Dining

Urban Plates for lunch therapy

Feb 26, 2019

Urban Plates for lunch therapy

The steaks are grass-fed. The chicken is free-range. The fish is pole caught. But it’s what Urban Plates does with these ingredients that is special.

Eat to the Latin beat at Cha Cha’s

Feb 26, 2019

Eat to the Latin beat at Cha Cha’s

The modern and inviting restaurant at The Market Place in Irvine is known for live Latin music, bold cuisine and its extended happy hour.

Irvine’s top Chefs share their avocado recipes

Oct 24, 2018

Irvine’s top Chefs share their avocado recipes

America’s appetite for avocados just keeps growing. This year, we’ll eat more than 2.5 billion pounds of the creamy fruit (yes, it’s a fruit) on toast, sandwiches, salads and chips.

Irvine’s best brunch spots

Oct 24, 2018

Irvine’s best brunch spots

It’s Sunday morning, and all over Irvine stomachs are growling. But not all brunch lovers are hungry for the same thing.