Naples (Italy)

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    November 5, 2014

    Next Thursday, Have Dinner With Your Own Personal Truffle in Long Beach

    Do you love truffle? Like, really really love truffle? If you do, I've got the dinner for you. Next Thursday, Nov. 13, Michael's on Naples in Long Beach is having a $300 six-course dinner with wine pairings included. The biggest perk though? Your own personal Alba white truffle complete with truffle ... More >>

  • Food

    February 20, 2014

    Chianina Is in Steakhouse Limbo

    This Long Beach restaurant awaits greatness, its liquor license and the cows it's raising for its steaks

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    January 31, 2014

    10 Essential Newport Beach Restaurants

    ​Last week, Newport Beach's Restaurant Week concluded. But this week, my list of restaurant essentials continues, this time for the city that includes Corona Del Mar, Balboa Island, and the parts of Newport Beach that still feel like Irvine. Some of the listed restaurants participated in last week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    This Week In Food: Racist Whole Foods, the Best Carne Asada, and Semen the Superfood

    This week was the release of our Summer Guide to Orange County, and we decided to tell all of our favorite summertime stories in comics form. Let's take a look at the culinary comics and the rest of our blogs this week... We learned that Edwin, along with being our super-secret food critic - is an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    On The Line: David Coleman Of Michael's (On Naples & Pizzeria), Part Two

    Michael Dene may be the proprietor (and Massimo Aronne its GM), but chef David Coleman is the brains in the Long Beach kitchen of Michael's on Naples. We continue our interview before he begins prepping for dinner service, making references to our favorite food city, "San Francisco is a great city t ... More >>

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    June 4, 2013

    On The Line: David Coleman Of Michael's (On Naples & Pizzeria), Part One

    Chefs are a beast in the kitchen. But when you sit down with them, many are rather quiet. Take executive chef David Coleman. He may have a dozen thoughts racing through his mind, but he speaks calmly and with thoughtfulness. Never mind the fact that he's linked to one of the highest rated LA restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Ten Great First Date Restaurants

    Date night. Everyone looks forward to a date except the person who has to plan it, and it's even worse when it's a first date or blind date. It has to be normal--not everyone loves loncheras, for reasons I don't fully grok--and it has to be expensive enough that you don't look miserly.So let's talk ... More >>

  • Food

    March 28, 2013

    Michael's Pizzeria Bar Exam

    Sit at the bar to watch your pizzas being made at its new location in downtown Long Beach

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    March 18, 2013

    Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana To Open In Crystal Cove

    Mozza, Ortica, Il Dolce, meet your newest competitor. A new pizzeria by the name of Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana is planned for Crystal Cove Promenade in Newport Beach, and they're pretty much offering what every new pizza joint that isn't Pielogy and 800 Degrees is offering these days: pizz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Michael's Pizzeria Opens In Downtown Long Beach

    Michael's, which began as a very good fine dining Italian restaurant on Long Beach's Naples Island (and still is), is opening its third pizzeria today. This one is at Downtown Long Beach's Promenade. According to its Facebook, the mayor will be there for a ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m.

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Long Beach Lunch: The Small Cafe in Naples

    One of my favorite cafes in Amsterdam is a cozy corner spot on the Prinsengracht called t' Smalle Café that serves up hunks of fresh local goat cheese and grilled Dutch sandwiches called toastis. It is a great example of the 'Dam's "brown cafes"--casual, wood-paneled gathering spots where locals go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    On the Line: Alessandro Pirozzi of Mare Culinary Lounge, Part Two

    Serving three square meals a day, every day, Mare Culinary lounge not only includes a lounge, but a nightclub on weekends. Open from 7 a.m. to midnight, try to find the same hours for a comparable menu in Laguna. You can't. We continue with a superstitious discussion and more examples of how Alessan ... More >>

  • Food

    August 30, 2012

    Pandor Artisan Boulangerie & Café Is the Bread Winner

    This Newport Beach bakery brings out obscure French pastries and tried-and-true favorites

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Long Beach Islamic Center, the LBC's Second Mosque, to Open Soon

    There's only one mosque--Masjid Al-Shareef--in Long Beach. Its small space barely accommodates those who go to pray jumu'ah--a congregational prayer that takes place on Friday, usually after noon. A stuffy situation often ensues during the weekly ritual, which brings in high numbers of worshipers.&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Roe Restaurant And Fish Market Opens in Belmont Shore

    Roe Restaurant And Fish Market has opened on Second Street where Naples ends and Belmont Shore begins. As I mentioned in a previous post, the seafood eatery, which takes the place formerly occupied by The Dog House and Barry's Beach Shack, boasts a legion of chefs including Cody Requejo (t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    New Seafood Restaurant & Fish Market To Open In Belmont Shore

    On Second Street where Naples ends and Belmont Shore begins, there used to be a great hot dog joint called The Dog House, which was itself an offshoot and subsidiary of Barry's Beach Shack next door. The Dog House didn't last long and neither did Barry's after it folded.Now we see its replacement: a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Pizza e Vino Owner Planning New Restaurant in North County

    ​When Steve Dickus opened Pizza e Vino a few years ago on Rancho Santa Margarita Lake, I wondered how he would stay in business. His Neapolitan pizzas are the best in South County, but opening a high-end pizzeria in the middle of a recession in one of O.C.'s most remote locales seemed crazy (Ortic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    10 Great Pizzerias In Orange County

    ​We'll start at the end of the mystery, like the film Memento: Why didn't I include your favorite in this list of 10 great pizzerias that we Weeklings love? Because that's what the comments section is for, dear reader. Without further delay, here are 10 great pizzerias in Orange County!

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Weekend Guide: Mitsuwa's Fall Food Fair, Bootlegger's BOO-ery Party, Urban Farm Dinner

    IHOPFree Spooky Face Pancakes at IHOP today!​Halloween edition! TODAY  Mitsuwa's Umaimono Gourmet Fair What: Your must-try ramen for the weekend: sesame-flavored tan tan men, and hot and sour sung hon men, both from Gomaichi, a popular Japanese noodle shop in Honolulu.  When: Now through ... More >>

  • Food

    October 27, 2011

    Mozza Offers Pizza By Batali

    Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton's long-awaited Newport Beach outpost of their pizza hut finally opens

  • Film

    June 2, 2011

    Continental Drift

    Europe then and now, according to Jean-Luc Godard, in 'Film Socialisme'

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    May 30, 2011

    Food & Wine Festival Starts Today at Downtown Disney

    Photo by: Scott Brinegar/DisneylandGuy Fieri at a previous year's DCA's Food & Wine Festival​Since Disney has effectively put the kibosh on this year's and any foreseeable year's California Food and Wine Festival usually held at their California Adventure Park, the Patina Group of restaurants ... More >>

  • Food

    March 24, 2011

    Alessa In Laguna Beach Not Alessa Version of the Original

    Alessandro Pirozzi's third restaurant makes for a flawless trilogy of Italian food

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    [UPDATE] 5 Die in Long Beach Plane Crash. Tom Dean, Laguna Beach Developer, and Bruce Krall, Ladera Ranch Banker, Among the Dead

    ​UPDATE, MARCH 21, 4:10 P.M.: The doomed twin-engine plane pilot who died in Wednesday morning's Long Beach Airport crash has been identified as Kenneth Earl Cruz.The 43-year-old Culver City resident worked for Rainbow Air of Long Beach, had been a commercial pilot since 2003 an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    2011 OC Restaurant Week Participants Announced

    ​If we're not inundated with food-truck events, there's always some restaurant week happening somewhere. We're in the midst of Irvine's Restaurant Week. But yesterday, OC Restaurant Week, arguably one of the most successful in our realm, announced its line up for this year, and it's a nice ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    White Elephant Mix: Two Guns

    Jennie Warren​(Click on the band's picture to hear their new holiday tune!) This year, OC/LB bands have come together to provide us with a smokin' holiday soundtrack called the White Elephant Mix. Two Guns--comprised of Kevin Poush, Aaron Bradford, Brad Lindsay, Harris Pittman and Gabe P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    #20. Hakata Ramen at Shin Sen Gumi

    ProfessorSalt.comNot the ramen from your college days​Just as New York, Chicago, Naples, and Rome have evolved their distinct styles of pizza, different parts of Japan have regional styles of ramen, distinguished primarily by their soups. Did you know Orange County has adopted its own ramen style?

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    September 7, 2010

    Pete Lehmar of Gladstone's, Part One

    Christopher Victorio​Think of seafood with an ocean view in Southern California, and you think of Gladstone's. So tied to the bounty of the ocean is the restaurant that the original Pacific Palisades branch's telephone number is (310) GL-4-FISH. (Really.) This week, we're on the line with Chef Pet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    What You Missed: KROQ Weenie Roast, the Buzzcocks, Kitchen Ink

    Andrew YoussefA surprisingly sober Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots.​It was KROQ's annual summer kick-off concert with a line-up that didn't totally suck: Weenie Roast! The 2010 roster included Sublime with Rome, Stone Temple Pilots, Hole, Devo, Paramore, Silversun Pickups, Spoon, Cage ... More >>

  • Food

    April 29, 2010

    The Dog House Rules

    From kielbasa to hot links to Habanero Tequila Chicken, this Long Beach sausage shack puts the hot in hot dog

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    This Week in Food

    Anthony Bourdain​Dave was busy this week wreaking a little more havoc than usual. A facetious post on April 1st announcing culinary superstar Anthony Bourdain's intent to open a Les Halles in Newport Beach attracted way more attention than expected. Numerous link-tos and confused call-ins later, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    David Coleman of Michael's on Naples, Part 2

    Photo by Kimberly Valenzuela​Today, we continue on our interview with David Coleman of Michael's on Naples. Missed the first part? Then click HERE. Otherwise read on after the jump.

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    David Coleman of Michael's on Naples, Part 1

    Photo by Kimberly Valenzuela​Drive along Second Street in Long Beach's Naples neighborhood and you'll see a dense concentration of restaurants--almost as if you were in New York's Upper West Side. Manhattanites would be very lucky to have Michael's on Naples, a young Italian restaurant we've ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010
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    October 15, 2009
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    April 13, 2009

    "Taste of Anaheim" To Be Held May 14th at GardenWalk

    Ruth Chris Steakhouse, California Pizza Kitchen, Bubba Gumps, McCormick & Schmick's, Rain Forest Café, Naples Restaurant, Catal Restaurant, Tortilla Jo's, Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine, Alcatraz Brewing Company.These are the names of some of the restaurants that will be participating in this ye ... More >>

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    July 27, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide

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    February 9, 2006

    Grub Guide

    This Week in Great Service

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    March 14, 2002

    Small and Inviting

    Scamper over to Scampi

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    June 29, 2000