Anais Tangie

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Best Social Media Posts From Decadence 2013

    It may have been dark in some parts of Rancho Las Lomas (Better for making out, right?), but the camera flashes were going off in Social Networkland. Instagram ruled the roost at Decadence. You'd think it was prom with all the couples and group shots. So here's a slice of what we came across online. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Now Trending: 17th Street In Costa Mesa

    There was a time when driving down 17th meant heading to Avanti or stocking up at Hi-Time. Nowadays, the options are growing like weeds. Costa Mesa is our favorite city to dine in, thanks to a trio of late-night Asian eateries at Bristol/Baker, South Coast Plaza and Mitsuwa Marketplace (among others ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Notes, Quotes and Observations from Last Night's "Mad Meat Men" Bird Finale at Picnics in Costa Mesa

    With apologies to the dearly missed former Orange County Register sports columnist Randy Youngman, notes, quotes, and observations from last night's game fowl extravaganza at Picnics Kitchen in Costa Mesa hosted by the Mad Meat Men.*Fucking Dave, I swear: fucking mensch! Unlike me, he's not a shamel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Mad Meat Men: Come Eat Our (Boar) Meat

    Occasionally, and as a direct result of an OSHA investigation, the management of this blog unchains me and gives me a few hours of liberty; I like to spend it with a group of carnivores known as the Mad Meat Men.A little while back, eight of us went in on an entire boar from Da-Le Ranch in Lake Elsi ... More >>

  • Food

    October 11, 2012

    Anaïs Tangie, Gourmet Gal

    [Best Of 2012] SoCo Farmers' Market empress on her other favorite things about Orange County

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    No. 9: Farmers Market Feast at Anais

    Everyone talks about eating more simply, more healthfully. Everyone talks about going to the farmers market and eating more fruits and vegetables. Then they go to restaurants and get fried meat, fried potatoes, fried fried fried, and fruit only in syrup mode.Gross.It's different on Sunday evenings, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Anaïs Raya: Farmers Markets Produce, Weekly Feasts, and Culinary Education

    People ask food critics such unimaginative questions. What's your favorite restaurant? Where should I eat? Do you really eat everything you write about?Every food critic I know secretly wants home cooking. They want to go to a place and not have to be anonymous or photograph the food; they want simp ... More >>