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You’ve Got To Try This!

A Restaurant

    by Monica Parpal | “We’re always on the lookout for more great reasons to dine out. To remind ourselves of all the great dining opportunities in Orange County, we approached some of our favorite food spots and asked outright: “Why do people come to your restaurant? The ambience? The incredible view? The food?” Get hungry, OC: here’s our ... Read More »

New in Town

The Federal Bar

Chianina Steakhouse {5716 East Second Street, Long Beach; 562.434.2333} 2200 years ago, the ancient Romans living in Central Italy began raising Chianina cattle—one of the largest and oldest breeds available today. At Chianina Steakhouse (opened in late-2013) you can try a cut of this time-tested, high-quality beef, butchered in-house and raised on an all-natural/vegetarian diet, which means no steroids, hormones, ... Read More »

Where the Good Times Roll

Ralph Brennan's

by Maya Silver | Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen is to Orange County as Little Italy is to New York City. Both of these cultural transplants have captured the essence of a celebrated culinary tradition while growing to develop traditions of their own. The story begins in 1947 with the Brennan family’s first establishment: the legendary Old Absinthe House on Bourbon ... Read More »

The BLT Exclusive

In the thick of the delicious chaos at the SoBe Wine & Food Fest, DiningOut sat down for a conversation and refreshments with globetrotting, bacon-loving, French chef Laurent Tourondel at BLT Steak in the Betsy Hotel of Miami, just one of his 16 restaurants. DiningOut: What’s your first memory of cooking—the moment that really sparked your interest—and who was with ... Read More »