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January 7, 2011
More options are becoming available to casual diners at Fashion Island with the opening of two new restaurants in the shopping center's food court, the Atrium Cafes. Hana Grill, a gourmet Japanese restaurant with a casual setting, will open its first Orange County location at the end of this month, according to a press release. Hana Grill serves teriyaki bowls, sushi rolls and other items. Many menu items are made-to-order on a teppan grill in front of the customer. Also slated to open is Stone Oven, coming in spring 2011.
NEWS
November 22, 2002
Deirdre Newman Groups that want to meet in the Student Center on campus have as much chance of obtaining space as winning the lottery. Because the demand for conference space exceeds supply, the groups go through a random drawing every semester. But that will most likely change in 2006, now that the University of California Regents have approved the university's expansion plan for the center. The proposal, approved last week, calls for three times as much meeting space.
NEWS
January 12, 2004
Alicia Robinson The Triangle Square shopping center might soon be more comfortable, more tasty or more healthy to visit, depending on your interests. The center is moving ahead with a three-part plan that could change the seating in the movie theater, expand the offerings in the food court, and add a two-story gym, said Josh Shapiro, leasing manager with the center's managing firm, Charles Dunn. The changes are part of an strategy to revitalize the center, which in October set a goal of reaching 100% occupancy by summer.
NEWS
July 17, 2005
JUNE CASAGRANDE Ah, the food court -- a place where you might get your pizza from a native Farsi speaker, your wontons from a Spanish speaker and your burrito from a blond kid from Anaheim named Cody who'd rather remove his own tattoos with a pencil eraser than speak a kind word to you in any language. So imagine my surprise when, at a Valley mall, I realized that the guy making my crepe was actually French. As his accent tipped me off, I found myself in a situation I've been in a hundred times -- torn between seizing an opportunity to practice my State-U Francais or clamming up and sparing myself certain embarrassment.
NEWS
January 21, 2005
Greer Wylder Step through the doors at Mitsuwa Marketplace, and it feels like you have been instantly transported to Tokyo. Both a bustling food emporium and a Japanese department store, Mitsuwa Marketplace in Costa Mesa is perfect for a change of cultural scenery and to find great Asian foods. At Mitsuwa, exotic is the norm. English labels are foreign. Shoppers can find snack bags of dried baby sardines, dried squid and pickled-flavored seaweed, and endless choices in plastic -- wrapped chopped eel, salted pickled plums, spicy roe, pickled fish juice and pounded rice cakes with sweet red bean fillings.
NEWS
March 31, 2003
Paul Clinton A high-tech children's barber shop, chic women's clothing outlet and revamped food court are in the offing at Fashion Island, as the center begins to roll out a cluster of new shops for spring shoppers. The doors are expected to begin opening in the next few weeks. Managers of the Irvine Co.-owned Fashion Island say the eight new stores will add a fresh spin to a center that's always looking to upgrade its retail offerings. "That's where the opportunities come, when you have an opportunity to improve or update your merchandising mix," said Tanya Thomas, the center's general manager.
NEWS
July 11, 2002
Lolita Harper COSTA MESA -- Destination restaurants may be the salvation for Triangle Square. After months of evaluation, crunching numbers, late-night meetings and brainstorming, the community can expect to see improvements in the physical appearance and tenants at the troubled Triangle Square. And a big part of those changes probably will involve building on the success of the Yard House restaurant. Dick Bridy, president of DBI Asset Management, who has been hired to give Triangle Square a much-needed make-over, says he came into the picture at a time when the 12-year-old center had hit rock bottom.
NEWS
March 14, 2002
When I think of mall food, I think of tepid Chinese buffets, over-the-counter burgers and the sugared cream-cheesy wonder known as the cinnamon roll. The cuisine at Quattro Cafe in South Coast Plaza is as far from that as the earth is from Mars. Between the charm of its quick and professional wait staff and the quality of its mostly Italian menu, the Quattro may have ruined me for the florescent lights of the food court. The former Armani Cafe is one of four South Coast Plaza eateries run by restaurateur Antonio Cagnolo, who also ownsAntonello Ristorante.
NEWS
July 14, 2001
We first noticed the assorted vans and trailers being assembled on the corner of Fairview Road and Fair Drive about a month ago as we drove north on Fairview. Last week, we spotted a partially-assembled Ferris wheel sticking up into the Costa Mesa sky like a giant Pac-Man, teasing passersby. Yes, the fair is back. Pack up your troubles, forget your worries, the fair is back. For 19 years, Cay and I have been annual pass-holders to Disneyland. We go often and have found the passes to be an exceptional entertainment value.
NEWS
From the Los Angeles Times | November 24, 2011
Location: 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, at the San Diego (405) Freeway and Bristol Street. Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday Known for: The largest shopping center in California, South Coast Plaza is the Rodeo Drive of Orange County, with nearly every luxury brand in the universe under one roof. The mall has 250 boutiques and 30 restaurants. What you'll find: Almost everything you could ever want or need.
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From the Los Angeles Times | November 24, 2011
Location: 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, at the San Diego (405) Freeway and Bristol Street. Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday Known for: The largest shopping center in California, South Coast Plaza is the Rodeo Drive of Orange County, with nearly every luxury brand in the universe under one roof. The mall has 250 boutiques and 30 restaurants. What you'll find: Almost everything you could ever want or need.
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NEWS
January 7, 2011
More options are becoming available to casual diners at Fashion Island with the opening of two new restaurants in the shopping center's food court, the Atrium Cafes. Hana Grill, a gourmet Japanese restaurant with a casual setting, will open its first Orange County location at the end of this month, according to a press release. Hana Grill serves teriyaki bowls, sushi rolls and other items. Many menu items are made-to-order on a teppan grill in front of the customer. Also slated to open is Stone Oven, coming in spring 2011.
NEWS
July 17, 2005
JUNE CASAGRANDE Ah, the food court -- a place where you might get your pizza from a native Farsi speaker, your wontons from a Spanish speaker and your burrito from a blond kid from Anaheim named Cody who'd rather remove his own tattoos with a pencil eraser than speak a kind word to you in any language. So imagine my surprise when, at a Valley mall, I realized that the guy making my crepe was actually French. As his accent tipped me off, I found myself in a situation I've been in a hundred times -- torn between seizing an opportunity to practice my State-U Francais or clamming up and sparing myself certain embarrassment.
NEWS
January 21, 2005
Greer Wylder Step through the doors at Mitsuwa Marketplace, and it feels like you have been instantly transported to Tokyo. Both a bustling food emporium and a Japanese department store, Mitsuwa Marketplace in Costa Mesa is perfect for a change of cultural scenery and to find great Asian foods. At Mitsuwa, exotic is the norm. English labels are foreign. Shoppers can find snack bags of dried baby sardines, dried squid and pickled-flavored seaweed, and endless choices in plastic -- wrapped chopped eel, salted pickled plums, spicy roe, pickled fish juice and pounded rice cakes with sweet red bean fillings.
NEWS
January 12, 2004
Alicia Robinson The Triangle Square shopping center might soon be more comfortable, more tasty or more healthy to visit, depending on your interests. The center is moving ahead with a three-part plan that could change the seating in the movie theater, expand the offerings in the food court, and add a two-story gym, said Josh Shapiro, leasing manager with the center's managing firm, Charles Dunn. The changes are part of an strategy to revitalize the center, which in October set a goal of reaching 100% occupancy by summer.
NEWS
March 31, 2003
Paul Clinton A high-tech children's barber shop, chic women's clothing outlet and revamped food court are in the offing at Fashion Island, as the center begins to roll out a cluster of new shops for spring shoppers. The doors are expected to begin opening in the next few weeks. Managers of the Irvine Co.-owned Fashion Island say the eight new stores will add a fresh spin to a center that's always looking to upgrade its retail offerings. "That's where the opportunities come, when you have an opportunity to improve or update your merchandising mix," said Tanya Thomas, the center's general manager.
NEWS
November 22, 2002
Deirdre Newman Groups that want to meet in the Student Center on campus have as much chance of obtaining space as winning the lottery. Because the demand for conference space exceeds supply, the groups go through a random drawing every semester. But that will most likely change in 2006, now that the University of California Regents have approved the university's expansion plan for the center. The proposal, approved last week, calls for three times as much meeting space.
NEWS
July 11, 2002
Lolita Harper COSTA MESA -- Destination restaurants may be the salvation for Triangle Square. After months of evaluation, crunching numbers, late-night meetings and brainstorming, the community can expect to see improvements in the physical appearance and tenants at the troubled Triangle Square. And a big part of those changes probably will involve building on the success of the Yard House restaurant. Dick Bridy, president of DBI Asset Management, who has been hired to give Triangle Square a much-needed make-over, says he came into the picture at a time when the 12-year-old center had hit rock bottom.
NEWS
March 14, 2002
When I think of mall food, I think of tepid Chinese buffets, over-the-counter burgers and the sugared cream-cheesy wonder known as the cinnamon roll. The cuisine at Quattro Cafe in South Coast Plaza is as far from that as the earth is from Mars. Between the charm of its quick and professional wait staff and the quality of its mostly Italian menu, the Quattro may have ruined me for the florescent lights of the food court. The former Armani Cafe is one of four South Coast Plaza eateries run by restaurateur Antonio Cagnolo, who also ownsAntonello Ristorante.
NEWS
July 14, 2001
We first noticed the assorted vans and trailers being assembled on the corner of Fairview Road and Fair Drive about a month ago as we drove north on Fairview. Last week, we spotted a partially-assembled Ferris wheel sticking up into the Costa Mesa sky like a giant Pac-Man, teasing passersby. Yes, the fair is back. Pack up your troubles, forget your worries, the fair is back. For 19 years, Cay and I have been annual pass-holders to Disneyland. We go often and have found the passes to be an exceptional entertainment value.
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