Sandwiches, craft beer the stars at Board & Brew

I finally had the opportunity to eat at Board & Brew. It opened in Huntington Beach seven months ago.

The menu is simple. Hand crafted sandwiches, sandwiches and craft beer are the stars of the show.

My friend Linda and I sat in the patio area, which was light and bright. We both wanted to try the Left Coast Pastrami. Good choice.

It was piled high with hot pastrami (almost two inches high) and grilled onions. Dijon mustard and pepperoncini added to the flavor. Then, there was the melted Swiss cheese, oozing with yummy goodness. All this on a toasted baguette for $8.50.

We took half of our sandwiches home. There are also local craft beers on tap. Glad to have Board & Brew here in Surf City.

Address: 19720 Beach Blvd. #103 near Adams Avenue.

Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.

Information: or 714-377-7100

Try the California-Asian cuisine at The Cure Kitchen + Bar

The Cure Kitchen + Bar just opened in Huntington Beach. I peeked in to check it out.

The interior is modern with lots of wood and steel, high ceilings and sleek lines. The Cure Kitchen + Bar offers Cal-Asian food, along with beer, wine and cocktails.

Some items that intrigue me include Mashi Chicken with dirty mash, seasonal veggies, crispy shallots, herbs, and spicy sauce for $19. The Whole Crispy Fish is two pounds of striped sea bass, sizzling ginger soy, seasonal veggies and rice for $32. The dish is definitely meant for sharing.

The place also offers Truffle Furikake fries with spicy mayo and ketchup for $9. I will be back to try these. Furkikake is a Japanese spice made of dried and ground fish, sesame seeds, chopped seaweed, sugar and salt.

Address: 7862 Warner Ave., # 101, near Beach Boulevard.

Information: or 714-375-8980

Check out the last Movie Night of summer

Soon the kids will be back to school. Why not make a few more memories before it’s all about math and social studies?

On Wednesday, Aug. 30, the last movie of Pacific City’s 2017 Summer Movie Night series – “Lilo and Stich” – will be shown at 7 p.m. on Level 2. It’s free. Grab a snack and a beverage, then relax for some family fun.

Address: 21010 PCH near Main Street.

Information: or 714-930-2345

Bet on All-In Productions

And while we’re talking about back to school…if you’re looking for a fundraiser, consider a casino night at your school.

All-In Productions in Fountain Valley will supply the tables, all the equipment, and professional dealers for events from 50 up to 1000 guests. Raise money and have lots of fun in the process.

Hours: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.

Information: or 866-875-8628

School begins at Fountain Valley Montessori Center

School starts on Sept. 5 at the Fountain Valley Montessori Center.

The center offers instruction for kids as young as 24 months and goes through elementary school. It all started in 2002, and since then, the Fountain Valley Montessori Center has served as a nurturing early education go-to place for locals.

Address: 18410 Brookhurst St. near Ellis Avenue.

Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Information: or 714-593-8333

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