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Bowlmor Lanes Billy Beez McCormick & Schmick’s Grille The Cheesecake Factory Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Roy’s Restaurant McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon Fire + Ice Grill + Bar California Pizza Kitchen P.F. Chang’s Johnny Rockets Heat Ultra Lounge

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departments

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6 Editor’s Note

36 DINING Restaurants by cuisine

A top-to-bottom history of swim coverage—a brief one.

58 ENTERTAINMENT Special events, performing arts and sports

10 Hot Dates Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas at Honda Center in Anaheim.

60 ATTRACTIONS + MUSEUMS Theme parks, cultural venues and exhibitions

80 30 Things We Love

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65 SHOPPING The county’s major retail destinations

12 Dining

66 BEACHES + PARKS Fun on the ground, on the water and in the sky.

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Antipasto at Gratitude in Newport Beach

New: Kate Spade New York in Costa Mesa and three swim spots—including SwimSpot.

71 NIGHTLIFE Hottest clubs, lounges, bars and wine bars

16 Arts & Entertainment

73 TOURS + TRANSPORT Getting out, and getting from here to there

Wave Portfolio in Laguna Beach; The Sound of Music and Cabaret at the Segerstrom Center. Summer 2016 SoCalPulSe.Com

Orange County Celebrating 80 Years of travel

Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach

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18 The Case for Lace Once the material of choice for grandma’s table settings, the intricate, weblike fabric finds sizzling new life in swimwear that is both sexy and sophisticated.  BY ZOE LORENZO

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66 GOLF The most beautiful and most interesting courses

Now serving: Restaurant Marin in Costa Mesa, from the owners of Arc, and a trio of Italian spots.

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SWIMWEAR: A BRIEF HISTORY Sea Turtle Island

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Wyland Galleries 509 South Coast Highway Laguna Beach, CA 92651 800-WYLAND-1

Some publications cover swim events. Others cover swim fashion. Still others —Sports Illustrated comes to mind—cover both. Here I cover swim coverage—not of the journalistic variety but, rather, fabric-to-flesh ratios and the fashions thereof. Fashions are cyclic: The latest fashions are popular because we haven’t seen

them for a while. Take swimwear over the last 100 years. In the 1920s, wool jersey athletic suits revealed women’s curves when wet and replaced puffed sleeves with no sleeves. The 1930s brought printed cotton playsuits with little skirts, the 1950s corset-like suits with bra cups and the 1960s Lycra suits with pleated skirts. Oh, did we skip the 1940s? Let’s just say that an itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny patent in 1946, that of the bikini, would have a less than skimpy impact on the 1970s. But even bikinis waned as Brazilian thongs waxed, so to speak, in the 1980s and ’90s. Just when it seemed that things couldn’t get any more minuscule and still be legal, and that the G in G-string might spell goodbye to swimwear as we know it, the 21st century brought a modicum of modesty and a move to monokinis, onepieces and cover-ups. This season, I notice long-sleeve suits from high-fashion brands such as Luxe by Lisa Vogel, available at SwimSpot (see page 14), and even longsleeve swim dresses from HydroChic. Back to the early 20th century! As for trends with a shot at timelessness, I nominate lace for its balance of sheer sexiness and postmodern modesty (p. 18). Not interested in swimwear? Read about the best places to eat sea urchin (p. 36) or check out the Angels baseball schedule (p. 60). Between these covers, we’ve got you covered. —BENJAMIN EPSTEIN

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Let’s just say that an itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny patent in 1946—that of the bikini—would have a less than skimpy impact on the 1970s.

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Where calendar summer 2016 Search the full calendar at SoCalPulse.com

Top Stops LAGUNA BEACH IS KNOWN FOR ITS THREE SUMMER ART FESTIVALS.

FESTIVAL OF ARTS The city’s original juried fine-art show, July 5-Aug. 31, features 140 local artists. Visitors can take tours of the open-air exhibit, watch art demonstrations, dine at on-site restaurants, take art classes (kids, too!) and, on weekends, listen to live music. The Pageant of the Masters is on the Festival grounds.

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AUG. 17 COOL FOR THE SUMMER Multi-platinum-selling artists Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas stop at the Honda Center in Anaheim as part of Future Now, the 15th-anniversary Honda Civic Tour, which visits 40 cities throughout North America. Lovato’s newest album, Confident, features the single “Cool for the Summer”; her latest is the power ballad “Stone Cold.” Nick Jonas’ selftitled debut album includes the singles “Jealous,” “Chains” and “Levels.” The concerts mark a reunion of sorts: Both artists started out as Disney Channel stars. p. 58

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1 BUYER AND CELLAR > JUNE 1-26 Comedy about working in the Malibu basement “shopping mall” of a Funny Girl megastar. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787, lagunaplayhouse.com

Here for the weekend? Check out our Weekend Roundup at SoCalPulse.com for the up-to-the-minute lowdown on the coolest concerts, sporting events, festivals, art exhibits and restaurants.

2 JULIET AND ROMEO > JUNE 10-12 Royal Swedish Ballet, the world’s fourth oldest dance company, offers Mats Ek’s visionary take on Shakespeare’s tragedy. Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787, scfta.org 3 O.C. FAIR > JULY 15-AUG. 14 Action sports (rodeo, BMX, pig racing), Giant Wheel, rides, concerts, livestock competitions, petting zoo and wine tasting. O.C. Fairgrounds & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, ocfair.com

4 THE SOUND OF MUSIC > JULY 19-31 New production of classic musical with legendary score. Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787, scfta.org 5 VANS U.S. OPEN OF SURFING > JULY 24-31 World’s largest pro surfing competition plus beach-lifestyle, skate and BMX events, movie nights. Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, vansusopenofsurfing.com 6 AMERICAN MOSAIC > OPENING AUG. 6 Exhibition looks at America’s modernist vision according to collector Duncan Phillips. Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, 949.759.1122, ocma.net 7 ANGELS VS. YANKEES > AUG. 19-21 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim take on the New York Yankees. Angel Stadium, 2000 E. Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, 714.940.2000, angels.mlb.com

SAWDUST ART FESTIVAL The Sawdust Festival, also June 24-Aug. 28, presents fine art and crafts by 200 Laguna Beach artists in mediums as diverse as glass, ceramics, textiles, wood, metal, photography and scrimshaw. Also: art demonstrations, live entertainment and outdoor cafés in a eucalyptus grove. p. 58

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LAguna ART-A-FAIR Art-A-Fair jurists select art in all mediums: oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, drawings, photography, digital art, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, glass and wood. The festival, marking its 50th season June 24-Aug. 28, offers dining at Tivoli Too!, adult artist workshops daily, and live entertainment on weekends.

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DINING

BREAKFAST ALL DAY! Marin and Noah von Blöm, of much lauded Arc Restaurant at the South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa, have launched adjacent chic and petite Marin Restaurant, serving breakfast all day plus equally sophisticated lunch and dinner. Other draws: bottled cocktails by Arc bar chef Koire Rogers; pies; and no gratuities—they’re included in the menu prices. Distinctive design and decor are by Marin, distinctive menu by chef Noah. Highlights include the Muffin, aka the Crumpet, with fried eggs, aged cheddar, shaved bacon and spinach; for lunch, the Roll, with butter-poached lobster and lemon-grilled shrimp, and the Dip, with slow-roasted short rib and shaved sirloin; and, for dinner, bouillabaisse. p. 40

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Apple bourbon punch at North Italia and, left, deep-fried baby artichokes with mint aioli at Taverna

ITALIA NORTH AND SOUTH The county’s Italian landscape is changing. New North Italia in Irvine is a high-decibel space with lots of glass, a soaring ceiling, a convivial marble-topped bar and lemon-tree-studded patio. Menu standouts: truffle garlic bread topped with house-made ricotta and grana padano; squid-ink mafaldine with white shrimp, calamari, acqua pazza, mint, fennel pollen and Calabrian chilies; and salted caramel budino (p. 45). Angelina’s Pizzeria Napoletana, known for pizza in Dana Point, opens at new Los Olivos Marketplace in Irvine and expands its menu beyond Neapolitan pies to salads, pastas and mains (p. 44). Taverna Pizzeria and Risotteria, in a restored historic bank building in Laguna Beach and inspired by Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, is a handsome spot with a beautiful courtyard. Risotto made with carnaroli rice, the signature dish, includes a version with Parmesan cheese, wild mushrooms and black-truffle sauce (p. 46).

Hot Chicks Soul-delicious fried chicken packs them in at Georgia’s Restaurant, 77-year-old Gretchen Shoemaker’s fast-casual spot at the Anaheim Packing House. Buttermilk-cornmealcrusted and herb-seasoned dark meat comes with soulful sides such as collard greens and black-eyed peas (p. 51). A little pail of JFC— Japanese fried chicken—is

a huge happy-hour draw at Hotel Irvine’s Eats Kitchen bar. It’s filled with chicken oysters—arguably the best morsels on the bird—and served with a yuzu sriracha aioli (p. 43). Every other Wednesday, Provisions Market in Orange hosts a fried-chicken backyard barbecue—crispy picklebrined Jidori chicken, mustard bacon potato

salad, fresno-chili hot sauce and bread-andbutter pickles—and a craft-beer tap takeover (p. 53). Three Seventy Common in Laguna Beach hosts its celebrated Fried Chicken Sunday the last Sunday of the month. Two prix-fixe seatings include sides such as smoky braised greens with pork belly and chilies (p. 40). SUMMER 2016  WHERE ORANGE COUNTY  13

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Calling a Spade An exuberant approach to the everyday—crisp colors, graphic prints and playful sophistication —are hallmarks of Kate Spade New York, new at South Coast Plaza (p. 66) in Costa Mesa. The boutique, on Level 2 in the Bloomingdale’s wing, offers a range of merchandise including handbags, clothing, jewelry, shoes, stationery, eyewear, babywear, fragrance, tabletop, bedding and gifts. It’s next door to Barcelonabased Massimo Dutti, also new, a sibling to Zara that showcases fashions and accessories for men and women.

I Need a Vacation Francis tote by Kate Spade

WELL-SUITED

PilyQ Madagascar Poncho at Molly Brown's

Splendid Midnight Stripe at SwimSpot

The county’s coast, already a swim mecca, and environs add a bevy of new boutiques. Molly Brown’s, offering hot designer swimwear in Newport Beach and Laguna Beach for decades, and Australia-based Seafolly, at Fashion Island for three years, both launch up the coast at new Pacific City Marketplace in Huntington Beach. Molly Brown’s carries lines such as Vix,

Agua Bendita, Despi, Luli Fama, Maaji, Acacia, Mara Hoffman, OndadeMar and L*Space. Seafolly features Seafolly. SwimSpot—whose portfolio includes Athena, Ella Moss, Hurley, Luxe by Lisa Vogel, Oakley, Nautica, Reef, Basta and Splendid—opens at new Los Olivos Marketplace in Irvine and moves to a new location within Fashion Island—where you’ll also find Hawaiian swim retailers San Lorenzo and Letarte. p. 66

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The Sound of Musicals

NEW WAVE California photographer Anthony Friedkin made the 20 black and white photographs of his Wave Portfolio between 1977 and 2006, printing them in his own darkroom in Santa Monica. The images show waves along the California coast at Zuma Beach, Venice Beach, Hermosa Beach, La Jolla, Carmel and Santa Monica. Friedkin is a surfer and self-styled “disciple of the sea.” Anthony Friedkin: The Wave Portfolio, June 26-Sept. 25 at Laguna Art Museum,

offers a sense of both the power of waves and their abstract beauty. “Waves are like liquid sculpture,” Friedkin writes. “They move with dynamic force and ethereal beauty.... All the mysteries of life and death, light and darkness, space and time, are to be found” in the ocean, he adds. Friedkin (b. 1949) was educated at UCLA and the Royal College of Art in London. In addition to his fine-art photography, he has shot for Time, Newsweek and Rolling Stone and on Hollywood film sets. p. 65

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Kerstin Anderson as Maria Rainer in The Sound of Music

The hills are alive in a new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, July 19-31 at the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts in Costa Mesa. Three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien directs the beloved story of Maria and the performing Von Trapp family. The Tony-, Grammy- and Oscar-winning score includes “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. The movie starring Julie Andrews recently marked its 50th anniversary. The acclaimed Roundabout Theatre Company, celebrating its 50th-anniversary season, presents Cabaret at the center Aug. 9-21. The Tony Award-winning production by film directors Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall, (Into the Woods, Chicago) runs Aug. 9-21. p. 58

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The Hat Box

550 S. Coast Hwy. 949.497.7335 thehatbox.com Laguna Beach’s luxury hat shop featuring high end and custom made women’s and men’s hats for every occasion.

Laguna Beach

Southern California’s premier coastal destination, located in the heart of ‘The OC’.

Summer Event Calendar Sawdust Art Festival | Celebrating the soul of art for 50 years! Sawdust Art Festival was voted “Best Festival” by OC Weekly, and “one of the country’s top five festivals” by American Style Magazine, featuring the work of more than 200 local artisans with live entertainment and outdoor cafes. June 24 - August 28, sawdustartfestival.org Pageant of the Masters | The crowning jewel of the Festival of Arts and arguably one of the most unique productions in the world. An outdoor stage show of “living pictures”— incredible art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. July 7 - August 31, 8:30-10 pm, foapom.com Laguna Art-A-Fair | Celebrating its’ 50th anniversary of presenting fine art by 125 renowned artists and master craftspeople from around the world, across the U.S. and gifted local artists as well. Adult Artist Workshops offered daily. June 24 - August 28, art-a-fair.com

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Adam Neeley Fine Art Jewelry

352 N. Coast Hwy. 949.715.0953 adamneeley.com Acclaimed jeweler Adam Neeley brings art to fine jewelry. Offering distinctive, everyday styles, custom engagement rings, and one-of-a-kind couture jewelry.

Beach House Laguna Beach 1524 S. Coast Hwy. 949.715.6919

Beach House Laguna Beach features a unique blend of resort style clothing, home décor and unique coastal and beach inspired gifts. Located across from Surf & Sand Resort.

Bubbles of Laguna Bath & Body Shop Located in the Hotel Laguna 445 S. Coast Hwy. 949.494.1417 bubblesoflaguna.com

Create your own perfume, bath salts, sachets, lotions, bubble bath and much more! Mention this ad for a free gift with your purchase.

Red Fox

1500 S. Coast Hwy. 949.371.3376 Red Fox “Good Clothes” is filled with contemporary styles for life’s “special moments” of all sorts: from everyday errands to a weekend getaway, a brunch with friends, a wedding or a night on the town.

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Lace swimwear has the modesty of a teahouse doily and the sexiness of lingerie—it’s hot. Lace is light and breathable—it’s cool. Its delicacy and intricacy draw the eye; even a lace detail—at the side of the suit or at the back of the neck—lends sophistication. Lace never goes out of style—it’s timeless. A few of our faves this season show why. —Zoe Lorenzo

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Becca Venise high-neck at Everything but Water at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, 714.540.8523, and at Brea Mall, 714.529.2485.

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Letarte Skull Lace at Letarte at Fashion Island, Newport Beach, 949.706.9182. L*SPACE photos TED EMMONS

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PLANTING IDEAS Vegan dining takes root, sprouting restaurants with plant-based fare as creative as it is healthful, and appealing to a new fan base—that includes carnivores. By BENJAMIN EPSTEIN

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NOT SO LONG AGO,

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vegetarian cuisine seemed somewhat marginal, perceived by many as the diet of choice for New Agers and navelgazers. But that was before veganism’s rise in popularity, especially in California, before chain restaurants began scrambling to offer vegan options—before Ben & Jerry’s R&D turned to dairy-free ice cream. These days, vegetarians seem downright mainstream; all eyes are on vegans. What happened? The millennials: At least 10 times more millennials than baby boomers are vegetarians, and, in this case, one -ism often leads to another. (The difference: A vegetarian will eat a cheese pizza; a vegan won’t, shunning all animal products, notably milk, eggs, cheese and butter.) It is estimated that a third of increasingly healthconscious Americans use a milk or meat substitute. Many people request soy “creamers” at Starbucks simply because they taste better. Untold numbers of carnivores have cut back on their meat intake on their doctors’ orders. Films such as Leonardo DiCaprio’s Cowspiracy—which blames animal agriculture as opposed to the transportation industry for most environmental ills—and environmentalists such as Al Gore and James Cameron have also had a huge effect. But the biggest impact? Delicious and interesting vegan cuisine. Vegan dishes have become more and more creative, worth experiencing no matter what your diet. The following are the best places to experience them in Orange County.

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GARDENS OF DELIGHT VEGAN Au Lac 16563 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley, 714.418.0658 Gratitude Westcliff Plaza, 1617 Westcliff Drive, Newport Beach, 949.386.8103 Healthy Junk 201 W. Center Street Promenade, Anaheim, 714.772.5865 Seabirds Kitchen The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.549.2584 VEGAN-FRIENDLY Andrei’s 2607 Main St., Irvine, 949.387.8887 Mix Hilton Anaheim, 777 Convention Way, Anaheim, 714.740.4412 Old Vine Café The Camp, 2937 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.545.1411

The bar at Healthy Junk and, above, artichoke drumsticks at Seabirds Kitchen

Healthy Junk, North County’s premier vegan destination, in a food court on Center Street Promenade in Anaheim. Healthy Junk excels in Snack Junk such as kale chips and curly yam fries. Favorites under Buns With Junk include an Anaheim chili-pepper burger, which finds a whole crispy chili atop a marinated patty and cheddar Chez. Start with shots of Ku sweet potato/soju “vodka” or sweet-potato/agave “tequila” at the Junk Bar, which specializes in organic beer and wine and elevated sodas. Owner Lynda Santos’ Vegan Faire, in its third year, takes

place just outside on the promenade July 30 (4-9 pm). Seabirds Kitchen made the transition from food truck to a restaurant with a delightful patio at the Lab in Costa Mesa and owner Stephanie Morgan and general manager Bill Denton never looked back. Have a meal there and you may not look back either. Our picks: artichoke drumsticks, which resemble nothing so much as KFC, served with maple mustard and hot sauce; purple taquitos, with purple potatoes, chipotle sour cream, fermented curtido, almond feta and cilantro (wash it down with a local IPA); and the Chaffle churro waffle, topped with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce and chopped pecans. The popular brunch, unusual for a vegan restaurant, has a separate menu. Some non-vegan restaurants are very sympathetic to the cause. Acclaimed Old Vine Cafe, at the Camp in Costa Mesa across the street from Seabirds, and Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine in Irvine, come to mind. Old Vine chef Mark McDonald offers several four-course tasting menus; one is always vegan. A typical course is seared hen-of-the-woods, shiitake and beech mushrooms with extra-virgin olive oil and chives. A tasty vegan option at Andrei’s is the Moroccan wrap of quinoa tabbouleh, roasted red bell pepper, avocado, chorizo seitan and baby arugula. At these restaurants, vegans and non-vegans happily share a table. Most indicative of the sea change is the effort that the Hilton Anaheim is making to meet vegan requests. A tasting at the new chef’s table in the Mix kitchen featured dishes that executive chef Frederick Castan recently created for groups staying at the hotel. One course presented a spectacular trio of salads: compressed watermelon and ginger with arugula and balsamic; baby beets, mâche, avocado spread and aged sherry; and baby gem lettuce with pickled cucumber, olives and blistered tomato. Why now? The millennials, Hilton spokesperson Claudia Schou agrees. “Millennial travelers eat very healthy. They are our vegans, they are our gluten-free. They travel for business, but one of their leisure activities is tasting new foods— they’re foodies. We’re developing a menu that stimulates their taste buds and keeps them intrigued. Quinoa paella! We also have a new generation of chefs, and they are hot on this. Hilton is global. It’s exciting.”

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Café Gratitude, which has three Los Angeles locations, recently unveiled chic Gratitude in Newport Beach. The décor is sophisticated, the bar lit by a row of cubelike chandeliers. Many patrons aren’t vegan. Chef Dreux Ellis’ dishes are named for affirmations such as “Whole,” “Welcoming” and “Fearless,” and diners order accordingly, saying, “I am Whole,” “I am Fearless,” and so on. “Inviting” features Brussels sprout sliders with blackened tempeh, cashew ricotta and an amazing maple mustard; the sprouts are the “buns.” But most memorable are “Feliz,” a portobello-mushroom tostada with black-bean puree, Mexican coleslaw, coconut “bacon,” cashew “queso” fresco and avocado, and “Humble,” Indian dal with red lentils, spinach, roasted garnet yams, coconut mint chutney and spicy tomato jam. Jason Eisner, recently featured in Vogue magazine, designed the cocktails. The gin and tonic—with botanical gin and wildchamomile tonic—is spectacular, arriving in a glass globe filled with tea smoke and tea flowers. The absinthe drip is a sugar cube, alkaline water and choice of eight absinthes. In an impressive bit of sleight of hand, Au Lac in Fountain Valley, O.C.’s oldest vegan restaurant, presents “beef,” “chicken” and “shrimp” dishes made from soy and tempeh, plus—ever since owner Mai Nguyen met chef Ito in 2001—“living” dishes using ingredients either raw or cooked by means other than heat. Ito dubs it “humanese” cuisine. Owner and chef have remarkable backstories. When Nguyen moved here 25 years ago, she had had half a dozen surgeries to remove brain tumors; her hope waning and as a last resort, she gave up meat—and the tumors didn’t return. Chef Ito took a vow of silence 18 years ago yet through his artful gesticulations and infectiously cheery demeanor remains a most effective communicator. Ito cooked at the Fountain Valley restaurant until last year, when Nguyen’s daughter Linh opened another Au Lac near Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. The must-haves: salt-and-peppered “shrimp” sautéed in jalapeño and cilantro, kung pao “chicken,” and “beef” watercress. On the “living” menu: the Cream Cheese starter of flaxseed chips topped with avocado, pesto, basil, bell pepper, marinated mushroom and crisp onion, or the hot-andsour soup—curry broth over sea veggies, coconut and bell pepper with olives and macadamia cream. Finish with “tirawmisu.” “Eat happy” is the motto at casual

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EXPLORING

Metro Cities

COSTA MESA, A RETAIL, CULTURAL AND BUSINESS CENTER, ADJOINS IRVINE AND SANTA ANA, THE COUNTY SEAT.

➺Where is the heart of Orange County? Irvine, home of the historic Irvine Ranch, is O.C.’s financial Costa Mesa

On one side of Bristol Street is South Coast Plaza, whose annual sales, nearly $2 billion, are highest among the nation’s shopping destinations. On the other is the county’s center of culture—two concert halls and its largest repertory theater—and business high-rises. The late Henry Segerstrom and his family founded South Coast Plaza in 1967 on a lima bean field where as a youth he’d driven a tractor. Today, South Coast Plaza and its Bear Street wing, connected by the Bridge of Gardens, offer hundreds of stores, boutiques and restaurants. The state-designated tourist attraction has the nation’s highest concentration of elite retailers. Kate Spade and Massimo Dutti are new. Excellent dining options include Marché Moderne, Din Tai Fung and, across Bristol Street, hot new Vaca, from Bravo Top Chef finalist Amar Santana. It’s an easy walk to the “arts campus,” the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, South Coast Repertory and, in the future, Orange County Museum of Art. The Segerstrom Center for the Arts, built in 1986 mainly with Segerstrom money on Segerstrom land, includes 3,000-seat Segerstrom Hall, presenting a range of genres including dance and Broadway musicals, and the newer Renée and Henry Segerstrom Hall, a 2,000seat facility designed by Cesar Pelli that hosts events as diverse as tributes to Mahler and

Paul McCartney. There are two intimate venues, Founders Hall and Samueli Theater. Renowned South Coast Repertory, with three stages inside its David Emmes and Martin Benson Theatre Center, opened at its present location in 1978, also with Segerstrom family donations. Among Town Center’s professional buildings is one of the nation’s premier collections of outdoor art. Start, or end, at the 1.6-acre California Scenario (near Anton Boulevard) by sculptor Isamu Noguchi. Metro Pointe and South Coast Plaza Village—whose movie theater offers top foreign films—are a crosswalk away. All three centers are accessible from North or South County hotels by dedicated taxi and motor coach service, and Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner delivers visitors to the Santa Ana train station. To the west is the South Coast Collection of design showrooms such as Design Within Reach and Pirch. Foodies frequent Surfas Culinary District, Arc restaurant and the Saturday farmers market. The hip OC Mix features 30 vendors including Alexander Gray eyewear, the Mixing Glass, new Farm & Culture Co. kombucha and broth bar and Taco María for sophisticated chicano fare. South on Bristol are The Lab and The Camp. The Lab has the kinds of shops you’d likely find on L.A.’s hip Melrose Avenue, among them Heirlooms and Hardware and the Celect boutique. Opposite is the Camp,

set amid woods, aluminum and piped-in sounds of crickets. Dining options include Old Vine Café, Vitaly for Italian sandwiches and gelato and Taco Asylum for unusual tacos. Dine-and-play center The Triangle offers bowling at Costa Mesa 55 Tavern + Bowl and dining at Black Knight Gastro Lounge, Saddle Ranch Chop House and La Vida Cantina. The O.C. Fair & Event Center hosts events year-round, the county fair and concerts at the Pacific Amphitheatre in summer.

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Arts-minded downtown Santa Ana offers the Artists Village, Santora Arts Complex and Grand Central Art Center. Places such as Playground make for an exciting dining scene. Find more than a dozen innovative fast-casual dining concepts at 4th Street Market. The bar scene—we favor Lola Gaspar—is burgeoning, too. A centerpiece of the East End along Fourth Street is the Yost Theater concert venue. Historical highlights include the Queen Anne-style home of Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle, and the Old County Courthouse, a setting for numerous movies. Bowers Museum, founded in 1936, offers blockbuster exhibitions mounted with the world’s major museums. Visitors also view pre-Columbian artifacts, Pacific Island art and a permanent exhibit of local history—and dine at the Patina Group’s Tangata.

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hub. Santa Ana is the county seat. Tustin’s massive twin hangars are near the county’s geographic center. But Costa Mesa residents would say their city is hands-down the county’s heart and its cultural soul.

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Giant Wheel at Irvine Spectrum Center. (Opposite from left) Discovery Cube science Center in Santa Ana, OC Mix at South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa.

Discovery Cube science center has been spectacularly expanded; its namesake tilting cube is perched seemingly inches off Interstate 5. MainPlace houses Macy’s, Nordstrom and 200 shops; a 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport, with rooftop basketball court and open-air swimming pool, and Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ are new. Intimate Santa Ana Zoo is in Prentice Park; highlights include a primate exhibit and children’s zoo. On the Irvine border, and sharing that city’s vibe, is John Wayne Airport, whose pleasant ambience and ease of departure and arrival make it vastly superior to LAX.

Irvine

Irvine offers a relatively problem-free world carved from the Irvine Co.’s land holdings. Irvine Spectrum Center’s Giant Wheel can be seen for miles along the 5, 405 and 133 freeways. But it’s the center’s 150 shops, many of them entertainment-related, restaurants such as Cucina Enoteca for Cal-Ital and Capital Seafood for Chinese, and the nation’s most visited movie complex that together draw more visitors annually than Disneyland. Irvine Barclay Theatre, at UC Irvine— which recently marked its 50th anniversary— presents an impressive roster of music, dance and dramatic events; there’s not a bad seat in the house. Nearby is the UCI Arboretum (Jamboree Road and Campus Drive, 949.824.5833). San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary (949.261.7963) offers 10 miles of trails through coastal freshwater marshlands. The Irvine Museum houses Joan Irvine Smith’s collection of California Impressionist art on the ground floor of an office building. The one developed corner of the Orange County Great Park offers a farmers market,

an arts complex and a carousel; you can ride 400 feet up in the iconic tethered orange balloon. The restored blacksmith shop and general store of Old Town Irvine (Sand Canyon Avenue and Burt Road, 949.660.9112) now house a hotel and restaurants.

Tustin

Forbes magazine has listed Tustin, which has preserved many of its 1870s buildings, in its Top 25 places “to live well.” The District at Tustin Legacy, at Jamboree Road and Barranca Parkway, is a sprawling shopping center. Draws include The Winery and Bluewater Grill restaurants, sip-and-paint

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venue Pinot’s Palette, a cineplex, and bowling at Bowlmor. New Union Market offers an eclectic collection of dining concepts and retailers. The nearby iconic twin hangars are 1,000 feet long and 17 stories tall. The Market Place (714.730.4124), on Jamboree Road off Interstate 5, is older and even more sprawling. Though often called Tustin Market Place, part of it is actually in Irvine. Texas de Brazil opens presently. The Marconi Automotive Museum (714.258.3001) displays 80 vehicles, notably Ferraris and historic open-wheel race cars. For bold items, see the where guide listings. For neighborhood maps, see page 79.

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In addition to its aisles of fantastic children’s books, Once Upon a Storybook at the Enderle Shopping Center offers story-time sessions starring Susie the Story Lady—store owner Susie Alexander—as well as author signings, crafts, parties and events such as Wine & Coloring Moms’ Night Out. Also available: dogs that listen to children read; the dogs may not retain much, says Alexander, but the children do. The books are diverse: classic and contemporary literature for children from babies to teens. To enter this storybook world, look for the pink doors. 17300 E. 17th St., Suite C, Tustin, 714.669.4377, onceuponastorybook.us

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The Coast

­­ THE COUNTY’S PRIME BEACH COMMUNITIES INCLUDE NEWPORT BEACH, BALBOA, CORONA DEL MAR AND HUNTINGTON BEACH.

➺Newport Beach offers the county’s most pleasant shopping destination, countless fine restaurants and Newport Beach

Newport Beach and its environs have been called California’s Riviera. Sandy beaches and bougainvillea are a backdrop to yachts and dream homes, from cottages to some of the nation’s most expensive real estate. Its retail center is Newport Center, near Jamboree Road, Coast Highway and MacArthur Boulevard. Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s are anchors at elegant and relaxed shopping destination Fashion Island. The Celect, Hopdoddy Burger Bar and Sushi Roku are among recent additions. Island Cinema offers leather seats and wine service. The Orange County Museum of Art, also in Newport Center, focuses on 20th-century California artists, offers thought-provoking shows and throws hip fetes. Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve, aka the Back Bay, boasts some 160 species of birds. Hike, bike or jog along 10 miles of trails. Rowing and kayaking are popular; rent equipment from Newport Aquatic Center (949.646.7725). At Newport Dunes, Moe B’s Watersports (949.729.1150) rents kayaks, pedal boats and electric boats. Newport Beach boasts the world’s largest small-boat harbor. Mariner’s Mile, along Coast Highway, is lined with dining destinations—notably The Winery restaurant and wine bar and Pizzeria Mozza—as well as luxury-car showrooms and yacht clubs.

Private charters and narrated harbor cruises, aboard vessels including luxury dining cruisers and ro­mantic gondolas, depart from Mariner’s Mile as well as from Balboa Pavilion (see Balboa, below), and pass huge luxury abodes. All manner of boat rentals are possible, from canoes and kayaks to sailboats, motorboats and surrey-fringed electric boats. The “beach” in Newport Beach includes two piers, Balboa and Newport, great sandy expanses and one of the cleanest and most colorful bike paths and boardwalks anywhere. New Lido Marina Village revitalizes a pedestrian-friendly, harborside shopping village with tenants including Clare V. and Jenni Kayne boutiques, Alchemy Works gallery and Nobu restaurant, opening presently. The action never stops around Newport Pier, off Newport Boulevard on McFadden Square. Historic Stag Bar (1908) just added a kitchen. The Dory Fishing Fleet (1889) leaves soon after the bars close in the wee hours of the morn; you can visit the open-air fish market after the sun comes up. Have breakfast or a sandwich at the Dory Deli (2015).

Balboa

To reach the Balboa Pier, continue southeast on Newport Boulevard (its name changes to Balboa Boulevard at 22nd Street), turn right on Palm Street and park in the metered lot. The Wedge, where the peninsula meets

the harbor jetty, is one of the world’s most famous bodysurfing and bodyboarding spots. Currents and riptides can be dangerous, so don’t go in the water unless you really know what you’re doing. Watching is fun enough. On the harbor side of Balboa Peninsula is the Balboa Pavilion. Take advantage of the Balboa Bay Front Webcam at Harbour House coffee shop; find a sunny seat outside, call friends in snowbound or humid states, have them log on to talesofbalboa.com and gloat! The Newport Harbor Nautical Museum has transformed itself into ExplorOcean. Balboa Pavilion, a 1905 cupola-topped structure, is the de­pot for boat excursions: harbor tours, whale-watching trips and Santa Catalina cruises. As classic pop-song lyrics attest, Catalina, known for its beaches, buffalo and glass-bottom boats, is “26 miles across the sea.” The city of Avalon is 75 minutes away via the catamaran Catalina Flyer. The Balboa Island Ferry is a three-car shuttle between docks on the Balboa Peninsula and Balboa Island, a tightknit community featuring charming cottages, shops, galleries, boutiques and restaurants. Marine Avenue is its only nonresidential street. Try a customdipped Balboa Bar or frozen banana.

Corona del Mar

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gorgeous golf, not to mention its most coveted real estate. Along the coast, you’ll find wide sandy beaches, the world’s largest pleasure-boat harbor, renowned piers and Surf City USA.

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upscale destinations include Sienna Brown, Diane’s for swimwear and Savory Spice Shop as well as Sprinkles Ice Cream. Corona del Mar, whose streets are named for flowers, has expansive beaches and some of the country’s most expensive real estate. On East Coast Highway, just south of MacArthur Boulevard, is Sherman Library & Gardens, offering 2,000 plant species on two landscaped acres. Consider a repast at Café Jardin or the Tea Garden Crêperie. Coast Highway is lined with elegant design showrooms, rug dealers and boutiques. To find Corona del Mar State Beach, head south on Marguerite from Coast Highway, turn right on Ocean Boulevard, then follow signs to the parking lot below. You’ll find bodysurfing, volleyball, fire pits and facilities. Picturesque Little Corona Beach is just south. South of Corona del Mar is Newport Coast. Crystal Cove Shopping Center offers boutiques such as At Ease for Men and new Atelier 7918 and Babette’s, Bluefin and Mastro’s Ocean Club restaurants. Nearby are Crystal Cove State Park, with miles of sandy coves and miles of trails, and gorgeous Pelican Hill Golf Club.

Huntington Beach

Surf City USA is more sophisticated of late. Though Huntington Beach retains some of its sand-in-the-cracks identity, shops along Main Street, fine-dining options and luxury hotels have made for a dramatic transformation. Main Street is a promenade with lots of surfwear and beachwear shops, a Surfing Walk of Fame and Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum. New Pacific City brings acres of retail, including H&M and Seafolly and eateries such as Saint Marc

Newport Beach Civic Center. (Opposite from left) Balboa Bar on Balboa Island; Huntington Beach Pier.

Pub-Cafe. The Strand, a development at Pacific Coast Highway and Fifth Street, offers Rip Curl surfwear and Bruxie waffles. Next to Huntington Beach Pier Plaza are Duke’s and Sandy’s HB restaurants; the plaza hosts art shows, live music and farmers markets. The area’s three beaches—Huntington City Beach, Huntington State Beach and Bolsa Chica State Beach—are popular for surfing and volleyball and for their fire rings. Bolsa Chica State Ecological Reserve (714.840.1575) offers 200 species of migratory birds in a salt-marsh setting with a 1.5-mile loop trail. Inland, at Talbert Avenue and Goldenwest Street, is 350-acre Huntington Central

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Park; the park encompasses Shipley Nature Center (714.842.4772), an equestrian center, two “lakes” and the city’s Central Library (714.842.4481)—which has the largest children’s library in the state. Tenants at 5 Points Plaza include Loft, Vans and Cloudmover Day Spa; the dog-friendly center even has a barking lot! Draws at Tuscan-themed Bella Terra shopping destination include outdoor-sports specialist REI and Solita for excellent tacos and margaritas. Nearby is Old World Village, hub for all things German, notably dachshund races. For bold items, see the where guide listings. For neighborhood maps, see pages 78-79.

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The owners of VICI boutique have a stated passion: “styling for the busy mom, working woman and Pinterest-loving fashionista.” Their loyal customers, dubbed the VICI dolls, make a statement, too, choosing from a collection of edgy and comfortable apparel, shoes, jewelry and handbags. In fact, the store’s Instagram site, @vicidolls, drives much of the store’s business. Its name derives from a Latin phrase attributed to Julius Caesar: “I came, I saw, I conquered.” 15 Corporate Plaza, Suite 110, Newport Beach, 949.706.0027, vicicollection.com

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South Coast

COLORFUL CITIES ON OR NEAR THE COAST INCLUDE LAGUNA BEACH, SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO AND DANA POINT.

➺Four of the county’s most historic cities are nestled into its southern corner: Laguna Beach, Dana Laguna Beach

It’s fitting that you pass Laguna College of Art + Design as you enter the county’s original art colony along Laguna Canyon Road. Admire the sculptures! In fact, it is easy to spend a day along the thoroughfare before ever entering the city proper, especially during the summer, when it hosts three art festivals— Festival of Arts, Laguna Art-A-Fair and the Sawdust Art Festival—and the renowned “living tableaux” presentation, Pageant of the Masters. Acclaimed Laguna Playhouse offers both comedic and profound fare year-round. Laguna Canyon Road becomes Broadway, then comes to a T at Main Beach and Coast Highway. Turn left toward downtown or right toward Laguna Art Museum and you’ll find galleries, boutiques and restaurants. Laguna Art Museum presents modern and contemporary art, mostly by California painters; often explores pop culture; and displays art from Laguna’s past, including lots of seascapes. Steps away are coastal vistas at Heisler Park and a stretch of Coast Highway called North Gallery Row, where you’ll find Hobrecht Sports Gallery (350 N. Coast Hwy., 949.945.3283) and Adam Neeley Fine Art Jewelry (352 N. Coast Hwy., 949.715.0953). Historical cottages dot the neighborhoods above. On a steep hillside is the Hortense Miller Garden (open by appointment, 22511 Allview Terrace, 949.497.3311, Ext. 426).

Main Beach gets action year-round. There are volleyball and basketball courts, a playground and a boardwalk popular with walkers and joggers, and one more major attraction: The beach is just across the street from scores of the shops and galleries that give the city its distinctive aura. Must-sees in the downtown heart of Laguna, aka the Village, include the sculpture garden at Dawson Cole Fine Art Gallery (326 Glenneyre St., 888.972.5543). South along Coast Highway are dining options including hockey great Teemu Selänne’s Selanne Steak Tavern, K’ya Bistro Bar at historic La Casa del Camino and posh Studio at the Montage.

Dana Point

Richard Henry Dana, the seaman who wrote 1840’s Two Years Before the Mast, described the area now named for him as “the only romantic spot” on the California coast, noting its “grandeur” and “solemnity.” The grandeur is still there, but you won’t find much solemnity along Harbor Drive, now bustling with boaters, diners, shoppers and those headed to see the tall clipper ships in port. In addition to its sand and shore, Doheny State Beach offers five acres of lawn. Families picnic, couples rent bicycles. An interpretive center focuses on the underwater Doheny State Marine Life Refuge. The beach hosts a

blues festival in May and in summer, Lobsterfest, a surf competition and outrigger racing. Busiest day of the year? Fourth of July, with fireworks launched from a barge. Make your way along Harbor Drive to the tide pools at the end of the harbor’s rocky ledge. Public benches are a stone’s throw from seals basking on sea-logged boulders; take in both the quiet beauty of the harbor and the roar of the surf against the rocks. Dana Point Harbor offers 2,500 slips for vessels of all sizes, three yacht clubs, a fishing pier and Dana Wharf Sportfishing, which also offers whale-watching trips. The Ocean Institute displays the Pilgrim, a full-sized replica of the brig on which Dana sailed, docked next to the fishing pier. Wharf highlights include the White Pelican for Native American jewelry (34475 Golden Lantern St., 949.240.1991) and the Harbor Grill seafooder. North of town are luxury hotels featuring superior dining—Stonehill Tavern at the Monarch Beach Resort, and Raya at the RitzCarlton—and pristine Salt Creek Beach Park.

San Juan Capistrano

There’s no beach in this burg, but there’s plenty of history, style and charm. And there is no passing up a visit to Mission San Juan Capistrano, often credited with being the birthplace of Orange County. It was founded

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Point and San Clemente along Coast Highway, and nearby San Juan Capistrano. Whether for shopping, dining, history or just tantalizing poetic beauty, these small burgs have spectacular offerings.

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by Father Junipero Serra in 1776, the same year America was born. It took nine years to build its Great Stone Church, completed in 1806; it took just a minute for an earthquake to destroy it six years later, killing 40 people. The priests left the ruins, a dramatic benchmark of the struggle to build California. The dome atop the nearby rail station was made with stones from the ruins. Priests still celebrate Mass in the Serra Chapel; the original adobe walls shelter a magnificent Baroque altarpiece decorated with 52 carved gold-leaf angels. The 10-acre site is filled with walkways, gardens, fountains and exhibits. Mission events include the renowned Swallows’ Day Parade in March. Just across the train tracks is the Los Rios Historic District. A stroll along Los Rios Street is a most pleasant experience; 31 homes, the earliest dating to 1794, look as they did in centuries past. Near the train station is the O’Neill Museum (31831 Los Rios St., 949.493.8444), home to the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society. The Ramos House Café, in an 1881 board-and-batten house, offers an unforgettable breakfast. Camino Capistrano is lined with shops and restaurants. One of South County’s most popular taverns is the colorful Swallow’s Inn (31786 Camino Capistrano, 949.493.3188). For a different kind of nightlife, consider the nearby Camino Real Playhouse (31776 El Camino Real, 949.489.8082). San Juan Capistrano Regional Library (31495 El Camino Real, 949.493.1752) is a postmodern masterpiece by architect Michael Graves. San Juan Capistrano is the county’s equestrian center; luxurious residences, many with their own stables, surround the city. Eight miles east is Ronald W. Caspers

Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. (Opposite from left) Mission San Juan Capistrano; Laguna Beach gallery.

Wilderness Park (33401 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, 949.923.2210).

San Clemente

La Casa Pacifica, President Richard Nixon’s “Western White House,” has long since been broken up into million-dollar homes by a private developer. But one historic home you can still see is Casa Romantica (415 Avenida Granada, 949.498.2139), once the residence of the city’s founder, oil entrepreneur Ole Hanson. On a hillside overlooking San Clemente Pier, it’s now the Cultural Center and Gardens, with galleries and a popular veranda. From the pier, the sun sets across the blue

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water between Catalina Island and the Dana Point bluffs—just look past the constant stream of surfers. Metrolink and Amtrak trains run alongside the beach and stop at the pier. Find shopping and dining on Avenida del Mar, lined with antique stores and galleries, and El Camino Real, and at the new Outlets at San Clemente, whose tenants include H&M, Calvin Klein, Vans and Nike. Talega Golf Club (949.369.6226), above the city, was designed with help from Masters champion Fred Couples. Sundried Tomato is among draws at Talega Village Center. For bold items, see listing in the where guide. For a map of these neighborhoods, see page 79.

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Rags and Stones at Mission Promenade offers a wide array of distinctive fashions, accessories and gifts: Lovestitch maxi-dresses, vegan-leather handbags by Big Buddha, colorful Balinese clutches, and lots more from PJ Salvage, Flying Monkey and Archipelago Botanicals. Locals are represented, too, through Mahana and Mint printed tops, folk necklaces by Trisha Dunn, Makana hand-poured coconut-milk candles, coral-topped vintage bottles by Kiery Rose, and even sexy paintings by Karen Petty. 26850 Ortega Hwy., Suite I, San Juan Capistrano, 949.276.8077

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became a household name, German immigrants made the area California’s first wine country. It still fuels high times and joyful memories with world-class attractions that make it the gateway to endless fun. Making millions of dreams come true every year, Disneyland marks its 60th anniversary with a diamond celebration. Since Walt Disney opened the main gate in 1955, families have made the pilgrimage, starting on Main Street, U.S.A., and exploring lands from Frontierland to Toontown; Star Wars now brings epic encounters to Tomorrowland. Captured in countless vacation photographs, landmarks such as the Matterhorn, Sleeping Beauty Castle and the Haunted Mansion— all recently enhanced—beckon even as new attractions such as the “Paint the Night” parade, which uses projected mapping technology unprecedented for Disney, debut. Sister park Disney California Adventure launched Cars Land, adding attractions— notably Radiator Springs Racers—inspired by the Disney-Pixar film Cars. Guests enter along Buena Vista Street, evoking the era when Walt Disney arrived in Los Angeles; Carthay Circle Theatre houses an elegant restaurant. A new World of Color shows wows nightly with choreographed fountains, lights, lasers, music, film and animation that tell the story of Walt Disney. The thrills never end at California Screamin’, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Soarin’ Over California, a simulation of gliding above the Golden State. There’s no admission at adjacent Downtown Disney, but it takes restraint to

avoid splurging in the lively promenade’s shops, cafés and entertainment venues such as Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen and ESPN Zone. Eateries range from fast to fancy, but none outclasses Napa Rose in the dazzling Grand Californian Hotel. Shop, eat and play some more at Anaheim GardenWalk, a collection of shopping and dining options in an outdoor setting. For indoor entertainment, consider bowling at Bowlmor or dancing at Heat Ultra Lounge; acclaimed music venue House of Blues opens there soon. Nearby is The Ranch, among the county’s best restaurants, and its adjacent super-fun saloon, which is modeled on the late Crazy Horse. Boldface names and sports action are the lure at Honda Center, home for the Anaheim Ducks ice hockey team and L.A. Kiss football team, host to touring acts such as Janet Jackson. Nearby is the region’s new transportation hub, the architecturally stunning Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC). At Angel Stadium, “the Big A,” major-league baseball rules when the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim play; arena rock acts such as U2 invade when the team is away. Anaheim Convention Center has a grand Grand Plaza. The Anaheim Packing District includes hip shops and restaurants on Center Street

Promenade. The historic Anaheim Packing House offers foodie vendors of all kinds, and it’s a smash—try several! Our favorites include Adya for Cal-Indian, Georgia’s for Southern and Hammer Bar & Tool Shed for cocktails. Muzeo is a small museum nearby. Anaheim Ice, training facility for the Anaheim Ducks, is open for public skating.

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Roller coaster, Old West and boysenberry jam enthusiasts flock to Knott’s Berry Farm, a theme park with roots back to 1934, when farmers Walter and Cordelia Knott opened a roadside stand selling berries and a diner dishing fried chicken. Diners still feast on drumsticks and berry pie at Knott’s Chicken Dinner restaurant, and shoppers wander through the California Marketplace; both enjoy the Independence Hall replica (1966). Inside the park, a daunting collection of roller coasters separates the bold from the bashful. Xcelerator rockets to 82 mph in 2.3 seconds. Silver Bullet turns riders upside down six times. GhostRider, currently being renovated, is one of the world’s longest and tallest wooden coasters. Less hair-raising are the kiddie rides at Camp Snoopy. The interactive Voyage to the Iron Reef is new. Explore bygone eras without leaving Beach Boulevard. Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament revisits an 11th-century castle.

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Audiences cheer jousting knights and pageantry starring Pure Spanish stallions while serfs and wenches serve a four-course feast. A banquet at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure fortifies guests for skirmishes aboard a replicated 18th-century Spanish galleon in an indoor lagoon. Teatro Martini dinner cabaret recently opened at the same location.

Orange

Old Towne Orange is often used for movies and commercials, thanks to its diligently preserved pre-1940 homes and buildings. Anchored by a picturesque traffic circle—oval, actually—at Chapman Avenue and Glassell Street, the district is on the National Register of Historic Places. It includes antique shops and restaurants such as Haven Gastropub and Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen. The Orange Chamber of Commerce (439 E. Chapman Ave.) offers a map of historic sights. Chapman University is one of the state’s oldest private universities. New are Musco Center for the Arts and, nearby, the Hilbert Museum of California Art. To the east is Irvine Park; its petite Orange County Zoo and narrow-gauge train are ideal for wee ones. Big kids go for The Outlets at Orange, where draws include high-end discount retailers Neiman Marcus Last Call and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th. Families fall like pins for hip bowling alley Lucky Strike Lanes and flock to Vans Skatepark. Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove— formerly known as Crystal Cathedral—is a must-tour for architecture buffs.

Fullerton

Most visitors to Fullerton, home of sprawling Cal State Fullerton, gravitate to the historic

core along Harbor Boulevard, with its endless supply of boutiques and watering holes. Near Commonwealth Avenue, a short stroll from the historic train station, are night spots and restaurants such as Matador Cantina and Twisted Vine. Significant sights nearby include the Fullerton Museum Center, offering dynamic exhibits including a gallery devoted to Leo Fender, native son and pioneer of the electric guitar. The museum offers maps pinpointing fine examples of architecture styles within walking distance. A short drive away, the stately Muckenthaler Cultural Center hosts varied design and art events and exhibits.

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The Fullerton Arboretum at CSUF is a garden of delights, with streams, trails and a restored Victorian cottage. East in Yorba Linda is the birthplace of Richard Nixon. The tiny home and impressive rose garden are on the grounds of the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum, marking its 25th anniversary but currently closed for renovations. Birch Street Promenade in neighboring Brea offers retailers, dining destinations such as Brunos Italian Kitchen and stand-up comedy. Lillie’s Q for acclaimed barbecue fare is nearby. Brea Mall is huge. For bold items, see listings in the where guide. For a map of these neighborhoods, see page 77.

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When Lilly Tokuyama opened her “giving” boutique Share & Do Good, her vision was simple: Offer great designs that benefit great causes. Each item—skin care product, jewelry, shoes or clothing—is carefully curated. Kantha throws by Basha are handmade in Bangladesh by women who are at risk or survivors of sex trafficking. Badala serving sets help single mothers to start their own businesses. Bridgewater Candles provide three rice bowls for a child. Partner brands include Raven+Lily, Krochet Kids, 31 Bits and iSanctuary. 110 E. Wilshire Ave., 101, Fullerton, 714.305.5582, shareanddogood.myshopify.com

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Masterful The Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, July 7-Aug. 31 on the Festival of Arts grounds, is unique. Audiences are amazed by 90 minutes of tableaux vivants (“living pictures”), incredibly faithful re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art; real people pose to look exactly like their counterparts in the originals. This summer’s edition, “Partners,” looks at the compelling collaborations that led to the creation of history’s unforgettable artworks. Live narration and an orchestra enhance each story and work of art. p. 58

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A RESTAURANT  Stylish, nostalgic spot—”classically hip since 1926”—with red-leather booths. Watermelon and burrata; N“A” burger; pan-seared Jidori chicken. Café/market adjacent. McG is the founding partner. L (M-F), D (nightly), Br (Su).  3334 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.650.6505 $$$  Map N13 ANDREI’S CONSCIOUS CUISINE & COCKTAILS  Nature Conservancy’s “favorite green restaurant” offers sophisticated and distinctive fare, cocktails and contemporary decor, plus citrus-and-herb garden terrace with fire “tornadoes.” Vegan items, too. L (M-F), D (M-Sa).  2607 Main St., Irvine, 949.387.8887 $$  Map D4 ARC  Chef Noah von Blöm’s “flame, flavor, finesse” cuisine (e.g., pig with black beans, maple and herbs) amid rustic-apothecary decor. Butcher’s Love for four is arguably O.C.’s best steak; superb cocktails use house-made everything. L, D (daily).  South Coast Collection, 3321 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 949.500.5561 $$  Map J12

Unique Sea urchin aficionados hold the spiny creature, uni in Japanese, in the same exalted regard others reserve for foie gras or caviar. Most devotees, who find in it the flavor of the sea at its most heavenly, consume it as sushi or sashimi; they might consider Bluefin in Newport Coast (p. 46). But there other ways to enjoy it. At Sushi Roku in Newport Beach, it is key to the uni udon and blue-crab tartare (p. 46). Driftwood Kitchen in Laguna Beach offers whole Santa Barbara Sea Stephanie Fish uni with sweet kelp, above (p. 36). Bravo Top Chef finalist Amar Santana starts his day with the Dory Fleet so he can offer erizos con huevo, fresh sea urchin scrambled eggs with miso-butter toast, at his Vaca in Costa Mesa— caviar optional (p. 48).

BABETTE’S  Stylish outpost of East Hampton eatery with lovely courtyard. Organic farm-to-table fare, veganvegetarian options, juice bar, cold-pressed-juice cocktails. B, L, D (daily).  Crystal Cove Shopping Center, 7962 E. Coast Hwy., Newport Coast, 949.715.9915 $$$  Map M17 BACK BAY BISTRO  Snazzy spot overlooking Back Bay at the Dunes with retractable roof. Cancun-style shrimp cocktail, Kobe beef sliders, New York steak au poivre. L, D (W-Sa), Br (Sa-Su).  Newport Dunes, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949.729.1144 $$  Map M14 BAD TO THE BONE BBQ  Real pit barbecue slowcooked in wood burning pits over hickory. Standouts include tri-tip and pulled pork paired with homemade mashed potatoes. L, D (daily).  31738 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, 949.218.0227 $$  Map M1 BANDERA  Perennially popular. Iron-skillet cornbread; wood-fired rotisserie chicken or wood-grilled prime tritip; and banana cream pie. D (nightly).  3201 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, 949.673.3524 $$  Map M1 BAYSIDE  New American fare at stylish, newly redone spot. Sprawling bar and patio host exec lunches, romantic dinners, lazy brunches. Live jazz. L (M-F), D (nightly), Br (Su).  900 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, 949.721.1222 $$$  Map M1 THE BEACHCOMBER  Spot in a historic cottage right on the sand at Crystal Cove State Park beach. Roasted French feta; Prime flat iron steak with wild-mushroomand-truffle mac; Gimme S’mores! dessert. Outdoor Bootlegger Bar. Shuttle from Los Trancos lot. B, L, D (daily).  15 Crystal Cove, Newport Beach, 949.376.6900 $$  Map E4 BENJIE’S  Old-school N.Y.-style deli—O.C.’s oldest at 49. Cabbage rolls; tongue, chopped liver and pastrami sandwiches. Plus newly redone bar.  B, L, D (daily). 1828 N. Tustin Ave., Santa Ana, 714.541.6263 $  Map G14 BISTANGO  Beautifully presented contemporary cuisine, extensive wine list, impressively redone bar, jazz nightly. L (M-F), D (M-Sa).  19100 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, 949.752.5222 $$$  Map K14 THE BLIND PIG  Creative fare (bone marrow with octopus, fennel, black garlic; coulotte steak with springpea puree, watermelon radish) and top cocktails lakeside. L, D (Tu-Su).  31431 Santa Margarita Parkway, Rancho Santa Margarita, 949.888.0072 $$  Map east of D6 BOATHOUSE COLLECTIVE  Sprawling yet hidden venue in industrial area. Asian-inflected New American fare. Surfboards hang from the ceiling. D (Tu-Sa).  1640 Pomona Ave, Costa Mesa, 949.646.3176 $$  Map H15

guidelines Map locators at the end of each listing (Map A3; Map H10, etc.) refer to maps on pages 77-79. Compendium includes editors’ recommendations and advertisers.

index American.................................36 Brewpubs/Gastropubs.......40 California.................................40 Chinese....................................42 Continental.............................43 Eclectic.....................................43 Food Halls................................. 51 French.......................................43 Indian........................................44 International...........................44

Italian........................................44 Japanese..................................46 Mediterranean.......................46 Mexican/Latin.......................47 Quick Bites.............................. 52 Seafood....................................48 Steak..........................................50 Thai............................................50 Vegan......................................... 51 Vietnamese.............................. 51

BROADWAY BY AMAR SANTANA  Original spot of Bravo Top Chef finalist Amar Santana. (The other is Vaca in Costa Mesa.) Creative “cuisine of the Americas” and great cocktails. L (Sa-Su), D (nightly).  328 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach, 949.715.8234 $$$  Map H15 THE CELLAR  Cheese shop—a fantastic selection—plus wine bar and excellent restaurant with live music and dog-friendly patio. Spanish board; spectacular burrata; mac ’n’ cheese with add-ons. D (T-Su).  158 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663 $$  Map south of F6 CHAPTER ONE: THE MODERN LOCAL  Librarythemed spot is always a page-turner, and “culinary cocktails” add intriguing plot twists. L, D (daily).  227 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, 714.352.2225 $$  Map H13 DRIFTWOOD KITCHEN & BAR  Overlooks the sand. Whole Santa Barbara uni with hamachi and sea-urchin vinaigrette; lobster spaghetti carbonara; foie-gras-stuffed Mary’s Chicken and morels. Cozy-edgy Stateroom Bar. B, L, D (daily); Br (Sa-Su).  Pacific Edge Hotel, 619 Sleepy Hollow Lane, Laguna Beach, 949.715.7700 $$  Map I15 EAT CHOW  “Chowified” fare includes Southern, French, Mexican and Cuban favorites. B, L, D (daily).  1802 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, 949.650.2469; 211 62nd St., Newport Beach, 949.423.7080 $$  Map K12, N12 GRITS FULLERTON  No-rules, creative Southern California—as in Southern and California—breakfast and lunch. Pancake balls; four-style pork belly; steak-andcrab “Benny”; lengua chilaquiles. B, L (daily).  133 W. Chapman Ave., Fullerton, 714.449.0939 $$  Map A3 HOLSTEINS SHAKES AND BUNS  New. High-end burgers—Rising Sun, El Caliente, off-menu Billionaire with foie gras—and Bamboozled alcoholic milkshakes such as A-Chocolypse Now. L, D (daily).  South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.352.2525 $$  Map J13 HOPDODDY  New. One of “the best burgers in America,” says Food & Wine. More than a dozen versions include bison, Akaushi beef and tuna; we like the K-Town Belly. L, D (daily).  Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.640.2337 $$  Map L15 JULIETTE KITCHEN + BAR  New American fare. Juliette Chung helms the restaurant, husband Jon Hughes the adjacent wine shop, daughter Erica Choir the pastries; Daniel Hyatt is chef. L (M-Sa), D (Tu-Sa).  1000 Bristol St., Newport Beach, 949.752.5854 $$$  Map J13 KONA GRILL  New. First California location of New American grill concept with sleek design that also features sushi and cocktails. L, D (daily).  Irvine Spectrum Center, 623 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949.535.1010 $$ Map D5

HGTV host John Gidding, an architect, designed the stunning new chef’s table and sculpted-plywood cascading wine wall inside the kitchen at Anaheim Hilton’s Mix restaurant. p. 43

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DINING LEATHERBY’S CAFÉ ROUGE  Chic and sleek affair at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Chef Ross Pangilinan presents cutting-edge cuisine and special menus themed to Broadway shows. Ideal for pre- or post-performance. D (Tu-Su).  615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.429.7640 $$$  Map J13 LIGHTHOUSE BAYVIEW CAFÉ  New. Burgers, bánh-mì buns and bouillabaisse in a lighthouse-shaped harbor-view restaurant in Marina Park. Start or end any meal with the beignets. B, L, D (daily).  1600 W. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach, 949.933.1001 $$  Map N14 LILLIE’S Q  Outpost of Charlie McKenna’s Chicago eatery brings his ribs, which consistently win prestigious national barbecue competitions, plus other Southern fare and moonshine cocktails. L, D (daily).  240 S. Brea Blvd., Brea, 714.482.2001 $$$  Map A3 MAMA’S ON 39  Casual creative comfort fare. Buttermilk-fried chicken and bacon waffles; Thrifty Ice Cream. B, L, D (daily).  21022 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, 714.374.1166 $$  Map L8 MEMPHIS  Southern, Cajun-Creole and Southwest dishes in a hip retro setting. Start with gumbo or the pulled-pork sliders. B, L (M-F); D (nightly); Br (Sa-Su).  2920 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.432.7685 $$  Map J13

MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME Offering breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Las Brisas is proud to serve the freshest seafood, exclusive offerings of wine & margaritas and authentic cuisine of the Mexican Riviera.

NICK’S  Polished spin on classic American bar and grill fare; lively bar scene. New in San Clemente. L, D (daily).  440 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.376.8595; 213 Avenida del Mar, San Clemente, 949.481.2200 $$$  Map H15, south of F6 OLD VINE CAFÉ  Regional and seasonal; a pleasure any time of day, be it for its caramel apple French toast, beef-tongue panini or any of several ever-impressive four-course tasting menus with wine pairings. B, L (daily), D (Tu-Sa).  The Camp, 2937 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.545.1411 $$  Map J13

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PARK AVE  Owner-chef David Slay’s creative renditions of classic American fare feature housemade and homegrown specialties. Most produce meticulously grown on premises; visit the garden! Architecture is Googie, decor midcentury retro. L (Tu-F), D (Tu-Su).  11200 Beach Blvd., Stanton, 714.901.4400 $$  Map I8

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PAUL MARTIN’S AMERICAN GRILL  Restaurateur Paul Fleming (P.F. Chang’s, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse) serves mesquite-grilled items amid dark woods and balsawood chandeliers, . L, D (daily).  Irvine Spectrum Center, 31 Fortune Drive, Irvine, 949.453.1144 $$  Map D5 PELICAN GRILL  Coastal cuisine, mostly California wines and spectacular coastal views overlooking Pelican Hill Golf Course. L, D (daily).  22800 Pelican Hill Road S., Newport Coast, 800.820.6800 $$$  Map L17 PLAYGROUND  Owner/chef Jason Quinn, whose Lime Truck won Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race, offers New American small plates: cauliflower nachos; Uncle Lou’s fried chicken; wagyu tri-tip. D (daily).  220 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana, 714.560.4444 $$  Map H13 PLUMS  Casual but very fine dining in a strip mall popular for Pacific Northwest-inspired breakfasts—and Dutch Baby deep-dish pancakes B, L (daily); Br (Sa-Su).  369 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, 949.722.7586 $$  Map M13 THE QUIET WOMAN  Cozy, very pricey local fixture serves sophisticated comfort food such as center-loin swordfish and baseball-cut steaks. The busy bar is open from lunch to close.  3224 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, 949.640.7440 $$$$  Map M16 R+D KITCHEN  Sleek and friendly spot; try the Reubenesque sandwich or the spinach-and-chicken Waldorf salad. L, D (daily); Br (Sa-Su).  Fashion Island, 555 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.219.0555 $$  Map L15

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SANDY’S HB  SoCal vibe, vibrant setting steps from the sand at Huntington Beach Pier. Regionally inspired cuisine and huge patio. B (Sa-Su); L, D (daily).  315 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.374.7273 $$  Map N9 SEASONS 52  Lower calorie. Lots of flavor. Fab piano bar, stylish decor, eclectic seasonal menu, Mini Indulgences desserts, superior wine list. L, D (daily).  South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa, 714.437.5252 $$  Map J13

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RAINFOREST CAFE  Creative decor, animatronics and special effects bring the rain forest indoors; dine among lush vegetation, lightning storms and wild animals. Expansive menu; kids’ menu. B, L, D (daily).  Downtown Disney, 1515 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.772.0413 $$  Map I10

SKYLOFT  New. Scenic rooftop dining atop the historic Heisler building. Smokehouse barbecue fare includes wings, tri-tip salad and grilled salmon. Local breweries, live music. L, D (daily).  422 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.1550 $$  Map I16 SMOQUED  California barbecue in Old Towne Orange. Avocado fries with Sriracha ranch dip; pulled-pork sandwich; St. Louis ribs; pecan pie. L, D (daily); Br (Su).  128 N. Glassell St., Orange, 714.633.7427 $$  Map C4 SOCIAL  Intriguing cuisine and cocktails near the Triangle. Wood-fired oysters; fried cauliflower; Akaushi-beef Drive Thru Burger; wagyu tri-tip. D (Tu-Su), Br (Sa-Su).  512 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, 949.642.2425 $$  Map K12

RALPH BRENNAN’S JAZZ KITCHEN  Creole cuisine and New Orleans jazz (beaded piano!) at spot inspired by New Orleans’ French Quarter. Pasta jambalaya, Gumbo Ya-Ya, bananas Foster. Beignets at Jazz Kitchen Express; romantic dining upstairs; casual meals downstairs. B, L, D (daily).  Downtown Disney, 1590 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.776.5200 $$  Map I10

STACKED  New. Build-your-own burgers—with add-ons such as ghost-pepper cheese and roasted-shallot mayonnaise—plus pizzas, salads and mac ‘n’ cheese. B, L, D (daily).  7490 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, 657.845.2100 $$  Map C2

RAMOS HOUSE CAFÉ  One of the county’s best restaurants serves O.C.’s best breakfast on the covered patio of an 1881 house next to the train tracks in the historic Los Rios district. B, L (Tu-Su).  31752 Los Rios St., San Juan Capistrano, 949.443.1342 $$  Map I17

STONEHILL TAVERN  Michael Mina’s urbane ode to New American dining in shimmering room at the Monarch Beach Resort. New chef. D (Tu-Su).  1 Monarch Beach Resort Drive, Dana Point, 949.234.3318 $$$  Map J17

THE RANCH  Sophisticated restaurant and super-fun saloon. Chef Michael Rossi offers escargot with hazelnut spaetzle, fried Petaluma quail, glorious bone-in cowboy rib-eye; try brother David Rossi’s pecan pie. Most produce picked daily on the Ranch’s own farm. D (nightly).  1025 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, 714.817.4200 $$$  Map I11

SUMMER HOUSE  Cheery flower-bedecked charmer on Coast Highway offers contemporary American comfort fare with Hawaiian and Asian accents. L, D (daily).  2744 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, 949.612.7700 $$  Map M16

RESTAURANT MARIN  Owners of adjacent Arc restaurant offer breakfast all day, and equally sophisticated lunch and dinner, at their chic, petite new venue— and do away with gratuities. B, L, D (daily).  3321 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 949.402.3974  $$$ Map J12 ROSCOE’S CHICKEN AND WAFFLES  Chicken and waffles in every imaginable configuration. B, L, D (daily).  2110 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, 714.823.4130 $ Map I10 RUBY’S DINER  Vintage-inspired family-magnets serve burgers, fries and shakes. Three of 17 locations are at the end of piers. B, L, D (daily).  Balboa Pier, 949.675.RUBY; Huntington Beach Pier, 714.969.RUBY; Seal Beach Pier, 562.431.RUBY $  Map N15, N9 and west of N7 SADDLE RANCH CHOP HOUSE  Rock-western experience with mechanical bull; look for the stagecoach on the roof! Extensive American menu, south-of-the-border accents. B, L, D (daily).  The Triangle, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, 949.287.4652; Outlets at Orange, 20 City Blvd. W., Orange, 657.221.3136 $$  Map K12 and J11 SAINT MARC PUB-CAFE, BAKERY & CHEESE AFFINAGE  New. Indoor-outdoor bar. Bacon bar features 11 varieties of bacon such as Apple Pie Bacon and Tender Belly Habanero. 32 barrel wines sold by the ounce. B, L, D (daily).  Pacific City, 21058 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington beach, 949.629.2591 $$  Map N9

THREE SEVENTY COMMON  Chef Ryan Adams offers winning fare such as halibut with peas, mint, onion and preserved lemon. Apple fried pies. Family-style Sunday Night Social dinners. D (nightly).  370 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach, 949.494.8686 $$  Map H15 320 MAIN  Chef Jaime Carrano offers elevated fare such as citrus-cured salmon bite, roasted bone marrow with braised oxtail marmalade; owners Jason and Rebecca Schiffer fashion cutting-edge cocktails. D (nightly).  320 Main St., Seal Beach, 949.494.8686 $$  Map C1 TOMMY BAHAMA  Grill shares the boutique’s island mind-set. L, D (daily).  Corona del Mar Plaza, 854 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, 949.760.8686; 400 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.376.6886 $$  Map L15, H15 TULSA RIB CO.  Local mainstay. Tempura artichoke hearts, Cajun or Caribbean baby-back ribs, Tulsa potatoes, profiteroles. The patio is ideal for people-watching over a glass of Chianti. L (M-F); dinner (nightly).  220 E. Katella Ave., Orange, 714.633.3760 $$  Map B4 25 DEGREES  Foodie-friendly design-your-own-burger and wine bar with speakeasy decor. Burger options include artisan cheeses, extras such as Hatch green chili, sauces including gallego. L, D (daily).  412 Walnut Ave., Huntington Beach, 714.960.2525 $$  Map N9 WATERTABLE  Chef Manfred Lassahn pulls out the stops at restaurant and “gastro bar” in inspired “living rooms” and on redone ocean-view patio. Shareable Bar Jars; honey-lavender Berkshire pork entrée. B, L, D (daily).  Hyatt

Regency Huntington Beach Resort, 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.698.1234 $$  Map N9 WATSON’S SODA FOUNTAIN & CAFE  On the site since 1899; California’s original soda fountain. Though newly hip it retains its retro vibe. Fun, expansive menu; — some of the shakes now come with booze. B, L, D (daily).  116 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, 714.363.3773 $$ Map J11 WOOD RANCH  Barbecue and grill in handsome quarters at Irvine Spectrum Center. Shredded onions; wood-roasted tri-tip; pulled-pork platter; peanut coleslaw; plus burgers, steaks and seafood. L, D (daily).  57 Fortune Drive, Irvine, 949.337.4850 $$  Map D5 ZIMZALA  Surfer-chic spot at hip Shorebreak Hotel offers “American/beach comfort” cuisine—and Cal-Med. B, L (M-F); D (nightly); Br (Sa-Su).  500 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.960.5050 $$  Map N9

Brewpubs and Gastropubs HAVEN GASTROPUB  Adventurous fare and palate-provoking handcrafted beers on tap. Superlative burgers, Jidori chicken-liver toast, whole roasted suckling pig, B (Sa-Su); L, D (daily).  190 S. Glassell St., Orange, 714.221.0680 $$  Map C4 JT SCHMID’S RESTAURANT AND BREWERY  Beers brewed on-site and brewpub cuisine: wood-fired pizzas, Prime steaks, burgers, jambalaya and sashimi! L, D (daily).  2610 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.634.9200; 2415 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.258.0333 $$  Map I11, D4 MRK PUBLIC  Three chefs—two of them from the late Tabu Grill in Laguna Beach—offer elevated pub favorites, notably Tuscan Toast, Vietnamese Sticky Wings and fried chicken sandwich, and craft beers (all $5). It’s a winner! L, D (Tu-Su).  1402 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.441.7621 $$  Map south of F6 SIDE DOOR  Superb spot shares replica of England’s oldest inn with the landmark Five Crowns. Artisanal cheese, charcuterie, seasonal plates and world-class brews—plus elevated British pub fare. D (nightly), Br (Su).  3801 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, 949.717.4322, $$  Map M16 SLATER’S 50/50  Burgers! Design your own—or try Peanut Butter & Jellousy or Fritos Crunch. Superior brew list. L, D (daily).  8082 Adams Ave., Huntington Beach, 714.594.5730; 6362 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road, Anaheim Hills, 714.685.1103 $$  Map L9, B5

California Cuisine K’YA BISTRO BAR  Chef Craig Connole has created more than 50 small plates for lively spot inside historic La Casa Del Camino Hotel; sharing is encouraged. D (nightly).  La Casa del Camino, 1289 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.376.9718 $$  Map I16 MARIPOSA  Cheery room at Neiman Marcus. Some go just for the pre-meal popovers; Maine lobster club sandwich. L (daily).  Fashion Island, 601 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.467.3350 $$  Map L15 NAPA ROSE  Wine country at Disney Resort is a celebration of beauty in the bottle and the bounty of nature; chef Andrew Sutton offers sophisticated seasonal fare; staff includes dozens of sommeliers. D (nightly).  Grand Californian Hotel, 1600 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.635.2300 $$$  Map I10 OAK GRILL  Chef Marc Johnson delivers from start (halibut ceviche) to finish (warm pineapple butter cake). New Slow Smoked Sundaze barbecue on Sundays— don’t miss the brisket! Fifty wines by the glass; superb cocktails. Shares huge patio with Aqua Lounge. B, L, D (daily).  Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.760.4920 $$$$  Map L15

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DINING ONOTRIA WINE COUNTRY CUISINE  Ristorante honors wine with Cal-Ital dishes concocted to flatter fine varietals. Dishes are seasonal, and game is a specialty. The wine list runs 40 pages. L (M-F), D (M-Sa).  2831 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.641.5952 $$  Map J1 PROVENANCE  Cathy Pavlos’ wine-country-farmhouse-themed spot has raised-bed patio garden; produce is the star. Pan-roasted cauliflower kung pao; Snake River Farms heritage pork tender; S’more in a Jar dessert. Fantastic brunch. L (M-F), D (nightly), Br (Su).  531 Eastbluff Drive, Newport Beach, 949.718.0477 $$  Map L14 SEALEGS WINE BAR  Seasonal California share plates—e.g., Pig and Fig Flatbread, Stinky Fries, bananas Foster French toast—plus limited-production wines and craft beers amid Hamptons-style nautical decor. D (nightly), Br (Su).  21022 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, 714.536.5700 $$  Map M9 SHADES  Casual elegance, deft Cal-Continental menu and ocean views make this a popular steak (boutique ranch meats) and seafood destination. Lavish brunch (unlimited crab legs!) on poolside patio. B, L, D (daily); Br (Su).  Waterfront Hilton, 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.845.8444 $$  Map N9 SPLASHES RESTAURANT AND BAR  Indoors by the fireplace or on the patio steps from the sand, the water’s-edge Pacific view provides a dramatic backdrop for meals meant to be gorgeous memories. B, L, D (daily); Br (Su).  Surf & Sand Hotel, 1555 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.497.4477, ext. 550 $$$  Map H15 STUDIO  Airy bluff-top Arts and Crafts-style bungalow with stunning azure and endless Pacific view oozes an offhand luxury befitting its premium resort setting. Chef Craig Strong reaches far beyond the predictably posh with an ambitious menu of creative Cal-French cuisine. (Tu-Su).  Montage Resort & Spa, 30801 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 866.271.6953 $$$$  Map I16 TANGATA  Lunch spot off Bowers Museum’s Missionstyle courtyard offers Pacific Rim-inflected cuisine. Spam taco, Laughing Bird shrimp salad, Korean marinated skirt steak, banana spring roll. L (Tu-Su).  2002 N Main St., Santa Ana , 714.550.0906 $$  Map G13 URTH CAFFÉ  New. Organic heirloom coffee destination serves wide array of items plus pastries, cakes, juices and boba drinks in landmark restored nearly century-old cottage. B, L, D (daily).  308 N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 213.797.4527 $  Map H15

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THE WINERY  Chef/partner Yvon Goetz offers superior contemporary cuisine—the freshest seafood, wild game, USDA Prime steaks plus cigar patios and extensive wine cellars—at two striking locations. Tustin: L (M-F), D (nightly); Newport: D (nightly), Br (Su).  District at Tustin Legacy, 2647 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.258.7600; 3131 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.999.6622 $$$  Map D4, N13

Chinese DIN TAI FUNG  Taiwan icon known for xiao long bao—Shanghai-style soup dumplings—now has venue at South Coast Plaza. New York Times included the original in its world’s top 10; the L.A. Times’ Jonathan Gold pegged the Glendale location in his top 101. L, D (daily).  3333 Bristol St. Costa Mesa, 714.549.3388 $$  Map J13 MANDARIN KING  Family-owned spot offers extensive menu of favorites and three-course family dinners. Pupu platter for two; lemon chicken; spicy peppered fish; pork with hot garlic sauce. L (M-Sa), D (daily).  1223 N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.494.8992 $$  Map H15 TWENTY EIGHT  Top Chef finalist Shirley Chung—former executive chef at China Poblano by José Andrés— offers modern Chinese in stylish digs. Singapore-style

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DINING chili lobster; slow-braised oxtail. L, D (daily).  19530 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 949.852.2828 $$  Map K14

Continental FIVE CROWNS  Lawry’s spot in English inn replica recently marked its 50th anniversary with a dramatically expanded menu—nearly triple the items—and new bar. Prime rib and other favorites stay. Superb SideDoor Gastropub is adjacent. D (nightly), Br (Su).  3801 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, 949.760.0331 $$$  Map M16 THE HOBBIT  Transporting dinners at homey hacienda revered for special occasions. Multicourse prix-fixe affair: cocktails upstairs, elaborate appetizers in the wine cellar, new Continental classics in elegant dining rooms. Menu changes weekly. Reservations essential. D (W-Su).  2932 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, 714.997.1972 $$$$  Map J11 ORANGE HILL  Hilltop hideaway with endless city-light views; traditional and updated fare includes seafood, prime rib, lobster. Orange Bar has retro orange theme and orange piano. D (nightly), Br (Sa-Su).  6410 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, 714.997.2910 $$  Map C5 21 OCEANFRONT  Romantic restaurant with sunset views, cozy bars, servers in black tie. Abalone, crab legs, steaks and osso buco. Live entertainment in the lounge. D (nightly).  2100 W. Oceanfront (Newport Pier), Newport Beach, 949.673.2100 $$$  Map N13

Eclectic EATS KITCHEN & BAR  Burgers, regional specialties and tapas-style small bites by chef Jason Montibelano. B, L, D (daily); Br (Su).  Hotel Irvine Hotel, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 949.225.6780, $$  Map D4

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GOLDEN TRUFFLE  Fans of chef/owner Alan Greeley overlook his bistro’s strip-mall digs in favor of his maverick approach. Wine list is loaded with labels you won’t easily find elsewhere. L (Tu-F), D (Th-Sa).  1767 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, 949.645.9858 $$$  Map L12 MIX  Hilton Anaheim executive chef Frederic Castan oversees the globally influenced menu at the strikingly redone atrium lobby restaurant and lounge and, even more impressive, the chef’s table in the kitchen. Creative vegan dishes on request. B, L, D (daily).  777 Convention Way, Anaheim, 714.740.4412 $$  Map I10 SAPPHIRE LAGUNA  Chef Azmin Ghahreman offers inspired—and globally inspired—dishes at stylish restaurant with excellent bar program, popular patio with partial ocean view and gourmet pantry for picnic and takeout. L (M-F), D (nightly), Br (Sa-Su).  1200 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.9888 $$$  Map I15 TRUE FOOD KITCHEN  Healthful globally inspired fare in cheery room and on inviting patio with linear fire pit. More healthful cocktails; biodynamic wines. L, D (daily); Br (Sa-Su).  Fashion Island, 451 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.644.2400 $$$  Map L15

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BISTRO PAPILLOTE  Laurent Brazier of La Cuisine Culinary Arts school launches Parisian café, offering classics such as quiches, crepes and croque-monsieurs. B, L (daily).  OC Mix, South Coast Collection, 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.641.2005 $$  Map J12 MARCHÉ MODERNE  Chef Florent Marneau and pastry chef wife Amelia raise the bistro to delicious heights with their unstuffy but oh-so-French effort. He revels in what’s seasonal. Dessert? Exquisite cheeses or Amelia’s transcendent desserts. L, D (daily).  South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.434.7900 $$$  Map J13

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DINING MOULIN  Cheery bistro-epicerie-café offers rotisserie chicken, baguette sandwiches, pastries, charcuterie, cheeses, wine and beer—all French amid French logo decor. B, L (daily); prix-fixe D (Tu).  1000 N. Bristol St., Newport Beach, 949.474.0920 $$  Map K13 PASCAL  The latest list-topping home for venerated chef Pascal Olhats offers the Pascal Experience menu— plus bakery and epicerie items, salads, sandwiches, panini, desserts, and picnics to go. B, L, D (daily).  103 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, 949.488.0031 $$  Map I17 VIE DE FRANCE  Classic onion soup, breads (excellent croissants!) and pastries baked fresh daily, sandwiches made to order, desserts homemade at charming bistro and bakery. B, L, D (daily).  South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.557.1734 $  Map J13

Indian CLAY OVEN  Regional and creative Indian fare. Habanero shrimp vindaloo; goat curry; tandoori venison. Owner/chef Geeta Bansal recently cooked at New York’s prestigious James Beard House. L, D (daily).  15435 Jeffrey Road, Irvine, 949.552.2851 $$  Map D5 ROYAL KHYBER  Spot often cited as O.C.’s best Indian marks 30 years. Warm eggplant salad; lobster masala; signature Khyber’s Nectar, lamb shanks simmered 14 hours. L, D (daily).  South Coast Plaza Village, 3333 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.557.5679 $$$  Map J13

International DARYA  Top-notch traditional Persian cuisine and service in an elegant atmosphere at South Coast Plaza Village. Specialty stews, rices and kebabs; combination platters; live music on weekends. L, D (daily).  3800 S. Plaza Drive, Santa Ana, 614.557.6600 $$$  Map J13 MARRAKESH  Moroccan multicourse prix-fixe feasts including b’stilla (phyllo-chicken pie), sans silverware. Great value. Belly dancing (W-Su). D (nightly).  1976 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, 949.645.8384 $$  Map L13 MOZAMBIQUE  African fortress gone hip and stylish offers Cal-Portuguese-South African cuisine such as piri piri prawns. Veranda rooftop dining. Complimentary safe ride within 3 miles—in really nice vehicles.  1740 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.7777 $$  Map I16 OLD WORLD GERMAN RESTAURANT  Authentic German and Austrian cuisine such as schnitzel and bratwurst. L, D (Tu-Su).  7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach, 714.895.8020 $  Map C2

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Italian ANAHEIM WHITE HOUSE  Italian steakhouse in 1909 manor; refined cuisine elaborately presented amid fresco recreations. Consider white-chocolate salmon, peppered hanger steak and game dishes. L (M-F), D (nightly), Br (Su).  887 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, 714.772.1381 $$$  Map I10 ANDREA  Elegant but unstuffy. Spectacular views of elysian vistas and the ocean. Superb northern Italian cuisine. Pea-tendril salad; Julia’s handmade gnocchi; wagyu chateaubriand for two. Pasta and gelato made in dedicated rooms. L, D (daily).  Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 Pelican Hill Road S., Newport Coast, 949.467.6800 $$$$  Map L17 ANGELINA’S PIZZERIA NAPOLETANA  Well-regarded Dana Point spot opens in Irvine and expands its menu beyond its Neapolitan pies. L, D (daily).  Los Olivos Marketplace, 8573 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949.536.5200; Monarch Bay Plaza, 32860 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.429.1102 $$  Map D5, J16

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ANTONELLO RISTORANTE  Top-notch, romantic northern Italian restaurant in faux villa; don’t miss the osso buco with risotto milanese, or the ricotta gnocchi. Enoteca Lounge and bar menu. L (M-F), D (M-Sa).  South Coast Plaza Village, 3800 Plaza Drive, Santa Ana, 714.751.7153 $$$  Map J13

BRUNOS ITALIAN KITCHEN  Contemporary spot offers memorable dishes such as hamachi with sweet-and-sour shallots, wild-boar-sausage bucatini, caramel-chocolate budino, and house-made limoncello liqueur. D (nightly).  210 W. Birch St., Brea, 714.257.1000 $$$  Map A3

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CANALETTO  Venetian-inspired restaurant offers salumeria, antipasti, wood-fired pizzas, specialty meat and seafood dishes (e.g., vermicelli Cassopipa with seafood ragu). L, D (daily).  Fashion Island, 545 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.640.0900 $$$  Map M16 CUCINA ENOTECA  Cal-Ital plus wine shop amid fun decor. Vasi (filled jars), lobster gnocchi neri, guanciale bucatini, house-infused liquors. L, D (daily), Br (Su).  Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.721.2000; Irvine Spectrum Center, 31 Fortune Drive, Irvine, 949.861.2222 $$  Map L15, D5

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ECCO  Hip spot at the Camp serves up sophisticated wood-fired pizzas, ricotta gnocchi with grilled prawns, sautéed broccoli rabe with garlic and chilies. New at Anaheim Packing House. L, D (daily).  The Camp, 2937 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.444.ECCO; 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, eccopizza.com $$  Map J13, H10

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FRANCOLI GOURMET  Convivial, handsome northern Italian destination takes a quantum leap in quality, both in style (e.g., ornate orange-glass chandelier) and cuisine since its move to Old Towne Orange. B, L, D (daily).  100 S. Glassell St., Orange, 714.288.1077 $$  Map C4

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Woody’s Wharf has been a Newpor t Beach:: landmark since 949.675.0474 woodyswharf.com 1965. Join us for award winning cuisine featuring the freshest seafood, poultry and prime beef available anywhere on the coast. Our waterfront location and casual, fun atmosphere make for a memorable dining experience. Our renowned Sunday brunch with bottomless champagne draws large local crowds looking for an easygoing afternoon.

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IL BARONE RISTORANTE  Acclaimed chef Franco Barone and wife Donatella offer sophisticated fare at stylish spot hidden near John Wayne Airport. L (M-F), D (M-Sa).  4251 Martingale Way, Newport Beach, 949.955.2755 $$  Map K14 IL DOLCE PIZZERIA  Artisanal Naples-style pizzas and pastas in modest spot at busy intersection. The simple pepperoni pizza may be the county’s best; the pistachio pizza, with Parmesan, red onions, rosemary and Gruyère, is a more unusual delight. L, D (daily).  1902 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, 949.200.9107 $$  Map K12 IL FORNAIO  Upscale casual trattoria and bakery features house-made and imported pastas, wood-fired pizzas and roasted meats in a romantic atmosphere. Bocce ball courts, too! L (M-Sa); D (nightly).  18051 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, 949.261.1444 $$$  Map J14 IL GARAGE  Beguiling spot from David Slay, in a garage hidden behind his acclaimed ParkAve, amid a 1924 tractor and red-checkered tablecloths; it overlooks the garden that inspires and supplies the menu. D (Tu-Sa).  11200 Beach Blvd., Stanton, 714.901.4400 $$  Map I8 MAMA D’S  Neighborhood spot on the peninsula has a loyal following, thanks to large portions and very personable wait staff. Extensive menu; pasta, chicken and hero sandwiches at lunch. L (M-F), D (nightly).  3012 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, 949.675.6262 $$  Map N13

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NORTH ITALIA  New. High-decibel space with lots of glass, soaring ceiling, lively marble-topped bar and citrus-studded patio. Truffle garlic bread; squid-ink mafaldine; salted caramel budino. L (M-F), D (daily); Br (Sa-Su).  2957 Michelson Drive, Irvine, 949.629.7060 $$  Map K14 PIROZZI  Alessándro Pirozzi’s super-convivial spot offers olive fritte; speck-wrapped, wild-boar-stuffed quail; limoncello-infused taglierini; and heart-shaped Nutella pizza for two. Excellent pizzas. D (daily).  2929 E. Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, 949.675.2932 $$$  Map M16

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DINING PIZZA E VINO  Among O.C.’s most authentic Naplesstyle pizza, steps from a lake; the misto-salumi version is a flavor explosion. L, D (daily).  31441 Santa Margarita Pkwy., Rancho Santa Margarita, 949.713.1500 $$  Map east of E6 PIZZERIA MOZZA  Culinary stars Mario Batali, Nancy Silverton and Joseph Bastianich replicate their acclaimed L.A. and Singapore spots. Pizzas use distinctive dough. Start with bone marrow al forno; finish with caramel copetta with marshmallow sauce. L, D (daily).  800 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.945.1126 $$  Map M13 PIZZERIA ORTICA  Spot owned by L.A. chef David Myers (Comme Ça) offers refined authentic Neapolitan fare using intriguing ingredients beneath soaring arched ceilings and frescoes. L (M-F), D (nightly).  650 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, 714.445.4900 $$  Map J13 QUATTRO CAFFÉ  Antonio Cagnolo of nearby, much-lauded Antonello Ristorante rejuvenates shoppers with stylish fare. L, D (daily).  South Coast Plaza, 3333 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.754.0300 $$  Map J13 SAPORI PIZZERIA  Sapori’s adjacent, attractive, more casual bar and pizza spinoff with beautiful wood-burning pizza oven from Italy. L (M-F), D (nightly).  1080 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, 949.644.4220 $$  Map N14 SAPORI RISTORANTE  Charming spot near Balboa Island; O.C. Register’s restaurant of the year. Penne otero, polenta e porcini, scalloppine Gorgonzola. Adjacent pizzeria. L (M-F), D (nightly).  1080 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, 949.644.4220 $$$  Map N14 TAVERNA  New. Pizzeria and risotteria inspired by Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region in restored historic bank building with courtyard. L, D (daily); Br (Sa-Su).  222 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach, 949.715.0821 $$  Map H15 VITALY  Bolognese owners offer croissants, piadine and tigelle sandwiches, espresso, beer, wine, gelato and gelato flights in tiny cones. B, L, D (daily).  The Camp, 2937 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.662.5500 $$  Map J13

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Japanese BENIHANA  The original exhibition kitchen—at your table! Fun dining experience, fun date. L (M-F), D (nightly).  4250 Birch St., Newport Beach, 949.955.0822; 2100 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, 714.774.4940 $$  Map K13, I10

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HAMAMORI  Sparkling environment with undulating curves overlooks Bear Street. Rice-cracker-coated jumbo asparagus with yuzu sea salt; tamari-marinated black cod. L, D (daily).  South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa, 714.850.0880 $$$  Map J13 NANA SAN  Chef Goro Sakurai attracts a considerable and predominantly Asian clientele; there’s generally a wait by 5:15 pm, but you’ll get a call or text when your seats are ready. L (M-F), D (M-Sa).  3601 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, 949.474.7373 $$  Map K13 SUSHI ROKU  New. Cal-Japanese sushi pioneer opens gorgeous spot at Fashion Island. Fluke kumquat sashimi; premium tofu three ways; blue-crab tartare; robata skewers; Prime rib-eye steak Japonais; spectacular s’mores dessert. L, D (daily).  327 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.706.3622 $$  Map L15

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DINING and tapas; upstairs is Catal for fine dining. L, D (daily).  Downtown Disney, 1580 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.774.4442 $$$  Map I10 FIG & OLIVE  Pascal Lorange’s cuisine is an ode to olive oil and what’s on the plate—from crostini and crudo starters to crème-brûlée cheesecake—is sophisticated. The olive tree-studded setting is stunning. L, D (daily), Br (Sa-Su).  151 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.877.3005 $$$  Map L15 LUCCA CAFE & MARKET  Euro-chic bistro, deli and wine bar by chef Cathy Pavlos features artisanal and organic local ingredients; sibling to Provenance in Newport Beach. L (M-F), D (nightly), Br (Sa-Su).  6507 Quail Hill Parkway, Irvine, 949.725.1773 $$  Map D5 MESA  Young chef Niki Starr Weyler oversees stylish spot. Hip scene, retractable glass roof, unisex restrooms. Ahi-tuna “tacos,” cast-iron-skillet mussels, wine-braised short ribs; superb cocktails. D (Tu-Sa).  The Camp, 725 Baker St., Costa Mesa, 714.557.6700 $$  Map J13 ZOV’S  Zov Karamardian’s passion propels her spots; Louie Jocson is the executive chef. Acclaimed Med cuisine; bakery-café in Tustin. L, D (M-Sa).  Enderle Center, 17440 E. 17th St., Tustin, 714.838.8855; 1801 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.280.9687; 3915 Portola Parkway, Irvine, 714.734.9687; 21123 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Coast, 949.760.9687 $$$  Map C5, I11, C4, L17

Mexican/Latin ANEPALCO’S  Chef Daniel Godinez applies French technique to traditional Mexican ingredients, with sophisticated, artfully presented results. Tilapia with serrano chili-infused beurre blanc; cuitlacoche-topped burger. Innovative cocktails. L, D (daily).  3737 Chapman Ave., Orange, 14.456.9642 $$  Map B4 CHA CHA’S TACOS & TEQUILA  Contemporary spot on pedestrian-friendly promenade. Prickly pear margarita; rotisserie meats and wood-fired dishes; tres-leches cake with toasted coconut and raspberrykiwi salsa. L (W–F), D (Tu–Su), Br (Sa-Su).  110 W. Birch St., Brea, 714.255.1040 $$  Map A3 EL ADOBE  State historical landmark serving traditional Mexican fare is housed in a 1797 adobe and 1812 jail. L (M-Sa), D (nightly), Br (Su).  31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.1163 $$  Map I17  EL TORITO GRILL  Mes­quite-grilled steak, seafood and contemporary specialties, handmade tortillas. Lobster quesadilla; sizzling fajitas; carnitas Yucatan. L, D (daily); Br (Su).  1910 Main St., Irvine, 949.975.1220; 555 Pointe Drive, Brea, 714.990.2411 $$  Map D4, A3 GABBI’S MEXICAN KITCHEN  Old Towne daytrippers and tequila connoisseurs duck into this rustically stylish haven for spirited takes on regional Mexican fare far beyond tacos and burritos. L, D (daily).  141 S. Glassell St., Orange, 714.633.3038 $$  Map C4 HABANA  Hip setting, hip clientele and nuevo Latino cuisine by candlelight. Signature dishes include paella and ropa vieja (shredded pot roast). Great patio. L, D (daily).  The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.556.0176 $$  Map J13 LAS BRISAS  Window-lined, elegant cliff-top spot with renowned guacamole and superb coastal views. Snapper Veracruzana; Yucatán chicken. The patio is packed. B, L (M-Sa); D (nightly); Br (Su).  361 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, 949.497.5434 $$$  Map H15 POUR VIDA  Jimmy Martinez (former chef at L.A.’s Boa Steakhouse) offers creative tacos such as pineapple skirt steak, tempura oyster and heirloom cauliflower. L, D (daily).  185 W. Center Street Promenade, Anaheim, 657.208.3889 $$  Map H10

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DINING PUEBLO  Acclaimed yearling spot offers traditional and contemporary Spanish tapas—seared spot prawns with green olives and garlic; pork belly with sea scallops and cauliflower crema—amid folclórico-style decor. L, D (daily).  South Coast Collection, 3321 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.340.5775 $$  Map J12

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RAYA  Sophisticated global cuisine from chef Richard Sandoval, spectacular ocean views. Sweet-corn soup with cuitlacoche puree, roasted halibut with truffled boniato and crispy jalapeños; the churros are a must! B, L, D (daily).  Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, 1 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, 949.240.2000 $$$  Map J16 RED O  Sexy design with Moroccan accents, menu by Mexican cuisine guru Rick Bayless. Ceviches, guacamole tasting, lamb chops mole negro. Extensive tequila list; the Topolo margarita is top-notch. L, D (daily).  143 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.718.0300 $$$  Map L15 SOL COCINA  Stylish spot overlooking harbor canals offers vibrant Baja-inspired dishes by Deborah Schneider (Amor y Tacos, Salsas and Moles). Chorizo and mushrooms con queso; Hot & Raw tropical ceviche; taco Vampiro; grilled Kobe skirt steak. L, D (daily).  251 E. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.675.9800 $$  Map M14 SOLITA  Sol Cocina spinoff offers tacos (e.g., chorizo, bacon and sweet potatoes; chili tofu; wood-grilled carne asada) and margaritas. Start with queso al forno. L, D (daily).  Bella Terra, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, 714.894.2792 $  Map C2
 TACO ASYLUM  Spot serving unusual tacos, excellent brews and small-batch soda. Bánh mì taco, corn off the cob, dessert nachos. L, D (daily).  The Camp, 2937 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.922.6010 $  Map J13

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TACO MARÍA  Carlos Salgado serves up meticulous and always fascinating “Chicano cuisine” at OC Mix, e.g., piloncillo pork belly with pencil-cob grits, cherry and dandelion. Memorable, truly distinctive tacos at lunch; dinner is four-course prix-fixe. L (Tu-Sa), D (W-Sa).  South Coast Collection, 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.538.8444 $$$  Map J12 TORTILLA REPUBLIC  Stylish spot offers duck-confit tacos with sour-cherry salsita; 100 blue-agave spirits at the onyx-cap bar. Even the chefs have ocean views. L (Tu-Su), D (nightly).  480 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.393.4888 $$$  Map I16 VACA  New. Amar Santana, Bravo Top Chef finalist this season and owner/chef at acclaimed Broadway in Laguna Beach, and partner Ahmed Labbate open Spanish spot serving tapas, paellas, house-made charcuterie, 50-day aged steaks and superb cocktails. L, D (daily).  695 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 619.806.0553 $$$  Map J13 WHO SONG AND LARRY’S  Eclectic Cal-Mex cantina with Asian accents near Honda Center: crunchy crabchicharrón-chipotle sushi; lobster mac-and-cheese enchiladas; avocado split dessert; shareable Larry y Yo cocktail. L, D (daily).  1535 W. Katella Ave., Orange, 714.639.9550 $$  Map I11

Seafood AMELIA’S SEAFOOD & ITALIAN RESTAURANT  Charming local favorite for almost half a century offers scampi Caesar salad, linguine with fresh bay scallops and baby calamari in marinara sauce, and cioppino. The intimate patio table is coveted. D (nightly), Br (F-Su).  311 Marine Ave., Balboa Island, 949.673.6580 $$  Map M15 BLUEWATER GRILL  Fresh seafood selection at handsome spots changes daily. Grilled Australian barramundi, Costa Rican mahimahi, farm-raised Mississippi catfish. L, D (daily); Br (Su).  The District at Tustin Legacy, 2409 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.258.FISH; 630 Lido Park Drive, Newport Beach, 949.675.FISH $$  Map D4, N13

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DINING BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO.  Fun spot inspired by the film Forrest Gump. Start with the peel-and-eat Shrimper’s Net Catch. L, D (daily).  Anaheim GardenWalk, 321 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.635.4867 $$  Map I10 THE CANNERY  The spot is historic—a cannery in 1921, a fine seafooder for 40 years, now better than ever. Jellyfish Lounge features sushi; great happy hour. L, D (daily); Br (Su).  3010 Lafayette Road, Newport Beach, 949.566.0060 $$  Map N13 THE CATCH  Sleek spot popular with sports fans as well as concertgoers—it’s near Angel Stadium and Honda Center. 5-pound OMG burger feeds 10; hot chocolate sundae flamed tableside. L, D (Tu-Su).  2100 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.935.0101 $$  Map I11

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DUKE’S  Hawaiian-inspired seafood, Prime steaks and infectious beach-house ambiance. Next to the pier; Barefoot Bar; endless ocean views. L (Tu-Sa), D (nightly).  317 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.374.6446 $$  Map N9 HARBOR GRILL  Excellent mesquite-grilled seafood, pastas, gumbos, bouillabaisse at Dana Point Harbor; consider the rosebud martini and the sustainably farmed oysters. L, D (daily); Br (Su).  34499 Golden Lantern St., Dana Point, 949.240.1416 $$$  Map J16 MARKET BROILER  Mix ’n’ match fresh fish ‘n’ sauce. Mesquite-grilled seafood and steaks, sushi, on-site fish market. L, D (daily).  The Outlets at Orange, 20 City Blvd., Orange, 714.769.FISH; 20111 Brookhurst St., Huntington Beach, 714.771.6655 $$  Map J11, L10 MASTRO’S OCEAN CLUB  Bluff-top, ocean-view spot. Dry-ice enshrouded Seafood Tower; freshest seafood in majestic proportions; and the don’t-miss signature warm butter cake. Glass-topped grand piano in the O Bar. D (nightly).  Crystal Cove Shopping Center, 8112 E. Coast Hwy., Newport Coast, 949.376.6990 $$$$  Map M17 MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S  Citified fish house offers simply prepared fresh seafood. Old-school cocktails, legendary happy hour; microbrews on tap at Irvine’s Pilsner Room. L (M-F), D (nightly).  2000 S. Main St., Irvine, 949.756.0505; Anaheim GardenWalk, 321 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.535.9000 $$$  Map J14, I10 THE RITZ PRIME SEAFOOD  The Ritz, a Newport Beach institution, gets new life in a breathtakingly updated incarnation on the water. Lobster and squid-ink pasta with uni butter; whole branzino; coconut cake. D (daily), Br (Sa-Su).  880 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.720.1800 $$$  Map N13 ROY’S  Roy Yamaguchi’s Hawaiian fusion fare amid stylish tropical decor. D (nightly).  Fashion Island, 453 Newport Center Drive, 949.640.7697; Anaheim GardenWalk, 321 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.776.7697 $$$ Map L15, I10 SHUCK  Oyster bar offers meticulously shucked selections. Superb grilled cheese sandwich, seafood stew. Bubblies and brews. L, D (daily).  OC Mix, 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 949.420.0478 $$  Map J12

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TAPS FISH HOUSE AND BREWERY  New in Irvine. Excellent seafood and steaks, oyster bar, gold-medalwinning brews, spectacular brunch. L, D (daily); Br (Su).  Birch Street Promenade, 101 E. Imperial Hwy., Brea, 714.257.0101; the Market Place, 13390 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 714.619.0404. $$$  Map A3, C5 WATERLINE  “Water to table” fresh local seafood experience overlooks harbor. Crab eggs Benedict at breakfast; halibut BLT at lunch; scallops “Peas & Carrots” at dinner. B, L, D (daily).  Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 888.894.2788 $$$  Map M13 WATERMARC GRILL  A winner from chef Marc Cohen (230 Forest, Opah). L, D (daily).  Peppertree Lane, 448 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.376.6272 $$  Map H15

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DINING WOODY’S WHARF  Seafood and steaks since 1965. Cary Grant and Mickey Mantle were guests. Chuck Norris once owned it; doormen included Jean-Claude Van Damme! L (M-Sa), D (daily); Br (Sa-Su).  2318 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, 949.675.0474 $$  Map N13

Steak AGORA CHURRASCARIA  Choice cuts at Brazilian steakhouse cooked over fire pit, seasoned with rock salt. Gaucho-garbed waiters offer 16 sumptuous cuts, from picanha (a sirloin specialty) to coração (delicate chicken hearts). Elaborate hot and cold bar. L (M-F), D (nightly).  1830 Main St., Irvine, 949.222.9910 $$$  Map J13

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BLK EARTH SEA SPIRITS  New. Akaushi Kobe-style Prime steaks and burgers (and one Japanese Kobe) plus seafood amid whimsical and sophisticated industrialchic decor and on O.C.’s largest ocean-view patio. L, D (daily).  300 Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 202, Huntington Beach, 714.960.0096 $$$  Map N9

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VEGAN AU LAC  Traditional dishes revisited make for amazing plant-based dishes, many centered on “shrimp” (salt-and-pepper shrimp), “chicken” (kung pao chicken) or “beef” (beef watercress). Plus “living” raw menu. L, D (Tu-Su).  16563 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley, 714.418.0658 $$  Map C3 GRATITUDE  New. Upscale spot from Café Gratitude chain. Elaborate organic, plant-based dishes get affirming names such as “Welcoming” and “Authentic.” Don’tmiss items include the tostada and the smoking gin and tonic. B, L, D (daily).  Westcliff Plaza, 1617 Westcliff Drive, Newport Beach, 949.386.8103 $$$  Map L14 HEALTHY JUNK  Good eats. Eat happy. Reimagined plant-based snack junk and comfort foods; excellent burgers, Tex-Mex and pizza plus organic-everything bar. L, D (daily).   201 W. Center Street Promenade Unit B, Anaheim, 714.772.5865 $$ Map H10

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SEABIRDS KITCHEN  Eye-opening organic, plantbased and seasonal dishes such as purple taquitos, artichoke drumsticks, enoki reuben on ciabatta, chaffle churro waffle. L, D (daily); Br (Sa-Su).  The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.549.2584 $$ Map J13

VEGGIE GRILL  Yummy plant-based “chickin” and “steak” sandwiches. L, D (daily).  81 Fortune Drive, 949.727.9900; University Center, 4213 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.509.0003 $  Map D5, K14

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Vietnamese ANQI  Innovative small plates in sexy setting with backlit bar and glass catwalk over running stream. Mangochili shrimp; galbi hanger steak with crispy kimchee polenta; amazing garlic noodles. Secret-recipe garlic crab on Tuesdays. L, D (daily).  South Coast Plaza, 3333 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.557.5679 $$$  Map J13 BAMBOO BISTRO  Contemporary Vietnamese and Thai fare from Chau Dang Haller, whose mother owns Brodard Chateau (below). Crepes, Thai soups, pho, vermicelli and curries. L, D (daily).  2600 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, 949.720.1289 $$  Map M16 BREAK OF DAWN  Iconic but off-the-beaten-path spot in a strip mall is known for generous portions of chef Dee Nguyen’s superb Vietnamese-inflected American breakfast fare. Cauliflower veloute; duck-fat omelet; beef brisket. B, L (W-Su).  24351 Avenida de la Carlota, Laguna Hills, 949.587.9418 $$  Map G17 BRODARD CHATEAU  Elegant two-story venue serves the regional specialty dishes of Hanoi, Hue and Saigon. Baked clams; Phuket-style pho; seafood bird’s nest. Lots of vegetarian options. L, D (daily).  9100 Trask Ave., Garden Grove, 714.899.8273 $$$  Map K8 LANTERN CAFE  Bustling spot offers spring rolls, hot pots, clay pots, oxtail pho, entrées including lemongrass calamari with curry and pepper and flame-broiled pork with shredded pork skin. L, D (daily).  103 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, 949.515.9090 $$  Map M13

Food Halls ANAHEIM PACKING HOUSE  Historic citrus hub— the Sunkist building—now hosts two dozen foodie vendors including new Urbana for Mexican; Adya for Cal-Indian; Rolling Boil for Asian hot pots; Georgia’s for Southern fare; Hammer Bar & Tool Shed for cocktails; Black Sheep for distinctive grilled cheese sandwiches; Ecco Pizza; the Iron Press for savory waffles; Popbar for gelato on a stick; and Dark 180 for sophisticated hot chocolate. L, D (daily).  440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, 714.635.1350 $$  Map H10

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DINING 4TH STREET MARKET  Fifteen foodie tenants in the East End include Electric City Butcher, Touch S’more Co., Mar, Stockyard Sandwich, Dos Chinos, Front Porch Pops, KTCHN DTSA, Portola Coffee Lab and Recess Libations for cocktails on tap. New: Jinny’s Pizzeria, Pig Pen Delicacy, Sit Low Pho and Terra. L, D (daily).  201 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana, 714.486.0700 $$  Map H13 UNION MARKET  Restaurants joining hip retail tenants include Kettlebar Steam Cooking for seafood stews, notably pan roasts, the Kroft for market-inspired sandwiches and poutine, and the Dirty Cookie. New: Hatch, for sliders and tiki drinks, and Cubed Poke. L, D (daily).  The District, 2493 Park Ave., Tustin, unionmarkettustin.com $$  Map D4

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EARL OF SANDWICH  Extensive menu at popular spot at Downtown Disney includes hot sandwiches, wraps, salads and artisan soups. B, L, D (daily).  1565 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.817.7476 $$  Map I10 GREENLEAF GOURMET CHOPSHOP  Healthful, flavorful menu includes lemongrass chicken salad; turkey melt on pretzel bread. B, L, D (daily).  234 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, 949.200.3950; South Coast Collection, 3321 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.862.2480 $  Map L12, J12 LEMONADE  New in Huntington Beach. Huge array of distinctive salads, sandwiches, stews—and lemonades!— in a fast-casual cafeteria setting. L, D (daily).  2967 Michelson Drive, Irvine, 949.396.1560; Fashion Island, 987 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.717.7525; Pacific City, 21016 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.604.1072 $  Map J14, L15, N9 LINX  Artisanal sausages in Old Towne: “Haute LinX” plus 15 condiments and 15 sauces; apple strudel ice cream sandwich with salted caramel sauce. L, D (daily).  238 W. Chapman Ave., Orange, 714.744.3647 $  Map B4

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DINING MCDONALD’S  By the numbers it’s America’s favorite hamburger restaurant; this one’s near the Disney theme parks. B, L, D (daily).  1500 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, 714.491.0563 plus 70 other county locations. $  Map I10 MENDOCINO FARMS  Winning spot with bluecow theme offers newfangled sandwiches—Drunk’n Goat on Highway 128, Spicy Lemongrass Steak Bánh Mì—and salads. L, D (daily).  4187 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.783.2900; 450 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, 949.548.2500 $$  Map D4, M13 PIE-NOT  Aussie-style bakery offers meat, veggie, glutenfree pies. Mary’s pie with rosemary, garlic and lamb; Slice of Heaven dessert. B, L, D (daily).  270 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, 949.650.7437 $  Map H13 PIZZA PRESS  Roaring ’20s newspaper theme, decor and pizzas. Patio dining, wine and beer, plus grab-and-go. B, L, D (daily).  1534 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, 714.323.7134; 155 N. Glassell St., Orange, 714.888.5941 $  Map C4 PORTILLO’S  Chicago hot-dog mecca offers amazing value near Knott’s Berry Farm. The dogs are just one reason it’s got so many fans. L, D (daily).  8390 La Palma Ave., Buena Park, 714.220.6400 $  Map G8 PROVISIONS MARKET  Specialty market and bottle shop offers new take on classic deli foods. Smoked-marlin starter; CB&J—roasted cashew butter, stout-apricotbacon jam and banana chips. L, D (daily).  143 N. Glassell St., Orange, 714.997.2337 $$  Map C4 SESSIONS WEST COAST DELI  Creative sandwiches— Gangnam Korean meatball, El Cubano, Molly vegan—and tasty salads. B, L, D (daily).  414 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, 714.594.3899; 2823 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, 949.220.9001 $  Map N9, N13 SLAPFISH  New in Brea. Boat-to-table cuisine: Lobster grilled cheese, lobster roll and “clobster cake” (half crab, half lobster). L, D (daily).  3405 E. Imperial Hwy., Brea, 657.444.2291; 2727 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, 949.723.0034; 19696 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, 714.963.3900 $$  Map M13, H15, A3 TACKLE BOX  Top Chef alumnus Brian Huskey opens unlikely “local grub shack”—only a whole lot better than grub, of course—at sand’s edge on Corona del Mar State Beach. Menu headers: Sunrise, Grub + Snacks, Rolls, and Sides. W-Su 9 am-sunset; Tu 11 am-3 pm.  3029 E. Shore Ave., Newport Beach, 949.723.0502 $$  Map M16 THE TROUGH SANDWICH KITCHEN  Blind Pig team offers eclectic menu including chashu-pork sandwich, spaghetti sandwich and chili cheese tots. B, L, D (daily).  31431 Santa Margarita Pkwy, Rancho Santa Margarita, 949.709.5545; 75 E. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach, 949.673.1029 $  Map east of D6, N13

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UMAMI BURGER  Deservedly much lauded burgers; off-menu “tater tots.” Nine-course cocktail-pairing tasting menu Umami 101 at the Anaheim location. L, D (daily). Irvine Spectrum Center. 31 Fortune Drive, Irvine, 949.396.1830; 338 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, 714.991.8626; The Camp, 2981 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.957.8626 $  Map G15, I10, J13

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OCDINING ANDREI’S CONSCIOUS CUISINE & COCKTAILS Andrei’s, the Nature Conservancy’s “favorite green restaurant,” thinks responsibly in its sourcing and commitment to sustainability. Enjoy grass-fed buffalo sliders, panko-crusted portobello mushroom fries or famous chop salad in the contemporary dining room or on the citrus-and-herb garden terrace. Andrei’s is known for craft cocktails such as their oak barrel-aged Manhattan. Silver Oak Saturdays offer the vineyard’s bottles at less than half price: Alexander Valley Cabernet for $55, Napa Valley Cabernet for $89. Happy hour Mon.-Fri. 3-7 pm, Sat. 5-7 pm. Events and private dining available. L (M-F), D (M-Sa).

2607 Main St., Irvine 949.387.8887 • andreisrestaurant.com

JT SCHMID’S JT Schmid’s Restaurant and Brewery, Orange County’s preferred brewhouse, steakhouse and clubhouse, has two locations, in Anaheim opposite the Honda Center and in Tustin at The District. Enjoy handcrafted microbrews and contemporary California cuisine including Angus steaks, burgers, salads, sandwiches, wood-fired pizza, pastas and seafood. Numerous widescreen televisions mean you’ll never miss the big game. Banquet and meeting facilities for 20 to 250 people. Enjoy the new outdoor patio in Anaheim or the full bar and premium cigars at both locations. Happy hour Monday-Friday. L, D (daily).

2610 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim • 714.634.9200 2415 Park Ave., Tustin • 714.258.0333 jtschmids.com

HOLSTEINS SHAKES AND BUNS Holsteins first originated at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, but has since established itself as the acclaimed contemporary burger concept new to South Coast Plaza. It offers “bamboozled” alcoholic shakes, small bites, entrees and a craft beer list to serve any discerning palate. Menu highlights include the Gold Standard, a dry-aged beef sirloin burger with smoked bacon, aged goatcheddar cheese, tomato confit, arugula and garlic-chive aioli; and the El Caliente, served with pickled jalapeño, pepper jack cheese, pork chicharrones and tequila-cilantro mayo. Holsteins’ fun and inviting ambiance welcomes you with a life-size neon-pink cow and brightly colored art like “A Good Life,” which pays homage to the O.C. lifestyle. Private dining available. Happy Hour M-F 4-7 pm and 9 pm-close. L, D (daily) South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa 714.352.2525 • holsteinsburgers.com

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OCDINING THE WINERY RESTAURANT & WINE BAR The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar pairs contemporary California cuisine with a hip, vibrant and sophisticated setting to create a wine-country dining experience at the District in Tustin and Newport Beach, which boasts a Sunday brunch on the waterfront. The OC Concierge Association named the destination its 2014 restaurant of the year, its fourth such award since opening in 2007. Executive chef and partner Yvon Goetz has been called an “unprecedented culinary genius.” The extensive wine cellars—6,000 bottles in Newport Beach, 7,500 in Tustin— complement the freshest and finest line-caught fish, USDA Prime steaks and exotic wild game. 2647 Park Ave., Tustin • 714.258.7600 3131 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach • 949.999.6622 thewineryrestaurant.net

THE HARBOR GRILL Since 1984, proprietors John, Wanda and Keegan Hicks have taken pride in the sincere friendly attitude of the staff and the quality of food. Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday breakfast, the Harbor Grill offers a delicious array of fresh seafood cooked in a variety of styles including Southwestern, Pacific Rim, Caribbean, Cajun and Mediterranean. With its reasonably priced menu, premium cocktails and extensive wine list, the Harbor Grill has become a favorite with locals and a popular destination for visitors who are made to feel like “regulars.” Whether they’re enjoying the cozy dining room or the colorful terrace, the view of the harbor sails encourages a leisurely meal while a pianist adds the perfect background music each evening.

34499 Golden Lantern, Dana Point 949.240.1416 • harborgrill.com

21 OCEANFRONT Looking out onto the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island, 21 Oceanfront offers breathtaking sunset views from three beautifully appointed dining rooms. 21 Oceanfront is known for its baseball-cut swordfish, tender California red abalone, Alaskan king crab legs, fresh cuts of beef and its extensive wine list. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two as well as for corporate gatherings, the local favorite has been consistently recognized as one of O.C.’s best and most romantic restaurants. Complimentary transportation for groups of eight or more. Live entertainment and happy hour in the Oceanfront Bar and Lounge. D (nightly).

2100 W. Oceanfront, Newport Beach 949.673.2100 • 21oceanfront.com

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OCDINING BLUEFIN Critically acclaimed chef Takashi Abe serves classic and cutting-edge Japanese cuisine in an intimate setting with a dramatically illuminated sushi bar, rich furnishings and spectacular ocean views. Named one of the top rated restaurants in the U.S. by Zagat, Bluefin’s menu offers traditional sushi from the world’s most pristine waters combined with Europeaninspired fusion cooking. Signature specialties include Kobe beef with sautéed mushrooms specially prepared and served on a Japanese hot plate, and halibut carpaccio dusted with pink peppercorns and chives in a truffle-perfumed ponzu sauce. For a truly memorable experience, just ask for the omakase, putting yourself in the hands of Chef Abe. L, D (daily).

7952 E. Coast Hwy., Newport Coast 949.715.7373 • bluefinbyabe.com

MIX RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE Savor globally inspired flavors and the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Under the culinary direction of Executive Chef Frederic Castan Mix Restaurant and Lounge supports local farms and in-season items through its thoughtful approach and menu treatment. Using varied techniques, the Hilton Anaheim culinary team maintains the integrity of its ingredients through a refined, worldly execution that will leave any palate satisfied. It is great for a quick bite during lunch hour and a cozy spot in which to “Mix” and mingle at happy hour. Complimentary valet parking. Mention WHERE OC to your server and receive 20% off your meal. (Offer excludes alcoholic beverages.) B, L, D (daily).

Hilton Anaheim Hotel, 777 Convention Way, Anaheim 714.740.4412 • hiltonanaheimhotel.com

ZOV’S Established in 1987 by Chef Zov Karamardian, a James Beard award winner, Zov’s has earned the respect of local, regional and national food critics as well as the dining public. Zov’s offers American favorites with a Mediterranean influence: salads, sandwiches, steaks and seafood. Signature dishes include tahini chicken tacos and nachos, kebab two ways, burgers, “pitza” pies, and sumac-dusted sea bass with shaved Brussels sprouts and caper-citrus sauce. Dining at Zov’s-in Anaheim, Newport Coast, Irvine or Tustin-is a must-do when visiting Orange County. Happy hour daily 3-6 pm; banquet and meeting facilities with full-service catering for groups of 10 or more. 1801 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim • 714.280.9687 21123 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Coast • 949.760.9687 17440 E. 17th St., Tustin • 714.838.8855 zovs.com

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RESTAURANTS City Index Our superguide by area, with cross reference to listings by cuisine. ANAHEIM ANAHEIM PACKING HOUSE  (Various).............51 ANAHEIM WHITE HOUSE  (Italian)......................44 BENIHANA  (Japanese)...................................................46 BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO  (Seafood)................49 CATAL / UVA BAR  (Mediterranean).........................46 THE CATCH  (Seafood)....................................................49 EARL OF SANDWICH  (Sandwiches)......................52 ECCO  (Italian).....................................................................45 HEALTHY JUNK  (Vegan).............................................51 J.T. SCHMID’S  (Brew Pub) . ...................................40 MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S  (Seafood).............49 MCDONALD’S  (Quick Bites)...............................53 MIX  (Eclectic).......................................................................43 MORTON’S  (Steak).........................................................50 NAPA ROSE  (California)................................................40 PIZZA PRESS  (Quick Bites)..................................53 POUR VIDA  (Mexican)...................................................47 RAINFOREST CAFE  (Themed)..................................40 RALPH BRENNAN’S  (American)..............................40 THE RANCH  (American)................................................40 ROSCOE’S  (American)....................................................40 ROY’S  (Seafood).................................................................49 RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE  (Steak).............50 SLATER’S 50/50  (Burgers/Brew Pub) ..................40 UMAMI BURGER  (American).....................................53 ZOV’S ANAHEIM  (Mediterranean)...........................47

BREA BRUNOS TRATTORIA  (Italian).................................45 BRUXIE  (Belgian)...............................................................52 CHA CHA’S TACOS  (Mexican)..................................47 EL TORITO GRILL  (Mexican)......................................47 LILLIE’S Q  (American).....................................................38 SLAPFISH  (Seafood).........................................................53 TAPS FISH HOUSE  (Brew Pub/Seafood)..............49

BUENA PARK IL GARAGE  (Italian)........................................................45 PARK AVE  (American).....................................................38 PORTILLO’S  (Quick Bites)......................................53 THAI NAKORN  (Thai)...................................................50

CORONA DEL MAR BAMBOO BISTRO  (Vietnamese)..............................51 BANDERA  (American).....................................................36 FIVE CROWNS  (Continental).......................................43 PIROZZI  (Italian)................................................................45 THE QUIET WOMAN  (American)...........................38 SIDE DOOR  (Gastropub)................................................40 SUMMER HOUSE  (American)....................................40 TACKLE BOX  (Quick Bites). ..................................53

COSTA MESA/ SOUTH COAST METRO ANQI  (Vietnamese Fusion).......................................51 ANTONELLO RISTORANTE  (Italian)...................45 ARC  (American)...................................................................36 BISTRO PAPILLOTE  (French).....................................43 BOATHOUSE COLLECTIVE  (American)..............36 BURGER LOUNGE  (Quick Bites)........................52 THE CAPITAL GRILLE  (Steak)..................................50 DARYA  (Persian)................................................................44 DIN TAI FUNG  (Chinese)..............................................42 EAT CHOW  (American)..................................................36 ECCO RISTORANTE  (Italian)....................................45 GOLDEN TRUFFLE  (French)......................................43 GREENLEAF CHOPHOUSE  (Quick Bites).........52 HABANA  (Latin)................................................................47 HAMAMORI  (Japanese).................................................46 HOLSTEINS  (American).................................................... 36 IL DOLCE PIZZERIA  (Italian).....................................45 LANTERN CAFÉ  (Vietnamese)...................................51 LEATHERBY’S   (American).............................................38 MARCHÉ MODERNE  (French).................................43

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MARRAKESH  (International)........................................44 MASTRO’S STEAKHOUSE  (Steak).......................50 MEMPHIS  (American)......................................................38 MENDOCINO FARMS  (Quick Bites). .................53 MESA  (Med.-American)....................................................47 MORTON’S  (Steak).........................................................50 OLD VINE CAFE  (American)......................................38 ONOTRIA  (American)......................................................42 PIE-NOT  (Quick Bites).............................................53 PIZZERIA ORTICA  (Italian).........................................46 PLUMS  (American)............................................................38 PUEBLO  (Spanish).............................................................48 QUATTRO CAFFE  (Italian).........................................46 RESTAURANT MARIN  (American)..........................40 ROYAL KHYBER  (Indian).............................................44 SADDLE RANCH  (American)......................................40 SEABIRDS KITCHEN  (Vegan)...................................51 SEASONS 52  (American)..............................................40 SHUCK OYSTER BAR  (Seafood)..............................49 SOCIAL  (American)...........................................................40 TACO ASYLUM  (Mexican)...........................................48 TACO MARIA  (Mexican)...............................................48 UMAMI BURGER  (American).....................................53 VACA  (Spanish)...................................................................48 VIE DE FRANCE  (French)............................................44 VITALY  (Italian)...................................................................46

DANA POINT ANGELINA’S PIZZERIA  (Italian)..............................44 HARBOR GRILL  (Seafood)...........................................49 RAYA  (Latin fusion)..................................................48 SALT CREEK GRILLE  (American).............................40 STONEHILL TAVERN  (American).............................40

FOUNTAIN VALLEY AU LAC  (Vegan).................................................................51

FULLERTON GRITS  (American)...............................................................36

GARDEN GROVE BRODARD CHATEAU  (Vietnamese).......................51

HUNTINGTON BEACH BLK EARTH SEA SPIRITS  (Steak)..........................50 BRUXIE  (Belgian)...............................................................52 DUKE’S  (Seafood)..............................................................49 LEMONADE  (Quick Bites).....................................52 MAMA’S ON 39  (American).......................................38 MARKET BROILER  (Seafood)....................................49 OLD WORLD  (German).................................................44 RUBY’S DINER  (American)..........................................40 SAINT MARC PUB-CAFÉ  (American)...................40 SANDY’S HB  (American)...............................................40 SEALEGS WINE BAR  (California)............................42 SESSIONS DELI  (Sandwiches)............................................. 53 SHADES  (American).........................................................42 SLAPFISH  (Quick Bites)..........................................53 SLATER’S 50/50  (Brew Pub) ................................40 SOLITA  (Mexican) .............................................................48 STACKED  (American)......................................................40 THAI NAKORN  (Thai)...................................................50 25 DEGREES  (American)...............................................40 WATERTABLE  (American).............................................40 ZIMZALA  (American).......................................................40

IRVINE ANGELINA’S PIZZERIA  (Italian)..............................44 AGORA CHURRASCARIA  (Brazilian)....................50 ANDREI’S  (American)......................................................36 BISTANGO  (American)...................................................36 BRUXIE  (Belgian)...............................................................52 CLAY OVEN  (Indian)......................................................44 THE COUNTER  (Quick Bites)................................52 CUCINA ENOTECA  (Italian)......................................45 EATS KITCHEN  (Eclectic).............................................43

EL TORITO GRILL  (Mexican)......................................47 IL FORNAIO  (Italian)......................................................45 KONA GRILL  (American)...............................................36 LEMONADE  (Quick Bites).....................................52 LUCCA CAFE  (Mediterranean)....................................47 MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S  (Seafood).............49 MENDOCINO FARMS  (Quick Bites). .................53 NORTH ITALIA  (Italian).................................................45 RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE  (Steak).............50 TAPS FISH HOUSE  (Seafood)....................................49 TWENTY EIGHT  (Chinese)...........................................42 UMAMI BURGER  (American).....................................53 VEGGIE GRILL  (Vegan).................................................51 WOOD RANCH  (American)........................................40 ZOV’S BISTRO  (Mediterranean).................................47

ROYAL THAI  (Thai).........................................................50 ROY’S  (Seafood).................................................................49 SAPORI  (Italian).................................................................46 SESSIONS DELI  (Sandwiches).....................................53 SLAPFISH  (Quick Bites)..........................................53 SOL COCINA  (Mexican)................................................48 SUSHI ROKU  (Japanese)...............................................46 TOMMY BAHAMA  (American).................................40 THE TROUGH  (Sandwiches)........................................53 TRUE FOOD KITCHEN  (Eclectic)...........................43 21 OCEANFRONT  (Continental)...............................43 WAFFLE AFFAIR  (Quick Bites).............................53 WATERLINE  (Seafood)....................................................49 THE WINERY  (California)..............................................42 WOODY’S WHARF  (Seafood).....................................50

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BREAK OF DAWN  (Vietnamese)..............................51 BROADWAY  (American)................................................36 DRIFTWOOD  (American)..............................................36 K’YA BISTRO BAR  (American)...................................40 LAS BRISAS  (Mexican)...................................................47 MANDARIN KING  (Chinese).....................................42 MOZAMBIQUE  (South African)............................44 NICK’S  (American).............................................................38 ROYAL THAI  (Thai).........................................................50 SAPPHIRE  (Eclectic).........................................................43 SELANNE STEAK TAVERN  (Steak)......................50 SKYLOFT  (American).......................................................40 SPLASHES  (California)....................................................42 STUDIO  (California)..........................................................42 TANGATA  (American)........................................................ 2 TAVERNA  (Italian)............................................................45 THREE SEVENTY COMMON  (American)..............40 TOMMY BAHAMA  (American).................................40 TORTILLA REPUBLIC  (Mexican)..............................48 UMAMI BURGER  (American).....................................53 URTH CAFFÉ  (California)..............................................42 WATERMARC GRILL  (Seafood)................................49

ANDREA  (Italian)..............................................................44 BABETTE’S  (American)...................................................36 THE BEACHCOMBER  (American)...........................36 BLUEFIN  (Japanese).........................................................46 MASTRO’S OCEAN CLUB  (Seafood)...................49 PELICAN GRILL  (American).........................................38 ZOV’S BISTRO  (Mediterranean).................................47

NEWPORT BEACH AMELIA’S  (Seafood).........................................................48 A RESTAURANT  (American).......................................36 BACK BAY BISTRO  (American)................................36 BAYSIDE  (American)........................................................36 BENIHANA  (Japanese)...................................................46 BLUEWATER GRILL  (Seafood)...................................48 CANALETTO RISTORANTE  (Italian)....................45 THE CANNERY  (Seafood)............................................49 THE COUNTER  (Quick Bites)................................52 CROW BURGER KITCHEN  (Gastropub)...............52 CUCINA ENOTECA  (Italian)......................................45 DORY DELI  (Quick Bites)......................................52 EAT CHOW  (American)..................................................36 FIG & OLIVE  (Mediterranean)......................................47 FLEMING’S  (Steak)..........................................................50 GRATITUDE  (Vegan).......................................................51 HOPDODDY  (American)...............................................36 IL BARONE RISTORANTE  (Italian).......................45 JULIETTE KITCHEN + BAR  (American)...............36 LEMONADE  (Quick Bites).....................................52 LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN  (Quick Bites)....................52 LIGHTHOUSE BAYVIEW CAFÉ  (American)............38 MAMA D’S  (Italian).........................................................45 MARIPOSA  (American)..................................................40 MOULIN  (French)..............................................................44 NANA SAN  (Japanese)..................................................46 OAK GRILL  (California)....................................................40 PIZZERIA MOZZA  (Italian).........................................46 PROVENANCE  (California)..........................................42 R + D KITCHEN  (American)........................................38 RED O  (Mexican)...............................................................48 THE RITZ PRIME SEAFOOD  (Seafood)...............49

ORANGE ANEPALCO’S  (Mexican-French)..................................47 BRUXIE  (Belgian)...............................................................52 FRANCOLI GOURMET  (Italian)...............................45 GABBI’S MEXICAN KITCHEN  (Mexican)..........47 HAVEN GASTROPUB  (Brew Pub).......................40 THE HOBBIT  (Continental)............................................43 LINX  (Quick Bites)....................................................52 MARKET BROILER  (Seafood)....................................49 ORANGE HILL  (Continental)........................................43 PIZZA PRESS  (Quick Bites)....................................53 PROVISIONS  (Quick Bites)....................................53 SADDLE RANCH  (American)......................................40 SMOQUED  (American)...................................................40 TULSA RIB CO  (American)...........................................40 WATSON’S SODA FOUNTAIN  (American).......... 40 WHO SONG & LARRY’S  (Mexican).......................... 48

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA THE BLIND PIG  (American).........................................36 PIZZA E VINO  (Italian)..................................................46 THE TROUGH  (Sandwiches)........................................53

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO BAD TO THE BONE  (American)..............................36 EL ADOBE  (Mexican)......................................................47 PASCAL  (French)................................................................44 RAMOS HOUSE CAFE  (American).........................40

SANTA ANA BENJIE’S  (American)........................................................36 C4 DELI  (American)..........................................................52 CHAPTER ONE  (American).........................................36 4TH STREET MARKET  (Food Halls). ..................50 PLAYGROUND  (American)..........................................38

SAN CLEMENTE THE CELLAR  (American)...............................................36 MRK PUBLIC  (Gastropub).............................................40 NICK’S  (American).............................................................38

SEAL BEACH RUBY’S DINER  (American)..........................................40 320 MAIN  (American).....................................................40

TUSTIN BLUEWATER GRILL  (Seafood)...................................48 J.T. SCHMID’S  (Brew Pub) . ..................................40 PAUL MARTIN’S  (American).......................................47 UNION MARKET  (Food Halls). ............................52 THE WINERY  (California)..............................................42 ZOV’S BISTRO  (Mediterranean).................................47

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special events NEWPORT BEACH ART EXHIBITION  June 18. Mingle with the artists at show featuring more than 200 works. 1-6 pm. Free. Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.717.3800, newportbeachca.gov  Map L15 BAROQUE MUSIC FESTIVAL  June 19-26. Annual festival features sounds of the British Isles. Wine and Waters reception follows each performance. $30-$50. 3233 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar, 949.760.7887, bmf-cdm.com  Map M16 LAGUNA ART-A-FAIR  June 24-Aug 28. Juried art festival marks 50th anniversary. Works by 125 artists in mediums including painting, drawing, photography, digital art, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, glass and wood. Live entertainment on weekends. Su-Th 10 am-9 pm, F-Sa 10 am-10 pm (closes 6 pm July 4 and Aug. 28). $5.50-$7.50. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.4514, art-a-fair.com  Map G15

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New cultural developments at Chapman University in Orange make it summa cum laude in our book. You’ll find its new Hilbert Museum of California Art (p. 65) offcampus, opposite the train station. It offers works by 20th-century California artists—such as Lee Blair’s Mary by the Sea, above— inspired by California. The Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts recently launched with a concert featuring tenorissimo Plácido Domingo. Chapman is also home to the Huell Howser Archive; the exhibit devoted to the Californiafocused TV legend is in the Leatherby Libraries basement. The moving Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library is on the building’s fourth floor. 714.997.6815

SAWDUST ART FESTIVAL  June 24-Aug. 28. 50th anniversary. Works by 200 Laguna Beach artists— glass, painting, jewelry, ceramics, clothing and textiles, sculpture, scrimshaw, photography­—plus demos, kids’ activities, outdoor cafés and live music in eucalyptus grove. Daily 10 am-10 pm (closes 6 pm on July 4). $4-$9. 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.3030, sawdustartfestival.org  Map G15 INDEPENDENCE DAY  July 4. Dana Point Fireworks over Doheny State Beach, 949.923.2255. Huntington Beach Kiwanis breakfast, parade, 5K run and fireworks over the pier, 714.536.5486. Fullerton Live entertainment, food and fireworks, 714.738.3167. San Clemente Fireworks over the pier, 949.361.6100. Map K17, N9, A3, Southeast of F6. FESTIVAL OF ARTS  July 5-Aug. 31. California’s longest running outdoor fine-art exhibition features works by 145 juried artists plus wine-and-chocolate and cooking events, Jazz on the Green, Sunday in the Park music series. Daily 10 am-11:30 pm (closes 1:30 pm on Aug. 27). $5-$12. 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.1145, foapom.com  Map G15 PAGEANT OF THE MASTERS  July 7-Aug. 31. Tableaux vivants (“living pictures”), incredibly faithful re-creations by live models of classical and contemporary works of art, with live narration and orchestra. Daily 8:30 pm. $20-$70. 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.1145, foapom.com  Map G15 WYLAND 60TH ANNIVERSARY  July 10. Meet the artist and celebrate six decades of his iconic marinelife murals. 1-4 pm. 509 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.376.8000, wylandfoundation.org  Map H15 OC MEETS NAPA AND BAJA  July 16. Celebration features Orange County wine and chefs as well as Latino winemakers from Napa and Baja. Live music and wine auction. 6-9 pm. $125. Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, 323.622.2405, altamed.com Map I17 O.C. FAIR  July 15-Aug 14 (W-Su). Action sports (rodeo, BMX, pig racing), concerts, carnival with rides, Giant Wheel, livestock competitions, petting zoo, wine tasting and fried food galore. $7-$12, under 5 free; $10 (cash only) for parking. 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, ocfair.com  Map K12 VANS U.S. OPEN OF SURFING  July 24-31. World’s largest pro surfing competition also includes beachlifestyle, skate and BMX events, community movie nights. Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, vansusopenofsurfing.com  Map N9

guidelines Map locators at the end of each listing (Map A3; Map H10, etc.) refer to maps on pp. 77-79.. Compendium includes editors’ recommendations and advertisers.

index Special Events...................58 Theater................................58 Music + Dance..................58 Sports.................................. 60 Attractions........................ 60 Museums.......................... 64 Shopping Destinations...65

Golf Courses......................66 Active Outdoors..............66 Beaches + Parks...............68 Nightlife................................71 Tours + Transport.............73 Tickets.................................74 Elsewhere...........................74

LOBSTERFEST  Aug. 7. Maine lobster, kids’ activities and live entertainment. 3-8 pm. $20-$80; VIP $150. Newport Dunes Resort, 101 N. Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, lobsterfestatnewportbeach.com  Map M14

Theater BUYER & CELLAR  June 1-26. Comedy about the price of fame and the oddest of jobs. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787  Map G15 THE WIZARD OF OZ  July 9. Based on the Oscarwinning film The Wizard of Oz. Hear classic melodies such as “Over the Rainbow” and “We’re Off to See the Wizard.” Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787 Map J13 THE SOUND OF MUSIC  July 19-31. New production of classic musical, directed by threetime Tony Award-winner Jack O’Brien. Tony-, Grammy- and Oscar-winning score includes “My Favorite Things” and “Do-Re-Mi.” Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787 Map J13 CABARET  Aug. 9-21. Step inside the Kit Kat Klub and hear one of Kander and Ebb’s most memorable scores. 50th anniversary of critically acclaimed production. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787 Map J13

MUSIC + DANCE CITY NATIONAL GROVE OF ANAHEIM  July 9 Sebastian Maniscalco. July 14 Dolan Twins 4OU Tour. July 22 DigiTour Summer. July 23 Led Zepagain. Aug. 26 Yes: The Album Series. 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.712,2700, citynationalgroveofanaheim.com  Map I11 THE COACH HOUSE  June 2 Leon Russell. June 3 Jonny Lang. June 4 Puddle of Mudd. June 5 Trashcan Sinatras. June 8 Morgan Heritage/the Skints. June 10 Justin Hayward. June 11 Queen Nation. June 16 Israel Vibrations. June 18 Fleetwood Mac vs. Heart. June 19 Al di Meola. June 22 Donovan Frankenreiter. June 25 Funniest Housewives of Orange County. July 1 Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones. July 2 Hinder. July 3 Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels. July 5-6 Ted Nugent. July 8 Cash’d Out. July 9 Wild Child. July 10 The Fabulous Thunderbirds. July 14 Henry Kapono. July 17 Vonda Shepard. July 22 John Waite. July 23 The Yardbirds. July 31 The Wailers. Aug. 6 Desperado. 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.496.8930  Map F6 HONDA CENTER  June 3 Powerhouse 2016. July 9 Selena Gomez. Aug. 17 Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas. 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.704.2500, hondacenter.com  Map I11

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AT T R A C T I O N S + M U S E U M S IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE  June 2-4 The Wooden Floor. June 9-10 Classical Dance Center. June 15-19 Pacific Dance Concert. July14-17 C.S. Lewis Onstage, The Most Reluctant Convert. July 22-23 B’Way@15, Musicals of the New Millenium. July 24 National Theater Live, One Man, Two Guvnors. July 30 National Choreographers Initiative. Aug. 12 Festival Ballet Theatre, Gala of the Stars. UC Irvine, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.854.4646, thebarclay.org  Map K14 THE OBSERVATORY  June 2 Modern Baseball and Joyce Manor (8 pm); Kevin Morby (9 pm); A$AP Ferg and Tory Lanez (11 pm). June 3 The So So Glos (9 pm); A$AP Ferg and Tory Lanez (11 pm). June 4 The Used, 15-Year Anniversary Tour (8 pm); the Simpkin Project (8 pm). June 5 The Used (8 pm); Broncho (8 pm). June 7 Arbor Labor Union. June 8 Blue October (7:30 pm); the Smokers Club Tour with Cam’Ron and the Underachievers (11 pm). June 10 Warren G and Too $hort (8 pm); the Mowgli’s (9 pm). June 12 Gesaffelstein (DJ Set). June 14 Bas and Cozz. June 15 Gang of Youths. June 16 Toots and the Maytals (8 pm); Berner (11 pm). June 18 Mase. June 19 Whilk and Miskey. June 24 Special Duties. June 25 Real Estate (8 pm); the Blank Tapes (9 pm). June 27 Jacquees (8 pm); Pity Sex (9 pm). June 28 Mudcrutch. July 6 Mitski. July 15 Senses Fail. July 20 Streetlight Manifesto. July 21 Nails. July 23 Carcass (7:30 pm); Hey Mercedes (9 pm). July 24 Culture Shock/World Inferno Friendship Society. Aug. 2 Claypool Lennon Delirium. Aug. 5 The Wombats. Aug. 20 Broods. 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, 714.957.0600, observatoryoc.com Map J12 PACIFIC AMPITHEATRE  July 9 Iration; Rebel Souljahz. July 10 Iration; Collie Buddz. July 14 Three Dog Night with Pacific Symphony. July 15 Styx. July 16 Boston. July 17 The Psychedelic Furs; the Church; the Fixx. July 20 The Offspring. July 21 Andy Grammer; Rachel Platten. July 22 Phillip Phillips; Matt Nathanson. July 23 Strangelove; Sweet and Tender Hooligans. July 24 The Happy Together Tour. July 27 Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. July 28 Jeff Dunham. July 30 Earth, Wind and Fire. July 31 UB40 Aug. 3 Michael Franti and Spearhead; G. Love and Special Sauce. Aug. 4 Jim Gaffigan. Aug. 5 Hunter Hayes. Aug. 6 The Fab Four. Aug. 7 Train. Aug. 10 Lindsey Stirling. Aug. 12 The B-52s. Aug. 13-14 Ziggy Marley; Steel Pulse. O.C. Fairgrounds & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, ocfair.com Map K12 SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE ARTS  Segerstrom Hall June 10-12 Royal Swedish Ballet, Juliet and Romeo. June 22 Dan and Phil, The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire. Aug. 27 Tour de Force III. Aug. 28 The Go-Go’s Farewell Tour. Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall June 2-4 Pianist André Watts Plays Beethoven. June 5 Pacific Symphony. June 12 Pacific Chorale, “Cathedral Echoes.” June 17-18 Pacific Symphony, “Classical Mystery Tour.” June 25 South Coast Youth Symphony Orchestra. 2016. July 9 Pacific Symphony accompanies screening of the film The Wizard of Oz Aug. 14 Choral Festival. Aug. 23 Pacific Symphony accompanies screening of the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787, scfta.org  Map J13 SOKA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER  June 11 Halau Hula Lani Ola. Soka University of America, 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo, 949.480.4278, soka.edu  Map E6

Sports ANGEL STADIUM  June 1 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Detroit Tigers. June 10-12 Angels vs. Cleveland Indians. June 13-15. Angels vs. Minnesota Twins. June 23-26 Angels vs. Oakland Athletics. June 27-29 Angels vs. Houston Astros. July 15-17 Angels vs. Chicago White Sox. July 18-20 Angels vs. Texas Rangers. July 28-31 Angels vs. Boston Red Sox. Aug. 2-4 Angels vs. Athletics. Aug. 15-18 Angels vs. Seattle Mariners. Aug. 19-21 Angels vs. New York Yankees. Aug 29-31 Angels vs. Cincinnati Reds. 2000 E. Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, 714.940.2000 Map I9

Im HONDA CENTER  June 5 L.A. Kiss vs. Orlando Predators. June 26 L.A. Kiss vs. Arizona Rattlers. July 11 L.A. Kiss vs. Tampa Bay Storm. July 16 L.A. Kiss vs. Cleveland Gladiators. 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.704.2500, hondacenter.com  Map I11

attractions AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC  One of the largest aquariums in the U.S.; highlights include Shark Lagoon, Lorikeet Forest and ethereal sea jellies. Daily 9 am6 pm. $17.95-$29.95, under 3 free.  100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, 562.590.3100  Map west of C1

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BIG AIR TRAMPOLINE PARK  Bounce off the walls: indoor jumping surfaces include trampoline dodgeball courts; plus rock-climbing wall and mechanical bull. Open daily; call for hours. 8320 On the Mall, Buena Park, 844.550.5867. 23251 Avenida de la Carlota, Laguna Hills, 949.305.9788  Map B2, G16 CHOCXO  Bean-to-bar chocolatier and factory. Tours Tu-Sa (ages 6 and up) with samples of cocoa nibs, cocoa liquor and products; call for schedule.  9461 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949.825.5781  Map D5 CHRIST CATHEDRAL  Architect Philip Johnson’s glass cathedral and other architectural must-sees by Richard Neutra and Richard Meier. Tours M-Sa 10 am and 1 pm. Free.  13280 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, 949.375.5763  Map J10 DISCOVERY CUBE  Hands-on exhibits and live shows in the science center and Julianne Argyros Showcase Theater. Daily 10 am-5 pm. $12.95$17.95, under 3 free.  2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.542.2823  Map G13 DISNEYLAND  Mickey Mouse’s first theme park celebrates 60th anniversary with nighttime spectaculars including “Paint the Night” parade along Main Street, U.S.A., diamond decor for Sleeping Beauty Castle and “Disneyland Forever” fireworks show. Call for hours. Admission (includes all rides and attractions): $93-$99, under 3 free.  1313 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.781.4565  Map I10 DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE  Park marks Disney’s diamond 60th anniversary. Soarin’ Over California; California Screamin’; Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. “World of Color—Celebrate!” water-and-light show tells Walt Disney’s story. Call for hours. Admission (includes all rides and attractions): $89-$119.  1313 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.781.4565  Map I10 DOWNTOWN DISNEY  Twenty-acre pedestrian promenade adjacent to Disney parks offers dining, shopping, cinema and nightlife, including Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, Sanuk for casual shoes and ESPN Zone. Non-gated, free admission.  1580 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.300.7800  Map I10 ENVIRONMENTAL NATURE CENTER  Intimate center offers 15 California native plant habitats. M-F 8 am-5 pm, Sa until 4 pm. Free.  1601 16th St., Newport Beach, 949.645.8489  Map M13 FLIGHTDECK FLIGHT SIMULATION CENTER  Aerial dogfights use very realistic F-16 fighter jet cockpit simulators. No experience necessary. Minimum age 11, height 4 feet 11. Starts at $59. Tu-Su 11:30 am-8:30 pm.  1650 S. Sinclair, Anaheim, 714.937.1511  Map I11 FULLERTON ARBORETUM  The county’s largest botanical garden; more than 4,000 plant species set amid ponds and streams. Four main collections: Mediterranean, woodland, desert and cultivated. 8 am-4:30 pm. Free; $5 suggested donation.  1900 Associated Road, Fullerton, 657.278.3407  Map A3 K1 SPEED  Indoor kart racing offers challenging track for speed enthusiasts. Call for hours. Arrangements for

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AT T R A C T I O N S + M U S E U M S private parties or corporate events possible. $20.  17221 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, 949.250.0242; 1000 N. Edward Court, Anaheim, 714.632.6999  Map J14, B4 KNOTT’S BERRY FARM  More than 165 rides and attractions include Voyage to the Iron Reef. Premier collection of coasters includes Silver Bullet and Xcelerator. Camp Snoopy for younger children. Call for hours and prices; under 3 free.  8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 714.220.5200  Map G8 LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA  Theme park features some 60 rides, shows and attractions. Call for hours. $85-$91, under 3 free. Sea Life Aquarium, add $18.  1 Legoland Drive, Carlsbad, 760.918.LEGO  Map south of F6 LEGOLAND WATER PARK  More than 20 Lego models, two sandy beach wading areas encircling a Lego tower. Call for hours. Accessible only through Legoland with park-hopper pass. $71–$81, under 3 free.  1 Legoland Drive, Carlsbad, 760.918.LEGO  Map south of F6 MEDIEVAL TIMES  Dinner theater show with jousting knights, Pure Spanish stallions, swordsmanship and falconry, four-course feast. Plus Medieval Torture Museum. $36.95-$61.95.  7662 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 866.543.9637  Map G8 OCEAN INSTITUTE  Aboard tall ship Pilgrim in Dana Point Harbor. Tide-pool sessions; marine-mammal cruises; blue-whale safaris. Sa-Su 10 am-3 pm; tour Th-F 3:30 pm. $4.50-$6.50, under 3 free.  24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274  Map J16 ORANGE COUNTY GREAT PARK  Huge in-progress park. Tethered-balloon ride, $5-$10, under 18 free with accompanying adult. Carousel, $2.  Sand Canyon Avenue at Interstate 5, Irvine, 866.829.3829  Map D5

There’s always something new to see and learn at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Touch sharks. Feed lorikeet birds. Watch penguins play. Over 11,000 animals await you. Don’t miss the new exhibit, Horses and Dragons. AquAriumofpAcific.org 562.590.3100 100 AquArium WAy, Long BeAch, cA 90802

ORANGE COUNTY ZOO  Rustic zoo; animals of the Southwest. Audio tours available. M-F 10 am-3:30 pm; Sa-Su 10 am-4:30 pm. $2, under 3 free. Parking $3-$5.  Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, 714.973.6847  Map C5 PACIFIC MARINE MAMMAL CENTER  Injured sea mammals and pups nursed back to health for return to the sea. Daily, 10 am-4 pm. Free, donations encouraged.  20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.3050  Map G15 PIRATE’S DINNER ADVENTURE  Venue offering swordplay, pyrotechnics, comedy, romance aboard Spanish galleon replica marks 10th anniversary. Call for hours. $36.95-$59.95, under 3 free.  7600 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 714.690.1497  Map G8 PRETEND CITY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM  Interactive miniature city for children from infant to 8 years old. Tu-Su 10 am-5 pm; M until 1 pm. $12.50.  29 Hubble, Irvine, 949.428.3900  Map D5 QUEEN MARY SHIP AND SEAPORT  Historic ocean liner—bigger than the Titanic!—berthed in Long Beach Harbor. Shops, dining, art deco lounge; Russian Foxtrot Submarine adjacent. Self-guided/guided tours, Daily 10 am-6 pm. $14.95-$30.95, under 5 free.  1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 562.435.3511  Map northwest of C1 RICHARD NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY &  MUSEUM  Closed for renovations. 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, 714.983.9120  Map A4 THE RIDE 7D  New. Interactive motion-ride experiences combine roller coaster simulation and state-of-the-art laser-blasting game. Su-Th 11 am-9 pm; F-Sa 10 am11 pm. $9; three rides $20. Irvine Spectrum Center, 746 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, ​949.769.6772  Map D5 ROCKREATION  Indoor climbing facility with instruction at all levels. M-Th noon-10 pm; F noon9 pm; Sa-Su 10 am-6 pm. $11-$16.  1300 Logan Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.556.7625  Map J12

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AT T R A C T I O N S + M U S E U M S SAFARI PARK  Wildlife preserve with vast enclosures resembling African and Asian plains. $48; children 3-11 $38; kids 2 and under free. Cars $10-15. Open daily, call for hours.  15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, 760.747.8702  Map southeast of F6 SAN DIEGO ZOO  Renowned zoo has 4,000 rare and endangered animals in state-of-the-art environments. $48; 3-11 $38; 2 and under free. Free parking. Open daily, call for hours.  2920 Zoo Drive, Balboa Park, 619.231.1515  Map southeast of F6 SANTA ANA ZOO  Modest, idyllic zoo. Attractions include the Crean Family Farm and Zoofari Express Train Ride. Daily, 10 am-4 pm. $7-$10, under 3 free.  1801 E. Chestnut Ave., Santa Ana, 714.836.4000  Map H14 SEAWORLD  Marine-themed attractions include white manatee, Explorer’s Reef, thrill ride Journey to Atlantis and Blue Horizons show. Open daily. Call for hours, combo rates. $83-$89, under 3 free.  500 Sea World Drive, San Diego, 800.25.SHAMU  Map southeast of F6 SHERMAN LIBRARY & GARDENS  Intimate 10-garden botanical collection and research library. Daily 10:30 am-4 pm. Library open M-F 10:30 am-4 pm. $1-$3, under 12 free. Free first Monday of the month.  2647 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, 949.673.2261  Map M16 SKY HIGH SPORTS  Fun center features 360 degrees of trampoline walls; free-bounce, dodgeball and AIRobics. $12 per hour. Call for hours.  2970 Airway Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.437.5867  Map J13 SOAK CITY WATERPARK  Adjacent to Knott’s Berry Farm. Rides include vertical drop-off slide Malibu Run and Tidal Wave Bay. Call for hours. $21.99–$31.99.  8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 714.220.5200  Map H8 TEATRO MARTINI  Cabaret experience for couples and groups; comedy, acrobatics, magic, singing, dancing and dining. Th-F 8 pm, Sa 9 pm, Su 8 pm. $69.95. 7600 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 844.249.7865  Map G8 THRILL IT FUN CENTER  Indoor family-fun center features laser tag, rock climbing walls, ropes course and mechanical bull. Open M-Th 10 am-9 pm; F-Sa 10 am11 pm; Su 10 am-8 pm.  The Outlets at Orange, 20 City Blvd. West, Orange, 714.937.1600  Map J11 THE TRIANGLE  Dining and entertainment destination. Costa Mesa 55 Tavern + Bowl, nightclub Sutra, Starlight Triangle Cinemas plus La Vida Cantina, Saddle Ranch Chop House and Black Knight Gastro Lounge.  1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, 949.650.0732  Map K12
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SHOPPING FULLERTON MUSEUM CENTER  Dynamic exhibits often center on pop culture; one gallery is devoted to electric guitar pioneer Leo Fender. Continuing Six Strings as Canvas: Art Guitars From the Fender Custom Shop. Tu-W, F-Su noon-4 pm; Th noon-8 pm. $1-$10, under 6 free. 301 N. Pomona Ave., Fullerton, 714.738.6545  Map A3 HERITAGE HILL HISTORIC PARK  Park preserves Orange County’s heritage through four historic buildings.  25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, 949.923.22 30  Map D6 HERITAGE MUSEUM OF ORANGE COUNTY  Cultural and natural-history center dedicated to preserving and restoring the county’s heritage. F 1-5 pm, Sa 9 am-1:30 pm, Su 11 am-3 pm.  3101 W. Harvard St., Santa Ana, 714.540.0404  Map C3 HILBERT MUSEUM  New. Chapman University venue near the train station features art in many genres focusing on California history and culture by 20th-century California artists. 167 N. Atchison St., Orange, hilbertmuseum.org  Map C4 HUNTINGTON BEACH INTERNATIONAL SURFING MUSEUM  Board culture spotlights Duke Kahanamoku, classic surfboards, Endless Summer film. New exhibit Famers. Su-M noon-5 pm; Tu until 9 pm; W-F until 7 pm; Sa 11 am-7 pm. Free.  411 Olive Ave., Huntington Beach, 714.960.3483  Map N8 IRVINE MUSEUM  Superior California Impressionism collection is housed on the ground floor of an office building. Tu-Sa 11 am-5 pm. Free.  18881 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, 949.476.0294  Map J14 LAGUNA ART MUSEUM  California Impressionism and contemporary cultural art. Opening June 26 Peter Krasnow: Maverick Modernist; Anthony Friedkin: The Wave Portfolio. M-Tu, F-Su 11 am-5 pm; Th 11 am9 pm. $5-$7, under 12 free. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, 949.494.8971  Map H15 LYON AIR MUSEUM  Very rare operational 20th-century aircraft and other historical vehicles on airport perimeter. Daily 10 am-4 pm. $6-$12, under 5 free.  19300 Ike Jones Drive, Santa Ana, 714.210.4585  Map J13

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MISSION SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO  Exhibits at jewel of the California missions (1776). Swallows Walk and Talk Tour, daily 1 pm. Ongoing Legacy of Saint Sierra; Mission Treasures; Native American Museum; Plein Air Art Reproductions; South Wing of the Mission. Digital audio tour free with admission. Daily 9 am-5 pm. $6-$9, under 3 free.  26801 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, 949.234.1300  Map I17 MUCKENTHALER CULTURAL CENTER  Mansion on 8.5 acres is now an art and design museum. Through June 12 Bumjoon Lee. Daily 12-4 pm. 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton, 714.738.6595  Map A3 MUZEO  Intimate exhibition space on Center Street Promenade. June 4-17 Yeda’s Crops of Love. Tu-Su 10 am-5 pm. $6-$10. 241 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, 714.956.8936  Map H10 ORANGE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART  California modern and contemporary art. Through July 10 Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty; We Were Here: Absence of the Figure; The Pacific Project: Yuki Kihara. Opening Aug. 6 American Mosaic: Picturing Modern Art Through the Eye of Duncan Phillips. W-Su 11 am-5 pm; F 11 am8 pm. $10-$12, under 12 free. 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, 949.759.1122  Map L15

SHOPPING DESTINATIONS ANAHEIM GARDENWALK  Retail, entertainment and dining destination near Disneyland. Stores include Skechers, Harley-Davidson and Kensington Luggage. 321 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.635.7410  Map I10

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GOLF THE LAB  Youth-skewed boutiques, hip environment. Urban Outfitters, Eye Society and Crew Salon; dining includes Habana, Gypsy Den.  2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.966.6661  Map J13 LIDO MARINA VILLAGE  New. Clare V. and Jenni Kayne boutiques, Alchemy Works gallery and Nobu restaurant are inaugural tenants at revitalized harborside pedestrian-friendly shopping village. 400 Via Oporto, Newport Beach, 949.675.8662  Map M15 LOS OLIVOS MARKETPLACE  Blue-Eyed Girl, SwimSpot and Newport Colony Home join Whole Foods Market and a dozen restaurants at new center.  86738697 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949.720.3100  Map D5

New Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons BELLA TERRA  Striking Italian-themed open-air center features Whole Foods Market, REI outdoor-sports specialist and 20-screen cinema.  7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, 714.897.2534  Map C2 BREA MALL  O.C.’s second-largest mall is home to Nordstrom and Macy’s and 174 other retailers including a Tesla store. Kidgets, Nature Republic, Pink and Kayla’s Cake are new.  1065 Brea Mall, Brea, 714.990.2733  Map A3 BUENA PARK DOWNTOWN  More than 1 million square feet of retail, dining and entertainment near Knott’s Berry Farm.  8308 On the Mall, Buena Park, 714.828.7722  Map G8 THE CAMP  Green-oriented enclave for outdoors enthusiasts includes eco department store SEED People’s Market and intriguing dining options including Taco Asylum, Ecco and Vitaly.  2937 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa  Map J13 CORONA DEL MAR PLAZA  Boutiques include Gail Jewelers, Jack’s Surfboards and Diane’s swimwear. Other draws: Savory Spice Shop, Sprinkles Ice Cream.  800-984 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach  Map M15 CRYSTAL COVE SHOPPING CENTER  Ocean views amid Tuscan setting. Upscale boutiques Coastal Cool and new Atelier 7918, fine dining including Bluefin, Babette’s and Mastro’s Ocean Club.  78458085 E. Coast Hwy., Newport Coast  Map M17 THE DISTRICT AT TUSTIN LEGACY  Sprawling destination (1 million square feet) offers lots of shopping (Denim Lab), dining (the Winery) and leisure activities (Pinot’s Palette—color me wine!).  Jamboree Road and Barranca Parkway, Tustin, 714.259.9090  Map J14 DOWNTOWN DISNEY  Twenty-acre complex includes House of Blues, Build-A-Bear, Studio Disney 365 and Ridemakerz. (See Attractions.) 1510-1590 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.300.7800  Map I10 FASHION ISLAND  Elegant open-air center with anchors Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom. SwimSpot moves to new flagship quarters. Restaurants Sushi Roku and Hopdoddy are new.  401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.721.2000  Map L15 5 POINTS PLAZA  Neighborhood center offers Loft, Vans, Charming Charlie jewelry, Cloudmover Day Spa and Hashigo Sushi; barking lot for dogs!  18593 Main St., Huntington Beach, 5pointsplaza.com  Map D2 IRVINE SPECTRUM CENTER  Moorish-themed center includes nation’s most visited movie complex, Nordstrom and lots of restaurants. The Ride 7D is new. Giant Ferris wheel visible from freeways.  71 Fortune Drive, Irvine, 949.753.5180  Map D5

MAINPLACE  Indoor million-square-foot center offers Nordstrom, 190 shops and 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport with rooftop basketball and open-air swimming.  2800 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.547.7000  Map G13 NEWPORT COAST SHOPPING CENTER  Neighborhood center includes Blue Eyed Girl, Jeanni Champagne and the Passionate Collector.  21101-21185 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Beach, 949.720.3100 Map L17 THE OUTLETS AT ORANGE  Includes DKNY, Levi’s, Nordstrom Rack, Neiman Marcus Last Call and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th. Vans Skatepark for indoor boarding.  20 City Blvd. W., Orange, 714.769.4001  Map J11 OUTLETS AT SAN CLEMENTE  New. Beautiful Spanish-inspired center with ocean views. Stores include H&M, Calvin Klein, Vans, Guess and Nike.  101 W. Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente, outletsatsanclemente.com Map south of F6 PACIFIC CITY  New. Beautiful center on 30 acres with beach views from every plaza, deck and patio. H&M, the Wearhouse, West of Camden, Heirlooms & Hardware, Saint Marc Pub-Cafe. 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.930.2345  Map N9 SOUTH COAST COLLECTION  Highlights include Design Within Reach midcentury showroom and Surfas Culinary District. OC Mix features 30 vendors—quirky retail and unforgettable Taco María restaurant.  33033323 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa  Map J12 SOUTH COAST PLAZA  “The Ultimate Shopping Experience” is a state tourist destination. Marquee retailers include Christian Louboutin and Chanel. New: Kate Spade New York and Massimo Dutti. Macy’s Home Store and Crate & Barrel in Bear Street wing.  3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 800.782.8888  Map J13

GOLF COURSES ALISO CREEK GOLF COURSE  Picturesque nine-hole course in canyon with coastal breezes and 19 bunkers. M-Th $29, F $34, Sa-Su $38.  31106 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.499.2271  Map I16 ANAHEIM HILLS GOLF COURSE  “The Hills.” Fine golf value, with 18 holes set amid vistas, valleys, streams, oaks and sycamores. M-Th $52, F $59, Sa-Su $70. Includes cart and GPS. Twilight rates available.  6501 E. Nohl Ranch Road, Anaheim, 714.998.3041  Map B5 ARROYO TRABUCO GOLF CLUB  Upscale course on Ladera Open Space Reserve. M-Th $72, F $87, Sa-Su $101.  26772 Avery Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.305.5100  Map E6 BLACK GOLD GOLF CLUB  Challenges at oil-themed canyon course include elevation changes, blind tee shots. M-Th $87, F $99, Sa-Su $115. Includes cart and GPS system.  1 Black Gold Drive, Yorba Linda, 714.961.0060  Map A4 COSTA MESA GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB  Mesa Linda course is shorter, more difficult than Los Lagos.

Mesa Linda $26-$38; Los Lagos $33-$47.  1701 Golf Course Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.540.7500  Map D3 COYOTE HILLS COUNTRY CLUB  Course designed by Cal Olson and PGA Tour legend Payne Stewart. Lighted driving range, chipping and sand play area. Call for rates. Includes cart and GPS system.  1440 E. Bastanchury Road, Fullerton, 714.672.6800  Map A3 DAD MILLER GOLF COURSE  Tiger Woods’ home course during high school; for beginning to intermediate golfers. M-Th $29, F $36, Sa-Su $41.  430 N. Gilbert St., Anaheim, 714.765.3481  Map G8 FULLERTON GOLF CLUB  Creek plays into many holes. Call for rates.  2700 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, 714.578.9201  Map A3 MILE SQUARE GOLF COURSE  Two challenging 18-hole courses. M-Th $34-$38, F $39-$45, Sa-Su $48.  10401 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley, 714.962.5541  Map C2 MONARCH BEACH GOLF LINKS  Ocean views abound at 18-hole course. M-Th $185, F-Su $210. Includes cart with GPS system. Twilight rates available.  Monarch Beach Resort, 50 Monarch Beach Resort Drive North, Dana Point, 949.240.8247  Map J16 NEWPORT BEACH GOLF COURSE  Contoured executive course offers night play. $13-$27.  3100 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach, 949.852.8681  Map L15 OAK CREEK GOLF CLUB  Tapered fairways, bull-nose carved bunkers and picturesque greens on Tom Fazio course. M-Th $130, F-Su $175. Includes cart.  1 Golf Club Drive, Irvine, 949.653.5300  Map D5 PELICAN HILL GOLF CLUB  Two gorgeous courses at the sumptuous Resort at Pelican Hill recently underwent two-year renovations; there are spectacular coastal views from virtually every hole. $290 daily.  22701 Pelican Hill Road S., Newport Coast, 877.735.4226  Map L17 RANCHO SAN JOAQUIN  Course offers big hilly greens with water on seven holes. Call for rates.  1 Ethel Coplen Way, Irvine, 949.786.5522  Map D4 STRAWBERRY FARMS GOLF CLUB  Eighteen-hole course; rolling greens, picturesque barn and canyon, wetland vistas and county’s longest hole. M-Th $110, F-Su $160.  11 Strawberry Farms Road, Irvine, 949.551.1811  Map D5 TALEGA GOLF CLUB  Scenic canyons, marshes, Spanish Colonial-style clubhouse, 18-hole championship course with Augusta white-sand bunkers designed in part by Masters champion Fred Couples. M-Th $80, F $90, Sa-Su $100.  990 Avenida Talega, San Clemente, 949.369.6226  Map south of F6 TIJERAS CREEK GOLF CLUB  Play through front “lake” nine; old-growth sycamores, oaks and native chaparral on back nine. Ted Robinson-designed. M-F $95, Sa-Su $120.  29082 Tijeras Creek Road, Rancho Santa Margarita, 949.589.9793  Map east of E6 TUSTIN RANCH GOLF CLUB  Resort-style course designed by Ted Robinson. Challenging greens, palm trees and lakes, remodeled clubhouse. Private caddie service. M-Th $115, F $135, Sa-Su $165. Additional cart fee.  12442 Tustin Ranch Road, Tustin, 714.730.1611  Map C5

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SEAL BEACH  Popular surfing beach has a lifeguard and showers. Metered parking.  Main Street and Seal Beach Pier, Seal Beach, 562.430.2613  Map C1

CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARK  Hiking and mountain biking trails, sandy coves and steep cliffs. Historic district with beach cottages and Beachcomber café. Irvine Coast Marine Life Refuge offshore. Lifeguards, restrooms. Fee for parking.  East Coast Highway between Laguna Beach and Corona del Mar, 949.494.3539  Map E4

SHAW’S COVE  Picturesque cove has tide pools; popular diving destination. Metered parking.  At Fairview Street and Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach  Map H15

DOHENY STATE BEACH  Popular swimming beach, interpretive center. All amenities, fire pits. Fee for parking.  Dana Point Harbor, along Del Obispo and Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.496.6172  Map K17

Molly Hutchings, Nautilus, watercolor at Festival of Arts CA SURF ‘N’ PADDLE  Year-round surfing and stand-up-paddleboard lessons. Free parking.  689 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.497.1423  Map H15 CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH SURF LESSONS  Schools include Endless Sun Surf, 949.533.1022; Newport Surf Camp, 866.787.3267; and Surf Newport Now, 949.505.5500  newportbeachca.gov  Map D3 COUNTRY TRAILS AND RIDING SCHOOL  Guided horseback rides among massive coast live oaks and California sycamores. Tu-Su.  Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, 714.538.5860,  Map C5 JETPACK AMERICA  Water-propelled-jet-pack adventure in (and over, of course!) Newport Harbor. $79-$699.  2600 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, 888.553.6471  Map N13 PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKES  Electric bike rentals $14 per hour with two-hour minimum or $50 per day. Tour three piers and Newport Harbor for $69.  301 Fifth St., Huntington Beach, 714.465.2782; 2515 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, 949.612.7989; 4624 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, 949.274.7944  Map N9, M16, D5 SKYTHRILLS  Aerobatics in biplanes. Receive instruction, assume control of the aircraft, execute maneuvers such as a loop, roll, spin or inverted pass over the coast —no experience necessary! Gentler flights in opencockpit 1930s biplane. Includes recorded DVD.  230 Dale Place, Fullerton, 866.484.7455  Map A2

SUP CO.  Paddleboard on the open ocean. Lessons and rentals—and even paddleboard yoga classes—are available. Daily 9 am-8 pm. $30-$69.  1103 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.9730  Map I16

BEAches + Parks ALISO CREEK COUNTY BEACH  Steep shore creates powerful waves. All amenities and fire pits. Pay-anddisplay parking $1/hour.  31131 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.923.2280  Map I16 BALBOA BEACH  Pristine sunning and swimming beach. All amenities. Metered parking.  Along Balboa Boulevard at Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, 949.673.3371  Map N14 BOLSA CHICA STATE BEACH  Good for grunion hunting! All amenities and fire pits. Fee for parking.  Along Pacific Coast Highway between Main Street and Warner Avenue, Huntington Beach, 714.846.3460  Map N9 CAPISTRANO BEACH  Wide, unblemished. All amenities. Pay-and-display parking $1/hour.  35005 Beach Road, Capo Beach, 949.923.2280  Map F6 CORONA DEL MAR STATE BEACH  Large, sandy beach—with volleyball—below beautiful homes. Life-

HUNTINGTON CITY BEACH  Wide, sandy beach; amenities include fire pits. Fee for parking.  Along Pacific Coast Highway between Beach Boulevard and Main Street, Huntington Beach, 714.536.5281  Map N9 HUNTINGTON STATE BEACH  Expansive, sandy beach; amenities include fire pits. Bolsa Chica Wetlands are across the highway. Fee for parking.  Along Pacific Coast Highway between Santa Ana River and Main Street, Huntington Beach, 714.536.1454  Map N10 LITTLE CORONA DEL MAR BEACH  Steep paved path to picturesque cove; tide pools filled with anemones and starfish are great for kids.  Ocean Boulevard and Poppy Avenue, Corona del Mar, 949.644.3151  Map M16 MAIN BEACH  Large beach close to shops and restaurants offers great people-watching, basketball, volleyball, chess. All amenities. Metered parking.  At Broadway and Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 714.834.2400  Map F5 NEWPORT BEACH MUNICIPAL BEACH  Popular golden strand with many fine surfing spots. All amenities, including fire pits. Metered parking.  Along Oceanfront at Newport Pier, Newport Beach, 949.673.3371  Map N13 NEWPORT DUNES RESORT  Beach at RV park on the Back Bay has full-time lifeguards, giant inflatable in-water novelties (including teeter-totter and climbing apparatus) and various water vessels for rent. 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949.729.DUNE  Map M14 PICNIC BEACH  Known for picnics and panoramas. Lifeguard and, picnic tables. Metered parking.  Myrtle Street and Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, 949.494.6573  Map H15 PIRATES COVE  Secluded beach with harbor views; few to no waves make it perfect for little ones. Paid parking at Corona del Mar State Beach; free street parking.  At Ocean Boulevard and Harbor Channel, Corona del Mar, 949.644.3309  Map F6 POCHE BEACH  Small, sandy surfing beach. Free street parking.  Camino Capistrano at Pacific Coast Highway, San Clemente, 949.361.8261  Map J17 ROCKPILE BEACH  Rocky surfing beach. Metered parking.  At Myrtle Street and Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, 949.494.6573  Map H15 SALT CREEK COUNTY BEACH  Long, pristine stretch below the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Beautiful, grassy Bluff Park with basketball court. All amenities. Pay-anddisplay parking $1/hour.  Off Ritz-Carlton Drive, 33333 S. Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.923.2280  Map J16 SAN CLEMENTE CITY BEACH  1,200-foot pier (1920s), wide beach, good surf. All amenities. Metered parking. The train goes right by the beach.  620 Avenida del Mar, San Clemente, 949.361.8219  Map K17 SAN CLEMENTE STATE BEACH  Popular mile-long beach below sandstone bluffs offers all amenities, a nature trail and butterfly trail. Fee for parking.  225 Avenida Califia, San Clemente, 949.492.3156  Map K17

TABLE ROCK BEACH  144 wooden steps lead to a dramatic cove with dangerous currents at the base of a cliff. Free street parking.  First Avenue and South Coast Highway, South Laguna, 714.834.2400  Map I16

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REGIONAL PARKs CARBON CANYON REGIONAL PARK  Wild and rugged canyon terrain good for hiking and horseback riding.  4442 Carbon Canyon Road, Brea, 714.973.3160  Map A4

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CLARK REGIONAL PARK  Ideal for picnicking, fishing and tennis. Interpretive center houses fossils of local prehistoric plants and animals.  8800 Rosecrans Ave., Buena Park, 714.973.3170  Map A3 IRVINE REGIONAL PARK  On land donated by James Irvine in 1897, California’s oldest regional park houses the Orange County Zoo and Irvine Park Railroad. Oldgrowth oak and sycamore trees. Families have picnicked at the park for more than 100 years.  1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, 714.973.6835  Map B5 LAGUNA NIGUEL REGIONAL PARK  Wide selection of outdoor activities, including tennis, volleyball, jogging and bicycling in well-landscaped setting. There’s fishing on a 44-acre lake.  28241 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel, 949.923.2240  Map F6 MASON REGIONAL PARK  Large grassy areas, picnic shelters, hundreds of acres of protected land with three miles of paved trails for hikers and bikers. Many native animal species; lake and lush shade trees.  18712 University Drive, Irvine, 949.923.2220  Map D4 MILE SQUARE REGIONAL PARK  Reservable sports fields, walking and biking paths and fishing on two ponds. Yes, it’s one mile square.  16801 Euclid St., Fountain Valley, 714.973.6600  Map B1 O’NEILL REGIONAL PARK  Expansive 3,300-acre park is a distinctive spot for both day use and camping. Includes the Arroyo Trabuco area, 935 acres of relatively pristine land maintained as a wilderness preserve.  30892 Trabuco Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon, 949.923.2256  Map east of D6 PETERS CANYON REGIONAL PARK  Blend of native vegetation and scenic trails. Lush groves of willows and black cottonwoods intertwine with a rambling creek and encase a 50-acre lake. Variety of trails for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians.  8548 E. Canyon View Ave., Orange, 714.973.6611  Map B5


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IRVINE RANCH HISTORIC PARK  Once the heart of the Irvine agricultural empire, the park preserves the ranch operations headquarters, as well as the site of the original Irvine family home. O.C. Parks headquarters.  13042 Old Myford Road, Irvine, 714.973.6609  Map C5 OLD ORANGE COUNTY COURTHOUSE  Site of the local governmental transactions and court proceedings that shaped the county’s early history. Restored in 1989; houses historical exhibits, archives, special events and a marriage license office.  211 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, 714.973.6605  Map H13

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NIGHTLIFE AULD DUBLINER  Irish pub and restaurant; live music Th-Sa.  The District at Tustin Legacy, 2497 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.259.1562; 71 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach, 562.437.8300  Map J14, northwest of C1

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2016 BACCHUS  Spot relaunches as bar and grill with 60 wines by the glass, 12 flights and cigar patio.  6735 Quail Hill Parkway, Irvine, 949.502.4600  Map D5 BARLEY FORGE BREWING CO.  Costa Mesa’s first-ever commercial production brewery is bustling! Five-taster flights; barbecue on weekends.  2957 Randolph Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.641.2084  Map J13

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LOLA GASPAR  Endearingly hip bar and kitchen. Open until 2 am M-Sa, Su until midnight.  211 W. Second St., Santa Ana, 714.972.1172  Map H13 LUCKY STRIKE LANES  Retro-cool bowling lounge with DJ.  The Block at Orange, 20 City Blvd. West, Orange, 714.937.5263  Map J11 MARINE ROOM TAVERN  Laid-back bar; live rock and blues on weekends. Open M-F 3 pm-2 am, Sa-Su 10 am-2 am.  214 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach, 949.494.3027  Map H15

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MESA  Small plates and cocktails at hip and stylish lounge with retractable glass roof. Open until 2 am Tu-Sa.  The Camp, 725 Baker St., Costa Mesa, 714.557.6700  Map J13 MULDOON’S DUBLIN PUB  Cozy spot with ourtyard; fun Irish-themed events in the Celtic Bar.  202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.640.4110  Map L15

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THE OBSERVATORY  Live rock, alternative, jazz, blues and food. More acts in the Constellation Room.  3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, 714.957.0600  Map I15 ROOFTOP LOUNGE  Hot spot for sunset cocktails on wraparound patio with panoramic coastal views atop La Casa del Camino hotel.  1289 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.497.2446  Map I15 SILVER TRUMPET BAR AND LOUNGE  Super-stylish spot ideal for pre- or post-theater cocktails.   3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, 714.442.8593  Map J13 THE SPEAKEASY  Hidden on cobblestone street at Old World Village; beer, wine and small plates. 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach, 714.899.3279  Map C2

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STAG BAR + KITCHEN  Convivial bar established in 1908 opposite Newport Pier gets kitchen in 2016. 121 McFadden Place, Newport Beach, 949.673.4470  Map N13 SUTRA LOUNGE  Club with cool decor, musical acts and big-name deejays. Open Th-Sa.  The Triangle, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, 949.722.7103  Map K12 WILD GOOSE  Cocktails, seasonal beers, creative sausages and burgers amid hunt-lodge-saloon decor. 436 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, 949.722.9453  Map N12 WINE LAB  Wine/cheese tasting room and store at hip outdoors-themed center. Open Tu-Su.  The Camp, 2937 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.905.9521  Map J13 YOST THEATER  Historical landmark now hosts popular musical acts and deejays. Open daily.  307 N. Spurgeon St., Santa Ana, 888.862.9573  Map H13

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CATALINA FLYER  Triple-decker catamaran is fastest boat to Catalina Island: 75 minutes. Call for schedule. $53-$70, $6 children 2 and under.  Balboa Pavilion, 400 Main St., Newport Beach, 800.830.7744  Map N15 CITY PASS  Includes discounted admission to Disney theme parks and admission to others in L.A., San Diego. $269-$306, under 3 free.  888.330.5008, citypass.com CLASSIC MUSTANG RENTALS  Cruise the coast in a classic 1965 Mustang convertible! Hourly rentals; hotel delivery available. 729 Farad St., Costa Mesa, 949.650.5202, classicmustangrentals.com  Map D3 DANA WHARF WHALE-WATCHING AND SPORTFISHING  Sportfishing, whale-watching expeditions and 82-foot schooner yacht for charters. Corporate parties, private fishing and twilight wine cruises.  Dana Point Harbor, 34675 Golden Lantern St., Dana Point, 800.979.3370, danawharf.com  Map K16 DAVEY’S LOCKER  Year-round whale-watching, deep-sea sportfishing, fishing charters and boat rentals at Balboa Pavilion.  400 Main St., Newport Beach, 949.673.1434, daveyslocker.com  Map N15 ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR  Daily car rentals with some 25 locations throughout Orange County. Pickup service available.  888.484.4683, enterprise.com EXECUCAR  Luxury service. Sedan and SUV, flat rates, special group services, frequent-flier points and miles with select airlines.  800.410.4444, execucar.com

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TO U R S + T R A N S P O RT GONDOLA ADVENTURES  Romantic gondola cruises through Newport Harbor canals.  3101 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.646.2067; 888.446.6365  Map N13 HAVE FUN TOURS  Sightseeing tours to popular Southern California destinations including Hollywood and homes of the stars, Temecula wine country, Getty museums and beach cities.  714.658.2291 HORNBLOWER CRUISES  Luxury party yachts. F-Sa dinner-dance cruises, Sa-Su Champagne brunch.  Mariner’s Mile Marina, 2431 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.646.0155  Map M13 JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT  Gateway to O.C., vastly superior to LAX in ambiance and ease of arrival and departure. Art exhibits; dining in Terminal C. Free Wi-Fi. Ticket counters open at 5 am.  18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, 949.252.5200, ocair.com LAGUNA BEACH TROLLEY  Free service year-round along Coast Highway. F 4-11 pm, Sa 11 am-11 pm and Su 11 am-8 pm.  visitlagunabeach.com  Map H15 METROLINK  Train system connects to San Diego, Los Angeles; stops in San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo, Irvine, Tustin, Santa Ana, Orange, Anaheim, Fullerton and Buena Park. $10 weekend day pass (Sa-Su) for Metrolink rails and SoCal public transportation.  800.371.5465, metrolinktrains.com OCTA  Orange County Transportation Authority buses. $2; day pass $5, 75 cents for 60 and older, under 5 free. Exact change.  714.560.6282, octa.net OLD TOWNE ORANGE WALKING FOOD TOURS  Culinary exploration of Old Towne Orange features such cuisines as Cuban, Italian and retro American. $49. Advance purchase required. Sa-Su 11 am–2 pm. 800.979.3370, oldtownorangewalkingfoodtours.com PRIME TIME SHUTTLE  Service 24/7 to SoCal airports, Disneyland Resort and Anaheim Convention Center.  800.733.8267, primetimeshuttle.com SUPERSHUTTLE  Transportation to and from all SoCal airports around the clock. Groups and charters welcome.  310.222.5500; 800.258.3826, supershuttle.com TMZ HOLLYWOOD TOUR  Celebrity haunts and scandal sites aboard state-of-the-arts bus. $53-$63.  Starline Tours, 6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 855.486.9868

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ELSEWHERE DOLBY THEATRE  Home of the Academy Awards. Daily 10:30 am-4 pm. $10-$15, under 3 free.  6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.308.6300 EL PUEBLO DE LOS ANGELES  L.A.’s birthplace. Twenty-seven buildings include 1818 Avila Adobe, L.A.’s oldest. Festive open-air marketplace Olvera Street.  130 Paseo de la Plaza, downtown, 213.628.1274 FARMERS MARKET  Local landmark with 120 produce stalls, restaurants and gift shops in open-air setting. M-F 9 am-9 pm; Sa 9 am-8 pm; Su 10 am-7 pm.  6333 W. 3rd St., L.A., 323.933.9211 GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY  Iconic attraction overlooking Hollywood. Hourly shows at planetarium. Tu-F noon-10 pm; Sa-Su 10 am-10 pm. Free; donations accepted.  2800 E. Observatory Road, L.A., 213.473.0800 HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME  Celebs’ names are enshrined in bronze-and-terrazzo stars. Free.  Hollywood Boulevard from Gower Street to La Brea Avenue, Hollywood, 323.469.8311 L.A. LIVE  Entertainment center is home to Grammy Museum, Nokia Theatre and Club Nokia; restaurants, high-tech bowling and the Conga Room.  800 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown, 213.763.5483 THE MUSIC CENTER  The 90-minute Symphonian Music Center Tour includes history, architecture. Also see listing for Walt Disney Concert Hall at the Music Center. First come, first served. Tu-Sa 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Free.  151 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.972.4399  OCEAN FRONT WALK  Boardwalk with quirky street performers, souvenir vendors.  Along beach between Marine Street and Grand Boulevard, Venice

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SAN FERNANDO MISSION  1797 mission with museum, archives and gardens. Daily 9 am-4:30 pm. $3-$4, under 7 free.  15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Mission Hills, 818.361.0186 Map north of A1 SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN  Theme park has 17 coasters; dozens of attractions; rides including world’s tallest, fastest and longest flying coaster, Tatsu. Call for hours. $39.99-$64.99, under 3 free.  26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy., Valencia, 661.255.4111

STUDIO TOURS SONY PICTURES STUDIOS  Two-hour walking tour of working motion picture studio includes sets of television shows and films including Spider-Man. Reservation, photo ID required. M-F 9:30 am-2:30 pm. $33; under 12 not admitted. Parking free.  10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, 310.244.8687  Map L11 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD  New: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Rides at movie-based theme park include Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem; tram tour takes in King Kong 360 3-D.  100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, 800.864.8377  Map north of A1  WARNER BROS. STUDIOS  Two-hour tour of working movie and TV studio: backlots, soundstages, costume department, memorabilia museum, observation of filming when possible. VIP tours available. photo ID required. M-F 8:15 am-4:30 pm. $52, under 8 not admitted.  3400 Riverside Drive, Burbank, 818.972.8087 

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ELSEWHERE AUTRY NATIONAL CENTER  Merger of Southwest Museum of the American Indian, the Museum of the American West and the Women of the West Museum. Tu-Su 10 am-5 pm. $4-$10, under 3 free.  4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, L.A., 323.667.2000  THE BROAD  Spectacular new museum of contemporary art. Separate free timed tickets required for Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room. Tu-W 11 am-5 pm; Th-F 11 am-8 pm; Sa 10 am-8 pm; Su 10 am-6 pm. Free. Advance online reservations encouraged.  221 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 212.232.6200 Map H16 CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER  Interactive exhibits for budding scientists; final home of Space Shuttle Endeavor. Daily 10 am-5 pm. Galleries free; admission for other exhibits and Imax varies. Parking $8.  700 State Drive, Exposition Park, downtown, 323.724.3623  GETTY CENTER  Stunning hilltop structure features contemporary gardens, unparalleled collection of art and photography. Tu-Su 10 am-5:30 pm, Sa until 9 pm. Call for hours. Free. Parking $15, $10 after 5 pm.  1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, 310.330.7300

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GETTY VILLA  Getty Center’s exquisite coastal counterpart is a replica of an ancient Roman villa showcasing Roman and Greek antiquities. W-M 10 am-5 pm. Free, parking $15. Advance timed tickets required.  17985 Pacific Coast Hwy., Pacific Palisades, 310.440.7300  GRAMMY MUSEUM  Museum at L.A. Live explores music, the creative and recording processes, and Grammy Award history. M-F 11:30 am-7:30 pm; Sa-Su 10 am-7:30 pm. $10.95-$12.95, under 6 free. 800 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown Los Angeles, 213.765.6800  Pick-up subject to geographic and other restrictions. ©2015 Enterprise Rent-A-Car F07585 07.15

HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM  10,000 artifacts on four floors: sets, props, photos, movie posters, scripts and Max Factor’s makeup rooms, where Marilyn Monroe became a blonde and Lucille Ball a redhead. W-Su 10 am-5 pm. $12$15. 1660 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323.464.7776  THE HUNTINGTON  Stellar library, art collections, botanical gardens and children’s garden. M, W-F noon4:30 pm; Sa-Su 10:30 am-4:30 pm. $8-$23, under 5 free. 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, 626.405.2100 LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART  Diverse premier collections. L M-Tu, Th noon-8 pm, F until 9 pm; Sa-Su 11 am-8 pm. Closed W $10-$15, under 18 free.  LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.; LACMA West, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 323.857.6000  MUSEUM OF JURASSIC TECHNOLOGY  Subversive venue blends fact and fiction. Th 2-8 pm; F-Su noon-6 pm. $5-$8 suggested donation.  9341 Venice Blvd., Culver City, 310.836.6131 NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY  Thirty-three million objects from dinosaur fossils to fish. Daily 9:30 am-5 pm. $5-$12, under 2 free.  900 Exposition Blvd., downtown, 213.763.3466

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The breakfast sandwich at new Pig Pen Delicacy at Santa Ana’s 4th Street Market. p. 52 The breakfast sandwich at Sessions in Huntington Beach and Newport Beach. p. 53 New Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University in Orange. 844.626.8726 Menswear at new Alchemy Works at Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach. p. 66 Ocean Blue Art + Design gallery at new Pacific City in Huntington Beach. p. 66 Curbside merchandise pickup at Nordstrom Irvine Spectrum. 949.255.2800 Tackle Box restaurant on Corona del Mar State Beach. p. 53 House-made gelato at Andrea restaurant at the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast. p. 44

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