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The Write Stuff 7/12/13

The Write Stuff 7/12/13

John Wayne’s Son Joins Book Signing In support of Michael Goldman’s new book, “John Wayne: The Genuine Article,” the legendary actor’s son Ethan Wayne joins the author at a book signing event hosted by Laguna Beach Books at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 14. The Duke’s fans can enjoy a question and answer session between […]

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Indy Calendar May 17-23

Indy Calendar May 17-23

Friday, May 17 Artist Wyland will make a personal appearance at Wyland Galleries, 509 S. Coast Highway, 6-10 p.m. Also 5/18. Sawdust Art Festival Art Classes: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 5/18. 40 Oz To Freedom, tribute band, 9 p.m. Mozambique, 1740 Coast Hwy. www.mozambiqueoc.com.  949-715-7777 $10 “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew […]

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DimeStories Opens a New Chapter

DimeStories Opens a New Chapter

DimeStories, the opportunity for writers to read aloud three-minutes of original work, changes locations beginning this Sunday, Sept. 9, to Laguna Culinary Arts, 845 Laguna Canyon Rd Everyone is welcome, including those who haven’t prepared a reading. Those who do wish to participate in the 5:30 p.m. reading should sign up by 5 p.m. Local […]

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Itinerant Supper Club Lures Food Fans

Itinerant Supper Club Lures Food Fans

We’re at a festive gathering on the sun-dappled porch of a harbor-front home on Balboa Island. Guests chat away, enjoying views of passing sailboats. When everyone has arrived, we take our seats around a  long table, set for brunch. Most in our group of 20 don’t know each other, but are meeting for the first […]

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Hot Dish

Hot Dish

I approached my next restaurant review with a sense of apprehension. How could the amalgamation of cooking school, deli and retail wine store be a place for great food? Twice before I patronized Laguna Culinary Arts, buying cheese and eating a student created lunch. It was during the latter experience I concluded I would not dine at LCA again. Why patronize a cooking school where upcoming chefs learn to hone culinary skills?

As dining establishments go, the ambience in LCA failed to stimulate any excitement for my upcoming meal. A deli counter filled with prepared foods, a selection of cheeses and meats and retail wine store dominate the dining area. My enthusiasm was further dampened after a trip to the restroom, which is in need of a serious overhaul.

What happened next is a textbook lesson in expectations gone happily wrong.

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Laguna Icons Flavor Airport Concessions

Laguna Icons Flavor Airport Concessions

After a contentious bidding battle over revitalizing dining options at John Wayne Airport, two iconic Laguna Beach businesses will soon have an extra storefront at the airport to woo customers. Hobie Sand Bar and The Farm Market by Laguna Culinary Arts are scheduled to open at the airport in November and January, respectively, part of […]

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Trying Out a New Restaurant Recipe

Trying Out a New Restaurant Recipe

After a six-year absence from Laguna Beach, Chef Laurent Brazier is firing up a new stove at Laguna Culinary Arts’ Mirepoix, an unusual three-day-a-week restaurant where the prix-fixe menu changes daily. Chef Laurent began his culinary career in Paris in 1984, where he worked in the kitchens of two- and three-star Michelin restaurants before joining […]

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Culinary Arts Hosts Supper Club ‘How-To’

Culinary Arts Hosts Supper Club ‘How-To’

Long time Laguna Beach resident Evan Lewis, of Evan’s Supper Club, is joining forces with Laguna Culinary Arts for a special event at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 4, at Laguna Culinary Arts, 845 Laguna Canyon Road. Evan’s Supper Club is a make-ahead meal service that offers participants an alternative to buying take out food […]

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Laguna's Restaurants Season Expectations

Laguna’s Restaurants Season Expectations

With its art festivals and oceanfront, Laguna Beach delights visitors with a taste for visual culture and beach life. Yet, despite numerous restaurants, it lacks a reputation as a culinary destination. Several determined local “foodies” for years have worked to change that. Next week debuts their “Laguna Beach a la Carte: A Food & Wine […]

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On the Table:

On the Table:

Come Hungry to Sample Town’s Culinary Prowess Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau plans an inaugural “foodie” event, Laguna Beach a la Carte – A Food and Wine Experience, slated for March 10-13, which will highlight the myriad culinary options available around town. In addition to cooking demonstrations by local chefs, wine and cheese tastings and […]