July 6, 2007
The day may come soon when Costa Mesa is known as the vegan capital of Orange County. The city, which boasts the all-plant-based Native Foods restaurant and the vegan-heavy menus of Mother's Market and Avanti Café, got another meatless spot at the end of June. 118 Degrees, featuring a menu based entirely on fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains, is in the CAMP alternative shopping center at 2981 Bristol St. The restaurant is open seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and offers prices ranging from $5 to $25. All the produce in the kitchen is grown in the Orange County area.
October 4, 2011
COSTA MESA - Regardless of whether Omaima Aree Nelson - who ate parts of her husband's body after killing him at their Costa Mesa apartment - is granted parole after 20 years in prison Wednesday, she shouldn't be allowed to eat meat of any kind again, according to a prominent animal rights group. In a letter sent to the warden at Chowchilla State Prison women's facility Tuesday, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals requested that Nelson be switched to a vegan diet if she remains incarcerated - or if she's released.
July 30, 2013
The Fig & Olive restaurant chain drips with foodie cred. The eateries, which started in Manhattan, feature fancy olive oils and celebrity sightings. An average diner's check easily breaches $50. The Mediterranean-inspired cuisine is the antithesis of quick-stop mall chow. But come November, a Fig & Olive will open in a 12,000-square-foot space at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, beating out 50 others for the prime spot away from the main shopping plaza. There will be ocean views, a garden with a fireplace, wine shelves and a white room inspired by the Cote d'Azur.
December 31, 2007
Urban Decay, a Costa Mesa-based cosmetics company, marks its beauty products with the slogan ?We don?t do animal testing. How could anyone?? Obviously, that ?anyone? doesn?t include the nonprofit People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, better known as PETA, which gave Urban Decay its annual Best Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Line award this week. The company, which sells a number of vegan products and promotes itself as compassionate toward animals, won PETA?s Proggy Award for its ban on animal testing.
November 13, 2010
The holiday season will soon begin, so it's time to start planning and preparing for your holiday gatherings. Let the Newport Beach Public Library be your guide with numerous books to help you this holiday season. Set the tone for your party with "Paperie for Inspired Living" by Karen Bartolomei . This book contains creative ideas to make a first impression, starting with the invitation. Bartolomei creates coordinated suites of paper products to celebrate any occasion. Besides invitations, theses suites include labels, favor tags, menus, programs and other small keepsakes.
August 29, 2011
Freshii aims to bring healthy fast food to diners with the opening of its first Orange County location last week in the Bluffs shopping center, according to a news release. The Chicago-based franchise specializes in "Fresh food. Custom built," according to its website. Menu options include salads, wraps, rice bowls, yogurt parfaits and soups, with the choice of 70 toppings. Menu items include the Bangkok burrito, vegan wrap, spicy noodle bowl, antioxidant crunch salad, grilled steak salad or the choice to build a meal.
March 3, 2011
Editor's note: This corrects the name of the new eatery. A new Newport Beach eatery catering to health-minded people will open near Fashion Island on April 1. Avocado Cafe will be housed in the Newport Beach Athletic Club and will offer vegan and vegetarian dining options. The menu includes classic café fare, such as soups, salads, sandwiches, and fruit smoothies. Executive Chef Mark Nargi will use local and organic farms and only offer Boar's Head brand meat and cheeses.
April 29, 2007
I am extremely dismayed that John Wayne Airport is considering paving over the back nine holes of Newport Beach Golf Course ("Back nine may become JWA parking lot," April 18). I have played at the course on and off over the past 30 years. I am a member of a golf league composed mostly of employees of former Rockwell Semiconductor and its spin-offs. We number about 35 golfers who play the back nine holes every Wednesday in the late afternoon, and everyone in the league looks forward to a mid-week break when we can gather to play.
December 22, 2011
With the holidays upon us, it's time to bring out the cookbooks to look for new recipes. The Newport Beach Public Library has many to choose from for making your holiday menus delectable. "Daisy's Holiday Cooking: Delicious Latin Recipes for Effortless Entertaining by Food Network star Daisy Martinez presents the latest Latin-themed collection of multi-course menus for gatherings of all sizes. Recipes are grouped by event, such as a Christmas Eve dinner for six that includes Tamarind Margaritas and the challenging Arroz Con Pato, roasted duck served over a rich base of rice cooked in duck broth.
May 23, 2010
W hether you are looking for a healthier lifestyle or have celiac disease, following a gluten-free diet can be a challenge. Using some of the newer cookbooks at the Newport Beach Public Library will help you find a gluten-free lifestyle that can open up a whole new way of eating. "The Gloriously Gluten-Free Cookbook: Spicing up Life with Italian, Asian and Mexican Recipes" by Vanessa Maltin is full of no-nonsense advice and lots of flavor. Divided into four sections, the book covers an array of recipes in the Italian, Asian and Mexican genres, plus desserts.