They say that practice makes perfect. Open since 1973, Gallo's Italian deli has had 40 years to perfect its Italian sub sandwiches. Each one starts with Gallo's fluffy bread, which is then topped with cheeses such as cheddar, swiss, jack, or provolone, and meats such as mortadella, capacolla, and pastrami. Customers can compile these deli cuts into custom sandwiches, or opt for one one of the house specialties like the Italian meatball sub, which is topped with Gallo's signature tomato sauce.
Offering more than 400 fresh herbs, spices, and extracts, Savory Spice Shop lets shoppers inject bursting flavor and exotic smells into any dish. Follow the alluring aroma and stop in to peruse a huge selection of herbs, extracts, spices, sauces, gift sets, wares, and more. Mexican oregano seduces taste buds with skill learned south of the border, while vanilla extract is extracted from pure, well-intentioned Madagascar beans. Add heat to mild eats with curries and barbecue blends. A knowledgeable staff assists shoppers in browsing more than 140 premixed spice blends, each capable of making dinner more memorable than breakfast in a bed of nails.
Tutti Frutti’s self-serve yogurt ($0.37 per ounce) represents a healthy and delectable alternative to heavy ice cream and deep-fried sticks of butter. Get your fruit fix with tart flavors such as pomegranate, acai berry, and the aromatic lychee, or opt for something on the creamy side. Cappuccino diehards will scramble to sample its yogurt counterpart, and pistachio’s distinctive flavor will bring back memories of that magical summer spent toiling on a Turkmenistan pistachio farm. Finally, adorn your edible artwork with a sprinkling of some of Tutti Frutti's delectable toppings. Health nuts can keep it ab-tastic with mango and blueberries, and more experimental eaters can transform their yogurt into a battlefield on which chocolate chips face off against their natural enemy—coconut.
The young crew behind ONEHOPE Wine believes wine can do more than dance with flavor and stain frocks fashioned from fine white camel hair. Each bottle has been instilled with beauty and a rich taste to complement its selflessness. One ONEHOPE gift box yields one bottle each of California merlot, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, zinfandel, and sauvignon blanc ($120 for gift box or $18.99 each). The 2009 merlot is aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels, resulting in flavors of toasty spice and a versatile drinkability.
Given that it's a seashell's throw from Newport Beach Pier, it's not surprising that Sol Grill is decorated with surfboards hung on bright red and yellow walls. But when the glint from the crystal chandeliers and antique glass bottles catches your eye, you realize there's something charmingly disjointed about this place.
It's a theme reflected in the menu, where guests find foods presented in unexpected ways. For instance, meals start with filet mignon prepared as an appetizer of hand-rolled meatballs in portobello gravy. Instead of clams, the chowder is studded with grilled Hawaiian ahi tuna, and a fettuccine dish surprises with swordfish and capers. Of course, there are some classic preparations as well, including rack of lamb charred over open flame, as fire encased in a steel box continues to be incapable of cooking anything.
Fit Foods 4 Life's team of chefs and nutritionists prepares well-portioned healthy meals daily, using only fresh, preservative-free ingredients. Breakfast items, entrees, and snacks in small, medium, and large portions populate Fit Foods’ extensive menu, which is filled with lean proteins, low-glycemic carbohydrates, healthy fats, and preternaturally talented fibers, with plenty of vegetarian and low-carb options available. Start off with a Newport egg-white breakfast—scrambled egg whites topped with turkey bacon, roasted potatoes, and green onion ($4.75–$6.75)—before enjoying a day interspersed with hassle-free meals such as the grilled fiesta chicken, served over zucchini, yellow squash, and brown rice ($6.75–$10.25), or the balsamic beef tenderloin, served with a garlic, red wine, and balsamic reduction and roasted red potatoes ($6.75-$10.25).