Orange County Business Journal

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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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Five Crowns Adapts Banquet Room into English Pub

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

By Fifi Chao January 31, 2010 midnight share »
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End of Year Reflections on Favorite Restaurants, Decor

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

By Fifi Chao December 7, 2009 midnight share »
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Holiday Time Brings Special Events, Meals to Eateries

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

By Fifi Chao November 2, 2009 midnight share »
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Restaurants See More Closures, Management Swaps

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

By Fifi Chao October 12, 2009 6 a.m. share »
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Mesa Offers Unique Tapas Fare, Wine in Lounge Setting

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

By Fifi Chao September 7, 2009 6 a.m. share »

Mesa Offers Unique Tapas Fare, Wine in Lounge Setting

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

By Orange County Business Journal September 7, 2009 midnight share »

Rash of Closures, Changes Give Way for Reinvention

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

By Orange County Business Journal August 10, 2009 midnight share »

Family-Owned Break of Dawn Creates Friends Out of Regulars

ifi's choice for the restaurant of the year - Break of Dawn

By Orange County Business Journal July 6, 2009 midnight share »

Roy's Loses Chef; Ritz Partner Opts Out, Jacobi Steps In

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

By Orange County Business Journal June 15, 2009 midnight share »

Palazzo Winemaker Showcases Red Wines at Tasting

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

By Orange County Business Journal May 18, 2009 midnight share »

Cucina Alessa Brings Tastes of Napoli to Newport Beach

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

By Orange County Business Journal April 13, 2009 midnight share »

FIFI's BEST

Hometown Favorites, Chef's Signature Restaurants Bumping Up Offerings for Diners

By Orange County Business Journal March 2, 2009 midnight share »

Chef of the Year

Chef at Mr. Stox restaurant in Anaheim.

By Orange County Business Journal March 2, 2009 midnight share »

Restaurants Carve Out Niches to Open in Tough Times

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

By Orange County Business Journal February 2, 2009 midnight share »

Foodie Alert: Newport Beach Readies Restaurant Week

What to look forward to during Newport Beach Restaurant Week, in the Executive Dining column

By Orange County Business Journal January 12, 2009 midnight share »

Memory-Making Meals from 2008's Top Restaurants

Fifi runs through some of her favorite dining experiences in '08, in the Executive Dining column

By Orange County Business Journal December 29, 2008 midnight share »

Antonello's Owner Talks About Coping With Economy

The owner of Antonello's talks about how he's coping with the economy, in the Executive Dining column

By Orange County Business Journal December 8, 2008 midnight share »

Culinary Adventures Bankruptcy Continues to Resonate

Recent media reports have analyzed health insurers' need to approve hospital medical scans, in the Healthcare column

By Orange County Business Journal November 17, 2008 midnight share »

Charlie Palmer Debuts with Value, Service

Fifi commends Charlie Palmer for bringing his restaurant to OC, in the Executive Dining column

By Orange County Business Journal October 20, 2008 midnight share »

Fleming's Dinner Specials: $99 for Two, Newport Deal

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse is bringing back a favorite dining experience, in the Executive Dining column

By Orange County Business Journal September 15, 2008 midnight share »

Latest From Fifi: Urban Thai, Cafe Maiz, Tango Sale

Latest from Fifi: Urban Thai, Cafe Maiz, Tango Sale, in the Executive Dining column

By Orange County Business Journal August 25, 2008 midnight share »

Restaurant of the Year

Fifi's Best,includes Fifi's restaurant of the year - Marche Moderne

By Orange County Business Journal July 7, 2008 midnight share »

Something Special

Fifi's Best: Focusing on Restaurants That Provide an Extra Value to Diners

By Orange County Business Journal July 7, 2008 midnight share »

Charlie Palmer Opens at South Coast Bloomingdale's

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

By Orange County Business Journal June 23, 2008 midnight share »

Fifi Does Restaurant Scene: Roy's, Blue Coral, Others

Fifi Does Restaurant Scene: Roy's, Blue Coral, Others

By Orange County Business Journal May 12, 2008 midnight share »

Lawry's Guest Menu Delights Diners at The Cannery

The Cannery's guest chef program was a hit when Lawry's took part, in the Executive Dining column

By Orange County Business Journal April 21, 2008 midnight share »

Turner New Zealand Near OCPAC Shutters Its Doors

Turner New Zealand Near OCPAC Shutters Its Doors, in the Dining Column

By Orange County Business Journal March 31, 2008 midnight share »

Ista Readying to Start Trial of Nasal Allergy Treatment

Ista Pharmaceuticals is looking to use an eye drug for sinus allergies, in the Healthcare column

By Orange County Business Journal March 31, 2008 midnight share »

Several Local Wine Dinners You Won't Want to Miss

Several Local Wine Dinners You Won't Want to Miss. In the Dining Column

By Orange County Business Journal March 24, 2008 midnight share »

Roy's Turns 20: Restaurant Tour, Special Local Menus

Roy's Turns 20: Restaurant Tour, Special Local Menus

By Orange County Business Journal March 17, 2008 midnight share »

Five Feet Hosts Food and Wine's Winemaker of the Year

Don't miss the Robert Foley Vineyards Dinner with winemaker Robert Foley at Five Feet in Laguna Beach, in the Executive Dining column

By Orange County Business Journal March 10, 2008 midnight share »

CHEF OF THE YEAR

Bayside Chef Paul Gstrein's Huge Influence on County's Fine Dining Scene

By Orange County Business Journal March 3, 2008 midnight share »

County Boasts Lunching Scene; Owners', Chefs' Favorite Dishes

County Boasts Lunching Scene; Owners', Chefs' Favorite Dishes. A look at some of Executive Dining columnist Fifi Chao's favorite lunch spots

By Orange County Business Journal March 3, 2008 midnight share »

The Cannery Hosting Third Annual Guest Chef Nights

The Cannery in Newport Beach is launching its third year of Meet the Chef Dinners, in the Executive Dining column

By Orange County Business Journal February 25, 2008 midnight share »

Antonello, Zov's, White House Hosting Wine Dinners

A few wine dinners to choose from this week, in the Executive Dining column

By Orange County Business Journal February 18, 2008 midnight share »

L.V. Tao Brings Peace, Pleasure

A couple of dining treasures in Las Vegas, in the Executive Dining column

By Orange County Business Journal February 11, 2008 midnight share »

More Intimate Arches Replaces Aubergine, Adds BBQ

The county is buzzing about The Arches Grill & BBQ, in the Executive Dining column

By Orange County Business Journal February 4, 2008 midnight share »

Changes, Food at Laguna Cliffs' Vue Close to Nirvana

Changes and the food at Laguna Cliffs' Vue bring diners close to Nirvana, in the Executive Dining column

By Orange County Business Journal January 28, 2008 midnight share »

Sage Hosting Wine Tasting; Urban Thai a Ladera Find

There's something even more interesting on the horizon at Sage on the Coast, in the Executive Dining column

By Orange County Business Journal January 21, 2008 midnight share »

La Vie en Rose Hosting the Godfather of Wine Events

There's a wine dinner happening this week that readers should find interesting, in the Executive Dining column

By Orange County Business Journal January 14, 2008 midnight share »

Buon Giorno Brings Italian Coffee, Snacks to Costa Mesa

What better way to start out the year than with a good cup of coffee?, in the Executive Dining column

By Orange County Business Journal January 7, 2008 midnight share »

Looking Back at Great Meals; Restaurants Lost, Gained

A look at OC dining during the past year, in the Executive Dining column

By Orange County Business Journal December 31, 2007 midnight share »

Crow Bar and Kitchen Expands the Gastropub Title

Orange County is getting into the gastropub game with Crow Bar and Kitchen, in the Executive Dining column

By Orange County Business Journal December 17, 2007 midnight share »

Napa Rose GM Passes Tough Grand Sommelier Exam

The general manager and sommelier of OC's Napa Rose has just garnered one of the most prestigious titles in the wine world, in the Executive Dining column

By Orange County Business Journal December 10, 2007 midnight share »

Escape From the Strip to Find Las Vegas' Best Eateries

A look at the best restaurants off The Strip in Las Vegas, in the Executive Dining column

By Orange County Business Journal December 3, 2007 midnight share »

Hilton Hosts Holiday Charity Events, Adds Amenities

The holiday season is upon us, especially at Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa, in the Executive Dining column

By Orange County Business Journal November 26, 2007 midnight share »

Pelican Hill Grill's First-Class Service Lives Up to Buzz

Pelican Hill Grill is the newest star on the dining block, in the Executive Dining column

By Orange County Business Journal November 19, 2007 midnight share »

Produce Supplier Has $40M in Sales, Eyeing Growth

Being picky is a good thing for Family Tree Produce, in the Small Business column

By Orange County Business Journal November 12, 2007 midnight share »

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