Savannah Chop House Closes in Laguna Niguel

Initially the brainchild of Restaurateur David Wilhelm in the 1990s, Savannah Chop House in Laguna Niguel closed its doors yesterday. While the “classic old school” steakhouse was initially as popular as Wilhelm’s Laguna-based French 75, he chose to step away when his company, Culinary Adventures, wobbled – and eventually fell – under the stress of an […]

This Father’s Day, Opt for Golf or Coastline Cruise Fun

With Father’s Day just around the corner (this Sunday!), I’ve been perusing various offerings and activities for you and your Dad in and around or little berg. While there are plenty of great restaurants with added Father’s Day specials, I particularly like these two options, both of which involve activity in a somewhat “manly arena.” […]

A New Chef de Cuisine Announced at Montage Laguna Beach

The Montage Laguna Beach announced yesterday that Chef Michael Campbell is the new Chef de Cuisine at The Loft restaurant. His extensive culinary experience in higher-level cuisine, coupled with a real love of Catalan-styled cuisine is sure to add significant and lively spice to The Loft. Happily, we have not lost one of my favorite […]

Chef Azmin’s Sapphire Restaurant: A World of Flavors

When longtime Laguna resident and even longer time commercial developer Joe Hanauer first considered the re-development of The Pottery Shack, he knew two things: First, it was important to cater to the everlasting love and memories so many thousands of people had with the iconic retail front. Second, he needed an anchor tenant capable of […]

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