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September 16, 2004
Doug Tabbert You can actually taste the mesquite charcoal that your chicken is roasted over at Caravana Peruvian Rotisserie. The chicken is marinated in a blend of herbs and spices, and not overwhelmed by fried or oil inundated skin. There are also plenty of Peruvian condiments like yellow-jelly hot sauce to mix it up. It is pretty easy to order here. White or dark is the main question and dinners can choose from several of scrumptious sides. I suggest the baked mesquite yams, which are steaming and wrapped in tinfoil.
NEWS
March 8, 2001
Sea Siam, a small storefront restaurant in Seagate plaza, at Bolsa Chica Street and Edinger Avenue in Huntington Beach, is a refuge from the stormy California "winter" weather, where except on an "off day," spices will warm you and the pace will slow you down. Owner/chef Eddie Nanongkhai has created a menu of 89 combinations as well as $4.50 Monday through Friday lunch specials with plenty to choose from. Authentic Thai food has only one rule -- balance of the four essences: hot, sour, salty and sweet.
NEWS
September 2, 1999
Mary Furr NAME: Italian Express WHERE: 9101 Atlanta Ave., Huntington Beach HOURS: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. PRICES: Ten pizzas ($5.95-$13.95), pasta ($3.99-$5.95), and salad ($2.39-$3.99). Also, 16 choices for lunch specials with salad and drink ($5.49) DRINKS: Soft drinks ATMOSPHERE: Brushed aluminum shines over stoves and ovens manned by cook and manager Carlos Valle, who prepares favorites like chicken fettuccine ($5.95) -- flat, narrow egg noodles with chicken in creamy white sauce; the house specialty, Mama Mia!
NEWS
March 20, 2003
DINING OUT Sometimes, it is disappointing to return to a favorite dining place to find a new owner and menu. This has happened at Taste of China. There are, however, a few changes that could bring this restaurant, hidden in the corner of the mini-mall, to its former popularity. The simple, attractive dining room is given visionary space by a mirrored wall. The glass topped booths and tables have fresh flowers and a real canary sings in the background.
NEWS
November 20, 2003
DINING OUT When you call for a reservation for Sunday Brunch at Pete Mallory's Surf City Sunset Grille, they tell you that the fictitious Pete Mallory has gone surfing in the islands, but they'll take your reservation. And you'll need one for this very relaxed, resort-style brunch. Pulling into the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, there are columns of cars; a valet whisks yours away and you enter the world of lush resorts. To the right of the luxurious lobby are shops of resort wear, gifts and souvenirs and the entrance of Pete Mallory's Sunday Brunch ($29 per person)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | April 30, 2008
Do you know pho? With Little Saigon just across the 405 Freeway, you must have seen it on a thousand signs. Perhaps, you haven’t checked it out because you are unfamiliar with Vietnamese food. Let us introduce you to a sample of dishes in this cuisine, served at what may be the only Vietnamese restaurant actually in Huntington Beach, Mitasie 3.   Pho Pho is a large bowl of broth filled with rice noodles and your choice of beef, chicken or shrimp.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | February 2, 2011
The Himalayan Grill serves a wide variety of superior Indian food. Reviewers have raved about the tandoori chicken and chicken tikka masala, but we were intrigued by the possibility of tasting Tibetan food, which, to our knowledge, is not available anywhere else in the OC. This small, charming restaurant is located in an odd-shaped little space in Peter's Landing. The décor is warm and welcoming. A glass waterfall etched with a bamboo motif greets you as you enter. Soft lighting, candles on the tables, two-toned orange walls, photos of the mountains and their people and a variety of artifacts help prepare you for the interesting meal ahead.
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By Terry Markowitz | May 21, 2013
For the past 19 years, Thai Bros. has been serving locals and tourists mostly traditional Thai cuisine, save the occasional exception like fried wontons with cream cheese and avocado. This little storefront restaurant is a pleasant and unpretentious place to dine, with white tablecloths, a large fish tank and pictures of people and scenes from Thailand. One wall is covered with a striking, Asian-themed, multi-dimensional painting by local artist Paul Courtney. The cozy, narrow, L-shaped dining area makes it easy for guests to inquire of their neighbors, "What are you eating, and is it good?"
NEWS
November 2, 2000
The red and gold facade of Li's Chinese Restaurant in Huntington Beach is as much a distinctive part of Huntington Beach as Mann's Chinese Theatre is to Hollywood. Stepping inside is like entering a miniature Chinese palace with intricate gold-embossed walls and ceiling, colorful pictures of peacocks done on silk -- a room that holds a promise of such tempting dishes as mushu pork and orange peel chicken that owner and chef Kai Chen has offered for the past 27 years to his faithful diners.
NEWS
February 17, 2005
John Volo I recall an old black and white movie where the star, about to embark on an expedition in some exotic locale, screamed, "Get me an Indian guide." So, before embarking on my own journey to Ashoka Cuisine of India, I enlisted the help of my own Indian guide -- my friend/neighbor/loaner of tools, Bob. Because he has frequented Ashoka for several years, I thought Bob would be just the lunch partner I needed to guide me through my initial foray into Indian cuisine.
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By Terry Markowitz | January 21, 2014
The latest edition of Food & Wine magazine declares that "fish is the new chicken. " Good thing, because chicken, America's most popular protein, has come under scrutiny recently because of food safety infractions that have caused food-borne illnesses. Two major producers, Tyson and Foster Farms, have been cited in publications lately. Consumer Reports did a test of chickens from different sources, including organic brands, and found 97% of the breasts tested contained harmful bacteria, including campylobacter, salmonella and e coli.
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By Terry Markowitz | May 21, 2013
For the past 19 years, Thai Bros. has been serving locals and tourists mostly traditional Thai cuisine, save the occasional exception like fried wontons with cream cheese and avocado. This little storefront restaurant is a pleasant and unpretentious place to dine, with white tablecloths, a large fish tank and pictures of people and scenes from Thailand. One wall is covered with a striking, Asian-themed, multi-dimensional painting by local artist Paul Courtney. The cozy, narrow, L-shaped dining area makes it easy for guests to inquire of their neighbors, "What are you eating, and is it good?"
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By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz and By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | September 26, 2012
Stepping into A Restaurant is like stepping into a time machine and finding oneself back in a 1940s steakhouse with dim lighting, nail-studded, dark red leather booths, wood paneling, a roaring fireplace and a buzzing bar. When oil was discovered in Huntington Beach in the early 1920s, a road was built to connect Newport Beach to Huntington. In 1926 a restaurant and service station was constructed at that junction and called the Arches. At first, it was just a roadside diner, but by the '40s it was known for its steak, seafood and Hollywood stars.
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By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | July 25, 2012
We were flabbergasted. We found ourselves eating possibly the best shrimp we had ever tasted. Caught in the wild, the shrimp were jumbo in size, incredibly tender, moist, juicy and tasting so fresh. We chose the shrimp with honey garlic from a selection of three preparations. The sauce was light and delicately sweet, with a hint of garlic that subtly enhanced the perfectly cooked crustaceans. A sprinkling of sesame seeds completed the dish. The florets of broccoli that came on the side were also as fresh as vegetables can be, with just the right touch of crunch.
NEWS
By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | April 11, 2012
Sometimes it pays to procrastinate. When Vic and I last wrote about our three chickens, it was mid-December and none of the hens were laying eggs. Despite spending an exorbitant amount of money setting up our henhouse, the darned hens weren't laying any eggs. It was frustrating. If you recall, I had hatched a plan to acquire a fourth chicken since my new, barred Plymouth Rock hen wasn't laying. But you know how it is around the December holiday period. No spare time. I didn't get around to getting that fourth hen. Good thing, because in early January all three hens began to lay again.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | February 1, 2012
It's the season to feel fluish. Help may come from something Jewish. Long called Jewish penicillin, chicken soup's power to heal has mainly been viewed as folklore but recent scientific studies have proven that it has genuine health benefits, so much so that research doctors in Israel have asked the World Health Organization to add it to the List of Essential Drugs for Infections. Forget pills, sprays and prescriptions. What you really need is hot chicken soup. Around the 12th century, healers started to prescribe " the broth of fowl" for their ill patients.
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By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | January 25, 2012
T'was the season to be jolly but now tis the season of our discontent. We are unhappy with the size of our bank accounts and even more dismayed by the size of our waistlines. Yet don't despair, we have discovered a sweet little place in a strip mall in Costa Mesa called California Wok that offers very healthy Chinese food for a very good price. It's located in a little Asian enclave on South Bristol Street near the big Mitsuwa Japanese market. The same strip mall is home to a Korean barbecue place, a Japanese restaurant, a pan Asian spot and Orchid, an Iranian restaurant.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Greer Wylder | December 14, 2011
Need reasons to wake up early? Zimzala, a laid-back bar and eatery at the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach, just debuted a grab-and-go breakfast/coffee shop called Zim a Go Go. It is open from 6 to 11 a.m. and offers items like breakfast burritos, chicken n' waffle panini with tomato jam, wasabi arugula, gruyere, prosciutto, béchamel, sweet potato tots and sloppy joes with house pickles, buttermilk roll and Parmesan garlic fries. Or just go for the Chef Roy's homemade ice cream in breakfast-inspired flavors like Cocoa Puffs, Cookie Crisp, peanut butter and jelly, cinnamon toast and salted caramel granola.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | March 30, 2011
Sullivan may be the most curiously named Chinese restaurant we've ever been to, but more about that later. First, let us introduce you to Shiu Mei Liu, the effusive, warm and generous proprietor who welcomes you into her world with her wide, charming smile. This small, bright and pleasant storefront restaurant in Huntington Beach is definitely worth a visit. Think of all the times that you and a companion or two have gone into a Chinese restaurant and envied some large party with a Lazy Susan in the middle of their table, sampling a banquet of dishes.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | February 2, 2011
The Himalayan Grill serves a wide variety of superior Indian food. Reviewers have raved about the tandoori chicken and chicken tikka masala, but we were intrigued by the possibility of tasting Tibetan food, which, to our knowledge, is not available anywhere else in the OC. This small, charming restaurant is located in an odd-shaped little space in Peter's Landing. The décor is warm and welcoming. A glass waterfall etched with a bamboo motif greets you as you enter. Soft lighting, candles on the tables, two-toned orange walls, photos of the mountains and their people and a variety of artifacts help prepare you for the interesting meal ahead.
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