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Chef Azmin’s Sapphire Restaurant: A World of Flavors

When longtime Laguna resident and even longer time commercial developer Joe Hanauer first considered the re-development of The Pottery Shack, he knew two things: First, it was important to cater to the everlasting love and memories so many thousands of people had with the iconic retail front. Second, he needed an anchor tenant capable of […]

Mozambique Reopens After Forced “Footloose” Inspired Closure With Capacity Crowd

Sometimes, we find ourselves so mired in the everyday life we live that we forget to remember we’ve created a “Wonderful Life” for ourselves. On Tuesday evening at Mozambique Steakhouse, this became clearly evident to Owner Ivan Spiers when more than 300 well-wishers turned up to celebrate the restaurant’s re-opening. Penalized by the Alcoholic Beverage […]

Emerging From ABC Penalty Box for “Footloose” Ways, Mozambique Invites Supporters to Re-Opening Party

This Tuesday, Jan. 10th at exactly 5:15 p.m., Mozambique Steakhouse re-opens after a required 5-day suspension levied by the Alcoholic Beverage Control board (ABC). Owner Ivan Spiers will be celebrating the occasion with his usual forward-thinking aplomb by inviting the Laguna Beach community of friends and supporters to an hour-long party of free appetizers and […]

Upcoming Newport Beach Restaurant Week Has Plenty of Restaurants Close to Home

I think “Restaurant Weeks” are one of the finest creations ever. While restaurants can sometimes be abused during this week by crowds of grazers just looking for a deal, I think true foodies get out to try new restaurants and will, as a result, return repeatedly. For Laguna, our restaurant week isn’t until March this […]