Mr. Ning’s to close its doors in September

Lisa Lavelle | August 2, 2017 | Catalina Island, Fave Foods, Guides, History

This story has been updated with a closing date for Mr. Ning’s Chinese Garden.  1988 was a memorable year.  My sister Sarah was born.  The Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series.  Mr. Ning’s opened. Twenty-nine years later, my sister Sarah is

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Catalina Buzz — bingo on the beach to dancing in the streets

Things to do on Catalina Island
Sherri Cline | July 29, 2017 | Catalina Buzz, Catalina Island, Culture, Things to Do, Tours

Summer is in full swing and there are plenty of things to do on Catalina Island. From bingo on the beach to dancing in the streets, the Catalina calendar is filled to overflowing. The Catalina Island Museum keeps bringing us back with

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Outside dining on Catalina Island

dining on Catalina Island
Sherri Cline | July 24, 2017 | Catalina Island, Culture, Fave Foods, Taste of the Town

There’s a lot to love about Catalina Island. The seaside charm of Avalon. The breath-taking beauty of the interior. The never-ending selection of things to do on Catalina Island. The simple pleasures of being on an island, next to the sea. While

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Show us your #CatalinaMugShot and win

Sherri Cline | July 17, 2017 | Catalina Buzz, Catalina Island, Delectable Drinkery

There’s something inspiring about the world’s most beautiful places. Surrounded by wonders, it’s only natural to ponder your own place in the world and the impact you are having on the landscape around you. At the Catalina Coffee and Cookie Co., we’ve decided that

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Catalina Food Tours honors #EatTogether

catalina food tours
Sherri Cline | June 15, 2017 | Catalina Buzz, Culture, Fave Foods, Taste of the Town, Tours

There’s nothing like eating together to bring you closer. Whether it’s getting the family together around the dinner table after a busy day working and learning or it’s getting your best friends together for an evening of laughter and adult beverages over

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Avalon restaurants claim top tastes

Sherri Cline | June 8, 2017 | Catalina Buzz, Catalina Island, Culture, Delectable Drinkery, Fave Foods, Taste of the Town

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of the Avalon Taste Around. This annual event serves to spotlight the culinary creativity of Avalon’s chefs, bartenders and dessert makers, showcasing not just their regular menus but also their ability to conjure something new.

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Catalina Buzz — Five things to do on Catalina in June

Things to do on Catalina Island
Sherri Cline | June 7, 2017 | Catalina Buzz, Catalina Island, Culture, Taste of the Town, Things to Do

The maddening rush of summer is just around the corner and you can feel the energy beginning to change as Catalina Island prepares for the approximately 100 days of summer vacation. Here are our Top Five things to do on Catalina Island

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Avalon Restaurant Week provides #CatalinaFoodie fun

Avalon Restaurant Week
Sherri Cline | June 1, 2017 | Catalina Buzz, Catalina Island, Culture, Fave Foods, Taste of the Town

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. At least for #CatalinaFoodies. The Avalon Taste Around happens June 1, with 15 different Catalina restaurants competing in four different categories by plying visitors and locals alike with their best culinary creations. As if

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Catalina Buzz – Seven Catalina events we’re looking forward to

Sherri Cline | April 29, 2017 | Catalina Buzz, Culture, Taste of the Town, Things to Do

Whew! It’s getting busy around here. With summer just around the corner the Catalina calendar is bursting with special events. Thanks to the Catalina Museum, First Fridays have become a must-do. Since May’s first Friday falls on Cinco de Mayo, they’ll be

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The best Mexican restaurants on Catalina Island

Restaurants on Catalina
Sherri Cline | April 28, 2017 | Catalina Island, Fave Foods, Taste of the Town

Like the rest of Southern California, Catalina Island has a deep and abiding love affair with Mexican food. While you’ll find plenty of other cuisine on the island, there are several favorite Mexican restaurants in Avalon. Our favorite spot for Mexican food

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