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By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | June 5, 2009
FYI, some PANS 4U2eat. RUUP4IT? Translation for the non-IM (instant messaging) crowd: “For your information, some pretty awesome new stuff for you to eat. Are you up for it?” If you can read this without the translation, you may already know what a twecipe or a recessipe is. ANFCD (and now for something completely different) for you troglodytes who still use cookbooks or epicurious.comfor your recipes, something new has come upon the Internet scene and we are here to explain it as best we can. Twecipe: an extremely abbreviated recipe published via Twitter, that provides cooking instructions in no more than 140 characters.
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August 4, 2006
Ti Amo is an appealing blend of charm and kitsch, from its Moroccan-flavored entryway to its Disneyesque gothic décor upstairs to its cabana-like draped dining alcoves on the patio. There are five small, separate dining rooms and a roof-top outdoor terrace, transforming what was once a Laguna cottage into someone's idea of an Italian villa. The proportions of the cottage just don't lend themselves to such grandiose pretensions but this didn't stop anyone from trying. There are heavy damask draperies, dripping candelabras and an enormous, slightly dusty, dried-flower arrangement on the mantelpiece, straight out of the Haunted House at Disneyland.
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January 7, 2005
Glori Fickling On the brink of a new year, it is a pleasure to report exciting new happenings at the Surf and Sand Resort, where a whopping $6.5 million renovation of the property is in the offing. Add to this, general manager Blaise Bartell has just announced the appointment at Splashes of food and beverage director, Gary Murray, in concert with executive chef, Matthew McClinn. A native of Scotland, the energetic Murray has impressive worldwide associations in the hotel industry.
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February 27, 2004
Glori Fickling When it comes to sophisticated ambience, the long-awaited debut of hush on Feb. 16, revealed to dedicated gourmands exactly what regal splendor is all about. This fascinating new dining attraction was packed to its handsome rafters two days following a private cocktail reception on Valentine's Day, and sans any notification of the exact opening date. Posed on the former site of Mark's restaurant and following a year of laborious reconstruction, enterprising principals Chuck Rock, Danny Reyes and Jonathan Pfluegar graciously tipped their respective hats to talented interior designer Carlton Graham who carried out the sensational additions and refurbishments.
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November 8, 2002
DINING OUT With an impressive two decades of success to its credit, C'est La Vie is unique in Laguna Beach. This is the only local restaurant offering a full French bill of fare, ready to enjoy in the spacious split-level dining room or on the beach-front terrace upstairs. This unusual restaurant boasts its own bakery, a full bar and all-day dining starting at 9 a.m. weekends, plus views of Main Beach and entryway seating overlooking the fascinating parade of people and traffic in Downtown.
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By THE GOSSIPING GOURMET | May 25, 2007
cpt-gossipgourmet25 Azmin Ghahreman has been equal to the task with the new Sapphire. Before we did a review, we elected to wait a while to give them time to get their act together. They had been working and re-working the menu and training their staff since February with lots of dinners for friends and family, trying to get everything just right before the hungry public descended.
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By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | June 5, 2009
FYI, some PANS 4U2eat. RUUP4IT? Translation for the non-IM (instant messaging) crowd: “For your information, some pretty awesome new stuff for you to eat. Are you up for it?” If you can read this without the translation, you may already know what a twecipe or a recessipe is. ANFCD (and now for something completely different) for you troglodytes who still use cookbooks or epicurious.comfor your recipes, something new has come upon the Internet scene and we are here to explain it as best we can. Twecipe: an extremely abbreviated recipe published via Twitter, that provides cooking instructions in no more than 140 characters.
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