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The Laguna counterpart to the wine-only Corona del Mar location, Wine Gallery Laguna perfectly serves the happy hour and dinner crowd around their marble-topped bar. Culinary creations like wood-fired pizza, short rib tacos and seared scallops, along with cheese, salami and bruschetta, complement the extensive wine list.
Mozambique brings the flavors of Africa to the California coast with flavorful dishes and exotic decor. Signature items like the peri-peri chicken and prawns, seafood platter and Maputo platters populate the menu at this steakhouse, bar and lounge. With a romantic atmosphere downstairs and a hip ambience upstairs at the Shebeen Bar, Mozambique is a popular choice for those looking for a cultural experience and live music. Check the restaurant’s website for the entertainment schedule.
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.
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.
In the center of the quaint Lumberyard courtyard, the iconic “booth” boasts a bounty of beautiful flowers. The owner, Bev, is eager to help customers plan their arrangements, be it for tabletop decor or a grand event.
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.
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; […]
The Tastes of Broadway
April 11, 2012 Broadway by Amar Santana continues to lure in locals with a constantly changing menu of adventurous seasonal cuisine. –By Micaela Myers / Photos by Jody Tiongco When Amar Santana and his business partners Ahmed Labbate and Rich Cadarette opened Broadway by Amar Santana last summer, the inspiration was Amar’s native New York City. He wanted to create a place where guests could “come in, sit down and enjoy the show.” Amar says Broadway brought to Laguna something completely different, and like a night in New York City itself, an evening at Broadway is never the same. The open kitchen complete with front row seats at the chef’s table provides a live show of dinner in the making. The industrial design with a high ceiling creates an open feeling, inviting everyone to one big party. “I basically want to create a comfortable atmosphere,” Amar says. Locals have welcomed Broadway, making for a loyal base of customers. “We have a lot of repeat customers, them to have the so we don’t want same thing all the time,” he explains. His new restaurant venture allows him to change the menu every couple of weeks, which wasn’t such an easy task when he […]