OC Weekly Staff
6 months ago | Year In Review
There's a plenty of reasons we need to look back at the stories that helped define OC music in 2016. For one, it helps to remind ourselves that even in a year of indescribable loss, we actually managed to survive it. But through all the craziness,...
8 months ago | Politics
Keep refreshing this post from now until the end of Election Day for the best damn coverage in Orange County, period. Latest updates will always be at the top—enjoy! Oh, and #fucktrump NOV. 7, 4:45 p.m. Finally checked that voicemail that's been o...
8 months ago | OC News
Time was when we used to give endorsements in this paper . . . and that time will never return. Too many of the candidates we supported became evil (Larry Agran and Nativo Lopez, to name the two most egregious examples) or stand no chance because ...
8 months ago | Best of OC
Our selections for the Best Music in Orange County from our 2016 Best Of OC Issue. Best Club DJ: Funk Freaks Funk Freaks are more than a hipster attempt at nostalgia. For the DJs who pack the dance floor at Original Mike's every last Friday of the...
8 months ago | Food News
BEST RESTAURANT Taco Maria We figured Taco Maria had a nice two-year run as the county's best restaurant, that chef Carlos Salgado wouldn't mind if we spread the love elsewhere, that there were a bunch of other OC spots worthy of the crown. And th...
8 months ago
Pizzeria Ortica has always attracted eaters for its great pizzas, but the entrance of Joel Caruso and his man Friday, Aristotle Alstaetter, transformed the place into Orange County's ultimate booze factory. Caruso is a Caravaggio of cocktails, eac...