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Beloved Brunch

As morning meals continue to surge in popularity, Newport Beach restaurants answer with uniquely delicious dishes. By Ashley Ryan   It’s been years since the craze hit and it’s not showing any signs of slowing down—but why would it? There’s something both thrilling and relaxing about a laid-back, boozy brunch on weekend...

Party on the Peninsula

No matter what you are looking to celebrate, this versatile venue has something for everyone, from a nightclub and yacht parties to fine dining. By Ashley Ryan   There are few spots in Newport Beach that offer it all, but trust us when we say that The Peninsula Lounge does: It’s part...

Cocktails with a Health Kick

These better-for-you adult beverages allow for holiday indulgence without the guilt. By Molly O’Brien   One of the biggest trends when it comes to enjoying some much-deserved libations this holiday season is a shift toward more healthful choices. People are turning to drinks with less sugar, less alcohol, natural mixers, fresh ingredients...

Keeping the Spirits Alive

The Cooper Spirits Co. aims to revitalize the brand and honor its founder. By Tanya A. Yacina   Well-known for his creativity and business aptitude, Robert J. Cooper co-founded The Cooper Spirits Co. and created the world’s first artisanal French liqueur, St-Germain elderflower liqueur. He passed away just over five years ago...

Sensational Shellfish

Whether freshly shucked, baked or served as a shooter or with mignonette, oysters are the stars of many elevated dishes. By Darice Sebring   Whether you like your oysters baked, fresh, fried, grilled or topped with something completely delectable, there is no doubt that some of the best gourmet oyster dishes can...

Taste the Garden

Enjoy an endless array of fresh food at Sherman Library & Garden’s new restaurant, Cultivar. By Ashley Ryan   Dining at Sherman Library & Gardens is like stepping into a movie. The small, outdoor patio, strung with whimsical lights, is just steps away from the Central Garden’s bubbling fountain, which is surrounded...

Eclectic Eats

Mutt's, a sister restaurant of Mutt Lynch's, offers an assortment of American favorites and a family-friendly atmosphere. By Sharon Stello   With fun dish names, an expansive patio and sports games on multiple TVs, Mutt’s offers a community gathering place for residents of nearby neighborhoods and beyond. The sister restaurant to Mutt Lynch’s,...

A Treat Best Served Cold

Cool off with frozen delights that make for refreshing summertime snacks. By Ben McBee   When the heat returns to Newport Beach, it’s time to chill and enjoy a frozen treat. After a dip in the salty ocean, indulging your sweet tooth just feels different—in the best kind of way. At these...

Culinary Comfort

By hand-selecting a Newport Beach-based restaurant to move into an iconic space in Old Towne Orange, the Fraser family has given the owners of Bosscat Kitchen & Libations an opportunity that they never would have expected: one with historical significance. By Ashley Ryan   The culinary scene in Orange County is typically...

A Culinary Celebration

Newport Beach Restaurant Week kicks off April 19 for two weeks of epicurean excitement. By Sharon Stello   With special dishes, prix fixe menus and exclusive offers available at more than 50 local establishments, Newport Beach Restaurant Week (which actually lasts for two weeks) promises plenty of reasons to celebrate from April...