By Brad A. Johnson | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 27, 2019 at 11:02 am | UPDATED: June 27, 2019 at 11:20 am Whether you live the Balboa lifestyle full-time or you merely come to play, most of us end up here at some point, and we all need to eat. And there’s never been a better time do eat in Newport Beach than right now. Between the debut of the Lido House Hotel and the stunning resurrection of Lido Marina Village, along with the arrival of Louie’s by the Bay, Arc Butcher & Baker and Fable & Spirit, coastal Newport Beach is having a moment. The area around Newport Harbor has one of the densest concentrations of restaurants in Orange County. Some are expensive while a few others are cheap. Location is everything, of course, except when it’s not. There are plenty of restaurants here with fantastic views — of the wide-open beach, of sailboats gliding through the marina, of charmingly quiet canals and quaint street scenes … [Read more...] about Where to eat in coastal Newport Beach: The ultimate guide
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(CNN) — Roses? Champagne? Candlelight? A heart-shaped molten chocolate cake? While culinary clichés abound for what is the busiest and most profitable day of the year for many restaurants, there are those special establishments where the setting, the service and the flair from the kitchen make it well worth a punt for Valentine's Day -- or any other important occasion. Whether it's celebrity chefs or million-dollar views, 12th-century dining rooms or Indian Ocean idylls, here are 14 of the world's most romantic restaurants where the love is well and truly shared. Crab Shack, Soneva Jani, Maldives Soneva Jani's not your typical luxury resort. Here's what visitors at this "no shoes, no news" property can expect. If you ask seasoned travelers to pick the most romantic destinations around, the chances are that the Indian Ocean paradise of the Maldives will make it to the top of more than one list. Barefoot luxury resort Soneva Jani offers a number of exclusive … [Read more...] about The world’s most romantic restaurants
Mark Kurlyandchik Detroit Free Press Published 10:12 AM EST Feb 8, 2019 The past is always over and the future never comes. And yet we spend so much time living in the fictive worlds inside our heads, anxious about tomorrow while pining for some simpler sepia-toned past — before social media timelines, Netflix queues and news tickers without end. At least hunger always demands our attention, forcing us back to the present despite other distractions. Did you know that momentarily quelling your existential morass can be as simple as slurping some springy noodles? You can’t check your phone when you’ve got a pair of chopsticks in one hand and a soup spoon in the other, a big bowl of flavorful broth steaming your pores open. That’s the conceit behind Ima (“ee-ma”), the scrappy Corktown udon noodle sensation that recently unveiled a more fully realized version of itself in Madison Heights, where udon is augmented by creative ramen riffs and rice … [Read more...] about Ima named Detroit’s Restaurant of the Year for 2019
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Food Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Food | Gumbo, the Classic New Orleans Dish, Is Dead. Long Live Gumbo. Supported by Rich in flavor and history, the dish is no longer a fixture of local restaurants. Some chefs see that as a chance to reinvent it. ByBrett Anderson Jan. 8, 2019 NEW ORLEANS — Decades ago, soon after moving to this city from India, Arvinder Vilkhu began telling his wife and children, “If we ever have a restaurant, we must have a curried gumbo.” Mr. Vilkhu had tasted his first gumbo in 1984 during a job interview at a New Orleans hotel. “I was so much in love,” he said of the rich dish, something between a soup and a stew. He began developing his own distinctive version after immigrating here later that year. But it wasn’t until 2017, when the family opened their Indian restaurant, Saffron Nola, on a … [Read more...] about Gumbo, the Classic New Orleans Dish, Is Dead. Long Live Gumbo.