Your First Mates in Dining

Waterline and A&O Kitchen+Bar at Balboa Bay Resort

 Meet your two new best friends: Waterline Newport Beach and A&O Kitchen+Bar. Why should they be your go-to culinary companions? For one, they cook up delicious food at all hours of the day at prices that beat many comparable experiences in the Newport Beach area. Take the Sunday brunch, for example—bottomless mimosas, a farmers’ market display, pastries, a raw bar, ... Read More »

New in Town

New restaurant openings in Fall 2014

Crowded lounge with blue lights

A&O Kitchen + Bar {Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach; 949.630.4285} Well, it’s official: gastropub culture has officially made its mark on the Newport Beach restaurant scene. And good thing, because we sure do love that warm embrace of rustic wood accents, communal dining, and creative, handcrafted cocktails. Welcome to A&O Kitchen + Bar, the newest resident ... Read More »

Four Score and Seven Meals Ago …

The dish on President Lincoln

 By Maya Silver | Editor  “My childhood’s home I see again, And sadden with the view … The very spot where grew the bread That formed my bones, I see. How strange, old field, on thee to tread, And feel I’m part of thee!” —Abraham Lincoln, 1846 It all began in a one-room cabin in Indiana that served as a ... Read More »

New in Town

Late 2013 Openings

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 »