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With dining that’s practically on the sand, Splashes offers cuisine inspired by the sea, as well as salads, pastas, steaks and more. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or one of the restaurant’s inventive top shelf cocktails indoors or out. Splashes is a good choice for casual light bites or date night with a view that’s sure to impress.
Pacific Edge, Joie de Vivre Hotels’ Laguna Beach property, unveils The Deck, the ultimate beachfront dining experience. Located literally steps from the sand with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, this relaxing, 160 seat open-air restaurant offers a food and beverage menu specializing in classic beach fare in a breathtaking setting. The Deck, which gives guests a front row seat to watch surfers, paddle boarders, dolphins and sunsets, captures the unrivaled feeling of escaping to a faraway place, right in the heart of downtown Laguna Beach. Locally celebrated Chef Michael Ingrino created the menu at The Deck, which includes seafood, steak, burgers, salad, and paella, as well as specialty drinks like the “Guava Mango Margarita” and “Blue Crush.” To create the menu, Ingrino drew inspiration from flavors found in favorite beach towns across the globe, focusing on simple, light dishes. The cocktail menu includes fresh fruits and spices, with ingredients such as cucumber, lemon, blueberry, basil and honey. The Deck will be open daily from 11:00 am to 9:30pm, with Sunday Brunch beginning at 9am.
Owned by a mother-daughter duo, this cute children’s clothing boutique specializes in organic and earth-friendly apparel for newborns, tots and little ones up to size 10. Find everything from teeny board shorts and bikinis to dapper duds and colorful dresses by brands like Purebaby Organics, Petit Lam, Stella Cove and Rowdy Sprite.
Find a world of flavor at this spice store, which carries more than 200 spices, house-made blends, 100 loose leaf teas from regions around the globe and a variety of olive oil. Find Mexican chocolates and an array of accessories like teapots, mugs, salt platters and much more.
Troy Lee Designs, a leader in motorsports enthusiast products, is happy to announce the opening of a flagship boutique and design center. This one-of-a-kind Boutique & Design Center features the Troy Lee Designs sportswear line, which encompasses premium tees, jeans as well as the name sake’s higher end clothing line – the Steve McQueen line. Capturing the essence of the active California lifestyle, The Troy Lee Designs Boutique & Design Center also features a selection of TLD bicycle wear and sportswear and touts some of the most exciting motorcycle memorabilia from some of the greatest names in racing history!
Business Profiles and Blogs
Carmelita’s Laguna Beach
The Right Ingredients Carmelita’s serves up delicious Mexican cuisine in a friendly, inviting atmosphere. –By Micaela Myers | Photos by Jody Tiongco Carmelita’s has all the right ingredients—a great location, an inviting interior, friendly staff and, most importantly, tasty Mexican cuisine. Recently opened, the Laguna location is the second restaurant for owner Clemente Heredia, a third-generation restaurateur. Clemente opened the first location in Rancho Santa Margarita in 2009. After just a couple of months in business, Carmelita’s is packed for dinner seven days a week. Clemente credits his locals-first emphasis. “They’re my foundation for everything,” he says. The restaurant will change as needed to meet the desires of the locals, he promises. The staff is also an important part of that equation. By our second visit to Carmelita’s, they knew our names. “They’re just trying to make the experience better,” Clemente comments. He explains he has a rigorous interview process and seeks out a service-oriented staff with just the right personalities. That same attention to detail applies to the food, and Clemente monitors the quality of all ingredients. And while the food is authentic, Clemente says he’s not afraid to use new techniques with old favorites. Cheese lovers can start […]
Grilled Cheese, Please!
April 23, 2014 As the French know all too well, there’s nothing more satisfying than indulging in the simple, but delicious pairing of bread and cheese. And, as April is Grilled Cheese Month, we decided it was the right time to seek out some of the best places around town to enjoy this popular sandwich. No need to order off the kids’ menu—from gourmet to traditional-style sandwiches, several Laguna restaurants offer an adult version of this childhood favorite. Whether a delectable grilled cheese sandwich is paired with soup, french fries or a la carte, this comfort fare always hits the spot. Gourmet Lobster Grilled cheese enthusiasts craving a gourmet version of their favorite need look no further than Tommy Bahama Laguna Beach Bar & Grill, which is located in the Heisler Building in the heart of downtown and features a decadent lobster grilled cheese sandwich on its menu. With succulent pieces of fresh Maine lobster and four types of melted fromage on thick slices of grilled sourdough, this rich, flavorful entree is a must-try for grilled cheese sandwich connoisseurs. Served with a bowl of tomato bisque, this satisfying option is large enough to share—depending on your appetite, of course. (949-376-6886; […]
LIKE A LOCAL
Whether you want to focus on food, family or outdoor fun, residents offer insight to help you craft the perfect day in Laguna Beach. By Elizabeth Nutt Laguna Beach teems with gourmet eateries, outdoor thrills and adventurous activities for all ages. With no shortage of things to do, the challenge lies in narrowing down the options, especially if you have limited time to explore. To help you create the perfect day, we gathered tips and suggestions from locals who know the ins and outs of our beachside town and who can help point you in the right direction, no matter what it is that you’re looking for—be it a fun family experience, a tasty burrito and a craft beer, or a workout that takes advantage of Laguna’s pristine coastline or many hiking trails. Here, we’ve created three distinct itineraries for the ultimate day out. They’re so chock-full of tempting to-dos that you may as well clear your calendar. Hands down, my favorite way to spend the day … is surfing on the beach that i grew up on, [pearl street beach]. — James Pribram Food-Focused Day Behind every great adventure is a delicious meal that fuels it, and Laguna offers […]