes new traditions and comforts.
orangecoast.com/article/a-mixed-race-family-establishes-new-traditions-and-comforts-essay/

Philanthropy

Quotes | CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank Harald Herrmann
orangecoast.com/features/second-harvest-ceo-sells-picasso-collection-to-help-close-the-hunger-gap/
Rituals | Ways to help in an unprecedented year
orangecoast.com/essays/ways-to-help-in-o-c-this-holiday-season/
Stats | Bracken’s Kitchen tackles food insecurity.
orangecoast.com/features/brackens-kitchen-tackles-the-pandemic-induced-surge-in-food-insecurity/

Dining Guide

Many of our 200-plus restaurant reviews plus a spotlight on Heritage Barbecue in San Juan Capistrano
orangecoast.com/ocdining/sips-bites-heritage-barbecue-in-san-juan-capistrano/

Back Page

Person of Interest | Apra Bhandari, founder of Adaa Dance Academy in Tustin
orangecoast.com/features/founder-of-adaa-dance-academy-in-tustin-brings-love-of-bollywood-to-o-c/

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