2014 Dining Archive Stories

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  • How-To: Protein Pancakes By: Chelcy Perdue
    Ingredients:1/2 small banana2 egg whites1 scoop of chocolate protein powder1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
    Tue Apr 22, 2014
  • A Good Egg By: Jessica Husami
    Hole in OneThere’s no mistaking the fact that Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee in Costa Mesa is no sideshow when it comes to everyone’s favorite morning treat. Although they’ve only been open to the general public since 2013, their doughnuts have become legend in these parts, due
    Thu Apr 10, 2014
  • Solita By: Jessica Husami
    In 2004, when Deborah Schneider released her cookbook, ¡Baja! Cooking on the Edge, opening her own restaurant was not on her agenda. But life has a way of making its own decisions. The book, a tribute to her love of the Mexican peninsula’s cuisine, caught the eye of two young entrepreneurs, Matt Baumayr and Rich Howland, who w
    Thu Mar 27, 2014
  • Sweet and Simple By: Jenn Tanaka
    Out of all the berries, raspberries are the easiest to enjoy straight off the vine. As a child, my first time berry picking, I was looking forward to eating the strawberries and blueberries. To my surprise, the raspberries were the most fun. I devoured the warm, sweet and tangy fruit plucked straight from the abundant bushes. Unlike strawberries
    Thu Mar 27, 2014
  • Food Trucks at the Fairgrounds By: Nicole Freyre
    Tue Mar 25, 2014
  • We Got the Beets By: Jenn Tanaka
    What began as a mythical offering for the gods and is often considered a modern-day super-food, the beetroot is now a staple in most OC restaurants. While local eateries feature beets roasted, pureed or pickled, many chefs around the world still regard them as an under-appreciated ingredient. As diners, we’ve come to love the b
    Fri Mar 14, 2014
  • Ways & Means By: Jessica Husami
    Ways & Means is located at 513 E. Chapman Ave. in Orange.714.516.1800 ::
    Wed Mar 05, 2014
  • Beaming for Health By: Paula Klein
    Pick Up Beaming in OCYogaWorksLululemon Athletica, Fashion IslandLululemon Athletica, South Coast Plaza
    Mon Mar 03, 2014
  • Enjoy the Brew By: Christina Benavides
    With so many great breweries to choose from, and on top of that, a delightful amount of craft beer options, it can be difficult to settle on just one place when going out for a drink with friends. But luckily, for one day, malt aficionados will have a chance to revel in a seemingly endless amount of local brewery options.On Sunday, F
    Fri Feb 21, 2014
  • Strawberry Fields Forever By: Jenn Tanaka
    Strawberry Sugar CookiesTools–    Mixing bowl + wooden spoon or Kitchenaid stand mixer –    Measuring cups + spoons–    Rolling pin–    Baking sheet
    Fri Feb 21, 2014
  • Fig & Olive By: Jessica Husami
    It’s Sunday night and Fig & Olive, one of Fashion Island’s new dining destinations, is bursting at its French Riviera-inspired seams. Hordes of OC’s finest mingle at the bar and spill into the front lounge, and harried servers carrying cocktails and olive oil samplers speed through the sprawling restaurant. Although the fre
    Mon Feb 03, 2014
  • Food for the Eyes By: Jenn Tanaka
    Want a preview of OC Restaurant Week before the festivities commence? This year, two local eateries show you the secrets behind dishes featured on their Restaurant Week menus. Interact with the chefs and sample a barrage of culinary creations. Plus,
    Tue Jan 21, 2014
  • Kale’s Comeback By: Jenn Tanaka
    January’s cool weather is ideal for growing kale. Sprouting up at farmers market stalls and grocery stores, this super-healthy leafy green is everywhere. Its popularity doesn’t stop at the produce section either; several restaurants added kale to their menus as an alternative to the once oh-so-hot spinach. It’s also a trendy in
    Thu Jan 16, 2014