Orange County Business Journal

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Easy But Fine Summer Dining in OC, at its Best

SPECIAL REPORT - FIFI's BEST: Summer Dining at its Finest

By Fifi Chao June 29, 2013 midnight share »
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Fancy But Unpretentious Eating Abounds, I Need More

DINING: Fancy but unpretentious eating abounds, in Executive Dining by Fifi Chao

By Fifi Chao June 2, 2013 midnight share »
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OC-Style Eateries Rise to the Top in Laguna Beach

OC-style eateries rise to the top in Laguna Beach, in Executive Dining

By Fifi Chao May 5, 2013 midnight share »
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Famous Chefs Set to Wield Knives Live For Charity

Famous chefs set to wield knives live for charity, in Executive Dining

By Fifi Chao March 31, 2013 midnight share »
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Restaurant of the Year: China Moon

Restaurant of the Year: China Moon

By Fifi Chao March 3, 2013 midnight share »
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OClectic

OClectic: interesting menus, personal insights from varied batch of standouts

By Fifi Chao March 3, 2013 midnight share »
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Month of Romance Is Here—So Are Romantic Ideas

Month of romance is here—so are romantic ideas, in Executive Dining

By Fifi Chao February 2, 2013 midnight share »
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Prego Still Thrills; Mr. Stox Gets Ready for Farewell

Prego still thrills; Mr. Stox gets ready for farewell, in Executive Dining

By Fifi Chao January 5, 2013 midnight share »
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Seasonal Special: Bluewater’s Stuffed-Lobster Deal

Seasonal special: Bluewater’s stuffed-lobster deal, in Executive Dining

By Fifi Chao November 3, 2012 midnight share »
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Bistango Serves Up Artful Dining, Gallery-Worthy Art

Bistango serves up artful dining, gallery-worthy art, in Executive Dining

By Fifi Chao October 6, 2012 midnight share »
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Restaurant of the Year: The Winery

SPECIAL REPORT - FIFI's BEST - Restaurant of the Year: The Winery

By Fifi Chao September 8, 2012 midnight share »
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Delicious, Diverse

SPECIAL REPORT - FIFI's BEST: OC offers array of dining choices for discerning palates, pocketbooks

By Fifi Chao September 8, 2012 midnight share »
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Bayside’s Seasonal Dishes Look Good, Taste Better

Bayside in Newport Beach should be on your priority list of restaurants to visit, in Executive Dining

By Fifi Chao August 18, 2012 midnight share »
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Back Bay Bites: Seafood, Steak, Kobe Beef Sliders

Back Bay bites: seafood, steak, Kobe beef sliders, in Executive Dining

By Fifi Chao July 14, 2012 midnight share »
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Fig & Olive Set for Fashion Island in Newport Beach

Fig & Olive set for Fashion Island in Newport Beach, in Executive Dining

By Fifi Chao June 2, 2012 midnight share »
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Newport Wine Festival to Offer Tastings, Seminars

Newport Beach Wine Festival to offer tastings, seminars, in Executive Dining

By Fifi Chao May 6, 2012 midnight share »
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A Passel of Premier Purveyors for OC’s Dining Scene

Passel of premier purveyors for OC’s dining scene, in Executive Dining

By Fifi Chao March 31, 2012 midnight share »
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Restaurateur of the Year

Chef/Restaurateur of the Year Pascal Olhats is a unique culinary force

By Fifi Chao March 3, 2012 midnight share »
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FIFI's BEST - Preview

Summary of the Special Report

By Fifi Chao March 3, 2012 midnight share »
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Legends of the Dining Landscape

FIFI's BEST - Legends of the dining landscape

By Fifi Chao March 3, 2012 midnight share »
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Beloved Restaurants Will Be Gone But Not Forgotten

A number of legendary local restaurants have closed or soon will.

By Fifi Chao February 4, 2012 midnight share »
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Diners Globe-Trot at Golden Truffle Each Wednesday

Wednesday nights at the Golden Truffle offer diners the chance to travel the globe with international cuisines, in Executive Dining

By Fifi Chao December 31, 2011 midnight share »
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Holiday Gift Ideas: Hotel Certificates, Kitchen Gadgets

Fifi Chao reviews recently launched Capital Seafood, talks holiday gift ideas

By Fifi Chao December 4, 2011 midnight share »
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Riviera Gone, Maybe Not for Long; Amelia’s Hits 50

Fifi Chao: Mayur Cuisine a “gem,” Riviera gone—but maybe not for long, in Executive Dining

By Fifi Chao November 6, 2011 midnight share »
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Bon Appétit at Bon A Pita; Bruno Up For CNN Hero

Fifi Chao profiles Lebanese restaurant Bon A Pita, makes push for Chef Bruno

By Fifi Chao October 2, 2011 midnight share »
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Pizzeria Mozza, Freshii Arrive; Fleming’s Wine Deal

Fifi Chao profiles Pizzeria Mozza, Freshii, more

By Fifi Chao September 4, 2011 midnight share »
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Katsuya Opens; Theater, Dinner at La Vie en Rose

Fifi Chao visits Studio Garden, newly opened Katsuya and more

By Fifi Chao July 31, 2011 midnight share »
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Worldly Dining

Fifi Chao picks her favorite local ethnic eateries.

By Fifi Chao July 3, 2011 midnight share »
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Restaurateur of the Year: Joe Manzella

Joe Manzella has been named the Business Journal’s Restaurateur of the Year

By Fifi Chao July 3, 2011 midnight share »
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De Palma to French 75; Secret Plan for Deli at Mark’s

Starfish is set to open in Laguna Beach this month, in Executive Dining

By Fifi Chao June 5, 2011 midnight share »
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Nicholas, Son Make 35º Hot Ticket for Home Chefs, BBQs

The Newport Beach Wine Festival is set for the end of May, in Executive Dining

By Fifi Chao May 1, 2011 midnight share »
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Tasty Economic Indicators in Round of Restaurant Openings

Fifi Chao sniffs out Irvine’s best-kept secret, in Executive Dining

By Fifi Chao April 3, 2011 midnight share »
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Chef of the Year

Fifi Chao names Eddie Meza of the White House in Anaheim as Orange County’s Chef of The Year

By Fifi Chao March 6, 2011 midnight share »
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Casual Consideration

Fifi Chao profiles restaurants with more casual fare, in Fifi’s Best

By Fifi Chao March 6, 2011 midnight share »

Fifi Plays Cupid With Valentine’s Dining Suggestions

15 Fifi Chao gives top picks for Valentine’s Day

By Fifi Chao February 6, 2011 midnight share »
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Charlie Palmer Holds the Hoopla on Back-Room Burger

Charlie Palmer opened a gourmet burger joint, in Executive Dining

By Fifi Chao January 9, 2011 midnight share »
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No Shortage of Local Restaurants Good for Gift Cards

Chef Alessandro Pirozzi has opened his third OC restaurant, Alessá in Laguna Beach, in the Executive Dining column

By Fifi Chao December 5, 2010 midnight share »
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Holiday Gift Idea: Pelican Hill’s Culinary Classes

South Coast Plaza has seen a number of restaurant openings this year, including Seasons 52 and Capital Grille, in the Executive Dining column

By Fifi Chao October 31, 2010 midnight share »
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Montage Stirs Park City; Holecheks Are at it Again

Summer House in Corona del Mar recently opened, taking the former space of El Ranchito, in the Executive Dining column

By Fifi Chao October 17, 2010 midnight share »
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Ambrosia, Five Feet and Hush Restaurants Close Down

Some of OC’s most recognizable restaurants have closed their doors, in the Executive Dining column

By Fifi Chao September 19, 2010 noon share »
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Big Week: True Food Kitchen Opens; Summer Dinner Series

True Food Kitchen opens this week at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, in the Executive Dining column

By Fifi Chao August 1, 2010 midnight share »
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Restaurant of the Year

Cucina Alessa takes the top spot as the Business Journal’s Restaurant of the Year

By Fifi Chao July 4, 2010 midnight share »
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Just Because

Fifi’s Best—includes reviews of restaurants with international cuisine and budget-friendly fine dining

By Fifi Chao July 4, 2010 midnight share »
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Laguna Beach Set To Get New Restaurants, Retailer

The old Jolly Roger building in Laguna Beach is set to house a Tommy Bahama restaurant and store, in the Executive Dining column

By Fifi Chao June 6, 2010 midnight share »
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Small Plates Dominate at Laguna’s Sapphire, Sorrento

The latest on OC’s dining scene, in the Executive Dining column

By Fifi Chao May 16, 2010 midnight share »
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Local Chef Shuffle Leads to New Concepts, Restaurants

The latest on OC’s dining scene, in the Executive Dining column by Fifi Chao

By Fifi Chao April 18, 2010 midnight share »
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FIFI's BEST

Fifi Chao summarizes her annual feature, with Chef of the Year and other interesting round-ups of dining possibilities.

By Fifi Chao March 1, 2010 midnight share »
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Loving the Lounge

Vignettes on upscale lounges, bars and happy hours with inexpensive menus.

By Fifi Chao March 1, 2010 midnight share »
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Chef of the Year

Fifi Chao’s pick for Chef of the Year

By Fifi Chao March 1, 2010 midnight share »
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Orange County’s Seen Restaurants Close, Few Open

The latest on OC’s dining scene, in the Executive Dining column by Fifi Chao

By Fifi Chao February 15, 2010 midnight share »

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