America's Second Harvest

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Smoqued Santa Sunday Brunch Coming To Old Towne Orange

    They had us at brunch, but the team at Smoqued wants to show their softer side in this season of giving. By holding two very special meals this month, diners will not only fill their bellies, but pass along some good fortune to others in need. You're wondering how? We're glad you asked.

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Weekend Guide: British Beer Fest, Persimmon Party, Free Tacos If It Rains

    Flickr user Gary Soup​Warm up with good eats this weekend.    TONIGHT Positive Plate's A Taste of Fall What: As reported by Shuji, this premier event features sustainable dishes prepared by top local chefs from Haven Gastropub, Avanti Cafe, Sol Cocina, Taco Asyum, Sage, Duke's, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    A Taste of Fall Event Features Sustainable Menu

    ​ This Friday, 11/11/11 from 7 to 11 p.m., presents a special event featuring sustainable dishes prepared by some of our top local chefs. Haven Gastropub, Avanti Cafe, Sol Cocina, Taco Asyum, Sage, Duke's, Xanh Bistro, and Haute Cakes are those expected to serve signature s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Rick Bayless to Appear at Macy's South Coast Plaza This Thursday

    ​Of course. The one time Rick Bayless, one of the most influential people in the history of Mexican food in the United States and one thin-skinned man, I will be on assignment and unable to attend. FUCK.  He'll be at Macy's at South Coast Plaza this Thursday, starting at 6:30 p.m. From the pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Orange County Fair Slides Into Its 120th Year With Deals and Promotions

    ​This year's Orange County Fair will be themed "The Beat Goes On," which is what has happened to the wallets of attendees of past summer extravaganzas.However, to help celebrate the fair's 120th year, several old and new deals and promotions are being offered.

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    So Where Did Buca di Beppo's Spaghetti Go, Anyway?

    Dave Lieberman​Edwin blogged earlier today about Buca di Beppo in Garden Grove attempting to make the world's largest bowl of pasta (the previous contender weighed in at 9,797 pounds). We called for more details and spoke to Mike Vallone, the on-site PR guy from BRAINtrust Marketing and Communicat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2010

    "Renegade Lunch Lady" in Newport Beach

    bookgrl @ CC BY-NC-ND 2.0​Have you looked at a school menu lately?Go for it. Go look on and look for your local school's menu.While the food has improved somewhat since we were kids (Mexican Straw Hats, anyone?), it's still pretty grim. Ketchup is still a vegetable. Fruit ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 19, 2009

    Turkey Trot

    Corner of Dana Point Harbor Dr. and Golden Lantern

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Pumpkin Giveaway at the Great Park Tomorrow

    Wikicommons​Sure, the Irvine Great Park may seem like an inexorably stalled vanity project for Irvine's longtime political don. It may be tainted by scandals, and we may be a little suspicious about how soon and how well the $65 million dollar construction its board just approved will be executed. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    The T-Plan Diet: Skip A Meal Today And Donate The Savings

    ​Started earlier this year by San Luis Obispo resident Tim Blair, the monthly "Twitter For Food" appeal is gaining momentum, thanks to the mega social networking site.Blair's request is simple: That we each skip a meal on the first of each month, and donate the cash we save to a worthy food-relate ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 27, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Edwards University Details Opening Plans for 'It Might Get Loud'

    ​It Might Get Loud is a documentary starring Jimmy Page, the Edge and Jack White, talking about the history of the electric guitar. It's also directed by Davis Guggenheim, who won an Oscar for An Inconvenient Truth. So, yeah, it sounds pretty cool.It opens in just seven theaters nationwide tomorro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Talk Talk: KCRW Music Director and 'Morning Becomes Eclectic' Host Jason Bentley (Part 1)

    Deadly handsome man.Jason Bentley, pictured, hosted Metropolis on noted Santa Moniac-based public radio station KCRW for 16 years, before taking over on December 1 of last year as both music director and host of the long-running and beloved Morning Becomes Eclectic.He'll be DJing at, of all places, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    KCRW's Jason Bentley to Appear at...South Coast Plaza?

    Jason Bentley (seen looking very sly in that picture over there) took over as host of Morning Becomes Eclectic--and KCRW music director--on December 1 of last year, but though the taste-making Santa Monica-based public radio station's signal covers Orange County comfortably, Bentley hasn't had the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Stars Of Santa Barbara--And Other Upcoming South Coast Plaza Wine Events

    Charlie Palmer's monthly 50 for 50 sell-off, with bargains aplenty, has come around again. It's this Saturday, June 13, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, in the Next Vintage Wine Shop.Antonello Ristorante has started a "wine mixer" once a month, featuring eight wines for $30 per person, followed by a sale of w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    A Look at the Orange Diocese's Previous Head Aztlanistas

    I wish I could say it is an April Fools' joke that the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association is going through with its reception for newly ordained Catholic Diocese of Orange Bishop Cirilo Flores despite him never quite getting around to denouncing or disciplining pedo-priests while serving on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Howard F. Ahmanson, Jr. Has a Website!

    A couple of months ago, my pal, religious-right funder extraordinaire Howard F. Ahmanson, Jr., responded to my offer of blogging for Navel Gazing with the exciting news that he and his company, Fieldstead & Co., would soon launch a website complete with blog. A couple of days ago, under the head ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2008

    Shout Wipes!

    Summer Food and Wine Festival

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    Bruce Springsteen at Honda Center: Finger-lickin' good!

    (Warning: rambling diatribe ahead on Bruce Springsteen that may or may not make sense, but that's what blogs are for, no?) I’ve had moments of superfreak Springsteen fandom before. The bumper sticker on my car that proclaimed AND ON THE EIGHTH DAY GOD CREATED SPRINGSTEEN. The time I rented a car ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2007

    To Do Tonight - 10/11

    23RD ANNUAL FOOD, WINE & MICRO BREW FESTIVAL, 5:30pm Enjoy a sampling of some of the finest cuisine from Orange County’s restaurants. There will also be live music and dancing. Contributions benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, Crate & Barrel/Macy's ... More >>

  • Film

    October 6, 2005
  • Food

    September 15, 2005
  • News

    September 16, 2004

    Lifestyles of the Rich and Pious

    A Tour of the Orange Dioceses Most Transubstantiastic Homes

  • Unknown

    June 8, 2000
  • Columns

    January 13, 2000
  • News

    April 1, 1999

    Shot in the Arm

    Why the poor resort to backroom injections

  • Columns

    December 3, 1998