15 Crystal Cove Way
Newport Beach, CA 92657
Katie wanted to take me out for my birthday, but she was not so sure where to go. She scoured Urbanspoon, read numerous food blogs, consulted the Zagat guide, talked to numerous friends and colleagues, wrote to Dear Abby, inquired with a medium, and finally decided on the Beachcomber in Crystal Cove. I am not really sure she did all of this, but if she did, I appreciate it. Of course she did not have to go to all of this trouble, I would have loved just being anywhere with her, trying a new place.
The Beachcomber is in Crystal Cove, which is south of Corona Del Mar. I had never been to Crystal Cove before. They are really renovating the place, and there is a lot of construction going on. Crystal Cove was the setting for numerous movies, (Beaches was partly filmed here), and they have over twenty cottages to rent. The cove was a weekend getaway spot for many people in the 30's, and being here is like being transported back to that era.