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Nirvana Grille’s Executive Chef Lindsay Smith-Rosales describes her food as clean California cuisine, with a culinary philosophy centered on local, seasonal and organic ingredients. Chef Lindsay finds culinary influences in American, French and Latin flavors, and in addition to the changing dinner menu, Nirvana Grille offers gluten-free and vegan options as well as happy hour and kids menus.
Renowned for its custom-made jewelry, this downtown shop, located in a charming historic building, specializes in yellow diamonds and exotic stones collected over the course of 20 years. Also for sale is custom art, including everything from metal works to hand-blown glass.
Family-owned and operated for three generations, Fredric H. Rubel Jewelers offers only the finest luxury brands of jewelry and timepieces with professional and courteous service.
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.
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!
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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 […]
Seafood by the Seashore Las Brisas serves a menu chock-full of seafood and some of the best views in town.- By Linda Domingo | Photos by Jody Tiongco “The coastal cuisine of the Mexican riviera,” is how chef Abe van Beek describes Las Brisas. Since 1979, the restaurant has served Mexican-inspired cuisine and some of the best views in the city. Chef Abe started at the institution about five months ago, and says the staff is working hard on evolving the restaurant for 2013. With a background that includes Studio at Montage Laguna Beach and Aqua, formerly at The St. Regis Monarch Beach, Abe is excited for what’s to come, and helping more clearly define Las Brisas’ identity. One thing that won’t change, he mentions, is the view: “You just can’t beat that.” Even if you’re a local, the colors and tastes of the margaritas will make you feel like you’re on vacation. For those wanting to taste the tropics, the Diver’s Cove is made with Blue Curacao, perfectly matching the ocean below, and the mango margarita tastes like it was just plucked from a tree. Meanwhile, margarita purists will be pleased with the salty and sweet Ultimate Margarita. The popular […]
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; […]