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Reviews of spas, resorts and restaurants outside of Laguna Beach but of interest to my Laguna Beach readers

David Wilhelm Still a Trendsetter with Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern

  This week, I’ve stepped out of the actual city limits of Laguna Beach (oh no!), but thought I’d check in on the restaurateur who was one of Laguna’s first culinary pioneers – David Wilhelm. The founder behind Kachina in downtown Laguna Beach in the early 1980s, Sorrento Grill in 1989, and French 75 in […]

October Arrives With Oom-Pah-Pah Oktoberfest Festivals This Weekend

This weekend, Laguna Beach is surrounded in Oktoberfest Festivals. Literally. Significantly different in nature, you’ll see large crowds at either of these popular returning events:   Oktoberfest – Dana Point To our south, Dana Point will be hosting its annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, noon to 7:00 p.m. at Sea Terrace Park. (Sea Terrace sits just […]

Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival: The Don’t-Miss Event This Fall

Just when you were feeling a bit boo-hooey about summer’s events fading into the setting sun, I bring you happy salvation: The Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival. Granted, this event doesn’t occur until Oct. 2-4, but I’m getting the word out to you now for four reasons: First, the inaugural event last year was […]