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    September 16, 2011

    No. 20: Chicken Pie at La Palma Chicken Pie Shop

    ProfessorSalt.comChicken pie dinner at La Palma Chicken Pie Shop​This 100 Favorites Dishes feature is all about comfort foods for this writer. Granted, I  include tacos de tripas and fish pho in that category, but it also embraces American classics like chicken pie. In Orange County, old-scho ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    No. 21: Mac and Cheese at Ecco

    ProfessorSalt.comFontina, gorgonzola and pancetta mac and cheese​You'd think a mac and cheese would be simple to pull off for a restaurant kitchen, but you'd be wrong. Never mind the technical difficulties of making a cheese sauce creamy-smooth,  balancing the flavor profiles and so on, we're ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    No. 23: ABC Burger at Peter's Gourmade Grill

    ​When Peter's Gourmade Grill opened last year, they staked a sign into the lawn across the off-ramp of the 55 freeway. The sign steered you toward a gas station, which just happens to host a terrific, if oddball, take-out restaurant.The first thing I ever tried in the early days of the restaurant, ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    No. 41: Mantu at Chili Chutney

    ​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .Oh, mantu: what can't you do? Afghanistan's contribution to the world of dumplings is one of the best: light, airy, chewy mounds of love "messily hidi ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    No. 45: House Special Pork with Sauteed Kimchi at Koba Tofu Grill

    Edwin Goei Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .This is drinking food at its best. Fatty pork is pressure cooked to tenderness, sliced into magazine-thick, bite-sized squares and kept ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    No. 46: Seared Artichokes With Lemon Aioli at Il Garage

    Edwin Goei​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .Anything on the antipasti menu at Il Garage that has a leaf icon needs to be ordered. The distinction indicates the item came from the ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    No. 52: Special-Events Grilled Cheese Sandwich at Old Vine Cafe

    ​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .Old Vine is always a favorite of mine, and lunchtime usually finds me ordering their quatro formaggi sandwich, a beautiful thing of--yep!--four Italia ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    No. 54: Pork Souvlaki Plate at Kentro Greek Kitchen

    ​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .Kentro Greek Kitchen is the newest addition to downtown Fullerton, a great restaurant that maybe tries a bit too hard to make Hellenic cuisine as hip ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    No. 55: Toum at Sasoon Chicken

    ProfessorSalt.comOooh la la Sasson!​It's the King Midas of Garlic. Though it's not a dish in itself, the Lebanese garlic sauce at Sasoon Chicken turns everything it touches turns into richly garlicky gold. Besides the small cup they provide with your order with your rotisserie chicken, you'll want ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    No. 56: Bacon Hash Dog at Berkeley Dog

    ProfessorSalt.comBacon. Hashbrown. Dog.​Some things sell themselves: sex and bacon, to name two. The most savvy marketers know you just need to whisper those words, or show a well-shot photo, and the mere mention will hook into your brain like a stainless steel gaff-hook.  The less you talk a ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    No. 57: Blueberry Donut at M & M Donuts

    ProfessorSalt.comM&M's blueberry donuts​Every now and then, I'll overhear (accidentally, of course!) a great food tip while I'm eating at a place I love. One day, I'm lulled into a happy trance by the phenomenal nem nuong cuon at Dat Thanh when my ears perk up. One of the owners is raving abou ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    No. 58: Tempura Fried Poached Egg at Break of Dawn

    ProfessorSalt.comEggstatic!​The tempura-fried poached egg at Break of Dawn isn't normally an item served by itself -- it's the star of whatever ensemble it's cast with. It most often shows up in a dish of barbecue pulled pork piled onto jalapeno cornbread and served with an Asian slaw, but it migh ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    No. 59: Mulitas from Tacos & Mulitas Ruben

    ProfessorSalt.comMulita de suadero at Tacos Ruben​When a restaurant names their business after their specialty, it's a no-brainer that you should order that thing. This time, it's a mulita from the Ruben truck of Santa Ana. The Ruben truck specializes in hand-patted masa, which you should always f ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    No. 61: Panuchos from Conde Cakes

    Dave Lieberman​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to numéro soixante-et-un, the latest entry.

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    July 19, 2011

    No. 63: Margherita from TJ's Woodfire Pizza

    Dave Lieberman​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to numéro soixante-trois, the latest entry.

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    July 18, 2011

    No. 64: Macaroon at Disneyland

    Dave Lieberman​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to numéro soixante-quatre, the latest entry.

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    July 15, 2011

    No. 65: The Sputnik At Rick's Atomic Cafe

    Anne Marie Panoringan​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry.Favorites come in all forms, and this one doesn't contain any beef, chicken, or other animal meat. Yet it is one of the tastiest lunche ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    No. 66: Corn Dog from Disney California Adventure's Corn Dog Castle

    Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry.The "Happiest Place on Earth" creates some of the best snacks in Orange County, as far as annual passholders are concerned. Selling approximately 1,000 corn ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    No. 67: Bacon Fried Rice At The Loft Hawaiian

    Anne Marie Panoringan​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry.Before folks began to praise the Lard, bacon was a staple for breakfast. Chewy or crisp, Canadian or candied, more versatile than its s ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    No. 68: Charcuterie and Cheese at SideDoor

    Anne Marie Panoringan​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry.When Five Crowns decided to 'convert' their bar into a bonafide gastropub, it was a strategic move that paid off. Ye olde kitchen that ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    No. 69: Burger (With Duck Confit) at Watermarc

    Anne Marie Panoringan​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry.Trying to agree on a great burger is debatable; everyone has their favorite. That combination of doneness of the patty, preferred condi ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    No. 70: Korokke Pan at Cream Pan

    Edwin Goei​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry.Cream Pan makes many wondrous things. The strawberry croissant is legendary; but even their plain white bread is divine. The subject of today's po ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    No. 71: Chorizo and Quail Egg on Toast at Sol de Sur

    Edwin Goei​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry.It doesn't surprise me that Sol de Sur's Dave Emery hasn't run out of steam. What drives the man is a constant need to challenge himself. Japane ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    No. 72: Fried Brussels Sprouts at 320 Main

    Edwin Goei​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry.320 Main in Seal Beach is beloved for its drinks, and rightly so. But I submit that it should also be appreciated for its food, which is often sol ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    No. 73: G-Style Fries at G Burger

    Edwin Goei​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry.George Makri's G-style fries is a superlative mound of food that has a drive-thru origin but a sit-down pedigree. If it cribs a bit from In-N-Out' ... More >>

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    July 4, 2011

    No. 74: Fried Cuttlefish at Benley

    Edwin Goei​ Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . You can get a plate of fried squid just about anywhere. But in Benley's rendition ($7.95), simply called fried cuttlefish (though I believe ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    No. 75: Roti at Bangok Taste

    ​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . Thai Nakorn rightfully gets all the praise for local Thai, but I still find myself more often at Bangkok Taste because it offers rarities even Thai Nak ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    No. 76: Wet Burrito at 301 Cafe

    ​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . I just did an interview with KPCC-FM 89.3's Multi-American blog about my coming book on the history of Mexican food in the United States and, of course ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    No. 79: Pork Curry at Miyabi-Tei

    ​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .Supposedly, Portuguese missionaries introduced curry to Japan after they picked up the meal in Goa, India--I say "supposedly," because almost all food ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    No. 78: Bánh Tieu at Bánh Mì So 1

    ​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .I'm still of the opinion that Vietnamese pastries don't get enough respect, get lost in the world of bánh mì, pho, and even bún. Bánh Mì So 1, of ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    #80: Fish Pho at Pho Vinh Ky II

    ProfessorSalt.com​Fish pho is an unusual star in the galaxy of Vietnamese noodle soup within Little Saigon. Is it because fish filets are trickier to cook perfectly? Is it because fewer restaurants are willing to commit to keeping the more perishable protein on hand? Whatever the reason, only a fe ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    No. 79: Any Sandwich Made at the Crosby

    The Crosby Cristo, in one of its rare sightings...​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .We here at SaFII make no bones about our love for the Crosby, about our respect for chef Aron Habige ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    #81: Quesadilla Chilanga at Alebrije's Grill

    ProfessorSalt.com​Since nobody could guess the exact name of last week's Guess Where dish, I'll tell you now. It's a quesadilla chilanga from the pink Alebrije's lonchera parked on Cubbon and Main Street in  Santa Ana. Some of you guessed almost right, but a quesadilla is not a taco,  no ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    #82: Lobster Roll at Lobsta Truck

    ProfessorSalt.comSummertime in Maine. But in So Cal.​Few foods better capture the flavor of the New England shore better than the lobster roll. It's simply steamed, chilled lobster meat in a butter-grilled New England-style split-top roll. Portable, chilled, light-yet-substantial, it's the perfect ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    No. 85: Comida Corrida at Taquería La Raza

    Dave Lieberman​Welcome to the 2011 edition of Stick A Fork In It's 100 Favorite Dishes. We've just kicked off our countdown to #1 (which will appear the same week as our compendium on all that's good and right about Orange County).

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    June 16, 2011

    No. 86: Breakfast Burrito at Troy's Drive-In

    Dave Lieberman​Welcome to the 2011 edition of Stick A Fork In It's 100 Favorite Dishes. We've just kicked off our countdown to #1 (which will appear the same week as our compendium on all that's good and right about Orange County).

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    June 15, 2011

    #87. Mandoo at L&M Liquor and Deli

    Dave Lieberman​Welcome to the 2011 edition of Stick A Fork In It's 100 Favorite Dishes. We've just kicked off our countdown to #1 (which will appear the same week as our compendium on all that's good and right about Orange County).

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    June 14, 2011

    No. 88: Chicago Dog at Chicago Harv's

    ​Welcome to the 2011 edition of Stick A Fork In It's 100 Favorite Dishes. We've just kicked off our countdown to #1 (which will appear the same week as our compendium on all that's good and right about Orange County).

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    June 13, 2011

    No. 89: Sweet Potato Tater Tots at Pee Wee's Famous

    ​Welcome to the 2011 edition of Stick A Fork In It's 100 Favorite Dishes. We've just kicked off our countdown to #1 (which will appear the same week as our compendium on all that's good and right about Orange County).

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    June 10, 2011

    No. 90: Kaya Stuffed French Toast at Chomp Chomp

    Edwin Goei​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .Of all the food trucks to come into the scene, Chomp Chomp was the first to play into the flavors I grew up with. My favorite dish, however, ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    No. 91: Egg Breakfast at Rick's Atomic Kitchen

    Edwin Goei​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .You've had egg breakfasts at home, at Denny's, at your local greasy spoon. What Rick Le Blanc of Rick's Atomic Cafe serves starts with the s ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    No. 92: Sticky Rice With Chicken at Quan Hy

    Edwin Goei​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .Xoi ga is sticky rice with chicken, a Vietnamese street dish that, if I wanted to oversimplify, closely mirrors Hainan chicken--boiled or ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    No. 93: Beef Koobideh at Hen House Grill

    Edwin Goei​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .As the name suggests Hen House Grill specializes in chicken, roasted, stewed, ground up and grilled. Go there for those, but at least once, ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    No. 94: $5 Fish Bento at Bentoss

    Edwin Goei​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .There are exactly three bento boxes offered for five dollars ($4.99 pre-tax to be exact) at Bentoss in Costa Mesa. The most popular is proba ... More >>

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    June 3, 2011

    No. 95: Milanesa Sandwich at Piaggio's Gourmet on Wheels

    ​My favorite Piaggio's on Wheels dish (hint, hint for later in this list...) is actually their choripán, but I cannot deny the power of their milanesa. We all know owner Jose Piaggio is a master of meat, but he outdoes even his own standards in preparing the breaded chicken.

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    May 31, 2011

    #98: Spam Musubi at k'ya Street Fare

    ​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on the the the latest entry. . . .A big block of rice, topped by a magazine-thick slice of Spam, and wrapped in nori, with a torrent of teriyaki sauce: that is the Spam musubi at ... More >>

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    May 30, 2011

    #99. Tortilla Andorra at Anepalco's

    ​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on the the the latest entry...Anepalco's is rightfully celebrated for its traditionalist approach to French crepes and modernist take on Mexican meals, but folks sometimes forget ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Today in Music News: 'Hope for Haiti,' Justin Timberlake with Matt Morris, Caribou, Devo, Erykah Badu

    "Hope for Haiti" sets record with $58 million raised (and counting); album goes No. 1 on iTunes. Clip is of Justin Timberlake covering Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" with singer-songwriter Matt Morris, who recently released his Timberlake-produced disc When Everything Breaks Open.   Electronic maven ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Recipe of the Week: Crème Brûlée in Apples

    Dave Lieberman​Quick, what's better than crème brûlée?How about crème brûlée in an edible bowl?The Catalans, those famously free-thinking denizens of northeastern Spain, Andorra and the adjacent part of France, claim to have pioneered crème brûlée. In a burst of national pride, they call ... More >>

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    June 7, 2007

    Are Your Ears Burning Yet?

    Surveying the (potential) sound-good hits of the summer

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