Hello and congratulations on your purchase of OC Weekly's Best of Orange County 2005!
But please, don't think of this as another one of those lame "Best Of" publications whose idea of great Italian food is Olive Garden. We'd rather you think of this as a guide to a wonderful and sometimes hidden county you may think you know, but you don't. A place reveling in great food, hot clubs, baseball annies, sea lions, roof-bound strippers, skaters stuck in sand traps and Midgetown, Midgetown, Midgetown! Yes, use this city-by-city breakdown of what's great in OC the same way you' use Fodor's while traipsing through Europe, wearing your I [Heart] Canada T-shirt and looking for the best tacos in Lichtenstein (Dieter's Tacquierastreudalstraza). Please, let this be your guide, albeit a guide with no arms, no legs and mounting credit card debt that makes it a very real flight risk. Enjoy!