Food & Wine
By Micaela Myers | April 11, 2012 8:38 AM
Based around Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet and offering vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menu options, True Food Kitchen may sound like a health food joint to those who haven’t dined there, but the concept is actually to use the best ingredients possible to create truly delicious cuisine for brunch, lunch and dinner.
By Ashley Breeding | March 21, 2012 9:29 AM
As an almost-vegetarian and advocator of the farm-to-table movement, as well as a lover of spices, I was delighted when London’s gem of a restaurant—known for its centuries-old cuisine of India—moved into Newport Beach’s Crystal Cove Promenade. Tamarind boasts a “robust selection of California’s seasonally fresh and sustainable foods with Indian classics” in an upscale, yet casual setting.
By Jason Sanford | October 17, 2011 2:50 PM
To build a culinary relationship in a tight-knit, crazed food paradise like Laguna, there needs to be just enough “I’ve had something like this before” mixed with “This is new, and I’m enticed to try it” to get people in the door...
By Micaela Myers | September 22, 2011 12:51 PM
The Forbes Four-Star contemporary restaurant envisioned by renowned celebrity chef Michael Mina focuses on seasonal ingredients and features elegant American tavern fare with modern twists on home-style favorites. This philosophy makes it a perfect fit for Polignano.
By OCinSite | September 15, 2011 9:47 AM
Naming the ten best restaurants in town is sure to start a debate that can turn into an argument that may result in a family feud. People are passionate about their favorites when it comes to something as intimate and essential as eating.
By OCinSite At-Large | June 22, 2011 11:18 AM
There’s something about patio dining with an ocean view that makes fresh fare an essential component. Luckily for patrons of Coyote Grill in south Laguna, the Baja-style Mexican cuisine pairs perfectly with the expansive views of the Pacific offered from the restaurant’s patio. In summer, a late dinner even comes with a sunset over the ocean.
By Jason Sanford | June 08, 2011 10:17 AM
Ginger tea doesn’t give away much of its deep, zesty flavor with the wafting steam that rises from its white porcelain cup—it just barely entices the nose, sort of seductively teasing it, with that whole “you’ve never had anything quite like me before—and yes, you will be back for more.”