Holy hotness! Despite the ridiculous overload of funny comics on tap at the 2nd annual Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, there was nothing funny about the heat. "Sweat" was the theme and it was seen on everyone from patrons, workers, and even the comics themse ... More >>
There's a lot of great food to taste in Santa Ana, but not always all at once, together, at one single event. Tasting festivals like the one this post is about has been done many times before in Santa Ana, I'm sure--this isn't their first rodeo. But if you're already tired of OC Fair deep fried foo ... More >>
A month later, fundraisers and news reports are still pouring in for Bruno, the Anaheim police K-9 severely wounded by gunfire after a deadly shootout between officers and Robert Moreno, Jr. A group calling itself "Dog Park for Chino Hills" held a "Breakfast for Bruno" event at Applebee's on Saturda ... More >>
This Mexican restaurant tries to straddle the culinary worlds of Santa Ana and SanTana
A server at a St. Louis Applebee's served a large party, which caused the restaurant's point-of-sale system to kick in an automated 18 percent tip.This didn't sit well with Pastor Alois Bell of Truth in the World Deliverance Ministries Church (what is it about certain churches that makes them string ... More >>
Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us eve ... More >>
I didn't get shot. Not once, not at all. As silly as that sounds, after all of the travel warnings I've read and horror stories I've been told, a tiny part of me kinda thought the moment I arrived in Tijuana I would be stopped by the cartels and taken out. I admit I'm not much of a traveler, but ... More >>
Free food! Woo! This Friday, restaurants everywhere are rolling Veterans Day freebies and deals for our fine servicemen and women. If you're a veteran or active-duty service member, get in on the free-grub action with the list below. And thank you for serving our country! Fine print:&n ... More >>
It was first Applebee's, then Olive Garden, and now this. Chili's is the third restaurant in the last few weeks to be accused of serving an alcoholic drink to a child. This time it's in Chicago, and the drink was a Mudslide allegedly mistaken for chocolate shake.
Last week's Jonathan Gold article notwithstanding, Olive Garden's got a more serious problem on its hands as news broke in Florida that the restaurant served a 2-year-old sangria instead of orange juice.
The Farrellys dutifully fulfill their raunch and goo quotients
Flickr User Jez BVeterans Day specials and freebies abound on November 11, 2010 for all our fine active duty personnel and veterans. Here is a round-up of a few chains which are offering free meals and other treats.
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California, being an OC native and, of course, music.I'm lucky (and eternally grateful) to be able to travel as much as I do fo ... More >>
[Summer Guide] Competitors in Karaoke Fests Crème de la Crème tournament face a tough panel of judges
[Summer Guide] At our local United Nations of bars and restaurants, every World Cup game can be a home game
Time magazine has revealed a list of the top ten worst fast-food meals. "Worst", in this case, meaning the highest in calories, fat or sodium. Everything from salads to shakes, sold by everyone from Applebee's to KFC, makes the grade. Topping the bill is Outback Steakhouse's Aussie Cheese Fries, wei ... More >>
A few weeks back we brought you news of a survey of America's healthiest fast-food chains (Panera Bread topped the list). Now comes the reverse: America's unhealthiest fast-food restaurants. A report by health and nutrition experts David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding, authors of "supermarket survi ... More >>
God bless Loretta Lynn
Schwarzenegger chugs through Santa Ana aboard the middle-brow express
Brea enlists Cedar Creek in war on bland