A Peek Into Our Annual Best Of Issue | July 2019

Try one of the handcrafted drinks by Ravin Buzzell at CdM Restaurant and the speakeasy below. Photo by Lily Fassnacht


Best! |
Here is our annual list celebrating the best O.C. has to offer, including food, drink, fun things to see and do, places to shop, and ways to indulge. Plus, readers and O.C. chefs share their picks.

45 Years of Orange Coast | Take a closer look at the history of the county through previous covers and what we said about local issues through the decades.

People & Places

Opener | Fourth of July fireworks at Huntington Beach
’Hoods | A new juice bar and more in Seal Beach
Perfect Getaway | Experience the globally influential culture of Seoul, South Korea.
Stats | An Apollo 11 exhibit at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
Last Chance | See Chinese designer Guo Pei’s work at Bowers Musuem.
Culturephile | Catch Tony Revolori in this month’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
O.C. Events | U.S. Open of Surfing, Shakespeare OC, and more
Person of Interest | Founder of Lightspeed Saber League in Tustin

Style & Home

Opener | Handmade bar cart from Evans Joinery
Hot Shop| C Dobbs new location in Newport Beach
Finds | Neon is this season’s electric trend.
Sourced | Decorate your home with Pantone’s color of the year.

Food & Drink

Opener | Bistro Provincia in Dana Point
Quotes | Chris Simons, executive chef at Andrea at The Resort at Pelican Hill
The Breakdown | The enfrijolada at Taco María, which just earned a Michelin star
Food News | A new Japanese pub in Fullerton and three more places to visit
Dining Guide | Many of our 200-plus restaurant reviews, plus two menu items to try right now


My O.C. | Caring for an aging mother with dementia
Rituals | A Tustin neighborhood famous for its block parties

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