October 17, 2002
Kathy Mader If you haven't heard of or eaten at the Yankee Tavern, then you probably just got here. This restaurant is firmly ingrained in our local culture and is a great choice for treating your out-of-town guests. East Coasters, especially Southerners, might not think Yankee Tavern and a nautical theme go together, but my guess is that we West Coasters are good at the inference of "clipper" between Yankee and Tavern and aren't surprised one bit by the nautical decor.
September 13, 2002
The 14th annual Taste of Newport, which features about 35 local restaurants, will take place today through Sunday at Fashion Island, 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Hours for the Newport Harbor Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event will be 6 to 11 p.m. today with Big Bad VooDoo Daddy performing at 9 p.m.; 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday with the Kool and the Gang performing at 9 p.m.; and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday with Michael McDonald performing at 6 p.m. Though the $15 general admission does not include tasting the food, it does include the entertainment.
September 28, 2003
Walking out through the gates of the Taste of Newport, usually one thought dominates: food. This year, however, another thought pushed its way to the forefront: crowds. With record pre-sales, the draw of hometown band Sugar Ray and the word-of-mouth of past Taste of Newport success, the mass of people was thicker than Clayton Shurley's barbecue sauce and the air hotter than the sausages from Sabatino's. During its weekend run, the Taste of Newport is now the place to be in town.
February 23, 2010
Walter H. Nutting, 78, of Newport Beach, passed away on February 18, 2010. Walter was born on December 30, 1931 in Elgin, Illinois. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marjorie, daughters Elizabeth Nutting and Catherine Perry, son-in-law James Perry and his beloved grandchildren Julia and Atticus Perry. Walter graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art. After military service in the U.S. Army, stationed in Japan, Walter returned to California to work as a commercial interior designer for the Miller Desk company.
April 15, 2009
One of my first stops when I am in San Francisco is to head to Fisherman’s Wharf and grab a sourdough bread bowl full of steaming clam chowder and go sit by the edge of the dock and watch the boats with Alcatraz in the distance. The sourdough and the chowder are a perfect mix, and looking out onto the water is the ideal way to begin a trip to one of my favorite cities. Boudin has been making a majority of those sourdough loaves since 1849 and I can still remember my mother instructing my father to bring home as many as he could carry whenever he would go on business trips.
October 5, 2001
The Taste of Newport, which features more than 30 local restaurants, will take place today through Sunday at Fashion Island, 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Hours for the Newport Harbor Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event will be 6 to 11 p.m. today with KC & The Sunshine Band performing at 9:15 p.m.; 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday with the Bangles performing at 9:15 p.m.; and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday with Toto performing at 6 p.m. Though the $15 general admission does not include tasting the food, it does include the entertainment.
August 27, 2003
All right, there is no need to be alarmed. It's going to be OK, just put the clams down. There is no need to slave for hours in your kitchen trying to replicate the creamy New England clam chowder at Scott's Seafood restaurant because it is going to be around for a long time to come. Stop shucking those clams and mincing onions, your craving for creamy chowder will be fed. Scott's has got it covered. I know there has been talk for the past three years that Scott's was going to be demolished to make way for a hotel, but the plans have changed.
April 2, 2007
A lot has changed since Doug Cavanaugh opened the first Ruby's Diner on the end of the Balboa Pier 25 years ago, but the menu description of the 1940s-style restaurant's classic RubyBurger — Cavanaugh's favorite — remains the same: simple and delicious. Over the years, the restaurant chain's original menu of burgers, hot dogs, fries, chili and chowder has evolved to include fish tacos, a Chinese chicken salad and quesadillas, and 44 more stores have opened in eight states since a 26-year-old Cavanaugh labored to turn an old, vacant bait shop at the end of the pier into an enticing eatery.