Practical ideas around Newport Beach?
My family and I will be living/working in Newport Beach for three weeks in March. Although I'll be cooking at home mostly, we'll be eating out now and then too.
I know it can be an expensive area, but we don't have that kind of budget!
We do, however, appreciate good atmosphere, and we're foodies...I'm not looking for the nearest Denny's!! : ) Nice meals, nice prices, little-known places maybe, good vibe?
So...any ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, etc?
Thanks (in advance...I'm NEVER disappointed when I "chowhound" : )
Here's a few of my favorite restaurants:
Good Italian and great service - Mama D's
Great Fish Place - Bear Flag Fish Co.
Good Sandwich Shop - Big Belly Deli
Awesome "Dive" Bar w/ Great food - Mutt Lynch's
Seeing that you enjoy cooking most of your meals at home:
Great Produce/Cheap Prices - Grower's Direct
Best Meat/Butcher (Though the prices aren't cheap, they have great quality meat) - The Meat House
I've lived on the Newport peninsula for the past 4 years and have lived around Newport my whole life. Enjoy!