By On the occasion of our 20th anniversary
By Gustavo Arellano
By R. Scott Moxley
By Alfonso Delgado
By Courtney Hamilton
By Joel Beers
By Peter Maguire
By Charles Lam
FIFTEEN YEARS OF FAME, KINDA
So if the OC Weekly is celebrating her quinceañera, when is the bebe due [OC Weekly Staff’s “Killer Quince,” Sept. 3]? We all know the quinceañera is a green light for impregnating. ¿!¿Que vive la Reconquista?!?
Pinche Villa, via ocweekly.com
Former politicians who don’t suck: Debbie Cook.
Someone, Huntington Beach, via ocweekly.com
Good riddance to her [R. Scott Moxley’s “Do Democrats Fear a Loretta Sanchez Loss?” Sept. 3]. I’d prefer to lose her than my freedom and democracy. Van Tran is no doubt a complete whore for Schroeder and his ilk, but in this RARE case, he is better than Loretta.
Tim, via ocweekly.com
FUCKING DOUCHEBAGS VS. FUCKING HIPSTERS
Nothing makes me feel more like a man than running rich people off the sidewalks on my fixie [Hey, You! “Class Welfare! Fuck, Yeah!” Sept. 3].
Jake D, Covina, via ocweekly.com
I’m an avid bicycle rider and racer myself, and like it or not, bikes are subject to the same traffic laws as automobiles. Thus, if you come to a crosswalk that is in use by a pedestrian, you yield the right of way. And if you ride inside a crosswalk to cross a street, you’re just a douchebag. We can only hope the next time you pull a bonehead maneuver like that, a cop sees you and cites you! Share the road, douchebag!
MeToo, via ocweekly.com
Edwin, you already know I agree with every word [Edwin Goei’s “Stay True to Your Food,” Sept. 3]. I am so glad to see this review [of True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach]. I especially liked this bit: “Do as little as possible to a good ingredient, and it will become both flavorful and healthy.” I was so impressed with how light and tasty everything was. They really let the ingredients speak for themselves, as nature intended. Everything we had was delicious, but I will reiterate your praise of the hamachi: perfection. And the desserts—the banana chocolate tart in particular—were absolutely wonderful.
Melissa, Tustin, via ocweekly.com
I’m surprised at your review. First, this place is both huge and loud. And while I agree the design of the restaurant is interesting and inviting, the food is just a step above CPK. Did you notice that the juicer you mention is not used, but rather another design element? Did you notice how, like CPK, the waitresses/waiters give you the corporate diatribe pushing more food? Finally, the food was fresh, but flavorful it was not. The overcooked brown-rice pasta (turkey bolognese) was bland. The shitake mushroom lettuce cups . . . okay. The only solid dish: the edamame dumplings. Ultimately, this is another place for bored Newport housewives to show off their lululemon workout clothes while attempting to eat healthy food. I’ll not be back.
Stunned, Irvine, via ocweekly.com
What happened to the magazine I loved? You know, that magazine that had tons of articles and would keep me occupied for hours ’cause this sure ain’t it. Your “Forever Scared” issue [Sept. 3] is more worthless than used toilet paper. Sure, you have one article in it, and it’s okay, but it doesn’t make up for all the hooker ads and filler you cram in. I don’t need 50 pages about restaurants or ads for shows; you guys are headed in a horrible direction. Put some more articles back in, and consolidate the food and music section—the music section especially, since it lists every show about 10 times. You guys are morons.
Justin Larsen, via e-mail
STAFF WRITER WANTED
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