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By Alicia Lopez | January 21, 2013
In its ongoing effort to improve the world around us, the Soroptimists of Huntington Beach will hold a wine tasting and fundraiser to benefit the Huntington Beach Project Self-Sufficiency Foundation on Feb. 20 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with flights of wine available until 8:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Cielo Mare Ballroom at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, 21100 Pacific Coast Highway. Cost is $25 per person and includes four wine flights, tasty bites and complimentary valet parking.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | August 31, 2011
It's always exciting to meet people who have bravely given up "real jobs" to fulfill their passions after years of thinking and planning. John Bennett and Hans-Erich Vogel are two such people. They recently opened Vin Goat, the cleverly-dubbed wine and cheese boutique on East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar. Their shop features artisanal products from small suppliers worldwide: cheeses, charcuterie, gourmet pantry items and wine (as soon as their license comes through). And what is cheese without bread?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Greer Wylder | July 14, 2010
Bike it to downtown Huntington Beach — and leave the parking to the Surf City Bike Valet Program debuting this weekend. The valets will park your bike for you near Fifth Street and Walnut Avenue at the Strand. And on Tuesdays, starting July 20, in celebration of Surf City Nights, you can park your bike for a good cause — the Boys & Girls Club will benefit from donations. Bike Valet opens from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays; and 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2008
After the triple punch of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, many Newport-Mesa residents have likely exhausted their budget for wine and merriment. But for those whose thirst now exceeds their wallets, the Five Crowns restaurant is here to help. The Corona del Mar English-style institution offers a special Monday night wine menu year-round, featuring wines at a 20% to 40% discounted price. Some of the bottles arrived at Five Crowns with a missing or damaged label; others were dropped from the main wine list due to diminishing supply or were surplus bottles from special wine events.
NEWS
January 14, 2010
It is so obvious when chefs-turned-restaurant owners understand what it means to dine out. There are a lot of them who don?t, and it is painful when they attempt to merge their brilliance in the kitchen to the front of the establishment. Charlie Palmer fully understands that concept. There is nothing, and I mean nothing, left to chance and that is what ultimately impressed me about his restaurant at Bloomingdale?s, South Coast Plaza. The impressive wine room is the first amenity that catches your eye when you walk into the restaurant, and they have worked on building a world-class selection.
ENTERTAINMENT
By John Reger | January 14, 2010
It is so obvious when chefs-turned-restaurant owners understand what it means to dine out. There are a lot of them who don’t, and it is painful when they attempt to merge their brilliance in the kitchen to the front of the establishment. Charlie Palmer fully understands that concept. There is nothing, and I mean nothing, left to chance and that is what ultimately impressed me about his restaurant at Bloomingdale’s, South Coast Plaza. The impressive wine room is the first amenity that catches your eye when you walk into the restaurant, and they have worked on building a world-class selection.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | January 8, 2014
Regulars can still order a venti mocha Frappuccino with a pastry at the Seacliff Village Starbucks, but starting this week, adults will be able to sip a glass of red wine from Paso Robles and munch on bacon-wrapped dates with a balsamic glaze. The coffeehouse at Yorktown Avenue and Goldenwest Street on Wednesday became the nation's 29th Starbucks Evenings store. Along with a variety of wines, the Seacliff store will serve various beers and several other food dishes starting at 2 p.m. weekdays and noon on weekends, according to Alisha Damodaran, spokeswoman for the Seattle-based company.
FEATURES
October 29, 2009
Art, wine and food are coming together for kids at a fundraiser Nov. 8 at the Shorebreak Hotel’s 2nd Sunday event. The event will raise money for THINK Together, a Southern California after-school learning program. The event takes place on the second Sunday of every month at the hotel on Pacific Coast Highway by the Huntington Beach Pier. Different art pieces are displayed and auctioned off, and wine and appetizers are served as a fundraiser for a different charity each month.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | November 24, 2010
We're back at the Camp again, that hip foodie enclave in Costa Mesa, this time to sample the fare at Old Vine Café, the joint creation of the brothers McDonald. Chef Mark and sommelier Brandon run this little restaurant virtually by themselves, with one helper. They're cooking, waiting on tables, chatting with customers, making suggestions and apparently having a great old time of it, albeit an exhausting one. Their passion for what they do is contagious and the food is really good, especially when paired with some of their well-chosen wines.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Candice Baker | October 16, 2013
Strike a pose: Yoga and activewear apparel designer Solow will hold an event hosted by yogi Angela Leigh of Equinox gym from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Irvine Spectrum Center's Nordstrom store. Attendees will enjoy cold-pressed juices and other refreshments, a raffle and a gift with purchase. Information: nordstrom.com . Wine and dine: Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop is hosting regular wine tastings at both of its Costa Mesa locations. Tastings are $20 and include four wines and paired appetizers and cheeses.
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From staff reports and This post has been corrected, as noted below. | March 13, 2014
Ian Cauble , one of just 202 master sommeliers in the world and founder of SommSelect.com , recently lent his expertise to help raise $75,000 for children in need. Cauble served hand-selected wines during the fourth annual "Love Grows by Giving" fundraiser at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach and offered a blind tasting that allowed attendees to use their senses of taste and smell to guess wine selections. About 400 guests attended the event, which benefited the Community Service Programs' Huntington Beach Youth Shelter, which serves homeless, runaway, abused and at-risk youths ages 11 to 17. According to a press release, the shelter has helped more than 800 youths in the past eight years.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | January 8, 2014
Regulars can still order a venti mocha Frappuccino with a pastry at the Seacliff Village Starbucks, but starting this week, adults will be able to sip a glass of red wine from Paso Robles and munch on bacon-wrapped dates with a balsamic glaze. The coffeehouse at Yorktown Avenue and Goldenwest Street on Wednesday became the nation's 29th Starbucks Evenings store. Along with a variety of wines, the Seacliff store will serve various beers and several other food dishes starting at 2 p.m. weekdays and noon on weekends, according to Alisha Damodaran, spokeswoman for the Seattle-based company.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Candice Baker | October 16, 2013
Strike a pose: Yoga and activewear apparel designer Solow will hold an event hosted by yogi Angela Leigh of Equinox gym from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Irvine Spectrum Center's Nordstrom store. Attendees will enjoy cold-pressed juices and other refreshments, a raffle and a gift with purchase. Information: nordstrom.com . Wine and dine: Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop is hosting regular wine tastings at both of its Costa Mesa locations. Tastings are $20 and include four wines and paired appetizers and cheeses.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | June 19, 2013
Gisela Campagne's journey toward rescuing unwanted dogs led to a seemingly unlikely solution: wine. She has put her years of experience behind her ever-growing dog-saving wine-tasting event. Campagne worked for the Huntington Beach Planning and Community Services departments for 37 years and knows a thing to two about hosting get-togethers. "I've done a lot of fundraising for the city and event planning," the Huntington Beach retiree said. "Somehow I was always the party planner wherever I was. " When she needed to come up with a fundraiser for her dog rescue program, it didn't take Campagne much time to come up with Wags N' Wine.
NEWS
By Alicia Lopez | January 21, 2013
In its ongoing effort to improve the world around us, the Soroptimists of Huntington Beach will hold a wine tasting and fundraiser to benefit the Huntington Beach Project Self-Sufficiency Foundation on Feb. 20 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with flights of wine available until 8:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Cielo Mare Ballroom at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, 21100 Pacific Coast Highway. Cost is $25 per person and includes four wine flights, tasty bites and complimentary valet parking.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Imran Vittachi | July 25, 2012
Steve and Jason Berger went in their backyard in search of a specimen from an exotic species, the yellow dragonfruit. Crouching behind their Huntington Beach home, they traveled through a narrow corridor of encroaching leaves, branches and cacti needles and into an overgrown corner of their garden. Steve and Jason grow an assortment of fruit trees and vines, including citrus, avocado, tomatoes, as well as some more exotic and tropical species - among them bananas, pomegranates and, of course, the yellow dragonfruit.
NEWS
By Greer Wylder | July 25, 2012
Just steps from the beach is a new Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf designed to reflect the surf culture in downtown Huntington Beach. Quiksilver and other action sports brands donated the surfboards that were used to build the art installation. There's a tall interior bar for socializing and a patio for relaxing after a day at the beach. Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, at 200 Main St., Suite 109, offers specialty drinks, fresh baked goods and Original Ice Blended drinks, including the latest limited edition Mocha Mudslide and Cookies and Cream.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | July 11, 2012
"If you are lucky enough to drink wine by the sea … you are lucky enough. " That is the motto of SeaLegs Wine Bar, a new hip spot in Huntington Beach. "By the sea," in this case, means just a few blocks up the street. This attractive and inviting newcomer features a two-story wall of wine fronted by a row of crystal chandeliers over the bar, which might give you the impression that this place is really swanky, but as handsome as it is, it's still very casual. Dining options include a nice menu of small plates and one or two specials for the evening.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | April 4, 2012
Huntington Beach, a city famous for its many alcohol-serving venues, may get a new watering hole soon — and its name should be familiar. The Starbucks at 7101 Yorktown Ave. in the Seacliff Village shopping center has applied for a license to sell beer and wine, joining three other Southern California locations for the Seattle-based coffee chain. Trung Vo, a supervising investigator for the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, said the department received the application in March and that it usually takes 60 to 90 days to grant a license.
NEWS
By Greer Wylder | February 1, 2012
Celebrate with your Valentine early this year with plenty of wine and decadent chocolate at the second annual Wine Knot tasting event from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 11 at Huntington Harbour Yacht Club in Huntington Beach. The popular event raises funds for the Huntington Beach Sailing Foundation, which provides sailing school scholarships for underprivileged children and maritime instruction to the community. A $50 passport to the tasting includes three tastings at each of the stations, live music provided by Eric Kufs, fine foods from Posh Productions, and chocolates from Gramma Betty's.
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