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February 12, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
First went the nude oils on the wall. Then the red velvet chairs were discreetly whisked away for a trip to the upholsterer. In came a subdued but richly detailed peach brocade to match the swirls on the original wallpaper. Up went the witty Guy Buffet lithographs. And slowly, very slowly, the shorts that the waitresses have sported for two decades are being traded for trousers.
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February 12, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
First went the nude oils on the wall. Then the red velvet chairs were discreetly whisked away for a trip to the upholsterer. In came a subdued but richly detailed peach brocade to match the swirls on the original wallpaper. Up went the witty Guy Buffet lithographs. And slowly, very slowly, the shorts that the waitresses have sported for two decades are being traded for trousers.
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April 20, 1989 | ANN CONWAY
Heard about the "Newport cocktail"? Nope, it's not the newest upscale drink. It's the stylish way those in the smart set dress when they bash it up by the bay. For Dori deKruif, the attire stipulated for the pricey ($500-per-couple) benefit opening of the new Yankee Tavern restaurant in Newport Beach on Saturday meant a sequin-smothered shell tucked under a white wool crepe pantsuit. For Tina Schafnitz, it meant a fox fling tossed over a sheath trimmed with beads in the form of a glittering coral reef (with coral-shaped ear bobs to match, natch)
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April 20, 1989 | ANN CONWAY
Heard about the "Newport cocktail"? Nope, it's not the newest upscale drink. It's the stylish way those in the smart set dress when they bash it up by the bay. For Dori deKruif, the attire stipulated for the pricey ($500-per-couple) benefit opening of the new Yankee Tavern restaurant in Newport Beach on Saturday meant a sequin-smothered shell tucked under a white wool crepe pantsuit. For Tina Schafnitz, it meant a fox fling tossed over a sheath trimmed with beads in the form of a glittering coral reef (with coral-shaped ear bobs to match, natch)
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October 24, 2001 | Marc Ballon
Ritz, a longtime Newport Beach fine-dining establishment, has been sold to a Las Vegas restaurateur who promises to preserve its famed Continental cuisine. Ritz owner Hans Prager, 71, who has been in failing health, agreed to sell the restaurant to Fred Glusman, who owns an upscale Italian restaurant, Piero's, in Las Vegas. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
NEWS
November 23, 1989
Caroline Ahmanson, Harry Bubb and Betty Moss, from left, live it up at the Ritz restaurant in Newport Beach on Sunday after the presentation of Business in the Arts awards to 13 local businesses. Receiving awards were: Five Feet restaurant, Tiffany & Co., Trammel Crow Co./Winthrop Financial Associates, Ford Motor Co., KPMG Peat Marwick Main & Co., First Interstate Bank, Pacific Bell/Pacific Telesis, Security Pacific Corp, and The Times Orange County. Also receiving awards were the Irvine Co., C.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 1989
The following are summaries of recent Times restaurant reviews. Ferrantelli, 25001 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point. (714) 493-1401. Open Mondays through Fridays 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sundays through Thursdays 5:30 to 10, Fridays and Saturdays till 11. Ferrantelli is an engaging dockside pasta house that doesn not take a lot of chances but offers solid meals. The house antipasto, a stunning palette of color and taste, gives an idea of the type of effort the kitchen puts in with its limited skill.
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September 25, 1987 | ANN CONWAY
Nothing like a little la dolce vita to make an Italian lady feel at home. While she's rubbed elbows with Princess Caroline of Monaco, posed for the cover of Italy's slickest boating magazine and cruised to Newport Beach aboard an Italian freighter, Mercedes is a nobody in Newport Beach. But not for long.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 1989 | Beverly Bush Smith
The escrow for the sale of the Hemingways in Corona del Mar, reported in this space in June, has fallen through. So owners Randy and Allison Johnson are regrouping in preparation to open again. "I'm a survivor," Randy Johnson says. "The situations before are past, and we have a great name and reputation, a facility intact, young and upcoming talent.' That talent includes new maitre d' and manager Sean Hunter and new chef John Iverson. Iverson, 29, is a graduate of Newport Harbor High.
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September 17, 1992 | KATHRYN BOLD
About 180 guests gathered to remember Daniel Aldrich, founding chancellor of UC Irvine, and to establish a cancer research fund in his name at a "Sunday Supper at The Ritz." Guests, who responded to the suggested dress code of "casual elegance" with dapper suits for men and long flowing dresses and pantsuits for women, paid $100 each to attend the dinner at the Newport Beach restaurant. The dinner included a live auction and was expected to raise about $10,000 for the Daniel G.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1992
If you look down the lists of major donors to most of the county's charitable organizations you will find many of the same names. There's a cadre of corporations and public-spirited individuals and businesses who have always been there. They're still there, for the most part. But because of the toughening economic conditions in the county, their checkbooks aren't as open as they used to be for private, charitable organizations.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 1990 | MAX JACOBSON
Hans Prager's Yankee Tavern has drawn a large, steady stream of patrons since the day it opened last year, just plain folks who come for all-American fare like pot roast, succotash and blueberry cobbler. Now I'm happy to say that any of the restaurant's opening wrinkles have been totally ironed out. I enjoyed a delightful dinner there this week; the service was speedier than I remembered, and the food tasted more American than ever.
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