Need reasons to wake up early?
Zimzala, a laid-back bar and eatery at the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach, just debuted a grab-and-go breakfast/coffee shop called Zim a Go Go. It is open from 6 to 11 a.m. and offers items like breakfast burritos, chicken n' waffle panini with tomato jam, wasabi arugula, gruyere, prosciutto, béchamel, sweet potato tots and sloppy joes with house pickles, buttermilk roll and Parmesan garlic fries.
Or just go for the Chef Roy's homemade ice cream in breakfast-inspired flavors like Cocoa Puffs, Cookie Crisp, peanut butter and jelly, cinnamon toast and salted caramel granola.
Zim a Go Go is perfect for when you're craving a quick breakfast and hot drink, but you don't have time to commit to a sit-down meal. Zimzala restaurant is on the second level of The Strand in downtown Huntington Beach, at the Shorebreak Hotel, 500 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Mozambique opens sister location
Fans of Mozambique in Laguna Beach can now dine at its newly opened sister restaurant at The Bluffs in Newport Beach.
Mozambique Peri-Peri is a new concept serving many of the same dishes as its original restaurant, but in smaller portions and in a casual dining atmosphere.
It's named after piri piri, a red pepper used in many African and Portuguese dishes.
The menu includes starters such as vegetarian or beef samosas served with cilantro aioli, grilled prawns and chicken pops (marinated chicken served with Asian slaw and Peri-Peri sauce).
Or choose from delicious curry bowls, wraps or grilled items including a steak sandwich with grilled onions, lettuce, tomato and spicy aioli; boerewors sausage on a Portuguese roll; chicken Peri-Peri; or an 8-ounce Mozambique burger.
There are salads, large platters for sharing, or a family-style menu. Mozambique Peri-Peri also serves hard-to-find domestic and Eastern African beer, and South African wines.
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mozambique Peri-Peri is in The Bluffs shopping center at MacArthur Boulevard and Bison Avenue.
Fun at the movies
The luxurious new Edwards luxe theater, Island Cinemas officially opens at Fashion Island on Friday.
The seven-screen theater complex features stadium seating, and generously sized seats, armrests, aisles and legroom.
And that's not all — on the food front, the standard concessions of popcorn, candy and sodas are available, but they take a back seat for tasty sandwiches, specialty pizzas, quiches, vegetarian spring rolls, pastries and more. Or order a specialty coffee, beer, champagne or glass of wine.
Just like at plays, concerts and sporting events, you can reserve seats when you purchase tickets from a map online or at the box office. Tickets cost $16.50.
Edwards Island Cinemas is at 999 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach.