25 April 2014

Bottle Juice

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Laguna Beach

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By steve of STEVE HEIMOFF| WINE BLOG 3 months ago.
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…howling through the canyons where wildfires erupt and roar through places like Malibu and Laguna Beach. The warnings extend all the way up and into the Sierra Foothills.

I see red-breasted robins, honeybees and tiger swallowtail butterflies flying around-things you shouldn't see in the Bay Area in deep winter. It doesn't make sense. My T.V. weatherman last night called the weather "eerie," a good word. He's a trained meterorologist and he doesn't understand …

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Brrr. It's possibly the coldest night of the year when I first dine at Selanne Steak Tavern in Laguna Beach. On my way to the front door, I pause next to the restaurant's semi-covered patio, whose canvas sides are shivering in the wind. I shiver...

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The changing of the guard continues at high-profile restaurant properties in Orange County. The latest landmark exiting after a long run is The Beach House, a Laguna Beach institution with sweeping ocean views. Founded in 1968 by Gale Pike inside a...

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By Park of Wine Enthusiast Print Edition 2 years ago.
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The Montage Laguna Beach hotel in California offers wine tastings of a lifetime.

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By TWC of The Wine Commonsewer almost 3 years ago.
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Good Morning Gentle Readers,

One sultry Friday night of my vagrant yoot, I was off to Laguna Beach with this dark-haired, dark-eyed Italian chick I fondly referred to as Marblehead. But, the tainted CoCo's bacon cheeseburger I indulged earlier devolved into food poisoning, putting a sour face on a beautiful evening. Vickie figured she was brushed off, and it was downhill from there. Didn't help that she and I were both trying to ditch bad relationships nor that my buddy, …

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As Jeff D'Arcy simmers fresh-made marinara sauce on his stove in Laguna Beach, he's transported back to his days with his large Sicilian family. Uncle Eddy, a charming and gregarious bachelor, took his lasagna very seriously. D'Arcy entered a recipe...

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The Wine Gallery is a charming new wine bar in Laguna Beach. It's a petite offshoot of a great wine shop of the same name in Corona del Mar. They don't actually operate a retail wine boutique here, as they do at the original. But they have something...

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It's dark and foggy the first time I visit Broadway in downtown Laguna Beach. The restaurant's vertical neon sign cuts through murky haze, letting me know I'm in the right place. A small crowd is huddled on the sidewalk beneath the blue neon glow. My...

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At Neapolitan Pizzeria & Birreria in Laguna Beach, the pies emerge from the wood-fired oven heavily charred and blistered around the edges, ash still smoking. The dough is so thin and pillowy soft, no amount of folding or clever maneuvering will...

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It looks like Teemu Selanne is spending the NHL lockout thinking about steak. The Anaheim Ducks hockey player is opening a restaurant in Laguna Beach, according to the owners of French 75. The operators of the last remaining French 75 said they...

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