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The first Orange County Fair took place nearly 130 years ago, in 1890, at a 1-mile racetrack in Santa Ana. Horse races, according to Chris Epting’s fascinating book The Orange County Fair: A History of Celebration, featured famed racehorse Silkwood, who defeated the horse reputed to be the fastest in Los Angeles County. Races and other competitions remained a mainstay, as even a quick skim of the book reveals. The 1917 fair in Huntington Beach featured motorcycle races. The winner of the 1918

women’s swimming race won a pair of tennis shoes. In the 1930s came roping, riding and jumping events and, in the 1950s, ostrich and pogo-stick races and a fishing derby whose first prize was a two-bedroom house. The ’50s were racy in other ways. In 1955, movie mogul Howard Hughes lured the justcrowned fair queen away from the fair to Hollywood and reportedly became obsessed with her; she went on to an acting career. In 1958, it was discovered that another newly crowned queen lived two-tenths of a mile over the L.A. County line—and later that she was secretly married, at which point the crown was taken away. Half a century later, the race is that of the fair itself to stay way out ahead of the ho-hum—and it keeps on winning. The Motorhome Demolition Derby joins the AllAlaskan Racing Pigs and the ever-growing focus on wacky foods such as fried Twinkies and caviar nachos brings spaghetti doughnuts. For more on the fair, and other summerdefining events, see page 14. For the best in down-home foods such as fried chicken and barbecue, see our dining feature, Summer Hits (p. 18); for upscale new restaurants, turn to Where Now (p. 8). As for that race in 1890, the rivalry between the counties continues; see for yourself when the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim meet the Los Angeles Dodgers at Angel Stadium (p. 48). —BENJAMIN EPSTEIN

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7 THINGS NOT TO BE MISSED 1 PIXAR PIER > OPENING JUNE 23 Disney California Adventure unveils four new neighborhoods inspired by Pixar movies. “The Incredibles” area features the Incredicoaster. 1313 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.781.4565, disneyland.disney.go.com

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2 LAGUNA ART FESTIVALS > OPENING JUNE 29 The Laguna Art-A-Fair (949.494.4514, art-a-fair.com) and Sawdust Art Festival (949.494.3030, sawdustartfestival.org) run concurrently. The Festival of Arts, also on Laguna Canyon Road, begins July 5 (949.494.1145, foapom.com).

3 ANGELS VS. DODGERS > JULY 6-8 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim take on freeway rivals the Los Angeles Dodgers. Left: Pitcher Garrett Richards. Angel Stadium, 2000 E. Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, 714.940.2000, angels.mlb.com 4 OC FAIR > JULY 13-AUG. 12 Action sports including rodeo, BMX and pig racing, plus the Giant Wheel, rides, concerts, livestock, petting zoo, wine tasting and fried food galore! OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, ocfair.com 5 PENTATONIX > JULY 19 Grammy Award-winning a cappella singing ensemble is known for popstyle covers with elaborate harmonies,

bass lines, riffing, percussion and beatboxing. FivePoint Amphitheatre, 14800 Chinon, Irvine, fivepointamphitheatre.com 6 VANS U.S. OPEN OF SURFING > JULY 28-AUG. 5 The world’s largest pro surfing competition also features lifestyle, skate and BMX events. Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, vansusopenofsurfing.com 7 PACIFIC WINE AND FOOD CLASSIC > AUG. 18-19 The bayfront event features sampling from 200 restaurants, chefs, winemakers and mixologists plus live entertainment. Newport Dunes, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949.287.3281, pacificwineandfood.com

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Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical at Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts in Costa Mesa was a New York Times Critics’ Pick that delivers face-melting guitar riffs and touching romance in equal doses. In it, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher turns a class of straight-A students into grade-A rockers. The high-octane Broadway smash features 14 new songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber as well as the original songs from the movie and a kids’ rock band playing live on stage. p. 46

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WHERE NOW The best in entertainment, attractions, shopping and dining

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High Steaks Spectacular tableside presentations and stunning coastal sunsets are among the draws at chef/restaurateur Michael Mina’s luxe new Bourbon Steak at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point. Among Mina signatures is the osetra caviar parfait, pictured; an elaborate ahi tuna tartare, mixed tableside; and Maine lobster pot pie, plated tableside. Lemon-grass tea is poured over a cast-iron-broiled platter of oyster, gulf shrimp, lobster and king crab with red miso butter for a dramatic sizzle; the Snake River Farms rib-eye cap arrives hay-smoked beneath a cloche. Executive chef Bryan Brown also offers a broiled tai snapper for two and a Kagoshima A5-grade wagyu strip loin steak. Top-tier cocktails juxtapose old- and newschool interpretations of classics; the new-school New York Sour is topped with an edible-ink wave printed on rice paper. The martini cart is a first among Mina’s 33 restaurants. Warm, spiced beignets come with vanilla creme brulee for dipping; why didn’t we think of that? p. 41

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SERATO, THIERRY BROUARD AT PRÉMIUM PARIS. CALIFORNIA ROLL, LYLE OKIHARA PHOTOGRAPHY. JOURNEYMAN'S, PIXUS STUDIOS. OPPOSITE, HIGH GALDONES

At Anaheim White House: California roll in globally inspired new B Bar and, left, owner Bruno Serato

WHITE [HOUSE] KNIGHT The Anaheim White House, housed in a 1909 manor, had been one of North County’s finest Italian destinations for 30 years before its devastation by fire a year ago. Now the restaurant, known for its refined, elaborately presented cuisine, reopens and is more creative and more beautiful than ever. Menu highlights include the rainbow rice-doughnut starter, stuffed with crab, topped with seafood and tobiko eggs and served with eel sauce; lobster ravioli, once upon a time a favorite of Gwen Stefani, who grew up nearby; the signature Salmon Chocolat; the popular braised beef with porcini sauce; and a Jackie O dessert for four with spun-sugar tower. Owner Bruno Serato has been knighted by the Italian government and was named a CNN Hero for his work with Caterina’s Club, which feeds nearly 4,000 hungry children daily; those efforts are recounted in a new book, The Power of Pasta. p. 36

Eye-Popping Journey Turn left at fine dining. Journeyman’s Food & Drink, new at the Hotel Fullerton, is a passion project of chef Zachary Geerson. Geerson was trained at the Culinary Institute of America, served as executive chef at Tempo Urban Kitchen in Brea and now also oversees the hotel’s adjacent Citizen Kitchen. Journeyman’s is on another plane, its cuisine postmodern and globally inspired: Geerson’s back-

ground is Sicilian, and his wife is Thai and Laotian; he uses both as touchstones for eye- and tastebud-popping creations thoughtfully constructed and meticulously executed. The prix-fixe format: Diners choose one of four very simply described options—which aren’t simple—from each of four courses. An amuse-bouche: a foie-gras marshmallow with finger lime presented between two fingers of a

hand sculpture. A meal: fava beans/goat cheese/herbs, tuna/spiced carrots/lime, lamb/cucumbers/garlic/ oregano, and citrus and dill. A more detailed description of that last course: mandarin orange gelée, orangelemon-lime crémeux, toasted dill seed crumble, fresh dill and dill flowers, and dehydrated orange chip. Cocktails and wine pairings are thoughtful, too. The chef, by the way, is 27. p. 35

In the kitchen at Journeyman's in Fullerton

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Keys to Fun The Triangle in Costa Mesa, home to restaurants, a boutique bowling alley, a movie theater and a nightclub, expands its entertainment options with new dueling-piano club Keys on Main. Audience members, 21 and up, request songs ranging from classic rock to current pop by bid; two performers respond at baby grand pianos. Lights and video add to the ambiance. A casual menu features nachos, wings and other dishes intended for sharing. Cocktails have music-inspired names, among them the Lady Gaga and Bohemian Rhapsody. Tickets are reserved in advance with nominal covers, and nominally more for comfy stage-side seating; VIP packages with bottle service are also available. p. 57

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There’s a new game in town. Splitsville Luxury Lanes, overlooking Downtown Disney, has 20 bowling lanes on two floors; two kitchens; two bars; and a covered patio with a stage featuring live music daily. As the name suggests, the vibe is midcentury. Extensive menus feature sushi, pizza, burgers, salads and entrees. Flavored Cokes and Icees come in clear, souvenir pinshaped sippers; cocktails on tap come in 22-ounce squeeze bottles. Anaheim is the sixth location in the U.S. The venues are popular for bachelor, bachelorette and birthday parties. p. 58

NOW AT A THEATER NEAR YOU The Lot, replacing Island Cinemas at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, is a luxury cinema replete with leather recliners, stand-alone restaurant, wellappointed bars and an indoor-outdoor social space. In addition to top-of-theline audiovisual technology, the venue offers elevated in-theater dining with an all-day menu of regional fare, fine wine, craft cocktails and house-made desserts (949.721.2000, thelotent.com). 10 SOCALPULSE.COM

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AMC Tustin 14 at “eatertainment” destination the District at Tustin Legacy upgrades, too: It’s the first AMC in California to feature reclining seats with seat warmers in all theaters. Even cooler, its new Prime theater and Dolby Cinema theater both boast chairs with seat rumblers and an immersive sound system that put you right in the middle of action flicks (714.258.7036, amctheatres.com).

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Earrings by Gorjana and, above, Lululemon in Newport Beach

Carried at 1,000 boutiques around the world and 200 major retailers, Gorjana jewelry opened its own boutique last year in Laguna Beach—where the 13-year-old line began—and now opens two more: at Fashion Island in Newport Beach (949.721.2000) and presently at the Irvine Spectrum Center (949.753.5180). Gorjana Reidel’s designs are simple, understated, lightweight and timeless—some of her very first pieces remain popular. They do well as layering (necklaces) or stacking (silver rings) pieces; top sellers also include gold cuffs and rose-gold earrings. gorjana.com

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Arts, amusement, action! Three historic outdoor events define summer in Orange County. by Kat Nguyen-De Angelis

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One of Orange County’s slogans is “Forever Summer.” It refers to the virtually always beautiful weather and the feeling even among residents that you’re always on vacation. But the fact is, the season that is actually summer has its special charm and inspired a trio of events that have drawn throngs of visitors to the area for decades—and in one case for well over a century. / U.S. Open of Surfing / July 28-Aug. 5

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he Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, Surf City USA’s claim to fame, is one of the world’s biggest action-sports festivals (p. 46). The nine-day event draws top surfers from around the globe to compete on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. In the late 1950s, it was called the West Coast Surfing Championships. With three titles clinched in the ‘60s, local Corky Carroll was the one to beat in the men’s event; Joyce Hoffman won four women’s titles from 1965 to 1970. By dint of his powerful turns, Santa Barbara’s Tom Curren took three championships in the raucous OP Pro days of the ‘80s, when a riot tarnished the event and nearly wiped it out of existence. Big names competing in the ‘90s included 11-time world champion Kelly Slater, who won the event in 1996; he wouldn’t nab another U.S. Open title until 2011. San Diego surfer Rob Machado was a podium regular during the same period.

Trophies at the 1970 U.S. Open of Surfing. Opposite: Australian Bronte Macaulay near Huntington Beach Pier. Inset: In an all-Brazil final, Filipe Toledo, 19, wins the 2014 title.

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In 2009 and 2010, Brett Simpson became the only competitor from the host city to ever win back-toback titles. Last year, Huntington Beach surfer Kanoa Igarashi claimed the $100,000 prize and was hoisted above enthralled fans. The 20-year-old phenom no doubt has his sights set on a repeat this year. A repeat has eluded Santa Ana’s Courtney Conlogue since her victory in 2009. Surfing is not the only attraction. Skaters and BMX riders also compete at the event in a massive concrete bowl; and a mini-city built on the sand features a Vans gear mega retail center. Off the sand and around town are movie premieres, guest bartenders at restaurants, and athlete autograph signings at surf shops such as Jack’s Surfboards and Huntington Surf and Sport. / OC FAIR / July 13-Aug. 12

Top to bottom at the OC Fair: the Giant Wheel; ostrich races in 1992; and fair royalty in the 1970s.

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t is hard to imagine a fair that has remained more relevant than Orange County’s; now in its 128th year, it draws crowds of more than 1 million to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa (p. 46). It’s come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1890, when the highlight was a horse race and a few exhibits. Around the turn of the century, the fair was moved from Santa Ana and Huntington Beach to Anaheim and back; in 1953, its location in Santa Ana became incorporated into the city of Costa Mesa.

What began as a modest five-day event has evolved into a 23-day festival featuring live music and countless booths. Many go to the fair for the carnival rides, games, races, livestock exhibits and petting zoo. There are monster trucks and rodeo acts in the action-sports arena and free live entertainment in the Hangar. But everybody knows it’s all about the decadent food, and the fair has really stepped up its culinary game. No longer can you find just barbecued turkey legs and funnel cake: Every year brings zanier food, prime examples being a Hot Cheetos-encrusted corn dog and fried peanut-butter meatballs from perennial favorite Chicken Charlie’s. Organizers were smart to capitalize on the craft beer trend when they added to the lineup the Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Roundup, July 14-15 (p. 46). Beer lovers enjoy unlimited tastings from more than 80 craft breweries. Tasting sessions take place noon-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. on July 14, noon-4 p.m. on July 15; tickets ($55 online, $65 at the door if available) include fair entry. Nightly concerts and other entertainment at the adjacent Pacific Amphitheatre also require separate tickets (p. 48). They include Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons with the Pacific Symphony on July 12, The Daily Show host and comedian Trevor Noah on July 14, Earth, Wind & Fire on July 27 and the Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton on Aug. 12.

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In 1935, the show became a full production and over the years has developed into one of the community’s premier events. Now in its 85th year, it’s an integral part of the Festival of Arts, attracting more than 140,000 visitors annually to the picturesque Irvine Bowl. These days, each living picture is accompanied by live narration and a full orchestra. Never mind that the show takes place after dark, the theme this year is “Under the Sun.” It pays homage to Laguna’s own cadre of early art masters, among them Anna Hills, William Griffith, Edgar Payne, Julia Bracken Wendt, Robert Kuntz and Joseph Kleitsch. Guests will also be captivated by faithful recreations of familiar masterpieces—Claude Monet’s The Boat at Giverny, Edouard Manet’s The Luncheon on the Grass, Joe Rosenthal’s photograph of the flag-raising on Iwo Jima—as well as three-dimensional objects such as gilt bronze Femmes-Fleur lamps. As it does every year, the 90-minute show culminates with da Vinci’s The Last Supper, always a stunning finale. Tickets are $15-$240; performances begin nightly at 8:30 p.m. The Festival of Arts (p. 46), regarded as one of the top fine-art festivals in the United States, opens two days earlier, on July 5, at the same location. Works by more than 140 local artists are available to peruse and to purchase. The event also features live music, hands-on art activities and exhibitions of art by Orange County students of all ages.

Clockwise from top: John Singer Sargeant’s The Garden Wall, living picture at the Pageant of the Masters; final touches for Joaquin Sorolla’s Lighthouse Walk at Biarritz and, in 1958, Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper; the festival grounds.

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HERE ARE CERTAIN FOODS WE love year-round but just seem better in summer. Burgers after the beach. Fried chicken on a picnic. Hot dogs with baseball. Barbecue in the backyard. Each has its benchmark destinations with devoted followings. But each has also inspired new spots that significantly alter the county’s dining landscape. Some put surprising spins on beloved staples. Others are simply so good!

BURGERS Chef Andrés Dangond, a native of Colombia whose résumé includes stints at Michelinstarred restaurants, presents cut-above creative burgers using all-natural, free-range meats at The Cut in Irvine (p. 32). Versions, in fact, include the Colombian with smoked mozzarella, cilantro chimichurri and, yes, roasted bananas. But the star is the Grand Cut, whose toppings include braised pork, bacon jam and havarti-and-Comté cheese fondue. Start with creamy prosciutto-andSpanish-chorizo croquettes; end with the corn cookie ice cream sandwich. Fun burgers, fantastic beers, fabulous location ... you’re living The American

Dream (p. 32). Though there’s a roof over the bar and some tables, it’s pretty much a patio looking out across Pacific Coast Highway to the beach. The meat’s the thing, whether the chuck-brisket blend on the prosciutto-burrata burger or the wagyu patty on the truffle burger. As a side or a gussied-up main, the mac ’n’ cheese is superb. Find truly distinctive beers such as Track 27’s Uber Everywhere hazy IPA. The restaurant is at Pacific City’s Lot 579 food hall in Huntington Beach. TRIED AND TRUE / Burgers run the gamut from those at SoCal fast-food icon In-N-Out The Original at the Cut in Irvine

to the wagyu wonder with lamb-belly confit and smoked-goat-cheddar fondue at Watertable in Huntington Beach. Our pantheon includes Umami (p. 34), the SoCal icon that brought gourmet burgers to the hipster masses, and Arc (p. 32), whose mile-high burger is storied for the sheer quality of its 1-pound rib-eye/short rib/lardons/duck-fat patty, Société Roquefort cheese, heirloom tomatoes, pickled red fresno chilies, cornmeal-dusted potato roll ... and lots else.

FRIED CHICKEN Bravo Top Chef All-Stars winner Richard Blais brings his playful chicken-centric dishes and decor—e.g., chicken heads superimposed onto iconic photos of Marilyn Monroe and Muhammad Ali—to The Crack Shack, a striking two-level space in Costa Mesa with a cornhole court and handwashing trough (p. 32). Oh, and free-range, bone-in Jidori fried chicken, the crunch of whose slightly spicy crust is unforgettable. Also memorable: the Firebird sandwich, tropical Border Slaw, pickle-brined chicken “oysters” and matzo-ball pozole. Six housemade sauces on tap include Cracksup and Sriracha Thousand Island.

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Kansas City barbecue at new Ember BBQ, inside Native Son Alehouse in Santa Ana (p. 32). Spice-rubbed meats, cooked low and slow over a hickory pit, include Angus brisket, St. Louis ribs and pulled pork. Sides are showstoppers: his Rancho Gordo barbecue beans are peppered with brisket burnt ends; the Cheesy Corn is made with Mornay sauce and fresh-off-the-cobb corn. Hogchos are a nacho-like, pulled-pork/pork jerky/ pickled-onion/smoked-cheese-sauce bar snack that replaces chips with chicharrones. TRIED AND TRUE / Tulsa Rib Co., in Orange for 37 years, is notable for the variety of its rib dinners: smoked, spicy, Caribbean or Cajun baby-back ribs, beef ribs, boneless beef ribs and boneless pork ribs; sides include fried mac ’n’ cheese (p. 34). Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que has five county locations and an expansive menu featuring St. Louis spare ribs, Texas-style brisket, Alabama chicken and other Southern specialties (p. 33). Brisket, tri-tip, Carolina pulled pork

and lots more are slow-cooked over hickory wood and served amid rustic, cowboy ambiance at Bad to the Bone in San Juan Capistrano; takeout feasts serve eight to 30 (p. 32).

HOT DOGS The Burnt Truck served sliders; Dogzilla offered Asian-fusion hot dogs. The owners—both Irvine natives who gave up finance jobs for culinary careers—combined their talents at BurntZilla (p. 43). There are five styles on the dog side, all visually dazzling and served on King’s Hawaiian rolls. The namesake Dogzilla is a beef frank with avocado, grilled onions, teriyaki, Japanese mayo, furikake and bacon; the new Aloha features a pineapple Portuguese link, teriyaki sauce and roasted pineapple salsa. Until recently only available as slider-sized “zillas,” they now come full-sized, too. Wursthaus, at the east end of Santa Ana’s East End, offers handmade sausages and 20 pedigreed German and Belgian draft beers (p. 36). You can get classics such as a spicy Polish, more elevated Sicilian provolone, or vegan smoked apple-and-sage, but the exotics—wild boar and rattlesnake-and-rabbit with jalapeño—bring us back. Choose pretzel roll, sourdough or grinder, add toppings such as IPA-caramelized onions. Belgian fries come with choice of nine dipping sauces; Drunken Fries add choice of 21 sausages. TRIED AND TRUE / Portillo’s, founded 55 years ago in Illinois, has grown from one “Dog House” to 50, including one in Buena Park (p. 33). It’s known for Chicago-style hot dogs that “drag the dog through the garden,” piling more than half a dozen toppings including kosher pickle and sport peppers onto a steamed poppy-seed bun.

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Recipes for the crispy-fried herbseasoned cornmeal-coated chicken and soulful sides (that cornbread! those collard greens!) at Georgia’s, tucked away at Anaheim Packing House, come straight from the heart and soul of Gretchen Shoemaker—they’re the ones she learned from her grandmother and raised her daughters on (p. 42). Each plate comes with three pieces of dark meat and two sides such as red beans and rice and black-eyed peas; chicken-and-waffle is also a specialty. TRIED AND TRUE / Cognoscenti head to 370 Common in Laguna Beach (p. 34) for a bucket of fried chicken with spicy honey dipping sauce, superb sides, coconut cake and barrel-aged cocktails—the last Sunday of the month only. Owner/chef Ryan Adams rectifies that with Buttermilk, opening in Orange. Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant (p. 33) at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park has used the same recipe since the dish was first served at the Knott family’s boysenberry stand in 1934. Start with boysenberry-infused cocktails; finish with boysenberry pie.

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laguna beach Laguna Beach

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

Summer Event Calendar

Fete de la Musique | This free music festival features music artists performing at various downtown locations with special ceremonies and events at Main Beach. June 16, 2018 lagunabeachsistercities.com Laguna Art-A-Fair | View fine art by 125 renowned artists and master craftspeople, and enjoy a memorable day among the artists as they work. June 29 - September 2, 2018 949.494.4514 | Art-A-Fair.com 777 Laguna Canyon Road Sawdust Art Festival | Showcase of more than 200 local artisans. Exhibitors create and sell unique pieces from a wide variety of media. Highlights include the glass-blowing enclosure where glass masters perform at the furnace, art activities and live entertainment. June 29 - September 2, 2018 949.494.3030 | SawdustArtFestival.org 935 Laguna Canyon Road Festival of Arts | California’s longestrunning outdoor fine art exhibition features original artwork by 140 awardwinning Orange County artists. Special events include jazz concerts, wine and chocolate pairings, and guided and audio art tours. July 5 - September 1, 2018 949.494.1145 | LagunaFestivalofArts.org 650 Laguna Canyon Road 85th Annual Pageant of the Masters Arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world is this 90 minute recreation of classical and contemporary art in tableaux vivants (“living pictures”). Ticket includes free, unlimited access to Festival of Arts all summer long. July 7-September 1, 2018 800.487.3378 | PageantTickets.com 650 Laguna Canyon Road

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CA Surf N’ Paddle 695 S. Coast Hwy. 949.497.1423 casurfnpaddle.com

The Hat Box

Surf and paddle board rentals, lessons and sales. Private, semi-private and group lessons available. Located steps from the beach. Free parking.

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.

Nirvana Grille Restaurant & Catering

Beach House Laguna Beach

303 Broadway, Suite 101 949.497.0027 nirvanagrille.com

Enjoy sustainable California seasonal menus and an all night Happy Hour in the inviting farmhouse chic dining room or Bliss Bar patio just 500 yards from Festival Grounds and Main Beach.

384 Forest Ave 949.715.6919 beachhouselb.com

Beach House Laguna Beach features a unique blend of resort style clothing, home décor and unique coastal and beach inspired gifts. Located in the Lumberyard Center.

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COSTA MESA

/ SANTA ANA / IRVINE / TUSTIN

METRO CITIES Irvine, home of the historic Irvine Ranch, is O.C.’s financial 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 the county’s heart.

COSTA MESA On one side of Bristol Street is South Coast Plaza, whose $2 billion in annual sales is highest among U.S. shopping destinations. On the other is O.C.’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. Fifty years later, South Coast Plaza and its Bear Street wing, connected by the Bridge of Gardens, offer hundreds of stores, boutiques and restaurants. In fact, the state-designated tourist attraction boasts the nation’s highest concentration of elite retailers. Openings during the semicentennial anniversary included Dior Homme and Stella McCartney. Dining options include Din Tai Fung and, across Bristol Street, Vaca, from former Bravo Top Chef runner-up Amar Santana, and Water Grill. 22 SOCALPULSE.COM

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The nearby Segerstrom Center for the Arts, built in 1986 mainly with Segerstrom money on Segerstrom land, includes 3,000-seat Segerstrom Hall, presenting performing-arts genres including dance and Broadway musicals, and the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, a 2,000-seat facility designed by Cesar Pelli. Founders Hall and Samueli Theater are more intimate. The Julianne and George Argyros Plaza is new. The campus is also home to South Coast Repertory and ultimately the Orange County Museum of Art.

To the west is the South Coast Collection of design showrooms such as Design Within Reach and Pirch. Foodies frequent Arc restaurant and the Saturday farmers market. OC Mix has 30 vendors, among them Alexander Gray eyewear and Taco María— named by Jonathan Gold the Los Angeles Times’ 2018 restaurant of the year. South on Bristol are The Lab and The Camp shopping and dining centers. The Lab has the kinds of shops you’d likely find on L.A.’s trendy Melrose Avenue. Red & Blue Vintage is a recent additions. Opposite is the

SANTA ANA Arts-minded downtown Santa Ana offers the Artists Village, Santora Arts Complex and Grand Central Art Center. Mix Mix Kitchen + Bar and El Mercado Modern Cuisine make for one of the county's most exciting dining scenes. Find a dozen innovative fast-casual dining concepts at 4th Street Market. New food hall McFadden Public Market, on Main Street, features vintage arcade games and two bars. The bar scene—we favor Lola Gaspar—is burgeoning, too. The Yost Theater concert venue is an East End anchor.

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DRESSED TO A TEA Dreamily feminine fashion and afternoon tea marry at Jason and Kim Le Pham’s Morning Lavender boutique in Old Town Tustin. The ethereal setting is inspired by Kim Le’s Lace and Locks fashion blog and wedding photography business. Enjoy a late-morning latte and sweet, linger among the stylish separates and accessories. 330 El Camino Real, Tustin, 714.486.1429, morninglavender.com

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Camp, set amid wood and aluminum. Dining options include Old Vine Café, Vitaly for Italian sandwiches and gelato and Taco Asylum for distinctive tacos. Dine-and-play center The Triangle offers new Keys on Main dueling pianos, bowling at Costa Mesa 55 Tavern + Bowl and top-tier Time Nightclub. The OC Fair & Event Center hosts events year-round and the county fair and concerts at the Pacific Amphitheatre in summer.

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Impressionist art on the ground floor of an office building. Near John Wayne Airport is innovative new Trade Food Hall; superb Ootoro sushi is its fine-dining anchor. Orange County Great Park offers a farmers market, an arts complex and a carousel; you can ride 400 feet up in the tethered orange balloon visible from the freeways. 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.

Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. Opposite: Irvine Spectrum Center, left, and Costa Mesa’s Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Bowers Museum, founded about 80 years ago, mounts blockbuster exhibitions with the world’s major museums. Visitors can also view pre-Columbian artifacts, Pacific Island art, an exhibit of local history and dine at the Patina Group’s Tangata. Discovery Cube science center’s 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. Intimate Santa Ana Zoo is in Prentice Park; its 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 problemfree world carved from the Irvine Co.’s land holdings. Irvine Spectrum Center’s Giant Wheel can be seen for miles from the 5, 405 and 133 freeways. The center’s 150 shops, many entertainmentrelated, restaurants such as Cucina Enoteca for Cal-Ital and new Habana for Cuban, and the nation’s most visited movie complex draw more visitors annually than Disneyland. UC Irvine’s Irvine Barclay Theatre presents music, dance and theatrical events. 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

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 “eatertainment” center. Draws include restaurants The Winery and J. Zhou Oriental Cuisine, a cineplex, and bowling at Bowlmor. Union Market offers an eclectic collection of dining concepts, notably Hatch for tiki drinks and sliders, Kettlebar Steam Cooking and Kroft for sandwiches. The nearby twin hangars that once housed airships 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. Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen, designed by Thomas Schoos, is new. The Marconi Automotive Museum (714.258.3001) displays 80 vehicles, notably Ferraris and historic open-wheel race cars.

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IT'S ABOUT TIME South Coast Plaza’s Level 2 boasts one of the world’s premier collections of watch boutiques. A. Lange & Söhne Jewel Court, 657.205.4555 Jaeger-LeCoultre Carousel Court 949.548.8428 Officine Panerai Carousel Court, 714.481.7188 Omega Carousel Court, 714.850.0558 Piaget Nordstrom Wing 714.361.2020 Rolex Between Jewel and Carousel courts, 714.241.8088 Swatch Sears Wing, 714.444.1180 Tourbillon Nordstrom Wing 714.800.1925 Tourneau/Patek Philippe Jewel Court, 714.850.0222 Vacheron Constantin Between Jewel and Carousel courts, 714.955.4057

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NEWPORT BEACH

/ BALBOA / CORONA DEL MAR / HUNTINGTON BEACH

THE COAST Newport Beach offers O.C.’s most pleasant shopping destination, countless fine restaurants, gorgeous golf and coveted real estate. Along the coast are wide sandy beaches, piers, the world’s largest pleasure-boat harbor and Surf City USA.

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gallery and upscale and on-themoment boutiques. The action never stops around Newport Pier, off Newport Boulevard on McFadden Square. Stag Bar (1908) now has a kitchen. The Dory Fishing Fleet (1889) leaves in the wee hours of the morn; visit the open-air fish market after sunrise, then have breakfast at the Dory Deli.

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; don’t go in unless you know what you’re doing. The Newport Harbor Nautical Museum has become ExplorOcean. On the harbor side of Balboa Peninsula is the Balboa Pavilion, a 1905 cupola-topped structure that is the de­pot for boat excursions: harbor tours, whale-watching trips and Santa Catalina cruises. As classic pop-

Crystal Cove State Park in Newport Coast and, left, Balboa Island

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 community featuring charming cottages, shops, galleries, boutiques and restaurants, notably new Mr. G’s Bistro and Tim Goodell’s Royal Hen gastropub. Marine Avenue is its only nonresidential street. Try a custom-dipped Balboa Bar.

CORONA DEL MAR Corona del Mar, whose streets are named for flowers, has

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NO PROBLEMO Founded in 1954 and best known for its board shorts, Katin bills itself as “California’s original surf company and lifestyle brand” and has outfitted some of the top surfers in the sport. Nowadays it offers clothing, sunglasses, surfboards and wetsuits for men and women; the phrase “no problemo” often appears on its hats and tees. 16250 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 562.592.2052, katinusa.com

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NEWPORT BEACH Newport Beach and its environs have been called California’s Riviera. 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 anchor elegant shopping destination Fashion Island, which recently marked its 50th anniversary. Gorjana jewelry, ViX Paula Hermanny swimwear and St. John boutiques, and the Lot luxury cinema and restaurant, are new. Top dining options include Sushi Roku and Red O. The renowned Orange County Museum of Art is closed; it will ultimately reopen at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. 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 at Newport Aquatic Center (949.646.7725). Moe B’s Watersports at Newport Dunes (949.279.4507) rents kayaks and electric boats. Newport Beach has the world’s largest small-boat harbor. Mariner’s Mile, on Coast Highway, is lined with restaurants such as The Winery and Pizzeria Mozza and luxury-car showrooms. 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 watercraft 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. Harborside Lido Marina Village is a pedestrian shopping destination with tenants including Nobu and Lido Bottle Works restaurants, Alchemy Works

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SUIT YOURSELF Newport Beach offers a bounty of distinctive swimwear boutiques.

expansive beaches and some of the country’s most expensive real estate. Upscale destinations at Corona del Mar Plaza, near Fashion Island, include Diane’s for swimwear and Tommy Bahama as well as new VICI and gourmet pantry Baker & Olive. On East Coast Highway south of MacArthur Boulevard, is Sherman Library & Gardens, offering 2,000 plant species on two acres. Consider a repast at Café Jardin or the Tea Garden Crêperie. Coast Highway is lined with design showrooms, rug dealers and boutiques. You’ll find bodysurfing, volleyball, fire pits, all amenities and Tackle Box gourmet “grub shack” at Corona del Mar State Beach. Picturesque Little Corona Beach, setting for countless family photos, is just south. South of Corona del Mar is Newport Coast. Crystal Cove Shopping Center offers boutiques such as Atelier 7918 and restaurants Bluefin, Mastro’s Ocean Club and newly

relocated French destination Marché Moderne. Nearby are Crystal Cove State Park, with its miles of sandy coves and miles of trails, and gorgeous Pelican Hill Golf Club.

HUNTINGTON BEACH Surf City USA has become more sophisticated. Though Huntington Beach retains some of its sand-in-the-cracks identity, shops, 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. Pacific City offers acres of retail and dining, including the Kin boutique and LSXO and Bluegold restaurants. Hip lounges include The Bungalow and, atop Tanner’s, Treehouse Lounge. Next to Huntington Beach Pier Plaza is Duke’s restaurant; the plaza hosts live music and farmers markets.

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 (714.846.1114) boats 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 350acre Huntington Central Park; the park encompasses Shipley Nature Center (714.842.4772), an equestrian center, two “lakes” and the Central Library (714.842.4481). Tenants at 5 Points Plaza include Loft, CloudMover Day Spa and Vans; 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.

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LAGUNA BEACH

/ DANA POINT / SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO / SAN CLEMENTE

SOUTH COAST

LAGUNA BEACH Admire the sculptures at Laguna College of Art + Design as you enter the county’s original art colony along Laguna Canyon Road. In fact, it is easy to spend a day along the thoroughfare before ever entering the city proper, especially during the three summer art festivals— Festival of Arts, Laguna Art-AFair and Sawdust Art Festival— and renowned “living tableaux” presentation Pageant of the Masters. Acclaimed Laguna Playhouse offers comedic and profound fare year-round. Laguna Canyon Road becomes Broadway, then comes to a T at Coast Highway. Turn either way and you’ll find galleries, boutiques and restaurants. Up the hill to the right, Laguna Art Museum presents modern and contemporary art, mostly by California painters, explores pop culture and displays art from Laguna’s past, particularly seascapes. Steps away are coastal vistas at Heisler

Park and a stretch of Coast Highway called North Gallery Row, where you’ll find Adam Neeley Fine Art Jewelry (352 N. Coast Hwy., 949.715.0953) and tikichic Royal Hawaiian restaurant. Broadway ends at Main Beach. There are volleyball and basketball courts, a playground and a boardwalk—and it's just across the street from the downtown heart of Laguna, aka the Village, whose distinctive shops and galleries include the sculpture garden at Dawson Cole Fine Art Gallery (326 Glenneyre St., 888.972.5543). South along Coast Highway are top-notch

dining options including hockey great Teemu Selänne’s Selanne Steak Tavern, posh Studio at the Montage and new Harvest at the Ranch at Laguna Beach.

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 California coast’s “only romantic spot,” noting its “grandeur” and “solemnity.” You’ll find grandeur but little solemnity along Harbor Drive, bustling with boaters, diners, shoppers and those headed to see the tall 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, during the summer, Lobsterfest, a surf competition and outrigger racing. Fourth of July, the busiest day of the year, features fireworks launched from a barge. At the end of the harbor’s rocky ledge are tide pools, public benches and basking seals. Dana Point Harbor has 2,500 slips for vessels of all sizes, three yacht clubs, a fishing pier and Dana Wharf Sportfishing, which offers whale-watching trips. The Ocean Institute displays the Pilgrim, a full-sized replica of the brig on which Dana sailed. Wharf highlights include White Pelican Gallery 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—new Bourbon Steak at the Monarch Beach Resort and Raya at the Ritz-Carlton—and pristine Salt Creek Beach Park.

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SHOPPERS FLOCK Home decor meets boutique at Nest, and hidden treasures— be they handpicked cool jewelry, cute clothes, plants or garden decor—await discovery. The charming spot is in a converted cottage in the Los Rios Historic District, on the oldest residential street in California and just across the tracks from the train depot. 31711 Los Rios St., San Juan Capistrano, 949.661.1395

MISSION, EDWIN SANTIAGO. LAGUNA GALLERY AND BEACH, ASHOK SINHA. SALT ARTWORK: ANDRIY HALASHYN, KISS MY ANIMAL BALOON

Four of the county’s most historic cities are nestled into its southern corner: Laguna Beach, Dana Point and San Clemente along Coast Highway, and nearby San Juan Capistrano. All offer shopping, dining and natural beauty.

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Main Beach in Laguna Beach. Opposite: Mission San Juan Capistrano and, in Laguna Beach, Joanne Artman Gallery

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO There’s no beach in this burg, but there’s plenty of history, style and charm. Mission San Juan Capistrano, the birthplace of Orange County, was founded by Father Junípero Serra in 1776, the same year America was born. It took nine years to build its Great Stone Church, completed in 1806; it took one 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 goldleaf 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 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 train goes right by Ramos House Café, which offers an unforgettable breakfast in an 1881 board-and-batten house. 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 to the east is Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park (33401 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, 949.923.2210).

SAN CLEMENTE La Casa Pacifica, site of President Richard Nixon’s Western White House, has long since been broken up into million-dollar homes by a private developer. But you can still see 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 the site of the city’s Cultural Center and Gardens, offering galleries and a popular veranda. From the pier, the sun sets across the blue 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 El Camino Real and Avenida del Mar, lined with antique stores and galleries, and at The Outlets at San Clemente, a spectacular shopping destination marrying luxury and discount. Tenants include Guess, Nike and new Luxury Mall. Talega Golf Club, above the city, was designed with help from Masters champion Fred Couples (949.369.6226). Blue Eyed Girl boutique and Sundried Tomato bistro are among draws at Talega Village Center.

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WEAR O.C. Laguna Beach boutiques never go out of style. Here are some favorites. Anastasia Boutique 460 Ocean Ave. 949.497.1212 anastasiaboutique.com Aviator Nation 1143 S. Coast Hwy. 949.715.7887 aviatornation.com Blue Eyed Girl 1200 S. Coast Hwy. Suite 106, 949.715.4646 shopblueeyedgirl.com Fetneh Blake 427 N. Coast Hwy. 949.494.3787 fetnehblake.com Just Looking Boutique 384 Forest Ave. 949.494.8208 justlookingboutique.net Laguna Supply 210 Beach St. 949.497.8850 lagunasupply.com Rock Etiquette 370 Ocean Ave. 949.715.1121 rocketiquette.com

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ANAHEIM

/ BUENA PARK / ORANGE / FULLERTON

NORTH COUNTY

ANAHEIM Since Walt Disney opened the Disneyland main gate in 1955, families have made the pilgrimage, starting with the yesteryear pleasures of Main Street, U.S.A.; Star Wars now brings epic encounters to Tomorrowland. A mountain range of thrill rides includes Space Mountain, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain. The park recently marked its 60th anniversary. Guests enter sister park Disney California Adventure along Buena Vista Street, which evokes the era when Walt Disney arrived in Los Angeles; its Carthay Circle Theatre houses an elegant restaurant. Pixar Pier opens June 23 with four neighborhoods; the Incredicoaster replaces California Screamin’ in “The Incredibles” area. Guardians of the Galaxy—Mission: Breakout! is also new. World of Color wows nightly with choreographed fountains, lights, lasers, music, film and animation. There’s no admission at adjacent Downtown Disney, a lively promenade lined with

shops, entertainment venues and dining destinations such as Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen and Catal Restaurant and Uva Bar. Eateries range from fast to fancy; none outclasses the Grand Californian Hotel’s Napa Rose. “Eatertainment” destination Anaheim GardenWalk offers more than a dozen eateries including Roy’s Restaurant and Grasslands; nightlife, notably new House of Blues Anaheim; shops including Red Apparel and Harley-Davidson; and attractions such as Mission Escape Games and Go VR Gaming. Acclaimed restaurant and saloon The Ranch is nearby. Honda Center is home to the Anaheim Ducks ice hockey team and L.A. Kiss football team and host to touring acts such as Janet Jackson and Imagine Dragons. American Sports Centers Anaheim, the world’s largest indoor court facility, features 34 volleyball courts that convert into 25 basketball courts. Nearby is the region’s architecturally stunning Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC). At Angel Stadium, “the Big A,” majorleague baseball rules when the

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim play; arena rock acts occasionally invade when the team is away. Anaheim Convention Center’s Grand Plaza is always abuzz. 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. Our favorites include Adya for Cal-Indian, Georgia’s for Southern and Hammer Workshop & Bar for cocktails. New MAKE, in a 1919 marmalade factory opposite, adds Unsung Brewing Co. and other beverage vendors. Muzeo is a small museum nearby. Anaheim Ice, training facility for the Anaheim Ducks, is open for public skating.

BUENA PARK Roller coaster, Old West and boysenberry jam enthusiasts flock to Knott’s Berry Farm, a theme park with roots dating back to 1934, when 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 Mrs. Knott’s

Chicken Dinner; shoppers stroll California Marketplace, which has a nearby Independence Hall replica (1966). Inside the park is a daunting collection of roller coasters. Dive coaster HangTime is new. Xcelerator rockets to 82 mph in 2.3 seconds. GhostRider is one of the world’s longest and tallest wooden coasters. Less hair-raising are the kiddie rides at Camp Snoopy. Ghost Town recently marked its 75th anniversary. Explore bygone eras without leaving Beach Boulevard. Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament revisits an 11thcentury castle. Audiences cheer jousting knights and pageantry starring Pure Spanish stallions

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MOOD: FASHION Beach babe one day, classic boho the next? Stitch and Feather, a boutique and one of the fastest growing lifestyle brands in Orange County, offers an array of distinctive clothing—from intimates to sweaters and festival wear—plus jewelry, scarves, bags and hats, home goods for kitchen and garden and even gift cards. 110 E. Wilshire Ave., Fullerton, 657.217.5459, stitchandfeather.com

PACKING HOUSE, DALE BERMAN. DISNEYLAND, EDWIN SANTIAGO. BIBBIDI, COURTESY DISNEYLAND RESORT

Long before orange groves and Walt Disney shaped the Anaheim landscape, the region was California’s first wine country, thanks to German immigrants. Now its world-class attractions make it the gateway to endless fun and joyful memories.

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insider tips In Anaheim: Astro Orbiter at Disneyland and, opposite, Anaheim Packing House food hall

while serfs and wenches serve a four-course feast. A banquet at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure fortifies guests for skirmishes aboard a replicated 18thcentury galleon in an indoor lagoon. Teatro Martini dinner cabaret recently opened at the same location.

ORANGE Old Towne Orange often appears in movies and commercials, thanks to its 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 its Musco Center for the Arts and, nearby, Hilbert

Museum of California Art. To the east, Irvine Park’s 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 such as Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th and new Nordstrom Rack. Families head for Lucky Strike Lanes and Vans Skatepark. Nearby Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove—formerly known as Crystal Cathedral—is a must-tour for architecture buffs.

FULLERTON Most visitors to Fullerton, home of California State University, Fullerton, gravitate to the historic core along Harbor Boulevard, with its endless 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 include the Fullerton Museum Center,

offering dynamic exhibits such as a gallery devoted to Leo Fender, native son and pioneer of the electric guitar. The museum offers maps pinpointing fine examples of architectural styles within walking distance. The stately Muckenthaler Cultural Center hosts varied design and art events and exhibits. The Fullerton Arboretum at CSUF offers streams, trails and a restored Victorian cottage. East in Yorba Linda is the birthplace of Richard M. Nixon. The tiny home and impressive rose garden are on the grounds of the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum, which recently marked its 25th anniversary. Exhibits include a replica of President Nixon’s Oval Office and one that focuses on his historic trip to China. Birch Street Promenade in Brea offers shops, restaurants such as Brunos Italian Kitchen and stand-up comedy. Brea Mall is huge; its dining options include HaiDiLao Fusion Shabu.

HOPPY DAYS There’s always something brewing in Anaheim! Here are the city’s newest breweries. All-American Ale Works 5220 E. La Palma Ave. Unit 103, 657.549.2140 all-americanaleworks.com Asylum Brewing 2970 E. La Palma Ave. Suite D, 949.396.2099 asylumbrewing.beer Bruery Terreux 1174 N. Grove St. 714.996.6258 brueryterreux.com Golden Road Brewing 2210 E. Orangewood Ave. 714.912.4015 goldenroad.la Hoparazzi Brewing Co. 2910 La Palma Ave. 714.204.0655 Towne Park Brew 1566 W. Lincoln Ave. 714.844.2492 towneparkbrew.com Unsung Brewing Co. 500 S. Anaheim Blvd. 714.406.3098 unsungbrewing.com

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THE GUIDE

LAGUNA ART MUSEUM COLLECTION, GIFT OF MRS. WILLIAM GRIFFITH

SUMMER 2018

Association Do’s

Art Colony: The Laguna Beach Art Association, 1918-1935, an exhibition opening June 24 at the Laguna Art Museum, marks the centennial of the Laguna Beach Art Association, a milestone in the history of both art associations and the Laguna Beach art colony. Featuring more than 100 paintings, the show is part of a yearlong celebration of the museum’s history and legacy, honoring the early artists who influenced the developing community. Seen here: Benjamin Brown’s Laguna Vista (1915). It also explores the evolution of art associations, a phenomenon of the late 19th-century on both coasts. The Laguna Beach organization helped determine the fortunes of the art colony and its artists; though devoted to promoting art in Southern California, it grew to include hundreds of members throughout the country. p. 51

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/ DINING AMERICAN A RESTAURANT  Stylish spot—”classically hip since 1926”—with red leather booths. Kentucky fried quail; Imperial Wagyu coulotte steak. Cafe/market adjacent. L (M-F), D (nightly). 3334 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.650.6505 $$$  Map N13 THE AMERICAN DREAM  Indoor-outdoor venue looks across to the beach. Meat-centric burgers, winning mac ’n’ cheese, more than 60 distinctive beers on tap. L, D (daily). Pacific City, 21058 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.374.1330 $$  Map N9 ANDREI’S CONSCIOUS CUISINE & COCKTAILS  Distinctive fare—e.g., crab cones, venison shank—and excellent cocktails amid striking decor; garden terrace with fire “tornadoes.” L (M-F), D (M-Sa), Br (Sa). 2607 Main St., Irvine, 949.387.8887 $$  Map D4 ARC  Chef Noah Blöm’s superb “flame, flavor, finesse” cuisine amid rustic-apothecary decor. O.C.’s best bacon; legendary burger; Butcher’s Love cap of the rib-eye for four; new focus on pizza. Cocktails use house-made everything. L, D (daily). South Coast Collection, 3321 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 949.500.5561 $$  Map J12

Bungo! And Wagyu Whisky Wednesdays What started as Wagyu Week at Sushi Roku at Fashion Island in Newport Beach has been extended through summer. Flights, above, pair three appetizers inspired by the Oita prefecture’s intensely marbled and highly prized Bungo beef with Japanese spirits: a skewer with a shochu aged in white-oak bourbon barrels, sushi with Soto sake and steak with Akashi whisky. The dishes are also offered a la carte in full-size portions. Wagyu Whisky Wednesdays at Nobu Newport Beach presents seven new wagyu creations, such as wagyu nigiri five ways and wagyu tataki yuzu chimichurri, and specials on Japanese whisky by the glass and cocktails including Japanese blood orange Old Fashioneds. Kanpai! p. 38

BACK BAY BISTRO  Snazzy spot overlooks Back Bay at the Dunes; retractable roof. Cancun-style shrimp cocktail, Kobe beef sliders, New York steak au poivre. L (Tu-F), D (Tu-Su), Br (Sa-Su). Newport Dunes, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949.729.1144 $$  Map M14 BAD TO THE BONE  “Real-pit BBQ” brisket, tri-tip and pulled pork. blackened catfish and mesquite-fired steaks amid cowboy ambiance. L, D (daily). 31738 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, 949.218.0227 $$ Map I17 THE BEACHCOMBER  Historic cottage on the sand at Crystal Cove State Park. Prime flat iron steak with wildmushroom-and-truffle mac; Gimme s’mores! Outdoor Bootlegger Bar. Los Trancos lot shuttle. B, L, D (daily).  15 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, 949.376.6900 $$  Map E4 BENJIES DELI  Old-school New York-style deli known for matzo-ball soup; bar bites at its Avenue K include Reuben fritters and brisket quesadilla. B, L, D (daily). 1828 N. Tustin Ave., Santa Ana, 714.541.6263 $$  Map G14 BROADWAY BY AMAR SANTANA  Original spot and we’re guessing first love of Bravo Top Chef finalist Amar Santana. (The second, Spanish-themed Vaca, is in Costa Mesa.) Creative “cuisine of the Americas” and great cocktails. D (nightly). 328 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach, 949.715.8234 $$$  Map H15 THE CELLAR  Cheese shop—a fantastic selection—plus wine bar and excellent restaurant with live music and dog-friendly patio. B, L, D (T-Su). 158 Avenida del Mar, San Clemente, 949.492.3663 $$  Map south of F6 CENTER 360  Chef Greg Stillman of Leatherby’s Café Rouge oversees a curvilinear, casual outdoor cafe on the Segerstrom Center’s new plaza. B, L (M-F); D on performance days. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2122, Ext. 4042 $$  Map J13 CLAIM JUMPER  Saloon-style eatery offers rotisserie chicken, baby-back ribs, six-layer Motherlode Cake and its own craft beer. Happy hour daily. L, D (daily); Br (Su). Seven locations include South Coast Plaza, 3333 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.434.8479; 190 S. State College Blvd., Brea, 714.529.9061; 2250 E. 17th St., Santa Ana, 714.836.6658 $$  Map J13, A3, G14 THE COUNTRY CLUB  Decor evokes a Gatsby-esque sports club; new from owners of Grey Goose Tavern. Popcorn-infused Shinnecock cocktail; hamachi tacos on jicama shells; Aspen Ridge filet mignon; caramelized

GUIDELINES Map locators at the end of each listing (Map A3;Map H10, etc.) refer to maps on pages 61-63. Compendium includes editors’ recommendations and advertisers.

INDEX American...................... 32 Brewpubs/Gastropubs.34 California...................... 34 Chinese......................... 35 Continental................... 35 Eclectic......................... 35 Food Halls.................... 42 French........................... 36 International................. 36 Italian............................ 36

Japanese...................... 37 Mediterranean.............. 38 Mexican/Latin............... 38 Quick Bites................... 43 Seafood......................... 40 Steak............................. 41 Thai............................... 42 Vegan............................ 42 Vietnamese................... 42

white-chocolate bread pudding. L, D (daily); Br (Sa-Su). 330 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, 949.281.2582 $$  Map K12 THE CRACK SHACK  New. Bravo Top Chef All-Stars winner Richard Blais offers chicken- and egg-centric dishes in a striking dual-level space with whimsical chickenthemed decor and cornhole court. Fried chicken, county’s best, with six house-made sauces on tap; spicy Firebird sandwich; matzo-ball pozole. B, L, D (daily). 196 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, 949.383.5040 $$  Map K12 THE CUT  Cut-above creative burgers: Grand Cut with braised pork, bacon jam, havarti and Comté fondue; Colombian with smoked mozzarella, chimichurri and roasted bananas. Plus prosciutto-chorizo croquettes, corn-cookie ice cream sandwich. L, D (daily). 3831 Alton Parkway, Suite C, Irvine, 949.333.3434 $$ Map D4 DRIFTWOOD KITCHEN & BAR  Overlooks the sand. Santa Barbara uni with hamachi; foie-gras-stuffed Mary’s Chicken and morels. Cozy-edgy Stateroom Bar. B, L (daily); D (Su-Th); Br (Sa-Su). Pacific Edge Hotel, 619 Sleepy Hollow Lane, Laguna Beach, 949.715.7700 $$  Map I15 EAT CHOW  “Chowified” updates of 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; 313 N. Bush St., Santa Ana, 657.266.0500 $$  Map K12, N12, C4 EMBER BBQ  Kansas City barbecue at Native Son Alehouse. Spiced-rubbed St. Louis ribs, Angus brisket cooked low and slow over hickory; memorable Rancho Gordo barbecue beans and Cheesy Corn. L, D (Tu-Su). 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana, 714.204.0337. $$  Map H13 FARMHOUSE  Rich Mead’s field-to-fork-inspired cafe, a centerpiece of Roger’s Gardens, is a hit, especially with the lunching ladies. L, D (daily). 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar, 949.640.1415 $$$  Map L16 GREAT MAPLE  Comfort classics transformed: charred cauliflower hummus; buttermilk fried chicken and maple bacon doughnuts; lobster popover Benedict. L, D (daily); Br (Sa-Su). Fashion Island, 1133 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.706.8282 $$$  Map L15 HENDRIX  Chef Rainer Schwarz offers New American: cornbread with zucchini, seafood, fire-roasted steaks and rotisserie (including roti on the run). D (nightly), Br (SaSu). 32431 Street of the Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel, 949.248.1912 $$  Map I16 HOPDODDY  One of “the best burgers in America,” says Food & Wine; Terlingua chili cheeseburger. L, D (daily). Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.640.2337; Tustin Marketplace, 3030 El Camino Real, Tustin, 714.505.2337 $$  Map L15, C5

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DINING HOUSE OF BLUES  Restaurant and bar at spectacular concert venue offers Southern fare: voodoo shrimp, Nashville hot fried chicken salad and smokehouse St. Louis ribs. Roof-raising Sunday Gospel Brunch; drag brunch first Saturday of each month. L, D (daily). 400 W. Disney Way, Anaheim, 714.778.2583 $$  Map I10 JULIETTE KITCHEN + BAR  Chef Daniel Hyatt uses locally sourced ingredients to elevate modern American dishes; top-notch cocktails; brunch (and brunch cocktails) are new. L, D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 1000 Bristol St., Newport Beach, 949.752.5854 $$$  Map K13 LIGHTHOUSE BAYVIEW CAFÉ  Beignets, burgers, bánh-mì buns and bouillabaisse in lighthouse-shaped harbor-view restaurant. Newly expanded cocktail list. B, L, D (daily). Marina Park, 1600 W. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach, 949.933.1001 $$  Map N14 LUCILLE’S SMOKEHOUSE BAR-B-QUE  Expansive menu offers St. Louis spare ribs, Texas-style brisket, Alabama chicken. Five locations include the District, 2550 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.259.1227; 4050 W. Chapman Ave., Orange, 714.634.1227; MainPlace, 2800 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.542.7427; $$  Map J14, J11, G13 MEAT UP BBQ  Hickory-smoked barbecue fare including spare ribs, pulled pork, tri-tip and, on weekends, what may be the county’s best brisket—it generally sells out by 2 pm —and notorious Mac Attack Fries. L, D (Tu-Su). 1450 N. Kraemer Blvd., Placentia, 714.983.7558 $$  Map A4 MRS. KNOTT’S CHICKEN DINNER RESTAURANT  Famed spot just outside the theme park has used the same fried chicken recipe since 1934; end with boysenberry pie. L, D (daily); B (Sa-Su). Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 714.220.5055 $$  Map G8

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OLD VINE CAFÉ  Regional and seasonal; a pleasure any time of day, be it for its caramel apple French toast, beef-tongue panini or ever-impressive four-course tasting menus. B, L (daily); D (Tu-Sa). The Camp, 2937 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.545.1411 $$  Map J13 PARK AVE  Creative renditions of classic fare use housemade/homegrown specialties. Most produce grown on premises; visit the garden! Googie architecture, midcentury retro decor. L (Tu-F), D (Tu-Su). 11200 Beach Blvd., Stanton, 714.901.4400 $$  Map I8 PLAYGROUND  Owner/chef Jason Quinn, whose Lime Truck won Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race, offers excellent small plates; cauliflower nachos; Uncle Lou’s fried chicken; wagyu tri-tip. D (Tu-Sa). 220 E. 4th St., Santa Ana, 714.560.4444 $$  Map H13 PORTILLO’S  Chicago hot-dog mecca offers amazing value near Knott’s Berry Farm. The copiously topped dogs are just one reason it has so many fans. L, D (daily). 8390 La Palma Ave., Buena Park, 714.220.6400 $  Map G8 RALPH BRENNAN’S JAZZ KITCHEN  Creole cuisine and New Orleans jazz. Pasta jambalaya, Gumbo Ya-Ya, bananas Foster. Beignets at Jazz Kitchen Express; romantic dining upstairs; casual meals downstairs. L (M-Sa), D (Su-Th), Br (Su). Downtown Disney, 1590 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.776.5200 $$  Map I10

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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 historic district. B, L (M-F); Br (Sa-Su). 31752 Los Rios St., San Juan Capistrano, 949.443.1342 $$  Map I17 THE RANCH  Sophisticated restaurant with adjacent super-fun saloon. Chef Michael Rossi offers fried Petaluma quail, glorious bone-in cowboy rib-eye; try brother David’s pecan pie. Most produce comes daily from the Ranch’s farm. D (nightly). 1025 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, 714.817.4200 $$$  Map I11 RECESS ROOM  Boyhood chums’ hip spot with hip menu: blue-crab beignets; foie-gras toast; braised-

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DINING

WATERTABLE  Restaurant/gastro bar in “living rooms,” on ocean-view patio. Shareable Bar Jars; decadent burger; honey-lavender Berkshire pork. B, L, D (daily). Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort, 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.698.1234 $$  Map N9 WATSON’S SODA FOUNTAIN & CAFE  California’s original soda fountain (1899). Newly hip, it retains its retro vibe; some shakes come with booze. B, L, D (daily). 116 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, 714.363.3773 $$ Map J11

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brisket mulita; confit pig head; Fluffernutter dessert. D (nightly), Br (Su). 18380 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley, 714.377.0398 $$  Map G13 ROYAL HAWAIIAN  First opened in 1947; third incarnation adds fun tiki-chic touches. Happy hour 2:30-5:30 pm. L (F-Su), D (W-Su). 331 N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.1470 $$  Map H15 RUBY’S DINER  Vintage-inspired spots popular with families serve burgers, fries and shakes. Three of the 17 locations are at the end of piers. B, L, D (daily). Balboa Pier, 949.675.RUBY; Huntington Beach Pier, 714.969.RUBY $  Map N15, N9 and west of N7 SAINT MARC PUB-CAFE, BAKERY & CHEESE AFFINAGE  Innovative concept has an indoor-outdoor bar and a bacon bar offering bacon flights. 100 cheeses, 32 wines on draft, 32 craft canned beers. B, L, D (daily). Pacific City, 21058 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.374.1101 $$  Map N9 SANDY’S BEACH SHACK  Southern California vibe, vibrant setting steps from the sand at Huntington Beach Pier. Regionally inspired cuisine and huge patio. L, D (daily); Br (Sa-Su). 315 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.374.7273 $$  Map N9 SEASONS 52  Lower calorie. Lots of flavor. Fab bar, stylish decor, eclectic seasonal menu, Mini Indulgences desserts, superior wine list. Brick-oven brioche “French toast” at brunch. L, D (daily); Br (Su). South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.437.5252 $$  Map J13 SOCIAL  Hip spot offers intriguing cuisine and superb cocktails. Wood-fired oysters; fried cauliflower; Akaushibeef Drive Thru Burger; wagyu tri-tip. B, L, D (daily). 512 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, 949.642.2425 $$  Map K12 320 MAIN  Chef Jaime Carrano serves 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 (Tu-Su). 320 Main St., Seal Beach, 562.799.6246 $$  Map C1 370 COMMON  Chef Ryan Adams offers 10 Napkin Burger, pork shank and new barrel-aged cocktails. Familystyle Sunday Night Social dinners include acclaimed friedchicken dinner last Sunday of the month. New Pre-Shift Hour 4:30-6 pm (Su-Th). D (nightly). 370 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach, 949.494.8686 $$  Map H15 TULSA RIB CO.  Notable for the sheer variety of rib dinners: smoked, spicy, Caribbean or Cajun baby-back ribs, beef ribs, boneless beef ribs and boneless pork ribs; sides include fried mac ‘n’ cheese. L, D (daily). 220 E Katella Ave., Orange, 714.633.3760 $$  Map B4 UMAMI BURGER  Gourmet burgers for the hipster masses; off-menu “tater tots.” L, D (daily). Irvine Spectrum Center. 31 Fortune Drive, Irvine, 949.396.1830; 338

WRECKLESS  New. Chef Cody Storts creates menus with reckless abandon. Try Tar-Tar (Piedmontese eye of round, chile de arbol sauce, blackberries) and duck breast “coriander and gumbo.” B, L, D (Tu-F); Br (Sa-Su). 136 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, 714.519.3179 $$ Map B3

BREWPUBS AND GASTROPUBS HAVEN GASTROPUB  Adventurous fare and palateprovoking handcrafted beers on tap. Superlative burgers—including new James Beard challenge breakfast burger—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 offer elevated pub fare, notably Tuscan Toast, Vietnamese Sticky Wings and fried chicken sandwich, and craft beers (all $5). L, D (Tu-Su).  1402 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, 949.441.7621 $$  Map south of F6 THE ROYAL HEN  Tim Goodell (Aubergine, Troquet) is back with a bustling gastropub on Balboa Island. Chicken pot pie; French breakfast radishes; steak tartare with puffed tendon; lamb rump with charred plums. D (T-Su), Br (Sa-Su). 3311 Marine Ave., Newport Beach, 949.873.5603 $$  Map M15 SIDE DOOR  Superb spot shares replica of England’s oldest inn with landmark Five Crowns. Artisanal cheese, charcuterie, seasonal plates and world-class brews—plus elevated British pub fare—make every visit memorable. D (nightly). 3801 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, 949.717.4322 $$  Map M16

CALIFORNIA CUISINE BLUEGOLD  Sleek California coastal: raw bar, charcuterie, seafood steam kettles, creative pizzas, plates du jour. (See Vietnamese for restaurant-within-a-restaurant LSXO.) B, L, D (daily). Pacific City, 21016 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.374.0038 $$  Map N9 THE CURE  New Cal-Asian kitchen and bar. Crispy spring rolls with japchae, shrimp and Isaan lamb; addictive udon and cheese; whole crispy striped sea bass; O.G. Fashioned cocktail. L, D (daily); Br (Sa-Su). 7862 Warner Ave., Suite 101, Huntington Beach, 714.375.8980 $$  Map D2 HARVEST  Dining room has golf and dramatic canyon views. Half Mary’s Chicken, popcorn panna cotta dessert. B, L, D (daily). The Ranch at Laguna Beach, 31106 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.499.2271 $$  Map I16 HEIRLOOM FARMHOUSE KITCHEN  New. Starters such as the Ancient Breads trio and charred nopales star along with cocktails such as the elegant Improve Your Age. B, L, D (daily). Marriott Irvine Spectrum, 7905 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949.759.0200 $$  Map D5 K’YA BISTRO BAR  Fifty small plates in 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 $$  Map I16 LIDO BOTTLE WORKS  Provocative menu includes tuna tartare with chili pop rocks; cauliflower wreath with mushrooms and raisins; Prime hanger steak frites; chorizo hash at brunch. Cool vintage touches. New chef. L, D (daily); Br (Sa-Su). Lido Marina Village, 3408 Via Oporto, Suite 103, Newport Beach, 949.529.2784 $$  Map N13 NAPA ROSE  Wine country at Disneyland 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, 1313 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.635.2300 $$$  Map I10 OAK GRILL  Chef Peter Lai puts a new imprint on the creative California menu. Fifty wines by the glass. Shares huge patio with Aqua Lounge. B, L, D (daily). Fashion Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.760.4920 $$$$  Map L15 OAK LAGUNA BEACH  New. Stylish dining room and wraparound balcony overlook Coast Highway. Meatball starter, local albacore stack, frozen Nutella cappuccino, Oasis mai tai. L, D (daily); Br (Su). 1100 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.940.3010 $$  Map H15 OLEA  Russ Bendel (Vine, Ironwood) and chef-partner Jared Cook open third wine-country concept, this one with a Euro twist. Crispy Meyer lemon duck wings; schnitzel. B, L, D (daily). 2001 Westcliff Drive, Newport Beach, 949.275.5394 $$$  Map M13 PACIFIC HIDEAWAY  Chef J.T. Walker’s share plates have Southeast Asia or Latin American influences. Lao sausage wraps, whole crispy snapper, Kite Surfer cocktail. Br, D (daily). Shorebreak Hotel, 500 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.965.4448 $$  Map N9 PROVENANCE  Cathy Pavlos’ wine-country- and farmhouse-themed spot has impressive patio garden. Pan-roasted cauliflower kung pao, s’more in a jar dessert. Fantastic brunch. L (Tu-Su), D (nightly), Br (Su).  2531 Eastbluff Drive, Newport Beach, 949.718.0477 $$  Map L14 SEALEGS WINE BAR  Seasonal share plates (Pig and Fig Flatbread, bananas Foster French toast) amid Hamptons-style decor. D (nightly), Br (Sa-Su). 21022 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, 714.536.5700 $$  Map M9 SEASALT WOODFIRE GRILL  The SeaLegs Wine Bar team channels California’s Santa Maria Valley: tri-tip steaks over red-oak coals, house-made sea salts, “craft rim” cocktails. D (nightly), Br (Sa-Su). 21214 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, 714.804.5545 $$$  Map D2 SPLASHES RESTAURANT AND BAR  Indoors by the fireplace or on the patio steps from the sand, meals are meant to be gorgeous memories. B, D (daily); L (M-F); Br (Sa-Su). Surf & Sand Hotel, 1555 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.497.4477, ext. 550 $$$  Map H15 STUDIO  Airy bluff-top Arts and Crafts-style bungalow with gorgeous azure and endless Pacific view oozes an offhand luxury befitting its premium resort setting. Chef Craig Strong reaches far beyond the predictably posh. D (Tu-Su). Montage Resort & Spa, 30801 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.6420 $$$$  Map I16 TANGATA  Lunch spot off Bowers Museum’s Missionstyle courtyard offers Pacific Rim-inflected cuisine. Spam taco, Laughing Bird shrimp salad, Korean marinated skirt steak, banana spring roll. L (Tu-Su). 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.550.0906 $$  Map G13 TANNER’S  Pool and ocean views, open-fire fare plus top-tier cocktails at the super-stylish Treehouse rooftop lounge. New chef. B, L, D (daily). Paséa Hotel & Spa, 21080 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.698.6130 $$  Map N9

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DINING THE WINERY  Seafood, wild game, USDA Prime steaks; cigar patios, extensive wine cellars. Tustin: L (M-F), D (nightly). Newport: D (nightly), Br (Su). The District, 2647 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.258.7600; 3131 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.999.6622 $$$  Map D4, N13

CHINESE DIN TAI FUNG  Taiwanese icon known for xiao long bao (Shanghai-style dumplings; watch them being meticulously folded). The New York Times included the original in its world’s top 10. L, D (daily). South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.549.3388 $$  Map J13

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J. ZHOU ORIENTAL CUISINE  Flamboyant Cantonese destination specializes in dim sum and special-occasion fare such as lobster served 16 ways and several varieties of abalone. L, D (daily). The District, 2601 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.258.8833 $$$  Map D4 MEIZHOU DONGPO  Upscale Sichuan eatery known for bold and fiery cuisine. Showstoppers include Meizhou duck, sweet-and-sour tilapia and squid-ink shumai; popular dim-sum brunch. L, D (daily). Culver Plaza, 15363 Culver Drive, Irvine, 949.433.5686 $$$  Map J14 TWENTY EIGHT  Modern Chinese in stylish digs. Star of chef Jay Lacuesta’s show is Kurobuta “char siu” pork shoulder. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). 19530 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 949.852.2828 $$  Map K14

CONTINENTAL FIVE CROWNS  Lawry’s spot in English inn replica known for prime rib recently marked 50 years. New chef, new bar, new menu; off-menu Ugly Gentleman cocktail. SideDoor Gastropub adjacent. D (nightly). 3801 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, 949.760.0331 $$$  Map M16 THE HOBBIT  Transporting dinners in elegant dining rooms and elsewhere in homey hacienda. Prix fixe menu changes weekly. Reservations essential. D (W-Su). 2932 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, 714.997.1972 $$$$  Map J11

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ORANGE HILL  Hilltop hideaway with endless city-light views; prime rib and lobster are specialties. The O Bar got a recent redesign. D (nightly), Br (Sa-Su). 6410 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, 714.997.2910 $$  Map C5 21 OCEANFRONT  Romantic restaurant with sunset views, cozy bars, servers in black tie. Abalone, crab legs, steaks and osso buco. New chef. Live entertainment in the lounge. D (nightly). 2100 W. Oceanfront (Newport Pier), Newport Beach, 949.673.2100 $$$  Map N13

ECLECTIC EATS KITCHEN & BAR  Regional specialties, winning happy hour, circular bar centerpiece. B, L, D (daily); Br (Sa-Su). Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 949.225.6780 $$  Map D4 MIX  Hilton Anaheim executive chef Frederic Castan oversees the globally influenced menu. Impressive chef’s table in the kitchen. B, L, D (daily). 777 Convention Way, Anaheim, 714.740.4412 $$  Map I10 JOURNEYMAN’S FOOD + DRINK  New. Chef Zachary Geerson’s postmodern eye- and tastebud-popping creations are thoughtfully conceived, meticulously executed. Prix fixe format: Diners choose one of four options from each of four courses. D (daily). Hotel Fullerton, 1500 S. Raymond Ave., Fullerton, 714.635.9025 $$  Map G10 SAPPHIRE LAGUNA  Globally inspired dishes at stylish spot with popular patio, excellent cocktails, gourmet pantry for takeout. L (M-F), D (nightly), Br (Sa-Su). 1200 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.9888 $$$  Map I15 TRU GRITS  Executive chef Theresa Lin Cheng offers modern American cuisine with Asian influences at Four Points by Sheraton Anaheim. B, L, D (daily). 1221 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, 714.758.0900 $$ Map J11

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DINING FRENCH MARCHÉ MODERNE  Gorgeous new location. Chef Florent Marneau and pastry chef wife Amelia elevate the bistro experience to delicious heights. Caviars, butter tasting, lamb couscous. D (nightly). Crystal Cove Shopping Center, 7862 E. Coast Hwy., Newport Coast, 714.434.7900 $$$  Map M17 MOULIN  Combination bistro-epicerie-cafes: sandwiches, pastries, charcuterie, cheeses, wine and beer. Laguna: B, L, D (daily). Newport: B, L (daily); D (M-Sa). 1000 Bristol St. N., Newport Beach, 949.474.0920; 248 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach, 949.715.6990 $$  Map K13 and H15 PASCAL  Venerated chef Pascal Olhats offers classics menu—plus bakery and epicerie items, sandwiches, and picnics to go. B, L (M-Sa); D (Th-Sa). 31451 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, 949.488.0031 $$  Map I17

INTERNATIONAL DARYA  Elegant destination for classic Persian dishes for 30 years. Kebabs a specialty; rack of lamb; vegetarian options. L, D (daily). South Coast Plaza Village, 3800 S. Plaza Drive, Santa Ana, 714.557.6600 $$$  Map J13 MIX MIX KITCHEN + BAR  Superb chef Ross Pangilinan presents Filipino fusion fare and superior cocktails. Oui Chef prix fixe dinners—with complimentary wine pairings on Wednesdays. D (Tu-Sa), Br (Su). 300 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.836.5158 $$$  Map H13 MOZAMBIQUE  African fortress gone hip and stylish offers Cal-Portuguese-South African cuisine such as piri piri prawns. Veranda rooftop dining. Complimentary ride within 3 miles. B (Sa-Su); L, D (daily). 1740 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.7777 $$  Map I16 ROYAL KHYBER  Anchor at South Coast Plaza Village marks 35 years. Warm eggplant salad; lobster masala; signature Khyber’s Nectar lamb shanks. L (Su-F), D (nightly), Br (Su). South Coast Plaza Village, 1621 Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, 714.436.1010 $$$  Map J13 WURSTHAUS  Huge selection of handmade sausages, from classics to exotics, Belgian fries and pedigreed German and Belgian draft beers. L, D (daily). 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana, 714.760.4333 $$  Map H13

ITALIAN ANAHEIM WHITE HOUSE  Reopens. Housed in a 1909 manor, Sir Bruno Serato’s Italian steakhouse is one of North County’s finest restaurants, known for its elaborately presented refined cuisine. D (nightly). 887 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, 714.772.1381 $$$  Map I10 ANDREA  Elegant but unstuffy dining room serves toptier northern Italian, looks out onto elysian and ocean vistas. Pasta and gelato made in dedicated rooms. L (W-Su), D (nightly). The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 Pelican Hill Road S., Newport Coast, 844.445.2183 $$$$  Map L17 ANGELINA’S PIZZERIA NAPOLETANA  Beautiful second location in Irvine. L, D (daily). Irvine adds Br (Sa-Su). Los Olivos Marketplace, 8573 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949.536.5200; Monarch Bay Plaza, 32860 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 949.429.1102 $$  Map D5, J16 ANTONELLO RISTORANTE  Top-notch northern Italian. Osso buco; ricotta gnocchi; Non Plus Ultra 50-ounce skirt steak. Many dishes finished tableside. Enoteca Lounge. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). South Coast Plaza Village, 3800 S. Plaza Drive, Santa Ana, 714.751.7153 $$$  Map J13 CASA BARILLA  New. Italy’s famed family of pasta makers offers casual pizza, panini and pasta menu throughout the day. L, D (daily). South Coast Plaza, 3333 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 657.205.1025 $$  Map J13 BRUNOS ITALIAN KITCHEN  Contemporary spot with memorable dishes such as hamachi with sweet-and-sour

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DINING shallots, wild-boar-sausage bucatini, caramel-chocolate budino and house-made limoncello liqueur. D (nightly). 210 W. Birch St., Brea, 714.257.1000 $$$  Map A3 CUCINA ENOTECA  Cal-Ital with fun decor, wine shop. Filled jars, lobster gnocchi neri, guanciale bucatini. Newport: L (M-Sa), D (nightly), Br (Su). Irvine: L, D (daily). Fashion Island, 951 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.706.1416; Irvine Spectrum Center, 532 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949.861.2222 $$  Map L15, D5 ECCO  Hip spots serve up sophisticated wood-fired pizzas, with guanciale-pear being a fave; ricotta gnocchi with grilled prawns. L, D (daily). The Camp, 2937 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.444.ECCO; 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, 714.817.7323, eccopizza.com $$  Map J13, H10 IL BARONE RISTORANTE  Acclaimed chef Franco Barone and wife Donatella present sophisticated fare; relocating soon. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). 4251 Martingale Way, Newport Beach, 949.955.2755 $$  Map K14 IL DOLCE PIZZERIA  Modest storefront belies superior artisanal Neapolitan pizzas and pastas. L, D (Tu-Su). 1902 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, 949.200.9107 $$  Map K12 IL GARAGE  Beguiling spot from David Slay, in a garage hidden behind his lauded Park Ave, amid a 1924 tractor and red-checkered tablecloths; it overlooks the garden that inspires and supplies the menu. D (Tu-Sa). 11200 Beach Blvd., Stanton, 714.901.4400 $$  Map I8 NORTH ITALIA  High-decibel space with soaring ceiling, 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 $$  Map K14 PIROZZI  Convivial spot offers olive fritte, limoncelloinfused taglierini and heart-shaped Nutella pizza for two. Excellent pizzas. L (Sa-Su), D (nightly). 2929 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, 949.675.2932 $$$  Map M16

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PIZZERIA MOZZA  From culinary stars Mario Batali, Nancy Silverton and Joseph Bastianich. Start with bone marrow al forno; finish with caramel coppetta with marshmallow sauce. L, D (daily). 800 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.945.1126 $$  Map M13

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PIZZERIA ORTICA  Refined Neapolitan pies near performing arts amid soaring ceilings and frescoes. Guanciale pizza; squid-ink chitarra. L (M-F), D (nightly). 650 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, 714.445.4900 $$  Map J13 QUATTRO CAFFÉ  Antonio Cagnolo of much-lauded Antonello Ristorante rejuvenates shoppers with stylish fare. L, D (daily). South Coast Plaza, 3333 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.754.0300 $$  Map J13 RISTORANTE RUMARI  Charming spot is as traditional, and accommodating, as it gets. Grilled shrimp spiedino, Sicilian-style swordfish. D (nightly). 1826 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.494.0400 $$  Map I16 SAPORI RISTORANTE  Highly regarded spot near Balboa Island. Penne otero, polenta e porcini; adjacent pizzeria. L (M-F), D (nightly). 1080 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, 949.644.4220 $$$  Map N14

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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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DINING asparagus with yuzu sea salt; tamari-marinated black cod. L, D (daily). South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa, 714.850.0880 $$$  Map J13 KITIKATA RAMEN BAN NAI  57 restaurants in Japan; first in the U.S. Fave: green-chili shio ramen with tender chashu pork, nappa, garlic and Asian chives. L, D (daily). 891 Baker St., Costa Mesa, 714.557.2947 $$  Map J12 NOBU  Globally known spot has an outpost at Lido Marina Village that’s stunning inside and out. New Wagyu Wednesdays. Patio overlooking canal has first-of-its-kind Nobu bar program. L (Sa-Su), D (nightly). 3450 Via Oporto, Newport Beach, 949.429.4440 $$$$  Map N13 OOTORO SUSHI  Every bite surprises at this omakasecentric spot; rare fish, a toro trio, A5+ Kobe beef plus elaborate cooked dishes. Fine-dining anchor for Trade food hall. L, D (Tu-Sa). 2222 Michelson Drive, Irvine, 949.222.0688 $$$  Map K13 SUSHI ROKU  Gorgeous spot from Cal-Japanese sushi pioneer. Fluke kumquat starter, premium tofu three ways, wagyu flights, rib-eye steak Japonais, spectacular Zen s’mores dessert. L, D (daily). 327 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.706.3622 $$  Map L15

MEDITERRANEAN AVEO TABLE + BAR  Coastal bounty, cool chandeliers and ocean views. Eggs al forno, porchetta sandwich, Spanish paella for two. “Farm-to-Bar” cocktails beneath vaulted ceiling. B, L, D (daily); Br (Sa-Su). 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, 949.234.3915 $$$  Map J17 CATAL RESTAURANT AND UVA BAR  The Uva outdoor pavilion features tapas and 40 California wines by the glass; upstairs is Catal for fine dining. L, D (daily). Downtown Disney, 1580 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.774.4442 $$$  Map I10 FIG & OLIVE  Ode to olive oil presents sophisticated fare from crostini and crudo starters to creme brulee cheesecake in a stunning olive tree-studded setting. L (M-F), D (nightly), Br (Sa-Su). Fashion Island, 151 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.877.3005 $$$  Map L15 MESA  Chef Niki Starr Weyler oversees stylish spot. Hip scene, cool cuisine, retractable glass roof, unisex restrooms. D (Tu-Sa). The Camp, 725 Baker St., Costa Mesa, 714.557.6700 $$  Map J13 ZOV’S  Venerated chef Zov Karamardian’s bistro marks 30 years; Louie Jocson is executive chef. Bakery-cafe 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  Chef Daniel Godinez applies French technique to traditional Mexican ingredients, with sophisticated, artfully presented results. Innovative cocktails. Br (Tu-Su), D (Tu-Sa). 3737 W. Chapman Ave., Orange, 714.456.9642 $$  Map B4

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CHA CHA’S LATIN KITCHEN  Chicken flautas, seafood caldo, open-face guajillo-brasied short-rib enchilada, superb flan amid, in Irvine, Thomas Schoos design. Irvine: L, D (daily). Brea: L, D (M-Sa); Br (Su). 13126 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 714.408.7819; 110 W. Birch St., Brea, 714.255.1040 $$  Map C5, A3 EL ADOBE  State historical landmark serving traditional Mexican fare is housed in a 1797 adobe and 1812 jail. L, D (daily). 31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949.493.1163 $$  Map I17 EL MERCADO MODERN CUISINE  Anepalco chef Danny Godinez puts his spin on shared-plate specialties from each of Mexico’s states in a hip and comfortable

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DINING space. Cesar Cerrudo adds top-notch mezcal cocktails. L, D (Tu-Sa); Br (Su). 301 N. Spurgeon St., Santa Ana, 714.338.2446 $$  Map H13 GABBI’S MEXICAN KITCHEN  Old Towne day-trippers and tequila connoisseurs duck into this rustically stylish haven for spirited takes on regional Mexican fare far beyond tacos and burritos. L, D (daily). 141 S. Glassell St., Orange, 714.633.3038 $$  Map C4 HABANA  Hip Nuevo Latino destination opens a palatial second location that’s triple the size and adds breakfast, teatime and a bakery. Ropa vieja; tamale pie. Great patios and brunch. Costa Mesa: L, D (daily); Br (Sa-Su). Irvine: B, L, D (daily); Br (Sa-Su). The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.556.0176; Irvine Spectrum Center, 708 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949.450.1004 $$ Map J13, D5 LAS BRISAS  Window-lined, elegant cliff-top spot with superb coastal views. Snapper Veracruzana, Yucatán chicken. Popular patio has its own Seaside Menu. New Cantina. B (M-Sa); L, D (daily); Br (Su). 361 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, 949.497.5434 $$$  Map H15 PORTO’S BAKERY & CAFE  There’s always a line at this family-owned Cuban spot; the menu is comprehensive, but the focus is on sandwiches. B, L, D (daily). 7640 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 714.367.2030 $$  Map B2 PUEBLO  Cozy, upbeat spot offers tapas—grilled Spanish octopus, pimentón potato, mojo verde—and cheese and charcuterie boards indoors and on winning patio. L (M-F), D (nightly), Br (Sa-Su). South Coast Collection, 3321 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.340.5775 $$  Map D5 PUESTO  Eye-popping new location at Park Place. Tacos on blue-corn tortillas such as zucchini and cactus; nogada guacamole with pomegranate arils and candied walnuts; agave spirits beyond tequila and mezcal. L, D (daily). 8577 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949.608.9990; 3311 Michelson Drive, Irvine, 949.608.7272 $$  Map J12, J14 RAYA  Sophisticated fare from chef Richard Sandoval, spectacular ocean views. Sweet-corn soup with cuitlacoche puree; roasted halibut with truffled boniato. B, L, D (daily); Br (Su). Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, 1 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, 949.240.2000 $$$  Map J16 RED O  Sexy design with Moroccan accents. Ceviches, guacamole tasting, lamb chops mole negro. Extensive tequila list. L, D (daily).  143 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.718.0300 $$$  Map L15 SOL COCINA  Stylish spot overlooks harbor canals, offers vibrant Baja-inspired dishes. Hot & Raw tropical ceviche, taco Vampiro, Kobe skirt steak. L, D (daily); Br (Sa-Su). 251 E. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.675.9800 $$  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); Br (Sa-Su). Bella Terra, 7631 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, 714.894.2792 $$  Map C2
 TACO MARÍA  Jonathan Gold just named it the Los Angeles Times’ 2018 restaurant of the year. Carlos Salgado serves up fascinating “Chicano cuisine.” Memorable tacos at lunch; four-course prix fixe dinner changes weekly. L, D (Tu-Sa); Br (Su). OC Mix, South Coast Collection, 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.538.8444 $$$  Map J12 TAPAS  Traditional Spanish cuisine, live music, flamenco performances, salsa dancing and lessons; relocates to Kaleidoscope. D (Tu-Su). 27741 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 221, Mission Viejo, 949.367.0373 $$$  Map E6 VACA  Spanish spot serving tapas, paellas, house-made charcuterie, 50-day aged steaks and superb cocktails (e.g., Vaca Tonic, house-made vermouth) from Amar Santana, a Bravo Top Chef runner-up, and partner Ahmed Labbate. L (M-F), D (W-M). 695 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.463.6060 $$$  Map J13

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DINING SEAFOOD BLUEWATER GRILL  Fresh selection at harbor-front spot—a wide variety from Australian barramundi to farm-raised Mississippi catfish—changes daily. L, D (daily). 630 Lido Park Drive, Newport Beach, 949.675. FISH $$  Map N13 THE CANNERY  The harbor-view spot is historic—a cannery in 1921, a fine seafood restaurant for 40 years, now better than ever. Lobster carbonara; loup de mer; Balboa sundae. Upstairs Jellyfish Lounge features sushi. Great happy hour. L, D (daily); Br (Su). 3010 Lafayette Ave., Newport Beach, 949.566.0060 $$  Map N13 THE CATCH  Sleek spot popular with sports fans as well as concertgoers—it’s near Angel Stadium and Honda Center. Five-pound OMG burger feeds 10; hot chocolate sundae flamed tableside. L (M-F), D (nightly). 2100 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.935.0101 $$  Map I1 CHART HOUSE  The architecture alone—three circular pods atop a bluff overlooking the harbor—is worth a visit. Lobster bisque; crispy wok-fried whole fish; hot lava chocolate cake with Godiva liqueur; Port of Manhattan cocktail. D (nightly). 34442 Street of the Green Lantern, Dana Point, 949.493.1183 $$$  Map J16 DUKE’S  Hawaiian-inspired seafood and Prime steaks amid beach-house ambiance adjacent to Huntington Beach Pier. Barefoot Bar on the sand, endless ocean views. L (Tu-Sa), D (nightly), Br (Su). 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. W., Orange, 714.769.FISH; 20111 Brookhurst St., Huntington Beach, 714.431.7796 $$  Map J11, L1 MASTRO’S OCEAN CLUB  Bluff-top, ocean-view spot. Seafood in majestic proportions, seafood tower and notto-be-missed warm butter cake. D (nightly). Crystal Cove Shopping Center, 8112 E. Coast Hwy., Newport Coast, 949.376.6990 $$$$  Map M17 MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S  Citified fish house offers simply prepared fresh seafood. Old-school cocktails, great happy hour. L (M-F), D (nightly). 2000 S. Main St., Irvine, 949.756.0505; Anaheim GardenWalk, 321 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.535.9000 $$$  Map J14, I10 ROY’S  Hawaiian fusion fare amid stylish tropical decor. Newport: L, D (daily). Anaheim: L (M-F), D (nightly). Fashion Island, 453 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.640.7697; Anaheim GardenWalk, 321 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.776.7697 $$$ Map L15, I1 TAPS FISH HOUSE AND BREWERY  Seafood and steaks, oyster bar and award-winning brews. L (M-Sa), D nightly), Br (Su). New Taps Brewery and Barrel Room in Tustin. 101 E. Imperial Hwy., Brea, 714.257.0101; the Market Place, 13390 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 714.619.0404; brewery, 15501 Red Hill Ave., Tustin $$$  Map A3, C5, C4 WATER GRILL  Upscale destination opens in jaw-dropping space opposite South Coast Plaza. Premier oyster bar, wild Barents Sea red king crab, 1-pound Prime rib-eye and indulgent desserts. L, D (daily); Br (Sa-Su). 3300 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 949.208.7060 $$$  Map M13 WATERLINE  “Water to table” fresh local seafood experience overlooking the harbor includes crab eggs Benedict at breakfast, halibut BLT at lunch and scallops “Peas & Carrots” at dinner. B, D (daily); L (M-Sa); Su (Br). Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.630.4390 $$$  Map M13

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DINING WOODY’S WHARF  Seafood and steaks—and great clam chowder—in laid-back digs since 1965. 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 $$  Map N13 WATERMAN’S HARBOR  Locally caught seafood amid harbor views on two levels. New England clam chowder, fresh catch en papillote or pan roast, don’t-miss banana napoleon. L, D (daily); Br (Su). 34661 Golden Lantern St., Dana Point, 949.764.3474 $$  Map K17

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AGORA CHURRASCARIA  Choice cuts at Brazilian steakhouse are cooked over a fire pit. 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 $$$  Map J13 BLK EARTH SEA SPIRITS  Akaushi Kobe-style Prime steaks and burgers, and seafood, amid whimsical industrial-chic decor and on the county’s largest oceanview patio. L, D (daily). 300 Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 202, Huntington Beach, 714.960.0096 $$$  Map N9 BOURBON STEAK  New. Draws at Michael Mina’s steakhouse include spectacular tableside presentations, e.g., Maine lobster pot pie, cast-iron-broiled shellfish platter and hay-smoked rib-eye cap; tai snapper for two; Kagoshima A5 wagyu strip-loin steak and remarkable oldand new-school cocktails. D (nightly). 1 Monarch Beach Resort Drive, Dana Point, 949.234.3405 $$$  Map J17 THE CAPITAL GRILLE  Elegant steakhouse offers dry-aged beef amid portraits of local historic figures. Pan-fried calamari with cherry peppers, bone-in konacrusted dry-aged sirloin, ethereal cheesecake. 5,000 wines; classic cocktails. L, D (daily). South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.432.1140 $$$$  Map J13 FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR  Sleek venue; prime everything. Classy feel extends to bustling bar with 100 wines by the glass. Prime rib on Sundays. Br (Su), D (nightly). 455 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.720.9633 $$$  Map L15

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GRASSLANDS MEAT MARKET BBQ & CHURRASCO  Sprawling new restaurant at Anaheim GardenWalk with sprawling name to match. Stars of the show: juicy slowsmoked brisket, famed Brazilian cut picanha and short rib—cut long! L (Su), D (nightly). 400 W. Disney Way, Anaheim, 657.208.1133 $$$  Map I10 LEATHERBY’S CAFÉ ROUGE  Fine-dining destination from the Patina Group in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall reopens as a steakhouse. Elaborately presented roasted baby beets; Snake River Farms wagyustyle New York; Valrhona chocolate beggar’s purse. D (TuSu). 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.429.7640 $$$  Map J13 MASTRO’S STEAKHOUSE  Swanky spot offers largerthan-life portions and white-jacket service. Wet-aged hand-cut bone-in filet; off-menu crab gnocchi; and, oooh, warm butter cake. Bar offers generous cocktails, live music. D (nightly). 633 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, 714.546.7405 $$$$  Map J13 MORTON’S, THE STEAKHOUSE  Classy bastions of beef: service-plus, colossal portions. Show-and-tell menu recitation. Anaheim: D (nightly); Santa Ana: L (M-F), D (nightly). 1895 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, 714.621.0101; South Coast Plaza Village, 1641 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, 714.444.4834 $$$$  Map I10, J13

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DINING THAI ROYAL THAI CUISINE  Casually elegant family-owned spots are coastal fixtures. Newport: L, D (daily). Laguna: D (nightly). 4001 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.645.8424; 1750 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.494.8424 $$  Map N13, I16 SUPATRA’S THAI BISTRO  Cozy gem presents traditional cuisine and decor. Soups are a specialty; most seafood dishes are spicy; soju cocktails. L, D (Tu-Su). 21560 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, 714.693.2888 $$  Map A5 THAI NAKORN  Long considered one of Orange County’s best Thai spots. Fried fish with mango salad, clam in chili paste and basil. L, D (daily). 12532 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, 714.583.8938 $$  Map I8, K10

VEGAN AU LAC  Amazing plant-based “shrimp” (salt-andpepper shrimp), “chicken” (kung pao chicken) and “beef” (beef watercress). L, D (Tu-Su).  16563 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley, 714.418.0658 $$  Map C3 GRATITUDE  Chic and airy spot presents elaborate dishes with affirming names such as “Welcoming” and superb cocktails. B, L, D (daily). Westcliff Plaza, 1617 Westcliff Drive, Newport Beach, 949.386.8103 $$$  Map L14

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HEALTHY JUNK  Good eats. Eat happy. Reimagined plant-based snack junk and comfort foods includes burgers and pizzas. L, D (daily). 201 W. Center Street Promenade, Unit B, Anaheim, 714.772.5865 $$ Map H10 SEABIRDS KITCHEN  Plant-based purple taquitos, artichoke drumsticks (they look like fried chicken!), chaffle (churro waffle). L, D (daily); Br (Sa-Su). The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.549.2584 $$ Map J13

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BREAK OF DAWN  Iconic off-the-beaten-path spot is known for chef Dee Nguyen’s excellent Vietnameseinflected American breakfast fare. Cauliflower veloute, duck-fat omelet, beef brisket. B, L (W-Su). 24291 Avenida de la Carlota, Laguna Hills, 949.587.9418 $$  Map G17 BRODARD CHATEAU  Elegant two-story venue serves regional dishes of Hanoi, Hue and Saigon. Less expensive sibling Brodard Restaurant is new in Fountain Valley. Chateau L, D (daily); restaurant B, L, D (daily). 9100 Trask Ave., Garden Grove, 714.899.8273; 16105 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley, 657.247.4401 $$$  Map K8, C3 LSXO  Intimate, extraordinary restaurant hidden within Bluegold. Fifty Saigon-style dishes; intoxicating decor. L (M-F), D (nightly), Br (Sa-Su). 21016 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.374.0083 $$  Map N9

FOOD HALLS ANAHEIM PACKING HOUSE  Historic Sunkist citrus hub hosts two dozen foodie vendors including Adya for Cal-Indian, Georgia’s for Southern, Urbana for Mexican, Hammer Workshop & Bar, Black Sheep for creative grilled cheese, Popbar for gelato on a stick. L, D (daily). 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, 714.635.1350 $$  Map H10 4TH STREET MARKET  Fifteen foodie tenants include Falasophy, Jinny’s Pizzeria, Dos Chinos, new Supernatural Sandwiches, Electric City Butcher, Portola Coffee Lab and Recess Libations for cocktails on tap. L, D (daily). 201 E. 4th St., Santa Ana, 714.486.0700 $$  Map H13 LOT 579  Tenants include Burnt Crumbs for artisanal sandwiches, American Dream for burgers and beer, Bear

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DINING Flag Fish Co. for poke, and PopBar for gelato on a stick. L, D (daily). Pacific City, 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, gopacificcity.com $$  Map N9 TRADE FOOD HALL  New concepts near the airport anchored by Ootoro Sushi (see Japanese). Megadon Japanese-Hawaiian, Two Birds chicken, Butterleaf vegetarian, Sweet Combforts desserts. B, L, D (daily).  2222 Michelson Drive, Irvine, tradefoodhall.com $  Map J14 UNION MARKET TUSTIN  Diverse tenants include Hatch for sliders and tiki drinks, Kettlebar Steam Cooking for pan roasts, the Kroft for sandwiches and poutine. Popular central bar. L, D (daily).  The District, 2493 Park Ave., Tustin, unionmarkettustin.com $$  Map D4

QUICK BITES 
 BURNTZILLA  Two successful food trucks join forces to serve modern comfort sliders and Asian fusion hot dogs.  Walnut Village Center, 14413 Culver Drive, Irvine, 949.392.5995 $  Map D5 DORY DELI  Contemporary deli food, beachside setting. Steak-and-cheese Rocky Balboa sandwich; fish ’n’ chips use Dory Fleet catch. B, L, D (daily); Br (Sa-Su). 2108 W. Oceanfront, Newport Beach, 949.220.7886 $ Map N13 THE HALAL GUYS  First West Coast outpost of famed New York street cart; habit-forming gyros, chicken and falafel. Hugely popular. L, D (daily). 3033 Bristol St., Suite E, Costa Mesa, 714.850.1080 $ Map J13 KRAVE KOBE BURGER GRILL  Kolossal Kobe is two wagyu patties with Niman Ranch add-ons. Innovative dipping sauces for fries. L, D (daily). 21133 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Beach, 949.719.7770 $$  Map J11  LEMONADE  Huge array of distinctive salads, sandwiches and stews in cafeteria setting. L, D (daily). 2967 Michelson Drive, Irvine, 949.396.1560; Fashion Island, 987 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.717.7525; Pacific City, 21016 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.604.1072 $  Map J14, L15, N9 MCDONALD’S  By the numbers it’s America’s favorite hamburger restaurant; this one’s near the Disney theme parks. B, L, D (daily). 1500 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, 714.491.0563, 70 other county locations. $  Map I10 PROVISIONS MARKET  Artisan market/bottle shop specializes in innovative sandwiches; start with beethabanero pickled eggs. 500 craft beers, 30 on tap. L, D (daily). 143 N. Glassell St., Orange, 714.997.2337 $$  Map C4 SESSIONS WEST COAST DELI  Creative sandwiches and tasty salads; new Irvine location adds excellent burgers. B, L, D (daily). 4736 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, 949.333.3949; 414 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.594.3899; 2823 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, 949.220.9001 $  Map D4, N9, N13 TACKLE BOX  Top Chef alumnus Brian Huskey’s unlikely “local grub shack” at the sand’s edge on Corona del Mar State Beach. B, L (Tu-Su). 3029 E. Shore Ave., Corona del Mar, 949.723.0502 $$  Map M16 TACO MESA TORTILLERÍA ORGÁNICA & CAFÉ  Thoughtfully prepared, beautifully presented Mexican fare; vegetarian/vegan options. B, L, D (daily). 3533 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, 714.633.3922 $$  Map B5

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RESTAURANTS CITY INDEX OUR SUPERGUIDE BY AREA, WITH CROSS REFERENCE TO LISTINGS BY CUISINE

ANAHEIM

OLD VINE CAFÉ  (American)......................................33

THE CUT  (American)........................................................32

RED O  (Mexican)...............................................................39

ANAHEIM PACKING HOUSE  (Food Hall)..........42

PIZZERIA ORTICA  (Italian).........................................37

EATS KITCHEN  (Eclectic).............................................35

ROYAL THAI  (Thai).........................................................42

ANAHEIM WHITE HOUSE  (Italian)......................36

PUEBLO  (Spanish).............................................................39

HABANA  (Latin)................................................................39

THE ROYAL HEN  (Gastropub)...................................34

CATAL / UVA BAR  (Mediterranean).........................38

QUATTRO CAFFÉ  (Italian).........................................37

HEIRLOOM FARMHOUSE  (California).................34

ROY’S  (Hawaiian)...............................................................40

THE CATCH  (Seafood)....................................................40

ROYAL KHYBER  (Indian).............................................36

LEMONADE  (Quick Bites).....................................43

RUBY’S DINER  (American)..........................................34

ECCO  (Italian).....................................................................37

SEABIRDS KITCHEN  (Vegan)...................................42

MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S  (Seafood).............40

SAPORI RISTORANTE  (Italian)................................37

GRASSLANDS  (Steak)...................................................41

SEASONS 52  (American)..............................................34

MEIZHOU DONGPO  (Chinese)...............................35

SESSIONS DELI  (Quick Bites)......................................43

HEALTHY JUNK  (Vegan).............................................42

SOCIAL  (American)...........................................................34

NORTH ITALIA  (Italian).................................................37

SOL COCINA  (Mexican)................................................39

HOUSE OF BLUES  (American)..................................33

TACO MARÍA  (Mexican)...............................................39

OOTORO SUSHI  (Japanese)........................................38

SUSHI ROKU  (Japanese)...............................................38

J.T. SCHMID’S  (Brew Pub) . ...................................34

UMAMI BURGER  (American).....................................34

PUESTO  (Mexican)...........................................................39

21 OCEANFRONT  (Continental)...............................35

MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S  (Seafood).............40

VACA  (Spanish)...................................................................39

SESSIONS DELI  (Quick Bites)............................................. 43

WATERLINE  (Seafood)....................................................40

MCDONALD’S  (Quick Bites)................................43

VITALY  (Italian)...................................................................37

TAPS FISH HOUSE  (Seafood)....................................40

THE WINERY  (California)..............................................35

MIX  (Eclectic).......................................................................35

WATER GRILL  (Seafood)...............................................40

TRADE FOOD HALL  (Food Hall)..............................43

WOODY’S WHARF  (Seafood)...................................41

MORTON’S  (Steak).........................................................41

DANA POINT

TWENTY EIGHT  (Chinese)...........................................35

NEWPORT COAST

NAPA ROSE  (California)................................................34 RALPH BRENNAN’S  (American)..............................33 THE RANCH  (American)................................................33 ROY’S  (Hawaiian)...............................................................40 TRU GRITS  (Eclectic).......................................................35 UMAMI BURGER  (American).....................................34 ZOV’S ANAHEIM  (Mediterranean)...........................38

BREA BRUNOS ITALIAN KITCHEN  (Italian).................36 CHA CHA’S LATIN KITCHEN  (Mexican).............38 CLAIM JUMPER  (American)........................................32 TAPS FISH HOUSE  (Seafood)....................................40

BUENA PARK IL GARAGE  (Italian)........................................................37 MRS. KNOTT’S CHICKEN  (American).................33 PARK AVE  (American).....................................................33 PORTILLO’S  (American).................................................33

CORONA DEL MAR FARMHOUSE  (American).............................................32 FIVE CROWNS  (Continental).......................................35

ANGELINA’S PIZZERIA  (Italian)..............................36

UMAMI BURGER  (American).....................................34

ANDREA  (Italian)..............................................................36

ZOV’S BISTRO  (Mediterranean).................................38

THE BEACHCOMBER  (American)...........................32

BOURBON STEAK  (Steak).........................................41

LAGUNA BEACH

BLUEFIN  (Japanese).........................................................37

CHART HOUSE  (Seafood)............................................40

BREAK OF DAWN  (Vietnamese Fusion).................42

KRAVE KOBE BURGER  (Quick Bites)....................43

HARBOR GRILL  (Seafood)...........................................40

BROADWAY  (American)................................................32

MARCHÉ MODERNE  (French).................................36

RAYA  (Latin Fusion)............................................................39

DRIFTWOOD  (American)..............................................32

WATERMAN’S HARBOR  (Seafood).......................41

HARVEST  (California).......................................................34

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

HENDRIX  (American).......................................................32

ORANGE

K’YA BISTRO BAR  (California)...................................34

ANEPALCO’S  (Mexican-French)..................................38

LAS BRISAS  (Mexican)...................................................39

GABBI’S MEXICAN KITCHEN  (Mexican)..........39

MOZAMBIQUE  (South African)..................................36

HAVEN GASTROPUB  (Brew Pub)............................34

MOULIN  (French)..............................................................36

FULLERTON

THE HOBBIT  (Continental)............................................35

OAK LAGUNA BEACH  (California)........................34

LUCILLE’S SMOKEHOUSE  (American)................33

JOURNEYMAN’S  (Eclectic)........................................35

RISTORANTE RUMARI  (Italian)..............................37

MARKET BROILER  (Seafood)....................................40

WRECKLESS  (American)................................................34

ROYAL HAWAIIAN  (American).................................34

ORANGE HILL  (Continental)........................................35

SUPATRA’S THAI BISTRO  (Thai)............................42

ROYAL THAI  (Thai).........................................................42

PROVISIONS MARKET  (Quick Bites).....................43

MEAT UP BBQ  (American)..........................................33

SAPPHIRE  (Eclectic).........................................................35

TACO MESA TORTILLERÍA  (Mexican).................43

GARDEN GROVE

SELANNE STEAK TAVERN  (Steak)......................41

TULSA RIB COMPANY  (American)........................34

AVEO TABLE + BAR  (Mediterranean)......................38

AU LAC  (Vegan).................................................................42 BRODARD RESTAURANT  (Vietnamese)..............42 RECESS ROOM  (American).........................................33

BRODARD CHATEAU  (Vietnamese).......................42 THAI NAKORN  (Thai)...................................................42

MASTRO’S OCEAN CLUB  (Seafood)...................40 ZOV’S BISTRO  (Mediterranean).................................38

SPLASHES  (California)....................................................34

WATSON’S SODA FOUNTAIN  (American).......... 34

STUDIO  (California)..........................................................34

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

370 COMMON  (American)...........................................34

BAD TO THE BONE  (American)..............................32

PIROZZI  (Italian)................................................................37

HUNTINGTON BEACH

PORTO’S BAKERY & CAFE  (Cuban)....................39

THE AMERICAN DREAM  (American)...................32

MISSION VIEJO

EL ADOBE  (Mexican)......................................................38

SIDE DOOR  (Gastropub)................................................34

BLK EARTH SEA SPIRITS  (Steak)..........................41

TAPAS  (Spanish).................................................................39

PASCAL  (French)................................................................36

TACKLE BOX  (Quick Bites)...........................................43

BLUEGOLD  (California)..................................................34

UNION MARKET  (Food Halls)....................................43

RAMOS HOUSE CAFÉ  (American).........................33

COSTA MESA/ SOUTH COAST METRO

THE CURE  (Cal-Asian)....................................................34

NEWPORT BEACH

ANQI  (Vietnamese Fusion)...............................................42 ANTONELLO RISTORANTE  (Italian)...................36 ARC  (American)...................................................................32 THE CAPITAL GRILLE  (Steak)..................................41 CASA BARILLA  (Italian)................................................36 CENTER 360  (American)...............................................32 CLAIM JUMPER  (American)........................................32 THE CRACK SHACK  (American)..............................32 THE COUNTRY CLUB  (American)...........................32 DARYA  (Indian)..................................................................36 DIN TAI FUNG  (Chinese)..............................................35 EAT CHOW  (American)..................................................32 ECCO  (Italian).....................................................................37 HABANA  (Latin)................................................................39 THE HALAL GUYS  (Quick Bites)...............................43

DUKE’S  (Seafood)..............................................................40 LEMONADE  (Quick Bites).............................................43 LOT 579  (Food Hall).........................................................42 LSXO  (Vietnamese)............................................................42 MARKET BROILER  (Seafood)....................................40 PACIFIC HIDEAWAY  (California)..............................34 RUBY’S DINER  (American)..........................................34 SAINT MARC PUB-CAFÉ  (American)...................34 SANDY’S BEACH SHACK  (American).................34 SEALEGS WINE BAR  (California)............................34 SEASALT WOODFIRE GRILL  (California)...........34 SESSIONS DELI  (Quick Bites)............................................. 43 SOLITA  (Mexican) .............................................................39 TANNER’S  (California).....................................................34 320 MAIN  (American).....................................................34 WATERTABLE  (American)............................................34

A RESTAURANT  (American).......................................32 BACK BAY BISTRO  (American)................................32 BLUEWATER GRILL  (Seafood)...................................40 THE CANNERY  (Seafood)............................................40 CUCINA ENOTECA  (Italian)......................................37 DORY DELI  (Quick Bites)................................................43 EAT CHOW  (American)..................................................32 FIG & OLIVE  (Mediterranean)......................................38 FLEMING’S  (Steak)..........................................................41 GRATITUDE  (Vegan).......................................................42 GREAT MAPLE  (American)..........................................32

SANTA ANA BENJIES DELI  (American)............................................32 EAT CHOW  (American)..................................................32 EMBER BBQ  (American)...............................................32 CLAIM JUMPER  (American)........................................32 EL MERCADO  (Mexican)..............................................38 4TH STREET MARKET  (Food Halls)........................42 LUCILLE’S SMOKEHOUSE  (American)................33 MIX MIX KITCHEN + BAR  (New Filipino)...........36 PLAYGROUND  (American)..........................................33 TANGATA  (California)......................................................34 WURSTHAUS  (German).................................................36

HOPDODDY  (American)...............................................32

SAN CLEMENTE

IL BARONE RISTORANTE  (Italian).......................37

THE CELLAR  (American)...............................................32

JULIETTE KITCHEN + BAR  (American)...............33

MRK PUBLIC  (Gastropub).............................................34

LIDO BOTTLE WORKS  (California)........................34

TUSTIN

LEMONADE  (Quick Bites).............................................43

HOPDODDY  (American)...............................................32

HAMAMORI  (Japanese).................................................37

IRVINE

LIGHTHOUSE BAYVIEW CAFÉ  (American)............33

J.T. SCHMID’S  (Brew Pub) ...........................................34

IL DOLCE PIZZERIA  (Italian).....................................37

AGORA CHURRASCARIA  (Argentinian)..............41

MOULIN  (French)..............................................................36

J. ZHOU  (Chinese)............................................................35

KITIKATA RAMEN BAN NAI  (Japanese).............38

ANDREI’S  (American)......................................................32

NOBU  (Japanese)...............................................................38

LUCILLE’S SMOKEHOUSE  (American)................33

LEATHERBY’S CAFÉ ROUGE  (Steak)......................41

ANGELINA’S PIZZERIA  (Italian)..............................36

OAK GRILL  (California)....................................................34

TAPS FISH HOUSE  (Seafood)....................................40

MASTRO’S STEAKHOUSE  (Steak).......................41

BURNTZILLA  (Quick Bites)............................................43

OLEA  (California)................................................................34

UNION MARKET  (Food Halls)....................................43

MESA  (Mediterranean-American)...................................38

CHA CHA’S LATIN KITCHEN  (Mexican).............38

PIZZERIA MOZZA  (Italian).........................................37

THE WINERY  (California)..............................................35

MORTON’S  (Steak).........................................................41

CUCINA ENOTECA  (Italian)......................................37

PROVENANCE  (California)..........................................34

ZOV’S BISTRO  (Mediterranean).................................38

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OCDINING 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

ANDREI’S CONSCIOUS CUISINE & COCKTAILS Andrei’s creative and sustainably-sourced local cuisine is the perfect complement to its sophisticated, urban atmosphere. Enjoy dishes like their famous panko-crusted portobello mushroom fries, wild boar chili or Pacific swordfish in the sleek dining room or 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 half price including Alexander Valley Cabernet and Napa Valley Cabernet. Saturday brunch 11-2:30 pm. Happy hour Mon.-Sat 3-6:30 pm. Events and private dining available. Br (Sa), L (M-F), and D (M-Sa).

2607 Main St., Irvine 949.387.8887 • andreisrestaurant.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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/ ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL EVENTS O.C. PARKS SUNSET CINEMA  Beginning June 16. Film series brings 14 family-friendly screenings to regional parks. Films begin at approximately 8 pm. Free; free parking. Various locations, 714.973.6865, ocparks.com NEWPORT BEACH ART EXHIBITION  June 16. Mingle with the artists at 54th annual show featuring more than 200 works. 1-6 pm. Free. Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.717.3800, newportbeachca.gov  Map L15 O.C. PARKS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES  June 21-Aug. 23. Outdoor concerts Thursdays 5-8 pm feature food trucks and beer and wine garden. Free. Various locations, 714.973.6865, ocparks.com A TASTE OF GREECE  June 29-July 1. Pastries, Greek folk dancing lessons, carnival, church tours, cooking demonstrations and Greek food including wine taverna. St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, 4949 Alton Parkway, Irvine, 949.733.2366, irvinegreekfest.com Map M16 

Up on the Roof

Garnishing their cocktails with spectacular views, rooftop bars and lounges atop hotels are all the rage in Orange County. The newest are Hive + Honey— pictured, looking out onto urban and mountain views from the 15th floor of the new Marriott Irvine Spectrum—and Offshore 9, offering the county’s highest views of the coast from the ninth floor of the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach. Two rooftop venues opened two years ago: Treehouse, above Tanner’s at nearby Paséa, is known as much for its stylish decor as for its coastal vantage; the view from The Fifth, on the fifth floor of Grand Legacy at the Park in Anaheim, takes in Disneyland’s fireworks. Predating them all is The Rooftop Lounge at La Casa del Camino in Laguna Beach, where the only thing between you and that coastal sunset is sand. p. 57-58

LAGUNA ART-A-FAIR  Beginning June 29. Juried art festival includes works by 125 artists in 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 Sept. 2). $7-$9. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.4514, art-a-fair.com Map G15 SAWDUST ART FESTIVAL  Beginning June 29. Works by 200 Laguna Beach artists—glass, painting, jewelry, ceramics, clothing and textiles, sculpture, scrimshaw, photography—plus demos, kids activities, outdoor cafes and live music in eucalyptus grove. Daily 10 am-10 pm (closes 6 pm July 4). $4-$9. 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.3030, sawdustartfestival.org Map G15

GUIDELINES Map locators at the end of each listing (Map A3; Map H10, etc.) refer to maps on pp. 61-63. Compendium includes editors’ recommendations and advertisers.

INDEX Special Events............. 46 Shopping Destinations.52 Theater........................ 46 Golf Courses................ 53 Music + Dance.............. 48 Active Outdoors........... 54 Sports.......................... 48 Beaches and Parks.... 54 Attractions................... 48 Nightlife....................... 56 Museums..................... 51 Tours + Transport........ 58

ing derby, woody car exhibit, ocean art show, children’s events and more. San Clemente Pier, San Clemente, 949.440.6141, oceanfestival.org Map south of F6 VANS U.S. OPEN OF SURFING  July 28-Aug. 5. World’s largest pro surfing competition also includes beach lifestyle, skate and BMX events, community movie nights. Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, vansusopenofsurfing.com Map N9 LOBSTERFEST  Aug. 5. Maine lobster, beach party, kids activities and live entertainment. 3-8 pm. $20-$80; VIP $150. Newport Dunes Resort, 101 N. Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, 949.478.3468, lobsterfestatnewportbeach. com Map M14 PACIFIC WINE & FOOD CLASSIC  Aug. 18-19. Sampling from 200 restaurants, chefs, winemakers and mixologists plus live entertainment. 2-5 pm. $150; VIP $200. Newport Dunes, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949.287.3281, pacificwineandfood.com Map M14

THEATER

INDEPENDENCE DAY  July 4. Dana Point Fireworks at Doheny State Beach, 949.923.2255. Huntington Beach Breakfast, parade, 5K run and fireworks at the pier, 714.536.5486. Fullerton Entertainment, live music, food and fireworks, 714.738.3167. Newport Beach Boat parade and fireworks at Newport Harbor, 949.673.1489 Map K17, N9, A3, southeast of F6

THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG  Through June 2. In a witty look at the quest for love and self-fulfillment, three sisters from Brooklyn gather in London for a birthday with the men in their lives. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.5555 Map J13

FESTIVAL OF ARTS  July 5-Sept. 1. California’s longestrunning outdoor fine-art exhibition features works by 140 juried artists plus wine and chocolate tasting events, Concerts on the Green, Sunday in the Park music series. Daily 10 am-11:30 pm. $5-$15. 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.1145, foapom.com Map G15

CLYBOURNE PARK  June 6-24. A spinoff of Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking drama A Raisin in the Sun, this Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning satire examines race and real estate in a fictional Chicago neighborhood. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787  Map G15

PAGEANT OF THE MASTERS  July 7-Sept. 1. Tableaux vivants (“living pictures”), re-creations by live models of classical and contemporary works of art, with live narration and orchestra. This year’s theme is “Under the Sun.” Daily 8:30 pm. $15-$178. 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.1145, foapom.com Map G15

‘TIL DEATH DO US PART  June 11, 18. After teaching about the saints, venial sins and limbo at previous shows, Sister’s Late Nite Catechism 3 offers hilarious lessons on the sacraments of marriage and last rites. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787  Map G15

OC FAIR  July 13-Aug. 12. Action sports (rodeo, BMX, pig racing), concerts, carnival with rides, Giant Wheel, livestock competitions, petting zoo, wine tasting and fried food galore. $7-$14, under 5 free; $10 (cash only) for parking. 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, ocfair.com Map K12

THE COLOR PURPLE  June 19-24. Tony Award-winning musical brings a soulful score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues to the story of a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787  Map J13

BREW HEE HAW  July 14-15. Craft beer roundup features unlimited tastings from more than 80 breweries, commemorative glass, dancing and free admission to the OC Fair. Tasting sessions noon-4 pm and 6-10 pm on July 14, noon-4 pm on July 15. $65; $55 online. OC Fair, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, ocbrewheehaw.com  Map K12 SAN CLEMENTE OCEAN FESTIVAL  July 21-22. Celebrating over 40 years of “The Greatest Show on Surf!” Competitions, beach runs, bodysurfing clinics, fish-

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET  July 5-29 Tony Awardnominated musical inspired by an actual 1956 jam session involving Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash at the Sun Record Studios in Memphis. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787  Map G15 SCHOOL OF ROCK  July 24-Aug. 5. Based on the hit film, this new musical follows a wannabe rock star

W Newport Beach has been ranked No. 1 in the 10 best places to visit in the U.S. in 2018 by livability.com. It’s also among the top 100 best places to live.

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ATTRACTIONS + MUSEUMS Aug. 9 Zac Clark with Bob Oxblood. Aug. 11 OTEP. Aug. 12 Yuridia. Aug. 17 Armored Saint. 400 W. Disney Way, Anaheim, 714.778.2583, houseofblues.com  Map I10 IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE  June 8 UCI Symphony Orchestra. June 14-17 Pacific Dance. July 7 Billy Bob and the Boxmasters. July 20-21 Men Alive. July 28 National Choreographers Initiative. UC Irvine, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.854.4646, thebarclay.org  Map K14

posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into grade-A rockers. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787  Map J13

PACIFIC AMPHITHEATRE  July 4 Brass Transit, Pacific Symphony. July 7 El Fantasma, Von De Mando, Kanales. July 8 Straight No Chaser, Jon McLaughlin. July 12 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Pacific Symphony. July 14 Trevor Noah. July 15 Happy Together Tour. July 18 Kool & the Gang, Village People. July 19 Psychdelic Furs, X, the Fixx. July 21 Which One’s Pink? July 25 Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson. July 26 Retro Futura. July 27 Earth, Wind & Fire. July 28 America, Jefferson Starship. July 29 Brett Eldredge, Honey County. Aug. 1 Hunter Hayes, Runaway June, Coffey Anderson. Aug. 2 Rick Springfield, Loverboy, Greg Kihn, Tommy Tutone. Aug. 3 UB40. Aug. 4 Fab Four. Aug. 9 Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss. Aug. 10-11 Rebelution. Aug. 12 Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton. Aug. 17 Stray Cats, the Paladins. OC fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, ocfair.com Map K12

END OF THE RAINBOW  Aug. 8-Sept. 2 Tony Awardnominated play looks at Judy Garland—her talent, tenacity and razor-sharp wit. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787  Map G15

MUSCO CENTER FOR THE ARTS  June 16 L.A. Dance Project. June 18 Chris Thile. Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, 844.626.8726, muscocenter.org  Map B4

ISADORA  Aug. 15-12. Prima ballerina Natalia Osipova brings modern-dance revolutionary Isadora Duncan to life. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787  Map J13

SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE ARTS  Segerstrom Hall June 1 Tony Bennett. June 10 Yanni. June 19-24 The Color Purple. June 30 Liza Minnelli and Michael Feinstein. July 1 Adam Trent, magician. July 24-Aug. 5 School of Rock. Aug. 5-12 Isadora. Aug. 21-Sept. 2 On Your Feet! Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall June 8-9 Saturday Night Fever. June 14-16 Sounds of Hollywood. June 8 Cinematic Violin. June 19 Mormon Tabernacle Choir. June 23 South Coast Youth Symphony Orchestra, Grand Concert 2018. Samueli Theater June 3 James Ehnes & Orion Weiss.  600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787, scfta.org  Map J13

ON YOUR FEET!  Aug. 21-Sept. 2. Musical centers on the story of groundbreaking entertainers Emilio and Gloria Estefan. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787  Map J13

MUSIC + DANCE BAROQUE MUSIC FESTIVAL  June 17-24. Stylistically authentic performances of works from the Baroque period at various locations in Corona del Mar; Wine and Waters reception follows each performance. $30-$50. 949.760.7887, bmf-cdm.org Map M16 CITY NATIONAL GROVE OF ANAHEIM  June 17-18 Sesame Street Live. June 21 Gordon Lightfoot. July 2 Ann Wilson of Heart. 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.712.2700, citynationalgroveofanaheim.com  Map I11 FIVEPOINT AMPHITHEATRE  June 15 Slightly Stoopid. June 16 Chicago, REO Speedwagon. June 23 Kevin Hart. June 30 Dirty Heads. July 8 Counting Crows, +Live+. July 19 Pentatonix. July 20 Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers, Ann Wilson of Heart. July 21 Country Megahit. July 22 Logic, NF. July 27 Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin. July 31 G-Eazy. Aug. 1 Foreigner, Whitesnake, Jason Bonham. Aug. 4 Godsmack, Shinedown. Aug. 5 Niall Horan. Aug. 11 Coheed & Cambria, Taking Back Saturday. Aug. 15 Charlie Puth, Hailee Steinfeld. Aug. 24 Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker. Aug. 29 Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson. 14800 Chinon, Irvine, fivepointamphitheatre.com Map D5 HONDA CENTER  June 1 Sugarland. June 16 Freestyle Explosion. June 30 Fishfest. July 16 Kidz Bop Live. July 21 Brad Paisely. Aug. 16 OC Funk Fest. Aug. 17 Chris Stapleton. Aug. 25 Sam Smith. Aug. 31 Shakira. 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.704.2500, hondacenter.com  Map I11 HOUSE OF BLUES  June 1 Transviolet. June 7 Turnpike Troubadours. June 9 Blue October. June 10 School of Rock. June 10 Una Noche con José Madero. June 10 Onward. June 15-16 Intocable. June 16 Forever in Your Mind. June 17 New Found Glory. June 24 CHON, Polyphia, TTNG, Tricot. June 26 Dita Von Teese and Copper Coupe Burlesque Revue. June 29 Summerland. June 30 Led Zepagain. July 6 Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel. July 26 Jenny and the Mexicats. July 28 Prayer Chain. Aug. 3 River Whyless.

SPORTS ANGEL STADIUM  June 1-3 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Rangers. June 4-6 Angels vs. Royals. June 18-19 Angels vs. Diamondbacks. June 21-24 Angels vs. Blue Jays. July 6-8 Angels vs. Dodgers. July 10-12 Angels vs. Mariners. July 20-22 Angels vs. Astros. July 23-26 Angels vs. White Sox. July 27-29 Angels vs. Mariners. July 31 Angels vs. Rays. Aug. 6-8 Angels vs. Tigers. Aug. 10-12 Angels vs. Athletics. Aug. 24-26 Angels vs. Astros. Aug. 27-28 Angels vs. Rockies. 2000 E. Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, 714.940.2000, losangeles.angels. mlb.com  Map I9

ATTRACTIONS

DISCOVERY CUBE  Hands-on exhibits, shows in science center and Julianne Argyros Showcase Theater. Through Sept. 3 Dinosaurs Around the World. Through Sept. 9 Rainforest Adventure Exhibit. Ongoing Mission Control; Helicopter Tour; Water Gallery. 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 recently marked its 60th anniversary. Main Street continues to look back with Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln; Tomorrowland looks to the future with Star Wars—construction has begun on a Star Wars-themed land. A mountain range of thrill rides includes Matterhorn Bobsleds, Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain. Call for hours. Admission (includes all rides and attractions): $97$124, under 3 free. 1313 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.781.4565  Map I10 DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE  Soarin’ Around the World; World of Color water-and-light show and new Guardians of the Galaxy—Mission: Breakout! Four-neighborhood Pixar Pier opens June 23 with Incredicoaster in “The Incredibles” area. Call for hours. Admission (includes all rides and attractions): $97-$124. 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, Sephora, Curl Surf boutique and Sanuk for casual shoes. Non-gated, free admission. 1580 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.300.7800  Map I10 FLIGHTDECK FLIGHT SIMULATION CENTER  Aerial dogfights use F-16 fighter jet cockpit simulators. No experience necessary. Minimum age 11, height 4 feet 11 inches. 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, features 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 GO VR GAMING  Virtual-reality arcade offers ingenious 3-D experiences that take you worlds away. Multiplayer programs, too. M-Th 3-10 pm, F 3-10:30 pm, Sa 1-10:30 pm, Su 1-10 pm. Anaheim GardenWalk, 400 W. Disney Way, Anaheim, 714.829.4189  Map I10 K1 SPEED  Indoor kart racing offers challenging track for speed enthusiasts. Call for hours. Available for private parties or corporate events. $20. 17221 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, 949.250.0242; 1000 N. Edward Court, Anaheim, 714.632.6999  Map J14, B4

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

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

BILLY BEEZ  Slide, bounce, jump and run at indoor jungle- and bee-themed arena for kids and their families. Anaheim GardenWalk, 400 W. Disney Way, Anaheim, 657.207.4841  Map I10

LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA  Theme park with about 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

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

MEDIEVAL TIMES  Dinner theater show with jousting knights, Pure Spanish stallions, swordsmanship, falconry and four-course feast. $36.95-$61.95. 7662 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 866.543.9637  Map G8

CHRIST CATHEDRAL  Architect Philip Johnson’s glass cathedral and architectural must-sees Richard Neutra’s Tower of Hope and Richard Meier’s International Center for Positive Thinking. Tours M-Sa 10 am and 1 pm. Free. 13280 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, 949.375.5763  Map J10

MISSION ESCAPE GAMES  Work as a team using subtle clues to escape from a locked room in less than 60 minutes. Games include Escape the Hydeout and Escape the Darkest Hour: Torture Chamber (screaming is typical). Anaheim GardenWalk, 400 W. Disney Way, Anaheim, 657.234.5625  Map I10

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ATTRACTIONS + MUSEUMS NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM  Seventy new exhibits include replica of President Nixon’s Oval Office; another focuses on his historic trip to China. 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, 714.983.9120  Map A4 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 ORANGE COUNTY ZOO  Rustic zoo; animals of the Southwest. 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 PIRATE’S DINNER ADVENTURE  Venue offering swordplay, pyrotechnics, comedy, romance aboard Spanish galleon replica marks 10th anniversary. Call for hours. $36.95-$61.95, under 3 free. 7600 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 714.690.1497  Map G8 PRETEND CITY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM  Interactive miniature city for children, infant to 8 years old. Tu-Sa 10 am-5 pm; Su 11 am-5 pm; M 10 am-1 pm. $12.50, under 1 free. 29 Hubble, Irvine, 949.428.3900  Map D5 QUEEN MARY SHIP AND SEAPORT  Historic ocean liner—bigger than the Titanic!—in Long Beach Harbor. Shops, dining, art deco lounge; Russian Foxtrot submarine adjacent. Self-guided/guided tours 10 am-6 pm. $14.95$30.95, under 5 free. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 562.435.3511  Map northwest of C1 THE RIDE 7D  Combines roller coaster simulation and laser-blasting. Su-Th 11 am-9 pm; F-Sa 10 am-11 pm. $9; three rides $20. Irvine Spectrum Center, 744 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, ​949.769.6772  Map D5 ROCKREATION  Indoor climbing facility with instruction at all levels. M noon-10 pm; Tu-Th 6 am-10 pm; F noon-10 pm; Sa-Su 10 am-6 pm. $11-$16. 1300 Logan Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.556.7625  Map J12 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  Four thousand animals, many rare and endangered, in state-of-the-art environments. $52; 3-11 $42; 2 and under free. Free parking. Open daily; call for hours. 2920 Zoo Drive, Balboa Park, 619.231.1515  Map southeast of F6

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MUSEUMS BOWERS KIDSEUM  Ethnic arts and culture for children. Sa-Su 10 am-4 pm. $6, under 2 free. Through Aug. 19 Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival. 1802 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.567.3600 Map G13

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FULLERTON MUSEUM CENTER  Ongoing Leo Fender: Life and Legacy. Tu-W, F-Su noon-4 pm; Th noon-8 pm. $2-$5, under 6 free. 301 N. Pomona Ave., Fullerton, 714.738.6545  Map A3 HILBERT MUSEUM  Off-campus Chapman University museum displays images of California—urban, industrial, coastal, farms and ranches—by 20th-century artists. Continuing Scenic View Ahead: The Westways Cover Art Collection; Magical Visions: The Enchanted Worlds of Eyvind Earle; A New Hope: The Star Wars Art of Robert Bailey; Sunlight and Shadow: A Gift of California Art From the Collection of Jim and Lynne Doti; Character References: The Art of Animation Drawing. Tu-Sa 11 am-5 pm. Free. 167 N. Atchison St., Orange, 714.516.5880  Map J11

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HUNTINGTON BEACH INTERNATIONAL SURFING MUSEUM  Board culture: exhibits on Duke Kahanamoku, classic surfboards, Endless Summer. TuSu noon-5 pm. $2. 411 Olive Ave., Huntington Beach, 714.465.4350  Map N8 IRVINE MUSEUM COLLECTION  California Impressionism within an office building. Continuing Harmony of Light: Spring in California. Tu-Sa 11 am-5 pm. Free. 18881 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, 949.476.0294  Map J14

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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 Serra Exhibit; Mission Treasures: Historical Collection Revealed; Plein Air Art Reproductions; South Wing of the Mission; Spanish Colonial Room. 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 MUZEO  Intimate exhibition space on Center Street Promenade. Through July 15 Ghost Stories and Fairy Tales: A Ceremony of Make Believe. Ongoing Anaheim: A Walk Through Local History. Tu-Su 10 am-5 pm. $6-$10. 241 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, 714.956.8936  Map H10 OLD ORANGE COUNTY COURTHOUSE  Site where governmental transactions and court proceedings shaped the county’s early history. Restored in 1989, it houses historical exhibits, archives and a marriage license office. 211 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, 714.973.6605  Map H13

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SHOPPING SHOPPING DESTINATIONS 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  Huge mall, county’s second largest, is home to anchors Nordstrom and Macy’s and 174 other retailers including a Tesla store, Kidgets, Nature Republic and Pink. 1065 Brea Mall, Brea, 714.990.2733  Map A3 THE CAMP  Green-oriented enclave for outdoor enthusiasts includes eco store SEED People’s Market and dining options Taco Asylum, Ecco and Old Vine Cafe. 2937 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.966.6661 Map J13 CORONA DEL MAR PLAZA  Boutiques include Diane’s Beachwear, Gail Jewelers and Jack’s Surfboards. Plus Sprinkles Ice Cream. 800-984 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, 949.759.8687  Map M15 CRYSTAL COVE SHOPPING CENTER  Ocean views amid Tuscan setting. Upscale boutiques Coastal Cool and Atelier 7918, fine dining including Bluefin and newly relocated Marché Moderne. 7845-8085 E. Coast Hwy., Newport Coast, 949.759.8687  Map M17 FASHION ISLAND  Elegant open-air center, which recently marked its 50th anniversary, features anchors Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, new boutiques Zadig & Voltaire, St. John and Suitsupply, restaurants Sushi Roku and Fig & Olive. 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

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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  Elyse Walker, Sweaty Betty and Alchemy Works boutiques, Sugar Paper for luxe stationery, Le Labo for fragrance and Nobu and Lido Bottle Works restaurants at harborside village. Circle Hook and Malibu Farm eateries open presently. 400 Via Oporto, Newport Beach, 949.675.8662 Map M15 LOS OLIVOS MARKETPLACE  SwimSpot, Newport Colony Home, Whole Foods Market and a dozen restaurants including Puesto. 8673-8697 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949.720.3100  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  Spanish-inspired center with ocean views. Stores include Vans, Guess and new Luxury Mall. 101 W. Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente, outletsatsanclemente.com Map south of F6

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GOLF PACIFIC CITY  Center with beach views from every plaza, deck and patio. H&M, the Wearhouse, Francesca’s, Kin, West of Camden and Heirlooms & Hardware. 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.930.2345  Map N9 THE SHOPS AT MISSION VIEJO  From Aveda to Z Gallerie: anchors Nordstrom and Macy’s plus Madewell; Soma, Pea in the Pod and the Melt. 555 The Shops at Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, 949.364.1832  Map E6 SOUTH COAST COLLECTION  Highlights include Design Within Reach midcentury showroom and Pirch for kitchen and bath. OC Mix features 30 vendors including the Mixing Glass for mixologists and Kestan boutique as well as unforgettable Taco María restaurant. 3303-3323 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa  Map J12 SOUTH COAST PLAZA  The Ultimate Shopping Experience recently marked its 50th anniversary. Boutiques include Christian Louboutin, Chanel, Stella McCartney and Dior Homme. Macy’s Home Store and new CB2 are in the Bear Street wing. 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 800.782.8888  Map J13

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EATERTAINMENT ANAHEIM GARDENWALK  House of Blues Anaheim, Cali-style brands including O’Neill and Skechers, Harley-Davidson, Grasslands Meat Market, BBQ and Churrasco, Roy’s Restaurant, Mission Escape Games and Go VR Gaming. 400 W. Disney Way, Anaheim, 714.635.7410  Map I10 THE DISTRICT AT TUSTIN LEGACY  Lifestyle destination offers impressively redone AMC theaters, Whole Foods Market, dining (the Winery, the Halal Guys) and curated dining and retail at Union Market (Hatch, Kettlebar, Portola Coffee, Central Bar). Jamboree Road and Barranca Parkway, Tustin, 714.259.9090  Map J14 DOWNTOWN DISNEY  Twenty-acre complex adjacent to Disney theme parks includes Studio Disney 365, Catal restaurant, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen and new Splitsville Luxury Lanes. 1510-1590 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.300.7800  Map I10 THE TRIANGLE  Time nightclub, Costa Mesa 55 Tavern + Bowl, Starlight Cinemas plus restaurants La Vida Cantina and Black Knight Gastro Lounge. 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, 949.650.0732  Map K12


GOLF COURSES 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 BEN BROWN’S 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

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MONARCH BEACH GOLF LINKS  Ocean views abound at the gorgeous 18-hole course. M-Th $185, F-Su $210. Includes a cart with GPS system. Twilight rates available. Monarch Beach Resort, 50 Monarch Beach Resort Drive N., Dana Point, 949.240.8247  Map J16 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 18-hole courses at the sumptuous Resort at Pelican Hill; virtually every hole has spectacular coastal views. $290 daily. 22701 Pelican Hill Road S., Newport Coast, 877.735.4226  Map L17

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BEACHES + PARKS STRAWBERRY FARMS GOLF CLUB  Eighteen-hole course features rolling greens, barn, canyon, wetland vistas and O.C.’s longest hole. M-Th $110, F-Su $160. 11 Strawberry Farms Road, Irvine, 949.551.1811  Map D5 TUSTIN RANCH GOLF CLUB  Resort-style course designed by Ted Robinson. Challenging greens, palm trees and lakes, 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

ACTIVE OUTDOORS AIR COMBAT USA  Dogfight training in highperformance small planes. Instructors handle takeoff and landing. Fullerton Municipal Airport, 3815 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, 800.522.7590  Map A2 BALBOA BOAT RENTALS AND PARASAIL  Boat, kayak and stand-up-paddleboard rentals. Parasailing: panoramic views of Newport Beach and harbor with choice of altitudes ($65-$75). 510 E. Edgewater, Balboa, 949.673.7200  Map N15 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 Erik Nelsen Surf Camp, 949.464.0077. 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

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BEACHES + PARKS ALISO CREEK COUNTY BEACH  Steep shore creates powerful waves. All amenities and fire pits. Pay-anddisplay parking $1/hour. 31131 S. Pacific 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, 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. Lifeguards, all amenities and fire pits. Waveless Pirate’s Cove Beach adjacent. Fee for parking. At Ocean Boulevard and Marguerite Avenue, Corona del Mar, 949.644.3151  Map M16 CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARK  Hiking and mountain biking trails, sandy coves and steep cliffs. Historic district with beach cottages and Beachcomber cafe. 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

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BEACHES + PARKS 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 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 adjacent to shops and restaurants offers great people-watching, basketball, volleyball and chess. All amenities. Metered parking. At Broadway and Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 714.834.2400  Map F5 NEWPORT BEACH MUNICIPAL BEACH  Popular, wide 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 SALT CREEK COUNTY BEACH  Long, pristine stretch below Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Beautiful, grassy Bluff Park has a 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  Twelve-hundredfoot 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 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 TABLE ROCK BEACH  One hundred forty-four wooden steps lead to a dramatic cove with dangerous currents below a cliff. Free street parking. 1st Avenue and South Coast Highway, South Laguna, 714.834.2400  Map I16

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NIGHTLIFE REGIONAL PARKS 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 MASON REGIONAL PARK  Hundreds of acres of protected land with 3 miles of paved trails for hikers and bikers, a lake, large grassy areas with picnic shelters and lush shade trees, and many native animal species. 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 1 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
 SANTIAGO OAKS REGIONAL PARK  Secluded 1,750acre refuge has trails, native oak trees and historic dam. Nature Center open on weekends. 2145 N. Windes Drive, Orange, 714.973.6620  Map B4

WILDERNESS PARKS ALISO AND WOOD CANYONS WILDERNESS PARK  Thirty-three-hundred-plus-acre park is home to world-class mountain-biking terrain and superb hiking; its canyons have an idyllic feel unmatched in Orange County. 28373 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Niguel, 949.923.2200  Map H16 CASPERS WILDERNESS PARK  Eight thousand acres for day use, hiking and camping. Nature center and interpretive programs. 33401 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, 949.923.2210  Map east of F6 LAGUNA COAST WILDERNESS PARK  Seven thousand acres offer sycamore-shaded canyons, ridges with spectacular ocean views, nature center, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.923.2235  Map G15

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UPPER NEWPORT BAY NATURE PRESERVE  At Newport Back Bay with vistas of the coastal wetlands. One of the finest birding sites in North America. Interpretive center is open Tu-Su, 10 am-4 pm. 2301 University Drive (corner of University Drive and Irvine Avenue), Newport Beach, 949.923.2290  Map K13

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NIGHTLIFE AC LOUNGE  Lobby bar at stylish new hotel. Swedish Fish aquavit cocktail; Hendrick’s Gin and Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic; and small bites. AC Hotel, Park Place, 3309 Michelson Drive, Irvine, 949.471.8710 Map J14 AQUA LOUNGE  Waved ceiling, 360-degree bar, huge patio, street-food-inspired menu ... and group cocktails! Deejays Th-Su. Fashion Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.760.4920  Map L15 BARCODE  1980s and ’90s-themed “nostalgia bar restaurant” offers clever drinks and Asian fusion fare and tapas. 12926 Main St., Garden Grove, 949.390.8499  Map L15 BLIND RABBIT  Speakeasy with 1920s atmosphere hidden behind wall at Anaheim Packing House. Don’t like your drink? Your server will finish it! 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, theblindrabbit.com  Map H10 BOWLMOR  Hip, state-of-the-art, glow-in-the-dark bowling lounge with sports bar and global cuisine. The District at Tustin Legacy, 2405 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.258.2695; Anaheim GardenWalk, 400 W. Disney Way, Anaheim, 714.783.2810  Map D4, I10 THE BUNGALOW  Expansive ocean views, sweeping decks, lush gardens, rustic interiors and seasonal bites by Bear Flag Fish Co. Pacific City, 21058 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.374.0399  Map N9 CALAVINO WINE BAR  Fine wines, craft beers and New American fare are offered near Angel Stadium. 2410 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.939.7735  Map I11

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COLONY WINE MERCHANT  Tasting lounge and wine retailer celebrates Anaheim’s wine history. 280 S. Lemon St., Anaheim, 657.208.1860  Map H10 COSTA MESA 55 TAVERN + BOWL  State-of-the-art bowling alley, sports viewing and dining at “eatertainment” center. The Triangle, 1875 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, 949.438.2320  Map K12 THE FIFTH  Rooftop venue offers craft cocktails, local beers, fine menu, live music and view of Disneyland fireworks. Grand Legacy at the Park, 1650 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, 714.772.0899  Map I10 HIVE & HONEY  New. Rooftop bar with 360-degree urban views features on-trend cocktails and light bites. Marriott Irvine Spectrum, 7905 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949.759.0200  Map D5 HOLIDAY  Vintage Southern decor, live music and bar within a bar—the Red Room—in a strip mall. 719 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, 949.536.4389  Map K12 IRVINE IMPROV  Top comedy. Two-item minimum; Umami burgers. Irvine Spectrum Center, 572 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949.854.5455  Map D5

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KEYS ON MAIN  Each night, two performers will play on baby grand pianos, with songs requested by the audience. Shows Th-Sa (nightly). The Triangle, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, 714.619.9850  Map K12 LOLA GASPAR  Ever-hip bar and excellent kitchen in the heart of the Artist Village in downtown Santa Ana. 211 W. 2nd St., Santa Ana, 714.972.1172  Map H13 LUCKY STRIKE LANES  Retro-cool bowling lounge with DJ. The Outlets at Orange, 20 City Blvd., Orange, 714.937.5263  Map J11 MARINE ROOM TAVERN  Laid-back bar; live rock and blues on weekends. 214 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach, 949.494.3027  Map H15 THE OBSERVATORY  Live rock, alternative, jazz and blues lineup and food. More acts in the Constellation Room. 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, 714.957.0600  Map I15

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TOURS + TRANSPORT OFFSHORE 9  New. O.C.’s highest coastal rooftop lounge. Waterfront Beach Resort - A Hilton Hotel, 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.845.8000  Map N9 ROOFTOP LOUNGE  Sunset cocktails and 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 opposite Sgerstrom Center for the Arts, ideal for preor 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 SPLITSVILLE LUXURY LANES  New. Twenty bowling lanes on two floors overlooking Downtown Disney. Two kitchens, two bars, covered patio with live music daily. 1530 S. Disneyland Dirve, Anaheim, 657.276.2440  Map I10 STAG BAR + KITCHEN  Convivial bar established in 1908 opposite Newport Pier. 121 McFadden Place, Newport Beach, 949.673.4470  Map N13 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 TIME NIGHTCLUB  Club with cool decor, musical acts and big-name DJs moves to impressive new digs. The Triangle, 1875 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, 949.722.7103  Map K12 TREEHOUSE  Superstylish rooftop lounge atop Tanner’s restaurant has stylish cocktails to match, an elaborate tree sculpture and ocean views. Paséa Hotel, 21080 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.698.6130 Map N9 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. The Camp, 2937 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.905.9521  Map J13 YOST THEATER  Historical landmark now hosts popular musical acts and DJs. 307 N. Spurgeon St., Santa Ana, 800.717.1545  Map H13 YNK  Ever-changing globally inspired drinks (“You Never Know”) at intimate, stylish bar. Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, 949.553.0100  Map J14

TOURS + TRANSPORT AMTRAK  Train service within the county and to destinations throughout California daily. Stops in Fullerton, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente. 800.872.7245, amtrak.com ANAHEIM REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION INTERMODAL CENTER (ARTIC)  Spectacular architecture. Metrolink and Amtrak trains, OCTA buses, Anaheim Resort Transportation, shuttles, taxis and charter buses. There’s also an oyster bar. 1750 S. Douglass Road, Anaheim, 877.99.ARTIC, articinfo.com ANAHEIM RESORT TRANSPORTATION (ART)  Shuttles cover 19 routes—including new one in Costa Mesa—transfers to Disneyland, Anaheim GardenWalk and Anaheim Convention Center. Purchase passes online, at Amtrak station and at select hotels. 888.364.2787, rideart.org BEST-VIP CHAUFFEURED WORLDWIDE  Chauffeured vehicles available with as little as two hours’ notice. 866.323.2378, 714.375.9128  Map C2

CAPTAIN DAVE’S DOLPHIN & WHALE SAFARI  Catamaran with underwater viewing pod Departures daily. Also, sunset safaris and occasional Catalina Island trips.$35-$59. 24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.488.2828  Map J16 CATALINA EXPRESS  Round trip to Catalina Island. Dana Wharf Sportfishing, 34675 Golden Lantern St., Dana Harbor; 320 Golden Shore, Long Beach, 800.481.3470  Map K16, northwest of C1 CATALINA FLYER  Triple-decker catamaran, 75 minutes to Catalina Island. Call for schedule. $53-$70, $6 age 2 and under. Balboa Pavilion, 400 Main St., Newport Beach, 800.830.7744, catalinainfo.com  Map N15 CITY PASS  Includes discounted admission to Disney parks, admission to others in Los Angeles and San Diego. Purchase online or at attractions. $269-$306, under 3 free. 888.330.5008, citypass.com DANA WHARF WHALE-WATCHING AND SPORTFISHING  Sportfishing, whale-watching expeditions, twilight wine cruises, corporate parties and schooner yacht for charters. Dana Point Harbor, 34675 Golden Lantern St., Dana Point, 800.979.3370, danawharf.com  Map K16

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DAVEY’S LOCKER  Whale-watching, deep-sea sportfishing, fishing charters, boat rentals, entertainment cruises. Fishing trips/charters half day, full day, overnight, longer. 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-flyer points and miles with select airlines. 800.410.4444, execucar.com 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, hornblower.com  Map M13 JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT  Gateway to O.C., vastly superior to LAX in ambiance and ease of arrival/departure. Art exhibits; new dining exhibit; 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/trolley  Map H15 METROLINK  Train system connects to San Diego, L.A.; 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 Southern California public transportation. 800.371.5465, metrolinktrains.com

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Concerts at new FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine. fivepointamphitheatre.com

Honey and Butter macarons at the Camp in Costa Mesa. 949.536.5556

New HangTime roller coaster at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park. p. 48

Escape the Darkest Hour at Mission Escape Games at Anaheim GardenWalk. p. 48

New Mo:Vint boutique Irvine Spectrum Center. 949.585.9001

New White Lie jewelry and accessories at Newport North Shopping Center in Newport Coast. 949.524.8844

Vietnamese VTM “Crack” Iced Coffee at BLKdot Coffee in Laguna Beach. 949.371.0288 Savory crepes at new Crepes Bonaparte in Fullerton. 714.595.9995 G Ring set at new Gorjana at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. 949.721.2000 The Los Rios Historic District in San Juan Capistrano. p. 26 Mussels with Spanish chorizo at Bluewater Grill in Newport Beach. p. 40

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Fancy hats at The Hat Box in Laguna Beach. 949.497.7335

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse pastries at Portola Coffee Lab at the OC Mix in Costa Mesa. 714.884.4714 New Magikid Robotics Lab at Woodbridge Village Center in Irvine. 949.390.9333 New Morning Lavender teahouse and boutique in Tustin. 714.486.1429 Sliders at Hatch at Union Market at the District in Tustin. 657.208.2088

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Cocktails at new prix fixe Journeyman’s Food + Drink, new in Fullerton. p. 35

The 1894 Heritage House at Fullerton Arboretum. p. 48

Spanish chorizo hash at Lido Bottle Works in Newport Beach. p. 34

The new Hurley Factory Store at the Outlets at San Clemente. 949.940.0492

The jalapeño-infused rye-whiskey cocktail at new Offshore 9 rooftop lounge in Huntington Beach. p. 58

Whaling Wall and other marine art at Wyland Galleries in Laguna Beach. 949.376.8000

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Summer must-haves at Rodd & Gunn at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. 949.706.2677

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