renaissance

Wall of Fame Dusted by Acrimony

Celebrity likenesses add cache as wall adornments in dining establishments such as New York’s Sardi’s or one of the locations of The Palm restaurant. But the wall of fame many Laguna Beach residents aspired to, sketches of loyal patrons inside Michael Kang’s now-closed restaurant...

Chefs Feel the Economy’s Pinch

Changes are afoot at Five Feet, French 75 and Sorrento Grille, three long-established Laguna Beach dining spots, due to two key ingredients: recession-trimmed tabs and local restaurant trends that defy the rest of Orange County. French 75, under new ownership since 2009, recently...

Rehearsals Underway for Shap Show

The Shap Show, the 22nd annual No Suits Allowed student talent show hosted by math teacher-guitarist Gary Shapiro, is set for Saturday, Jan. 16. Funds raised during the 7:30 p.m. show underwrite graduation night activities for the first class of the new decade. Featured artists...