Dear Friends,

We started back in the Summer of Love. 1969 was a time of work for us as we brought the classic elements of a family business together: two parents with old-world recipes, skills, work ethic and a daughter with a sparkling personality and drive to succeed.

In the years that followed, we worked hard to become one of Newport Beach’s favorite “Neighborhood” restaurants; our guests kindly made us their second home and we gained new friends and family.

As you come in our front door you could be stepping into 1976, the year we remodeled. Our restaurant has prided itself on staying the course where most have changed, what was simply good in 1969 has come in style today: great food and service served by friendly faces in a warm and comfortable atmosphere.


I hope you enjoy the following story and pictures, as you go through the site all words highlighted in red are links to other pages. Please feel free to email us with any questions or comments and I hope to see you soon at “The Bender”


Welcome to the Family,

Joyce Hoskinson