In 2013, Kristine wrote her first article for OC Weekly and, subsequently, fell in love with the paper. After two years of gluttony reporting, she became Clubs Editor and started writing about even more gluttony, homelessness, and Vietnamese-American arts. Prior to the Weekly, Kristine contributed to Alhambra Source, The Hechinger Report, and Zocalo Public Square. But the most important thing you need to know is that she loves The Beatles (especially George).
7 months ago | Mexi Meals
There are several ways you can elevate a typical American breakfast of bacon, eggs, and potatoes, and one is by wrapping said items with a flour tortilla. No other morning meal is as cheap, fast, and filling as breakfast burritos (sorry, breakfast...
7 months ago | Sweet, Sweet Sweets
Orange County, meet ube. Ube, meet Orange County. While the ingredient—commonly used in Filipino desserts—has been popular amongst Los Angeles eateries and local turo-turo joints, it’s only making its introduction as a hot trend in our county this...
8 months ago
If, for some reason, you ditched Southern California’s palm tree-lined streets and sunny weather for some other part of the world, there’s one thing you inevitably miss: the food. This realization occurs the week before your one-way flight to wher...
8 months ago | Lists
If 2015 was the Year of Poke in Orange County for foodies, then 2016 should be the year that the Hawaiian dish becomes as essential a part of OC life as tacos and pho. Since we wrote our first poke list last year, the amount of poke joints in the...
8 months ago | OC News
Just this past April, Tim Houchen was living on the streets of Santa Ana. It wasn’t until May that he was able to gain access to housing with the help of aid organization Illumination Foundation. For the time in seven years, he had a roo...
8 months ago | Sweet, Sweet Sweets
2014 was the year of the ice cream-stuffed donut (and thank you for that, Afters). Two years later, donuts might still be a thing—at least that’s what the U Jelly folks want you to believe. If you follow a good amount of Orange County’s food-scene...