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  • White On Rice Couple Writes a Cookbook; Q&A With Authors Todd Porter And Diane Cu

    published Jun 21, 2013

    Todd Porter and Diane Cu are the husband-wife duo behind White On Rice Couple, the stunning food blog featuring snippets from their daily life in Orange County and recipes inspired by their childhood ... More >>

  • Ali Sabet: Emperor of Emoji

    published June 20, 2013

    The term "emoji" was spawned from the social network Mojizu, a site Ali Sabet created. He mentions this to me in passing, as if it's not a big... More >>

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    Oh God: The Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe Is Coming To The OC Fair

    published Jun 14, 2013

    You may have seen it making rounds on social media. You may have even tried to avert your eyes. But there's no escaping the fact that it's heading this way. Yup, the Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe is comin... More >>

  • The Bruery To Start Filling Blank Growlers

    published Jun 14, 2013

    It's a common conundrum for California craft beer drinkers: Too many growlers, not enough shelf space. The assumption has been that current law only permits breweries to refill the 64-ounce to-go jugs... More >>

  • Jack in the Box Joins The Waffle Sandwich Game

    published Jun 13, 2013

    With the original McGriddle and Taco Bell's "waffle taco" and the monstrosity that is Dunkin' Donuts' glazed donut breakfast sandwich, fast food chains are realizing that what Americans want first thi... More >>

  • Jockey Unveils the Bra Whisperer

    published June 13, 2013

    It's the most consistently satisfying moment of my day. It happens in the evening, usually as soon as I walk through my front door. My fingers... More >>

  • Chipotle Now Has Tofu On Its Menu

    published Jun 12, 2013

    The next time you stop at Chipotle for a burrito the size of your calf, you'll find a new protein option on the board. Tofu. All California locations now offer "sofritas," made with organic tofu fro... More >>

  • Five Awesomely Functional Food-y Business Cards

    published Jun 11, 2013

    The exchanging of business cards seems to be a dying a custom. I rarely give mine out (usually, conversations with new acquaintances end with "I'll find you on Facebook!"), and when people hand them t... More >>

  • Nestle Introduces Girl Scout Cookie-Flavored Coffee Creamers

    published Jun 10, 2013

    Very soon, the best part of waking up may be Thin Mints and Samoas in your cup. Nestle brand Coffee-Mate is introducing Girl Scout cookie-flavored coffee creamers because, well, this is America. Ooooo... More >>

  • Semen: The Next Superfood?

    published Jun 06, 2013

    Drinking semen may be good for your health. No, this is not some disgusting pick-up line, although hey, disgusting dudes of the world, you might want to grab a pen and take some notes. According to... More >>

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    Summer Guide 2013: How to Enjoy a Date Shake at Ruby's Shake Shack

    published Jun 06, 2013

    ILLUSTRATED BY LEELA CORMAN WRITTEN BY MICHELLE WOO [Editor's Note: Summer in OC is never just about the here and now. Once the weather starts heating up, we start migrating to our communal gathering... More >>

  • How To Pronounce Köttbullar (Swedish Meatballs) And Other IKEA Product Names

    published Jun 05, 2013

    IKEA's Swedish meatballs are tasty and great fuel for those long days of following arrows and picking out furniture that you're forced to assemble yourself using just a metal letter "L" and cartoon i... More >>

  • Hot In OC: Bloggers Share!

    published June 6, 2013

    Helloooo, summer! 'Tis the season of tan lines, drinks with tiny umbrellas, pumped-up playlists and sand stuck in the pages of that juicy... More >>

  • Breast Milk Lollipops Are A Thing

    published Jun 05, 2013

    First there were breast milk cupcakes. Then came breast milk ice cream. Now there are breast milk lollipops. Are lactating mothers taking over the sweets industry? Eh, probably not. But if you're des... More >>

  • First Look: Slater's 50/50 Fire Burger

    published Jun 03, 2013

    We don't set out to post every burger monstrosity that Slater's 50/50 creates. Really, we don't. But then a new one comes around and it's so damn hard to avoid it. It taunts us with its over-the-top l... More >>

  • Provisions Market Opens This Wednesday With Free Portola Coffee and Sidecar Doughnuts for Early Birds

    published Jun 03, 2013

    Old Towne Orange, the day is near! Provisions Market, a new bottle shop, tasting room and specialty-foods market from the folks behind Haven Gastropub, is set to open at 10 a.m. this Wednesday, June 5... More >>

  • Bottle Logic: A New Brewery Coming To Anaheim

    published May 31, 2013

    Another brewery joins OC's ever-expanding craft beer scene! Bottle Logic Brewing was started by homebrewing buddies Wes Parker, Steve Napolitano and Brandon Buckner, who decided to turn a hobby into... More >>

  • The Bruery Is Brewing A Horchata Beer

    published May 30, 2013

    Off the heels of its recent Thai iced tea beer, The Bruery is working on another experimental brew inspired by a popular ethnic beverage. Or Xata is reminiscent of horchata, the sweetened rice-water d... More >>

  • OC Brew Ha Ha Tickets Go On Sale This Saturday!

    published May 30, 2013

    Seventy breweries. One-hundred-seventy-five craft and import beers. Food trucks. Friends. Strangers. More beer. The OC Brew Ha Ha, one of our favorite beer events of the year, is coming to back to O... More >>

  • A Sriracha Movie Is Coming!

    published May 29, 2013

    If there was ever a success story in the condiment world, it's that of Sriracha. Just in the past year, the little hot sauce that could has become a Lay's potato chip flavor (now sold on Amazon), a Su... More >>

  • Mmmhops! Hanson's Very Own Craft Beer Is Now A Reality

    published May 29, 2013

    The Hanson brothers (yes, the Hanson brothers) have unveiled their own craft beer. It's called--what else?--Mmmhops. We know what you're wondering and yes, the boys are old enough to drink. (The you... More >>

  • To Be Young, Gifted and a Black Anteater

    published May 30, 2013

    On a late Monday afternoon, young men and women fill rows of folding chairs at a Black Student Union (BSU) meeting in the Cross-Cultural Center... More >>

  • Goodwill Gone Gucci?

    published May 30, 2013

    I recently received a press release promoting a new shop called Goodwill Boutique. The headline read, "Community Concept Store in Tustin... More >>

  • 'Phones Replaced With Sandwiches' Is Your New Favorite Tumblr

    published May 29, 2013

    Hunger + having too much time on your hands = this. The new Tumblr Phones Replaced With Sandwiches is pretty self-explanatory. Phones in stock photos are replaced with sandwiches. The creator of Photo... More >>

  • How To Make Cotton Candy Like A Boss

    published May 28, 2013

    Serving cotton candy sounds like a terrible job. It's sticky, there's sugar flying everywhere and you're forced to listen to whiny kids beg, "Pleeeeease, Mom?" Unless, of course, you're this guy. Watc... More >>

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