Alan Greeley

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Save the Date: The Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival - September 19-21

    When a culinary event celebrates their inaugural run, we want to run in the opposite direction. There will be kinks to work out and temperamental cooking stations to deal with. You just never know what to expect when you have no history to base it on. But after reading the lineup for The Newport Bea ... More >>

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    June 11, 2014

    Food Porn From Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach

    When friends invited us to attend Taste of the Nation Los Angeles, we couldn't say no to a collection of great restaurants all in one spot. Then I realized the Orange County event was around the corner, and covering it only made sense. While it was a much more intimate setting, the caliber of expert ... More >>

  • Food

    August 29, 2013

    Sausage Party In Orange County!

    Mattern Deli, LinX and all the other places to get a banger (and a green chorizo and longanisa and bratwurst) in your mouth

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    December 12, 2012

    On The Line: Dean Kim of OC Baking Company, Part Two

    "I don't consider myself old in any way, but I'm old school now. Even Dee (Nguyen), Mike (Rossi) . . .we're old."One of the best things about interviewing a well-connected baker is the exchange of information. Dean reminds us that the community of chefs is full of friends and customers. Can you beli ... More >>

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    September 4, 2012

    On the Line: Alessandro Pirozzi of Mare Culinary Lounge, Part One

    To get Alessandro to sit still for our meeting was next to impossible. Somewhere between emails, planning the daily special (sea bass with a white wine sauce made with grapes in their garden), and coordinating the staff schedule, we went over the questionnaire. What was the first thing your Nonna Id ... More >>

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    February 28, 2012

    On the Line: Michael Rossi of the Ranch Restaurant and Saloon, Part One

    ​There was something different about meeting Michael Rossi. It could've been that I was half an hour early, yet he was more than ready to start our interview. I did not know it, but our conversation would expand beyond the questionnaire. It was like an episode of Inside the Actor's Studio, except ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    On The Line: Alan Greeley Of The Golden Truffle, Part Three

    Photo by Meranda Carter​Hot and cold, yin and yang, soup and salad; balance is important when it comes to flavor, and Alan Greeley not only hands over a couple of solid recipes, he includes yet another for prepping the protein. If you'd like to backtrack, here are the links for parts one and two.A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    On the Line: Alan Greeley of the Golden Truffle, Part Two

    ​As the bustle of Newport Avenue traffic passes by, chef Alan Greeley tackles more of our journalistic inquiries, like how many degrees of separation are between him and a previous On the Line subject. With a full liquor license now under his belt, Greeley fixed up a special "martini sandwich" to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    On the Line: Alan Greeley of the Golden Truffle, Part One

    ​Although chef Alan Greeley exercised brevity when responding to our questionnaire, his true colors shine in the kitchen. Disciples of his enduring cuisine understand the notion of world travel on a plate. The Golden Truffle's patio is the best seat in the house for this week's featured subject.Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Save The Date: 17th Annual Wild & Crazy Taco in April

    ​The 17th Annual Wild & Crazy Taco Night has announced it's chef line up. And there are new names this year (see them after the jump). If you are not already familiar, the gathering of local chefs puts them in competition with each other to create, well, the wildest and craziest tacos. L ... More >>

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    April 28, 2009

    Wild & Crazy Taco Night This Thursday

    The 16th Annual Wild & Crazy Taco Night will be held this Thursday. 1550 Superior Avenue, Costa Mesa 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM VIP Party 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM $60 - advance registration onlyVIP Party $150 - advance registration only There's limited availability, No tickets sold at the door For those wh ... More >>

  • Food

    March 18, 1999

    Famous Food, Part 2

    Conductors! Rock Stars! Restaurateurs! Poets!