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Eat + Drink

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...

Rise and Shine

Rasta Taco begins serving breakfast with a wide range of fresh and hearty options to complement its Mexican-Jamaican fusion fare. By Sharon Stello   Known for its flavorful burritos and tacos, with fillings like Jamaican jerk chicken and Caribbean carne asada, Rasta Taco recently added breakfast to its lineup. And, while there...

Modern Mocktails

In response to recent trends, local establishments are serving up plenty of alcohol-free drinks, perfect for summer sipping with friends. By Sharael Kolberg and Laguna Beach Magazine Staff   When heading out to meet friends for happy hour at a favorite Laguna Beach bar or restaurant this summer, some may feel uneasy...

Bowled Over

Whether you’re seeking savory ingredients or sweet, Laguna eateries offer plenty of dishes that can be enjoyed at home or on the go. By Sharael Kolberg   When looking for a quick, healthy meal in Laguna Beach, bowls are a must-try. Many eateries in town reach for savory ingredients like beans, rice...

Taste of the Tropics

With influences from Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and West Africa, the dishes and drinks at Rum Social Kitchen & Cocktails are bursting with flavor. By Ashley Ryan   Dining around the globe is easy in Laguna—from Mexican, Mediterranean and Pan-Asian to French, Belgian and Italian cuisine, you can enjoy flavors from far...

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Local experts provide insight on raising your own farm-to-table produce. By Tanya A. Yacina   Imagine tender carrots plucked straight from the soil, then rinsed, chopped and added to a soup only moments later in a kitchen that’s just steps from the garden. Or plump, red tomatoes harvested from the vine and...

Mixing it Up

Local bartenders share memorable stories and their favorite drinks to make at watering holes around town. By Sharael Kolberg and Laguna Beach Magazine Staff   Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, enjoying a date night, going out for a night on the town with friends or just flying solo, when you pull...

Enticing Eats

Starfish Laguna Beach continues to draw diners with its Pan-Asian dishes, Opium Hour specials and an atmosphere that feels a world away from Orange County. By Sharon Stello   For more than a decade, Starfish Laguna Beach has been a local favorite, bringing together the vibrant flavors of Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, China...

On a Roll

Sushi restaurants are at the height of popularity in town, as new spots and old showcase the culinary technique, artistry and tradition behind the beloved cuisine. By Ashley Ryan   It’s clear that the sushi scene in Laguna Beach is on a roll: In the last eight months, at least four restaurants...

Dining on Display

From chef’s tables to open kitchens, it’s like going to dinner and a show at several Laguna restaurants. By Ben McBee and Laguna Beach Magazine Staff   Sitting at a chef’s table or counter, as they often are, diners find themselves front and center for all the action. See the flames as...