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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.
Oak Restaurant, bringing the community a new local flavor of rustic modern, California comfort fare. Bar dedicated to crafty cocktails with exotic flavors, wine by the glass, brewed ales, IPA and lagers. Fun friends family ….experience Laguna Beach from the inside out.
The fine art of the getaway Every element is in place for an idyllic retreat: A refined resort perched high on a coastal bluff. Pristine, white sand beaches below. And the picturesque arts community of Laguna Beach all around. Montage Laguna Beach offers a seaside destination unlike any other, pairing extraordinary amenities with the genuine warmth of a cozy, Craftsman-style estate. It’s the ideal Southern California beach retreat, whether you’re seeking a restorative midweek or weekend vacation, planning a small to mid-size meeting, or hosting a romantic wedding reception. Montage Laguna Beach has received award-winning distinction for its comfortably elegant accommodations, ocean-inspired spa and distinctive regional dining. Three sparkling swimming pools, onsite activities and access to outstanding tennis, golf and the town’s vibrant arts community will keep guests as active and engaged as they wish to be. The artistry of Laguna Beach reaches back to the early 1900′s, when artists – inspired by the area’s raw natural beauty – settled here. In that spirit, the history and beauty of the region prevail at Montage. Here, the resort’s décor and architecture artfully meld with the surrounding natural beachfront habitat. Museum-quality fine art that reflects the early California Arts & Crafts movement […]
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.
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.
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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 […]
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; […]
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 […]