Anthony Bourdain

  • Film

    May 1, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    15 Signs You Grew Up Eating (New) Mexican Food in New Mexico

    While everything New Mexican is in right now because of Breaking Bad and the emerging hipster paradise that is Albuquerque, longtimers of the Land of Enchantment know better than to let hype ruin their culture. After all, this vast, epic state has been on-and-off trendy since the days of Charles Fle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    If You Build it, He Will Come: Enrique Pelayo Torres' Attempted Rape of the Valle de Guadalupe

    Perhaps I spoke too soon when I wrote about the sustainable growth of the Valle de Guadalupe in last year's Weekender for Los Angeles Magazine. Coming off of the biggest Vendimias, or wine harvest festival season to date which also saw a few hotel openings, the government of Enrique Pelayo Torres, M ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, October 14 Wavves The Observatory Wavves, the feral brain child of Nathan Williams, is a San Diego-based garage rock band that, despite being relatively young and surviving a full member re-do, have already hit some pretty massive rockstar milestones. In 2009, singer Williams took a bunch o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    On the Line: Gregory Moro of Nieuport 17, Part One

    Greg Moro knew he was destined to be a chef. He found a photograph of himself (at age 10) holding a cheeseburger and with the craziest smile on his face, just psyched about eating it. He played with matches as a youngster, lighting everything on fire. He collected pocket knives and swords. Then it d ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    La Guerrerense's Sabina Bandera Takes on Singapore as Ensenada Represents Mexico at the First Annual World Street Food Congress

    Fresh from an appearance at MesAmerica, Mexico's most prestigious international chef conference founded by Chef Enrique Olvera of the legendary Pujol, our own Sabina Bandera of La Guerrerense has been given the honor of representing Mexico at the 1st annual World Street Food Congress in Singapo ... More >>

  • Food

    May 2, 2013

    Urban Seoul's Bulgogi Nation

    This Irvine restaurant is the latest Kogi knock-off, but it's a damn great one

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Christopher Jordan Dorner Manifesto Includes Likes (Like Larry David) and Dislikes (NRA)

    Christopher Jordan Dorner's infamous manifesto identifies around 40 Southern California law enforcement officers he believes have wronged him. Indeed, those passages burn most of the rambling post's 6,000 words. But Dorner also cites films, TV shows, celebrities, athletes and newsmen he likes, inclu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2013

    Emeril Lagasse Takes on Florida but We'd Like Him to Come to Orange County.

    Emeril Lagasse has done it all in his long career in the culinary world. He's an accomplished chef and regional James Beard Award winner, he's a successful restaurateur with eateries all over the US, he's written plenty of amazing cookbooks enabling us to channel our inner chef, and most notably, he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    On The Line: Kurt Schaeffer of Back Bay Bistro, Part Two

    Balmy Orange County weather is a powerful thing. Just ask Kurt Schaeffer. A New York transplant, he's adapted to the sunshine. We find out what he loves and remembers most in today's edition.Read our interview with Kurt Schaeffer of Back Bay Bistro, Part OneAnd now, on to Part Two . . . .When you're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    BC Culinary Fest 2012: Gastronomic Desmadre, All Over Baja

    This week's Tijuana Sí! is a call to action: get down to Baja California next weekend.October 11-14 is Baja California Culinary Fest 2012, where all the unbelievably great food we write about here is showcased for the world to come see. Seafood, meat, beer, wine, vegetables, cheese... it's 20,000 c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    On the Line: Brian McReynolds, Amy Curran and Francisco Perez of Eat Chow, Part Two

    Brian McReynolds, on creating new menu items:"It gets vetted three times. When somebody comes up with something, we make it. All three of us have to agree on what's in it or what to add to it. We play with it. Sometimes we come up with some deuces, and we're like, "Here, taste this!" and the other t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    On the Line: Dino McDonough of Slater's 50/50, Part Two

    ​Dino McDonough joined the crew at Slater's 50/50 just over three years ago, shortly after they launched Anaheim Hills. After a first round of indulgent interviewing, we begin to understand the kind of role food plays in his life. Excellent taste in Halloween costumes and a hidden artistry are som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Kogi Creator Roy Choi Gives Love To OC In His Upcoming Memoir

    ​Kogi BBQ founder Roy Choi may just be the greatest success story in Los Angeles' modern-day food world. By selling Korean tacos out of a Tweet-happy truck, the badass chef set off the luxe lonchera frenzy. He's since opened other acclaimed establishments--Chego, A-Frame and Sunny Spot--and has be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    On the Line: Pedro Resendiz of Tamarindo Truck, Part One

    Photo by Meranda Carter​We meet up with luxe lonchera owners Pedro and Sarah Resendiz of Tamarindo Truck after their SoCo lunch stop one afternoon. Our humble chef was excited to share his thoughts on epazote, chiles and things that crack him up. Get to know our friends who can't sit still [Editor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    ABC Developing Sitcom About Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger​The "Too Hot Tamales" and two Top Chef Masters alums Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, who, oh yeah, also have a restaurant called Border Grill, will be the subject of another TV show, this time a comedy for ABC. The network has ordered a pilot t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    The Simpsons Takes on Food Blogging, Molecular Gastronomy and Sriracha in Next Episode

    Courtesy of 20th Century Fox via Grub Street​When we saw this image, we did a double take. What the what? Nope, our eyes aren't deceiving us. That is, in fact, Bart chillin' with some faux Sriracha and kimchi.It's from the next Simpsons episode, which, as Grub Street reveals, will be devoted to fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    On the Line: The Men of the Burnt Truck, Part One

    Photo by Meranda Carter​When we suggested the guys behind local luxe lonchera the Burnt Truck split up the answers, it wasn't until after the fact we realized all three (Paul Cao, Phi Nguyen and Minh Pham) submitted answers to the entire questionnaire. So this week, we flex our keyboarding muscles ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    On the Line: Gloria Mogollon of Franco's Pasta Cucina, Part Two

    ​Part two with Gloria Mogollon goes al dente, as we inquire about desserts, beach houses and Franco's whereabouts. Get ready for a hearty recipe tomorrow. For now, have a helping of part one. [Editor's Note: And be sure to utilize that 10 percent student discount. Isn't Pepperdine across the stree ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    On the Line: Hung Tram of La Creperie Cafe, Part One

    Photo by Laila Derakhshanian​It helps to have a sense of humor when you're launching two restaurants. Just ask Hung Tram. A couple of months ago, he opened one in Chino Hills; this month, the second La Creperie Cafe welcomed diners off Pine Avenue in Long Beach. Hung found time between commutes to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    On The Line: Peter Stavros Of Peter's Gourmade Grill, Part One

    Photo by Kevin Lara​This week's edition of OTL poses the question: what can one do with 100 square feet of space? Peter Stavros not only created a restaurant kitchen, he did it inside a Valero Gas Station! Gustavo scooped this hidden gem back in November, and now we're back to check in on Peter's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Heather Graham, Hollywood Honey, Stars In Korean Food Travel Show

    ​Rollergirl a.k.a. Felicity Shagwell a.k.a. Hollywood bombshell Heather Graham is going to Korea to film a food show tentatively called Kimchi Chronicles. Don't quite get the connection between this glamorous star and kimchi or Korean food? Well, remember that 2008 series that had Gwyneth Paltro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Jason Quinn of The Lime Truck, Part Two

    Photo by Christopher VictorioDaniel Shemtob and Jason Quinn​Today we conclude our Q&A with Chef Jason Quinn. If you missed the first part, read it here. Stay tuned tomorrow for our final installment: a recipe from the chef. What would you'd like to see more of in Orange County from a culinary ... More >>

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    May 11, 2010

    Five Food-Related Patron Saints

    ​If you didn't already know this, Catholics have a patron saint for simply everything. It doesn't matter that the item in question didn't exist during the time the saint lived, there is a patron saint for every need.

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    March 31, 2010

    David Coleman of Michael's on Naples, Part 2

    Photo by Kimberly Valenzuela​Today, we continue on our interview with David Coleman of Michael's on Naples. Missed the first part? Then click HERE. Otherwise read on after the jump.

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    March 22, 2010

    Kogi Reveals in Time Magazine That It Got Idea From Blogger

    Edwin Goei​For the most part, the recent article in Time magazine this week on Roy Choi of Kogi and the food truck phenomenon did not reveal anything new. But there was one thing in it that confirms something that I've long suspected: Kogi got the idea for their Korean tacos from a food blog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2009

    Thomas Keller Signing Books at South Coast Plaza This Thursday, Nov. 12

    ​So if you're not on board with the upcoming local appearance of Adam Richman (a.k.a. Fred Savage's forever ravenous evil twin), how about Thomas Keller? Well either way, I'm willing to bet that last sentence of mine is the first to mention both names together in the same breath. Yes, Keller, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2009

    Top 5 Reasons Why I Like "Top Chef Masters" More Than "Top Chef"

    Bravo TV1. They don't live together. The first shots of the show isn't of the cheftestants waking up from bed in their undies, yawning, and brushing their teeth. Another plus of not having them shoved into the same living quarters: No possibility of head shaving incidents, hidden-camera kanoodli ... More >>

  • Film

    July 26, 2007

    Light Dining

    No Reservations is sweet and savory fare