Orange Coast magazine's April 2021 issue is our annual Best New Restaurants of Orange County feature. So much of our dining scene has been lost and gained, invented and deferred. It’s a lot to digest, so we’re breaking down the changes in servings of five. After all the lessons we’ve learned over the past year, we’ll never lose sight of this truth: Restaurants are essential.
Whale City U.S.A.
Once bitter rivals, Donna Kalez of Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching and Gisele Anderson of Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari worked together to have Dana Point recognized as the first Whale Heritage Site in the Americas.
People & Places
Opener | Yoga among the cherry blossoms at Huntington Beach Central Park
’Hoods | Restaurants and a gym worth a visit near Honda Center in Orange
Culturephile | Irvine hip-hop artist St. Panther is a rising star.
O.C. Events | In-person events including concerts and live theater start to ramp up this month.
Style & Home
Opener | The mouth-blown glass flare candleholder designed by Hay
Style Talk | Small-batch, eco-friendly clothing from Mesa
Finds | Welcome spring with floral prints.
On The Market | A San Juan Capistano property has a pathway lined with garden spaces.
Sourced | Style your home in Pantone’s colors of the year.
Food & Drink
Drink of the Year | The Smoky Paloma Rosa from Chaak is our Cocktail of the Year.
Dish of the Year | Nova Kitchen & Bar’s toro tartare features grade 1 bluefin tuna flown in from Spain.
5 Questions With… | Co-founder of Barrio at SteelCraft Garden Grove
Food Trends | We can’t get enough of these frozen-dumpling delivery companies.
Plus so much more!
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