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Sensational Squash

This versatile ingredient stars in dishes from soup to pasta and dessert, extending beyond the typical fall season at local restaurants. By Sharon Stello   Fall is a time often associated with warm, comforting flavors from sage to cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices. And one ingredient—butternut squash—pairs well with all of the...

Ethnic Eats

Explore cuisines from all over India and the Middle East at the new Kebab | Kurry restaurant in The Hive. By Ashley Ryan   The culinary scene in Laguna Beach is rich with culture—from Italian pasta dishes at Oliver’s Osteria and Belgian dishes at Brussels Bistro to Caribbean-inspired bites at Rum Social...

Global Inspirations

Local chefs create fish dishes with around-the-world influences. By Tanya A. Yacina   One of the perks of living in a beachside town is the abundance of fresh fish dishes from which to choose at local restaurants. Seasonal selections combine with each chef’s personal flair to create mouthwatering options—and many are globally...

Tempting Tacos

One of the easiest ways to eat fish also happens to be the most beloved. By Ashley Ryan   There’s something about a fish taco that has long captivated those along the coast. Whether hard shell or soft, with fish crispy or grilled, these savory dishes offer endless combinations that allow you...

Sipping in Style

Cin Cin Parlour is a classy lounge offering chic cocktails, fresh bites and live entertainment, all in a familiar space. By Ashley Ryan   If you live in Laguna Beach, chances are you’ve been to Ristorante Rumari for flavorful Italian fare. But owners Christopher Keller and Brittany Ryan, who bought Rumari in...

Seafood Secrets

Chef Rainer Schwarz of Driftwood Kitchen and The Deck on Laguna Beach reveals his tips for selecting and preparing fish and other oceanic dishes. By Ashley Ryan   It’s thought that the practice of eating fish dates back 40,000 years—which comes as no surprise, given the prominent role it has played in...

Raw Done Right

Find the best of ocean-to-table dining at this town’s impressive restaurants. By Crawford McCarthy   The sound of crashing waves is more than just the background music of Laguna Beach—it is a calling to chefs, an invitation to wade through a literal ocean of potential ingredients and flavors to delight guests. Ironically,...

Aw, Shucks

Dive into the sea of shellfish dishes available at Laguna Beach restaurants. By Ashley Probst   There’s nothing quite like a succulent shrimp cocktail or lobster drenched in butter to satiate any seafood lover’s palate. Luckily, restaurants in Laguna Beach have access to some of the best shellfish the West Coast has...

Mediterranean Refresh

Local favorite Zéytoon Cafe has reopened in north Laguna, bringing with it beloved recipes, quality service and an easy, breezy atmosphere up on the patio rooftop. By Ashley Ryan   Ocean view restaurants aren’t rare in Laguna Beach—eateries all over town offer glimpses of deep blue waves below the sinking sun. But...

Laguna Lattes

Indulge in these flavorful, one-of-a-kind beverages at local cafes. By Diane Geske   After an exhausting swim or surf session, a quick pick-me-up is often called for—maybe a warm beverage to chase away the chill from that dip in the Pacific. Further from shore, some eagerly search for a chic coffee or...