10 Must-Visit Restaurants in Orange County

 

WATERTABLE | Huntington Beach
WATERTABLE in Huntington Beach


Dining Behind the Orange Curtain

by Rich Manning


Over the past few years, the Orange County dining scene has experienced an invasion of sorts. A growing number of non-mega-chain restaurants originating in Los Angeles and other major cities have made their way down to OC, bringing with them the promise of innovative food and big city know-how. Yet there’s been one constant amid all the hoopla: While many of these places are good, they often fall short in terms of sheer culinary excitement when compared to homegrown offerings.


What follows is a list of places you may have missed while checking out the OC version of a major metropolitan joint. Some venues still carry that new restaurant smell, while others have been open long enough to leave you out of excuses if you have yet to visit. Check these Orange County restaurants off your “must-visit” list pronto.

 

 


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Satechi Smart Travel Router & Adapter – Review

One Travel Router to Rule Them All

 

 

 

 

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Nothing can put an early damper on a vacation quite like realizing your electronics just aren’t going to fit into international electrical outlets, no matter how hard you try to jam them in. (We advise against this method; fate has been cruel to you, yes, but spare your gadgets.) Instead, turn to Satechi, which has unveiled its new Smart Travel Router & Adapter just for situations like this. Continue reading “Satechi Smart Travel Router & Adapter – Review” »

The Big-Flavor Grill: No-Marinade, No-Hassle Recipes – Review

The Big-Flavor Grill: No-Marinade, No-Hassle Recipes 

By Chris Schlesinger & John Willoughby

(Ten Speed Press, 2014)


 

 

 

 

 

Readers will be relieved to learn upon opening The Big-Flavor Grill, the ninth and newest collaborative cookbook by food connoisseurs Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby, that grilling is easy.

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TATCHA – Review

 

 

 

 

 

TATCHA's Camelia Cleansing Oil
TATCHA’s Camelia Cleansing Oil

 

Memoirs of a Geisha: Three Steps to Flawless Skin

by Sylvie Greil


All beauty brands make bold claims. Some deliver. Many don’t. Either way, we are always eager to get suckered into the clever promise of flawless skin. Especially if said promise is inspired by century-old wisdom and the baby-smooth complexion of geisha.

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Creativity Abounds at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic

 

The annual Manhattan Cocktail Classic was held May 9-13
The annual Manhattan Cocktail Classic was held May 9-13

 

Five Days of Glitz, Glamour and Cocktails

by David Farley


The first half of May 2014 was a wild one for New York City. May 5 saw the annual James Beard Foundation Awards and all its post-gala debauchery; May 12 was the re-opening party of the revamped Tavern on the Green; and May 9-13 was the annual Manhattan Cocktail Classic. If you happened to attend all three, it’s likely that your liver is begging you to slow down, while your head is hoping to hit the pillow for longer than a few hours at a time.

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