August 2014: Food Lovers Guide

A-to-Z Guide to the Good Life in Orange County

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Food Lovers Guide: The Good Life
This A-to-Z celebration of some of our favorite local food indulgences includes truffles, honey, morel mushrooms, oysters, quail, saffron, wine bars, premium chocolatiers, and more. WIN! Click here to go to our contests page, where we’re giving away some of this issue’s most delectable treats.

So Far, So Good
Sometimes we watch from the warm, sunny refuge of Orange County as our parents—far away from us—struggle to live independently into old age, click here to read the story. Click here to see the 6-minute video that inspired this personal essay from Editor-in-Chief Martin J. Smith.

Snapshot: Confidence Woman
O.C. native and “What Not to Wear” makeup maven Carmindy discusses her new cosmetics line and her mission to help women gain confidence in their appearance. Click here for the story.

Main Course
reviews Reunion in Anaheim Hills—and the Wine Dudes review the restaurant’s wine program here (check back). We scope out Newport Beach’s A Restaurant in Second Course; and find O.C.’s Best vegan breakfasts, even for nonvegans. Check back Global Diner for O.C.’s ever-expanding selection of banh mi sandwiches. Mix up a fabulous Three’s-a-Trend blackberry cocktail with this recipe.

Famished? Browse our Dining Guide, our authoritative and searchable listings of more than 170 recommended Orange County restaurants.



The comedian’s Brea show is coming up, but check out Iranian-born, O.C.-raised Person of Interest Amir K here first. Click here for our Deconstruction of fabled Balboa Pavilion, plus click here for clips from two Buster Keaton films featuring it. Plan a summer Perfect Getaway to nearby Ventura. Explore the Neighborhood quickly becoming our own Koreatown, plus all our Neighborhoods on a map here. Enjoy the always-entertaining O.C. Answer Man.



Letter from Editor Martin J. Smith

Letter from Editor Martin J. Smith

My O.C. A local couple at war over recycling

Rituals The twice-monthly magic of the Mountain Music Jam

Land’s End A nutso new indoor water park is going up in Garden Grove. Between Disneyland, Knott’s, Pageant of the Masters, the Sawdust Festival, the Big A, and Honda Center, is O.C. addicted to mass entertainment?


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