• News

    June 12, 2014


    Wedge yourself

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Now Open: The Winery in Newport Beach

    Just over a week ago, our leading men at The Winery unveiled their newest locale off Pacific Coast Highway. I stopped by a few days before to view the former Villa Nova space. Extreme makeover is an understatement-- between a wall of wine lockers requiring use of a library ladder and imported counte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Taste Of Balboa This Sunday

    Attending a Taste of 'X' isn't all that different from a restaurant week. You're paying less for food, right? The selling point of a "Taste" is one's ability to try a variety of foods in a compact amount of time and space. We walk, we eat, and then we repeat. To participate in one of these dining ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    Jefferson VanBilliard Hosting Cocktail Pop Up TONIGHT!

    Jefferson VanBilliard, our best new bartender of 2012 and holder of innumerable Drink of the Week honors, is finally mixing some cocktails for the public again after mysteriously disappearing from the various Memphis Group restaurants last month. He's hosting a cocktail pop-up TONIGHT at Nesai Rest ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 12, 2013
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    July 12, 2013

    Sangria at The Lost Vine Wine Bar, Our Drink of the Week!

    Summer and sangria are as natural a pairing as pizza and beer-- they simply go hand-in-hand. When we spotted the ruby concoction on Lost Vine's wine offerings, it was fate. Our beloved refreshment was tough to get acquainted with, as its maker kept his recipe a closely guarded secret. This only made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    The Classic Q Is an Unlikely Cosmopolitan Player in Newport Beach's Bar Scene

    [Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our newest nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read this week as our Mexican-in-chief, Gustavo Arellano stumbles into the dive bar scene to find ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    10th Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival This Weekend

    It may be pricey, but if you're both an oenophile and are bummed out that there's no Taste of Newport this year, the 10th Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival starts tonight and runs through Sunday at the Balboa Bay Resort.

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    On the Line: Chris Grodach of The Corner, Part Two

    He builds furniture, owns his own business, and plants gardens. And after our meeting, Chris would meet with The Corner's bartender to practice all the cocktails on their drink menu. Staying in one place is not his specialty, but we wouldn't want him any other way.Read our interview with Chris Groda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Second Eat Chow Eatery Showing Signs of Progress

    ​Don't get confused by Eat Chow's next location. Their current one is off Newport in Costa Mesa. The sequel is going to be off Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach. So when you tell someone "I'll see you at Newport.", be sure to clarify which.As you can see, the PCH outpost is looking spiffy and ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 1, 2011

    Pawnshop Kings

    Commonwealth Lounge

  • Food

    July 14, 2011

    Rose Bakery Café Is the Dough-Right Man

    This Corona del Mar spot looks yuppie, but makes doughnuts worthy of Anaheim

  • Calendar

    April 21, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    ¡Ask a Comida Critic! A Good Mimosa Near the Coast?

    ​From Twitter, from a gal whose name I can't remember, whose question I can't quote verbatim because it's buried under a pile of tweets, but which went like this:Where can I find a good mimosa near the beach?Actually, she first asked about a good mimosa, period. I recommended Memphis at the Santor ... More >>

  • Food

    February 3, 2011

    Cafe Lotus Lives La Vie Vietnamese in Newport

    With great French and Vietnamese offerings, this place is better-suited for Little Saigon than the Hoag Hospital crowd

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Car Burglar Targeting Surfers, Breaking Into Their Cars While They're In the Water

    The suspected car burglar.​For surfers parking in Hungtington and Newport, it may not be safe to enter the water. At least, not safe for their cars and any valuables inside.​Huntington Beach police have released photos (right, and after the jump) of the man they believe has been targeting the ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    This Week in Food: Crab Vending Machine, OC Food Contests, and Battle Deep-Dish Pizza!

    Flickr user Hydro-Man​Another amazing week on this infernal, yummy blog. After the jump: the best of the best!

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Join Facebook Campaign to Save Frog House

    ​Righteous readers who saw our post about the Frog House being endangered inform that a Facebook page has been created to save the legendary Newport Shores surf shop.You'll find the page here:

  • Columns

    September 16, 2010

    Parking-Space Cadet

    [Hey, You!] Patience is a virtue when you want that perfect spot

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    This Week in Food

    flickr user Kitchen Wench​ How to create your own liquor infusions, epicurean confessions and more of what you missed this week in food after the jump!

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2010

    Today's Don't Miss: "Cypher Vision"

    ​This is tough, because recommending a corporate surf film goes against my, comrade Kim Jong-Il and Barack Obama's training.

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Flickr Photo of the Week!: Newport Beach

    Flickr user OrangeCounty_GirlNewport is a tad trashy.​ ​Got something to share with your community? Join the OC Weekly Flickr pool!

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Wax On, Wax Off: Documentary on Early Newport Surf Scene

    An anonymous reader was kind enough to send in this video about the early Newport Beach surf scene, circa 1950s and 60s. Apparently an early look at an enigmatic documentary project called Living it Forever  (coming in spring 2010) the clip includes conversations with a diverse selection of New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Zombies: So Hot Right Now

    Fever DragonThis zombie: Probably hot under the make-up. Hi.​If you're looking to get a head start on Halloween this week, drag yerselves over to the coast and check out the first ever Newport Beach Zombie Pub Crawl: They Came From the Beach this Saturday.Sponsored by (.....we kno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2009

    Locals Only Extra: More from Semi Sweet!

    Jenevieve Belair​Usually in Locals Only Extra, we provide you with an mp3 from the local band spotlighted, so you can actually have some aural accompaniment to whatever nonsense we come up with. But this week's band, Costa Mesa's Semi Sweet, have already done us one (or several) better: all four s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    Taste of Newport Begins Today

    ​A reminder that among other events going on this week, (ahem, OC Restaurant Week), the 21st Annual Taste of Newport is happening today, tomorrow, and Sunday in Fashion Island.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    Tim and Liza Goodell To Open 25 Degrees in 2009

    Tim and Liza Goodell (of A Restaurant and others) has a plan for the space vacated by Ristorante Max in Newport's Westcliff Plaza. Early next year, they're going to open their third outlet of 25 Degrees there. The other two 25 Degrees already in operation are in China and L.A. I haven't been to e ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 10, 2008

    Hops to It

    World Class Beer 
Tasting Wednesdays

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2007

    OC Weekly Holiday Party

    It was hard to top last year’s party on that beautiful boat in Newport, but this Saturday the OC Weekly Holiday Party & Fashion Show hit an all-time high with one of the best parties of the holiday season (if I do say so myself). Britney Spears may have been a no-show, but that didn’t seem to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2007
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    September 17, 2007

    Monday's Headlines

    History for sale: Items salvaged from the dismantled Pride of Newport riverboat are on eBay starting today - the proceeds will go to the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum. Pieces up thus far: a door to the riverboat's restaurant, the grand staircase chandelier (pictured), several smaller antique table ... More >>

  • News

    September 13, 2007

    Chow Time

    Taste of Newport

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2007

    Monday's Headlines

    That's ambitious: A Long Beach city councilman hopes to "once again make our beaches a destination." Good luck cleaning up all that shit, buddy. Adios, Laguna: MTV's shipping out of Laguna Beach and pulling into Newport for the next installment of the 'Real OC.' Poached? The Register has an interest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines

    Dismantled Pride: The Pride of Newport, a replica riverboat that's been a local landmark for 43 years, has been sentenced to death by dismantlement — which started yesterday. Back from the border: A "career criminal" deported around a month ago is back and already stirring things up — allegedly ... More >>

  • News

    December 28, 2006
  • Film

    June 8, 2006

    Special Screenings

    Movie of the Week: Pinocchio

  • Columns

    October 13, 2005

    The Sex Machine

    Or: I survived the attack of the ass crack

  • Unknown

    September 15, 2005

    Get a Little Weird

    This week in nightlife and more
    Sept. 15 - Sept. 22

  • News

    June 9, 2005

    Before and After

    Just south of Fremont Street, Las Vegass past and future collide

  • Features

    October 21, 2004
  • Culture

    April 22, 2004
  • Culture

    September 11, 2003
  • Culture

    August 28, 2003
  • Culture

    May 29, 2003

    Each year, its a little less wonderful

    David Weddles Newport Beach

  • Music

    December 26, 2002
  • Features

    October 24, 2002
  • Features

    September 27, 2001

    Newport Beach

    The town that whines

  • Supplement

    February 15, 2001

    Taxi Driver Confessions

    Are you flirtin with me?

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