Gema Is Our 2023 Restaurant of the Year

"San Clemente’s Gema is the most ambitious Mexican arrival we’ve seen in years."

Read Our Editor’s Note On The April 2023 Best New Restaurants Issue

"It’s time to welcome a new crop of Best New Restaurants! ... No matter what you’re in the mood for, we think you’ll find something to love on these pages and that you’ll be inspired to make your dining plans for months to come."

Kickass Women of the Next Generation

These young women are shaping the next generation of leaders.

Kickass Women in Literature

These authors have written profound stories and captivated readers with their work.

Kickass Women in the Culinary Industry

These women continue to contribute to Orange County's culinary scene.

4 Restaurants Serving Smash Burgers in O.C.

Flavor-packed flattened patties take over the burger scene.

Entertainer Nicole Parker and Her Improvised Hit Podcast

Entertainer and Irvine native Nicole Parker puts her improv skills to use as cohost of “The Neighborhood Listen” podcast.

Smooth Coffee from Sir Owlverick’s Coffee

This Anaheim-based brand was started by third-generation coffee roaster Amy Tang.

A Hand-Sculpted Quartz Crystal Vase from A’maree’s

In addition to homeware, A’maree’s in Newport Beach also offers designer fashion, clothes, jewelry, and art.

Xacalli Kitchen Presents a Valle de Guadalupe Vibe in Rustic Silverado Canyon

Xacalli serves regional Mexican cuisine and incorporates wood and other materials from a century-old lemon-packing plant.

Kickass Women in Community & Wellness

These leaders are working hard to better the community.

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve Offers Stunning Views in the Winter

Plan a visit to Bolsa Chica to observe the wildlife and catch a view of the snowy mountains.



How food blogger Kruti Shah of Buena Park used Instagram to help recover...

Kruti's Instagram page now has over 43,000 followers. (@cultivatewithkruti)

What it’s like to earn an MBA side-by-side: Mother acts as son’s aide after...

Chapman awarded Judy a surprise honorary MBA at her son's graduation in June.

How Simone Tipton of Silverado found the perfect pet for her daughter, Scarlette, who...

She immediately understood that Doc was just like her.

Best Restaurants 2017!

What a golden era for those who love restaurants. Our options are more vibrant than ever and growing by the week.