Summer on the Orange Coast is alive with people, parties and purpose. All that and amazing food and entertainment to go right along with the fun in the sun season.
On Tuesday evenings in Newport Beach the venerable Ritz, in the capable hands of Ray Jacobi, features an amazing Southern barbecue and concert on the patio. On a recent Tuesday evening, the Fabulous Baker Boys in from Las Vegas entertained as the chef created the best barbecue this side of any Texas county line.
The place was packed. In the crowd were recently engaged Eve Kornyei (check out the emerald cut diamond!) and her beau, Mike Ruffatto, of Denver and Corona del Mar. Eve and Mike celebrated with Donna Anderson and Ron Willut, Pat and Otis Cranford, Iris and Arnold Frankel and Mike's nieces, Jennifer Turner and Cindy Martin, in from Virginia.
Also out and about for a Tuesday under the stars were Newport plastic surgeon to the stars George Brennan and his statuesque blonde wife, Lisa, and, in from Palm Desert, Gail Robson dining with gal pals. Financial tycoon Joe Delaney held court with his son Mike, joining restaurateur Jacobi at a hightop table near the bar with a few very fine cigars.