A Peek Into Our ‘Breakfast!’ Issue | November 2019

Buttermilk pancakes from Stacks photographed by Emily J. Davis


Great Starts! |
From tried-and-true egg combos and fluffy pancakes to healthy smoothies, acai bowls, and quick-grab burritos, there’s a breakfast out there for every taste and time frame. Here are 25 spots across the county where you can start your day right.

A City’s Limits | A debate about developer Laguna Beach Co. divides residents: Are the Honarkars revitalizing the town or stripping away its character?

It’s All Fund and Gains | UC Irvine alum Peter Pham is co-founder of Science Inc., the startup incubator and investment firm behind companies such as Dollar Shave Club, DogVacay, and Liquid Death water.

People & Places

Opener | The sun sets behind the lifeguard tower at San Clemente Pier.
’Hoods | Worthy spots at the Aliso Viejo Town Center
Perfect Getaway | Rediscover relaxation in the historic mining town of Julian.
O.C.’s Own | Recent Chapman grad Rachel Redleaf stars in a Netflix show and a Tarantino film.
Culturephile | Writer and former O.C. resident Jeff Gordinier on his new book, “Hungry”
O.C. Events | Megan Hilty, Mandy Patinkin, “Anastasia,” and more
Person of Interest | Founder of Mermade Market, a three-day craft fair in Dana Point

Style & Home

Opener | 10 Second Eyeshadow from Kosas, a cosmetics line founded by an Anaheim Hills native
Stats | Designer Jeff “Yoki” Yokoyama and Goodwill of Orange County create a sustainable line.
Finds | Command a room in these military looks.
On The Market | This Santa Ana home is an ideal gathering place for the holidays.
At Home With | Owner of Neko Home in Laguna Beach

Food & Drink

Opener and Main Course | California goods with an Irish twist make Fable & Spirit in Newport Beach a fairy tale favorite.
Quotes | A whisky tasting at El Mercado Modern Cuisine with head barman Cesar Cerrudo
5 Questions With… | Executive chef and co-owner of Royal Hawaiian Fire Grill
Food News | Recent openings, including Quarters Kitchen in Yorba Linda
Dining Guide | Many of our 200-plus restaurant reviews, plus two menu items to try


My O.C. | A woman’s decision to sell her home rips bandages off wounds that hadn’t healed.

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