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December 10, 2004
HAPPENINGS Good news for young Lagunan Ten-year-old Ridge Canipe will be on the big screen again for his latest role in the remake of "The Bad News Bears." B1 ALSO: The Garden Fanatic gets wild. A6 Sherwood Kiraly gets a case of sympathy stage fright. B1 Glori Fickling enjoys calamari marinara at Polina Salerno. B1 Catharine Cooper enjoys what the storm whips up. B10 CITYSCAPE Fundraising trek is real effort "Laguna Beach" reality show cast member Dieter Schmitz is using his name to help promote a fundraiser in support of teens struggling with depression.
NEWS
April 22, 2005
Lauren Vane Mother's Day is still weeks away. But my mom was only in town for a week, so we celebrated early. I took her to a restaurant where I have always wanted to go but never quite found the right special occasion -- until now. Partners Bistro occupies a cozy spot on Peppertree Lane with a front on South Coast Highway. It's just the sort of place to tempt any restaurant-window shopper who may be walking by and looking for that perfect dining experience.
NEWS
May 6, 2005
Lauren Vane After hearing a friend rave about their famed tofu mushroom burger, I braved the crowds and muscled my way in to place a lunchtime order at Taco Loco. After a day spent doing nothing but soaking up the rays on my patio, I felt I was ready for a meal that would put an appropriate end to my beach day. Where better than a place specializing in tacos under the sun? Every time I drive by Taco Loco it is hopping with people enjoying a casual meal on the street front -- so it came as no surprise that the line was out the door even on a Sunday afternoon.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | September 4, 2009
Ti Amo has been around for as long as we can remember, so they must be doing something right. In this era of sleek modern box-shaped bistros, all steel and glass, done in tones of beige and brown, it?s kind of nice to occasionally slip back in time to an old-fashioned Italian restaurant decorated like a Mediterranean villa from some Hollywood movie. In fact, it bears an eerie resemblance to the haunted house in Disneyland with dusty deep red drapery, dried flowers, dripping candelabras and pseudo-frescoed walls.
NEWS
By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | March 2, 2007
There are so many wonderful, cheap restaurants in Tokyo with such a wide range of styles, it seems strange that in the O.C., the Japanese food scene is synonymous with sushi and sushi is synonymous with expensive. Although San Shi Go has a sushi bar, it also features an extensive menu of other types of Japanese food at extremely reasonable prices. Last week, Terry dined on black cod at the Wine Cask in Santa Barbara for a hefty $35, while an equally delicious and somewhat larger portion at San Shi Go was a mere $13.95.
NEWS
By ELLE HARROW AND TERRY MARKOWITZ | December 29, 2006
For many years, Italian food in America meant "red sauce" cuisine: spaghetti and meatballs, manicotti or lasagna. But the second coming of Italian restaurants that reached its peak about five years ago, when it seemed that every other new restaurant was Italian, brought a new sensibility. This recent wave is typified by an extensive variety that represents all the regions of Italy. Perhaps, one of the reasons for its popularity is that Italian cuisine is about the freshest local ingredients, simply prepared.
ENTERTAINMENT
By ELLE HARROW | October 28, 2005
If you've never been to Splashes at the Surf and Sand Resort before, be forewarned: As you walk into the lobby, there is no sign of a restaurant, nor are there any signs directing you to one. Is it a secret? Are you in the wrong place? You'll never figure it out. You have to ask. You will then be sent to the elevator and instructed to descend. Emerging into a dank and dimly lighted hallway lined with doors, you make your way down this modest corridor, and suddenly there is a light at the end of the tunnel!
NEWS
January 28, 2005
Lauren Vane I have always placed breweries in a certain category of restaurants: good tasting food and a menu with all the standard American choices, but not necessarily a destination dining experience. Most of all, what comes to mind is the kind of food that goes well with beer and will stick with you through the night, should you chose it to be a long one. Ocean Avenue Brewery and Restaurant does have beer, but it is much more than a brewery, and the food stands alone.
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By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | September 4, 2009
Ti Amo has been around for as long as we can remember, so they must be doing something right. In this era of sleek modern box-shaped bistros, all steel and glass, done in tones of beige and brown, it?s kind of nice to occasionally slip back in time to an old-fashioned Italian restaurant decorated like a Mediterranean villa from some Hollywood movie. In fact, it bears an eerie resemblance to the haunted house in Disneyland with dusty deep red drapery, dried flowers, dripping candelabras and pseudo-frescoed walls.
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NEWS
By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | March 2, 2007
There are so many wonderful, cheap restaurants in Tokyo with such a wide range of styles, it seems strange that in the O.C., the Japanese food scene is synonymous with sushi and sushi is synonymous with expensive. Although San Shi Go has a sushi bar, it also features an extensive menu of other types of Japanese food at extremely reasonable prices. Last week, Terry dined on black cod at the Wine Cask in Santa Barbara for a hefty $35, while an equally delicious and somewhat larger portion at San Shi Go was a mere $13.95.
NEWS
By ELLE HARROW AND TERRY MARKOWITZ | December 29, 2006
For many years, Italian food in America meant "red sauce" cuisine: spaghetti and meatballs, manicotti or lasagna. But the second coming of Italian restaurants that reached its peak about five years ago, when it seemed that every other new restaurant was Italian, brought a new sensibility. This recent wave is typified by an extensive variety that represents all the regions of Italy. Perhaps, one of the reasons for its popularity is that Italian cuisine is about the freshest local ingredients, simply prepared.
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