Dave Lieberman has been pontificating about food and drink in Orange County for ten years and has strong opinions about the tequila you're drinking.
5 months ago | Longform
I stood, alone, my back toward Almannagjá, the rift and upthrust that separates North America from Europe in Iceland's Thingvellir National Park, and gazed into Drekkingarhylurinn, the "drowning pool" where women convicted of high crimes such as w...
1 year ago | From the Dead Tree Edition
?Baja California isn't the secret it used to be, as evidenced by increasing lines to cross back into the United States on Sundays. But a weekend trip to Tijuana, Rosarito and Ensenada is a breath of fresh air, both literally and figuratively. Come...
2 years ago | From the Dead Tree Edition
It's late on a Friday night at Kutsi in downtown Santa Ana, and I'm the only one at the bar. I order a shot of Ilegal Mezcal and ask the bartender to leave the bottle. "A la chingada con Donald Trump," I say as I knock back un caballito. The...
2 years ago | Lists
5. Baja wine at San Clemente Wine Company A while back, the San Clemente Wine Company held a week-long tasting of Baja wines, which are almost impossible to find north of the border, despite being two hours' drive from San Clemente. They imported ...
2 years ago | Indigestion
Ah, the tastes of Christmas in the American Southwest: tamales, ponche, and pozole. Everyone knows what tamales are, and ponche is a hot fruit punch traditionally served to guests as part of las posadas. But pozole, to me, is the queen of th...
2 years ago | Drink of the Week
It's understandable if you haven't been to Backstreet Brewery. It doesn't have much name recognition, because it supplies the much better-known Lamppost Pizza mini-chain in Vista and Irvine. It opened in the midst of a wave of brewery openings in ...