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Pho-nomenal Flavors

Saigon Beach serves up Vietnamese dishes that delight. By Sharon Stello   From pho noodle soup to banh mi sandwiches and beyond, Saigon Beach does Vietnamese cuisine right. Starting with homestyle flavors and then updating and elevating them, the new restaurant—which opened in May and also has a location in Newport Beach—is...

Gather ‘Round the Fire

Cozy up to these fire pits at restaurants, resorts and a local beach with friends and a few drinks this fall. By Molly O’Brien   Fall is here—but luckily, in Southern California, that doesn’t mean spending any less time outdoors—it just means the opportunity to snuggle up by an outdoor fire while...

Food to Fall For

At these Laguna Beach eateries, the flavors of autumn are in full effect. By Ben McBee   Whether you’re outside, soaking up mellow rays of sunshine, or inside, warm and toasty by a fireplace, dining around Laguna Beach during the fall is an outing anyone can enjoy. Autumn flavors, much like the season...

Stand-Up Service

A favorite local watering hole, The Saloon has become more than a bar, creating a tight-knit community over four decades. By Tanya A. Yacina   As the saying goes, “Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name.” If you’ve frequented or have even just stopped into Laguna Beach’s Saloon—nestled in...

Come Together at Comedor

From fresh cocktails to tapas and family-style dishes, this new restaurant has everything you need for a Spanish-inspired dinner. By Ashley Ryan   In Spain, the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, as the culture celebrates the tradition of coming together to eat. And with the word “comedor” translating...

Brine & Dine

Partake in pickled perfection around Laguna Beach. By Ben McBee   What do swimming in the ocean and a jar of pickles have in common? Lots and lots of salt, of course. As summertime crowds flock to Laguna Beach’s surf and sand, many find themselves craving a salty snack to pair with the...

Seaside Sips

These five idyllic cocktails will set the tone—and help you cool off—this summer. By Molly O'Brien   Summer has officially arrived, and with warm weather comes a desire for icy cocktails to beat the heat. Luckily, in Laguna Beach, there’s no shortage of hot destinations to indulge in a refreshing adult beverage....

The Perfect Crunch

From classic toppings like chicken and lobster to more unique options, eateries throughout Laguna Beach present an array of nacho plates filled with texture and flavor. By Ashley Ryan   A classic dish like nachos has plenty of versatility: Order a small plate as a snack, a large plate as a meal...

Full Moon Magic

As the tides rise, enjoy a special monthly dinner series at Splashes Restaurant. By Ashley Ryan   The magic of the full moon is said to be good for many things, from charging and cleansing crystals to meditating and making wishes. But some of these healing vibes can also come from the...

Fiesta Favorites

Dive into the flavors of Mexico at Asada Tacos & Beer, with an extensive menu and all-day breakfast just a block from Heisler Park and the beach. By Sharon Stello   As the weather warms up this spring, the perfect place for a post-beach snack in north Laguna is Asada Tacos &...